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    Turkey’s Erdogan Sworn In as President, Consolidates Power
    Aug28

    Turkey’s Erdogan Sworn In as President, Consolidates Power

    Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in what his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule. Reading the oath of office in a ceremony in parliament, Erdogan vowed to protect Turkey’s independence and integrity, to abide by...

    More than 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, NATO officer says
    Aug28

    More than 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, NATO officer says

    The leader of the insurgency, Alexander Zakharchenko, told Russian state TV that up to 4,000 Russians have fought on the separatist side since the armed conflict began …read more Source: Calgary...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Asks for Help
    Aug28

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Asks for Help

    Prime Minister Arseniy P. Yatseniuk of Ukraine urges the international community to freeze Russian assets, saying that Russian troops are on Ukrainian soil. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Sees Chance to Lift Iran Sanctions Through International Talks
    Aug28

    Russia Sees Chance to Lift Iran Sanctions Through International Talks

    Russia said on Thursday the possibility of lifting sanctions on Iran had emerged thanks to international talks on Tehran’s nuclear program and urged all countries involved to show political will to reach a deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday to discuss the...

    UN Security Council meets in emergency session on growing Ukraine crisis
    Aug28

    UN Security Council meets in emergency session on growing Ukraine crisis

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Protesters Demand Support For Embattled Troops In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug28

    Protesters Demand Support For Embattled Troops In Eastern Ukraine

    Protesters gathered outside the Defense Ministry in Kyiv for a second day on August 28, demanding the rescue of Ukrainian forces encircled by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east. The protesters said the troops have not received adequate support, and demanded the resignation of Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey. (RFE/RL’s...

    Does the Russian Embargo put France into a Crisis?
    Aug28

    Does the Russian Embargo put France into a Crisis?

    The recent events in Ukraine have led the European Union and the United States to impose economical sanctions on Russia. Deemed necessary by the French President François Hollande, these sanctions are meant as a strong signal to the Kremlin. The more Russia sends military convoys to Ukraine, the more economical penalties will be imposed to the...

    BREMMER: Putin Has Now Cornered Ukraine And Its President
    Aug28

    BREMMER: Putin Has Now Cornered Ukraine And Its President

    Ukraine’s government is in a perilous position after Russian troops’ advances into southeastern regions in the country, and it’s likely the country will have to accept a ceasefire that hands over large swaths of territory to pro-Russian separatists. Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the president of Eurasia Group, told Business...

    Finland Suspects Russia Breached Airspace for 3rd Time in Week
    Aug28

    Finland Suspects Russia Breached Airspace for 3rd Time in Week

    Finland’s Defense Ministry said it suspected a Russian aircraft entered its airspace without permission on Thursday, in third such violation in the past week. The Finnish border guard was examining the data for possible violations, the ministry said, without giving further details. The ministry said the plane was state aircraft, a term...

    Families Of Detained Russian Soldiers Plead For Information
    Aug28

    Families Of Detained Russian Soldiers Plead For Information

    Ukraine’s security services are reported to be holding 10 Russian paratroopers who were captured on Ukrainian territory in recent days. The soldiers, all from a unit based in Kostroma, Russia, have said in filmed statements that they did not know they were being sent into Ukraine. RFE/RL’s Russian Service spoke to the soldiers’...