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    Obama Warns of Russian Isolation Over Ukraine, Stops Short of Calling It Invasion
    Aug29

    Obama Warns of Russian Isolation Over Ukraine, Stops Short of Calling It Invasion

    ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) …read more Source: The Boston...

    Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State
    Aug29

    Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    President Obama acknowledged Thursday he doesn’t have a plan for defeating Islamist militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action, while he also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” Mr. Obama said of his plans for defeating the Islamic …...

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet
    Aug29

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet

    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as “not Russia.” …read more Source: Miami...

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War
    Aug29

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War

    Subtlety has never been the strong suit of Russia’s hacker-patriots. In 2008, during the Russian invasion of Georgia, they managed to hijack or disable all the key websites of the Georgian government, plastering one of them with images of Adolf Hitler. The year before that, during Russia’s diplomatic spat with Estonia over a Soviet...

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet
    Aug29

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet

    TORONTO (AP) — It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as “not Russia.” …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor
    Aug29

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    The Kremlin has repeatedly denied arming and supporting the separatists who have been fighting Ukrainian troops for four months in the gravest crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. Two columns of tanks and other equipment entered southeastern Ukraine at midday, following heavy shelling of the area from Russia that...

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises
    Aug29

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises

    President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing airstrikes in Syria and playing down an escalation of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria
    Aug29

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. Obama’s decision to speak on the matter Thursday appeared aimed at...

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter
    Aug29

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter

    Once upon a time, wars were fought solely on battlefields, with soldiers fighting face to face. Nowadays war is waged through social media, too, and the latest battleground is Twitter, where western powers have been trading carefully calibrated insults with Russia over who is winning the war in Ukraine. After satellite imagery released by NATO...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery
    Aug29

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin has repeatedly denied...