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    Ukraine Separatists: Ready for Cease-Fire
    Aug10

    Ukraine Separatists: Ready for Cease-Fire

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine say they are ready for a cease-fire with the government amid gains by Ukrainian forces against the rebels. Kyiv has not yet responded to the rebel offer. But the government has said it could agree to a cease-fire if the separatists give up their weapons. The Ukrainian military is continuing to squeeze separatist...

    Obama Speaks With Merkel About Ukraine
    Aug09

    Obama Speaks With Merkel About Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the situation in Ukraine during an Air Force One flight on Saturday. Obama was flying to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for a wo-week vacation with his family. There was no detail on the conversation between the two leaders. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Says Stops Russian Troops Invading, Moscow Calls Statement ‘Fairy Tale’
    Aug09

    Ukraine Says Stops Russian Troops Invading, Moscow Calls Statement ‘Fairy Tale’

    Ukraine said on Saturday it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers with the aim of provoking a large-scale military conflict, a statement Moscow dismissed as a “fairy tale”. Ukraine has made several similar statements about Russian aggression during months of conflict with...

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border;  Proposes New Sanctions
    Aug09

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border; Proposes New Sanctions

    Ukrainian government forces battled Russian-backed separatists in eastern regions Friday, a top official said, as Kyiv proposed sanctions against dozens of Russian companies and individuals. The fighting came as Ukraine’s armed forces tightened cordons in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the last remaining strongholds for...

    Australia Slams ‘Retaliatory’ Russian Sanctions
    Aug08

    Australia Slams ‘Retaliatory’ Russian Sanctions

    Australia has issued a stern statement following Russia’s decision to impose sanctions on a range of western countries. In Canberra, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called it “disappointing” that Russia has not addressed international concerns over its support of rebels in eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea....

    Fears Growing of Russian Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug08

    Fears Growing of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    Fears are growing that Moscow may be ready to invade Ukraine. The top U.S. defense official this week said the action is “absolutely” a possibility. VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Responding to Sanctions, Russia Bans Imports Of Food From West
    Aug08

    Responding to Sanctions, Russia Bans Imports Of Food From West

    Russia has announced a ban on imports of food and agricultural products from the United States, Europe and other Western countries. It’s in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the West following Moscow’s forceful takeover of Crimea and continued support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Henry Ridgwell reports the...

    NATO Chief to Russia: ‘Step Back from the Brink’
    Aug08

    NATO Chief to Russia: ‘Step Back from the Brink’

    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is calling on Russia to “step back from the brink” of war in Ukraine by withdrawing thousands of combat troops massed on its border. “Step back from the brink, step back from the border and [do] not use peacekeeping as an excuse for war-making,” said Rasmussen during a visit to...

    Snowden’s Revelations Bring Changes to US Intelligence Gathering
    Aug08

    Snowden’s Revelations Bring Changes to US Intelligence Gathering

    For more than a year, former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been living in Russia, having been granted asylum. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges after making public key intelligence documents dealing with the U.S. National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programs. And amid frosty U.S.-Russia...

    NATO Chief to Russia: ‘Step Back from the Brink’
    Aug08

    NATO Chief to Russia: ‘Step Back from the Brink’

    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is calling on Russia to “step back from the brink” of war in Ukraine by withdrawing thousands of combat troops massed on its border. “Step back from the brink, step back from the border and [do] not use peacekeeping as an excuse for war-making,” said Rasmussen during a visit to...

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