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    Poland Appeals to EU About Russian Sanctions
    Aug27

    Poland Appeals to EU About Russian Sanctions

    Poland has requested the European Commission’s help in keeping Russia from blocking Polish shipments of goods through Russian territory. The Polish Infrastructure and Transport Ministry on Wednesday said Russia was blocking some of its export shipments to Kazakhstan and Mongolia, as well as to other countries. Russia banned most fruit and...

    Experts Positively Identify Remains of 173 MH17 Crash Victims
    Aug27

    Experts Positively Identify Remains of 173 MH17 Crash Victims

    Experts working to identify victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and positively identified 173. The Netherlands Forensic Institute says the DNA samples do not all correspond to a victim’s identification. Some of the samples appear to be from workers who gathered the bodies where the jet was shot...

    Russian Courts Close 3 McDonald’s Branches in Moscow
    Aug27

    Russian Courts Close 3 McDonald’s Branches in Moscow

    Russian courts on Wednesday ordered the temporary closure of three McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow over breaches of sanitary rules, news agencies reported, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine. The restaurants on Moscow’s Manezh square, under the walls of the Kremlin, at Pushkin Square and on Prospect Mira have been closed...

    Ukraine: Armored Personnel Carriers Entered Fom Russia
    Aug27

    Ukraine: Armored Personnel Carriers Entered Fom Russia

    The Ukrainian military says armored personnel carriers have entered eastern Ukraine from Russia. A Ukrainian military spokesman said Wednesday the vehicles were spotted in the restive southern Donetsk region, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting Ukrainian forces. The accusation comes a day after Moscow acknowledged Russian troops had...

    Ukraine: Summit Participants, Russia Support Peace Plan
    Aug27

    Ukraine: Summit Participants, Russia Support Peace Plan

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on the principles of a peace plan to end fighting in eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko spoke early Wednesday following two hours of face-to-face talks with Putin at a summit in Belarus that was also attended by regional leaders. “I can say that...

    Ukraine: Captured Troops Proof of Russian Role in Separatist Fight
    Aug26

    Ukraine: Captured Troops Proof of Russian Role in Separatist Fight

    Ukrainian officials say they have captured Russian soldiers on Ukrainian territory — the latest accusation of Moscow’s involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. VOA’s Gabe Joselow reports from the Ukrainian side of the battle, where soldiers are convinced of Russia’s role. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Italy Faces Dire Situation if Russian Gas Supplies Cut
    Aug26

    Italy Faces Dire Situation if Russian Gas Supplies Cut

    Italy will struggle to stay warm this winter if Russia’s conflict with Ukraine disrupts gas supplies and Libya veers toward collapse. Either or both of those scenarios will put at risk an already shaky economic recovery following years of recession and sluggish growth. Caught between dwindling gas imports from North Africa and a rising...

    Amid Simmering Conflicts, Paris Marks 1944 Liberation
    Aug26

    Amid Simmering Conflicts, Paris Marks 1944 Liberation

    During a summer darkened by conflict in the Middle East, Ukraine and parts of Africa, the world is remembering this week a more joyous event: the Liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation 70 years ago. It counts among the highlights of anniversaries this year marking the 20th century’s two great wars – and lessons they offer today....

    Russia, Ukraine Leaders to Meet in New Peace Push
    Aug26

    Russia, Ukraine Leaders to Meet in New Peace Push

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Kyiv levels new accusations against Moscow of fueling a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The meeting in Minsk, Belarus, which also includes senior European Union officials, represents a fresh diplomatic push to end five months of fighting that...

    NATO Plots Defense Against Russia
    Aug25

    NATO Plots Defense Against Russia

    The 28 NATO members are preparing for their summit meeting in Wales in early September. The main topic of discussion: the notion of collective defense in light of Russia’s recent actions against Ukraine. Simply put, NATO’s collective defense posture means that an attack on one of its 28 members is an attack on all of them. In a recent...

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