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    Disappearing Eurozone Inflation Set to Heighten European Central Bank Concerns
    Aug29

    Disappearing Eurozone Inflation Set to Heighten European Central Bank Concerns

    Eurozone inflation dropped as expected to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy intervention. Consumer prices in the 18 countries using the euro rose by just 0.3 percent year-on-year in August, the smallest increase since October 2009,...

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East
    Aug29

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East

    Ukrainian security officials on Friday said Russian forces have tightened their control on territory in eastern Ukraine after crossing the border to support separatist rebels. Meanwhile, a new United Nations report documents serious human rights abuses committed by both sides in the conflict. Ukrainian national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko...

    NATO to Russia: Stop ‘Illegal’ Ukraine Operations
    Aug29

    NATO to Russia: Stop ‘Illegal’ Ukraine Operations

    NATO condemns what it calls Russian efforts to destabilize Ukraine, charges Moscow dismisses as ‘conjecture.’ VOA’s Jeff Custer reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    NATO to Meet on Ukraine as Condemnation of Russia Mounts
    Aug29

    NATO to Meet on Ukraine as Condemnation of Russia Mounts

    NATO holds an emergency meeting in Brussels Friday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, as Western leaders offered a growing condemnation of Russian-backed violence in the eastern part of the country. President Barack Obama said Thursday it is “plain for the world to see” Russian forces have entered eastern Ukraine. He accused Moscow of...

    New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO
    Aug29

    New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO

    NATO, the United States and Ukraine say Russian forces are taking a more significant role in fighting in eastern Ukraine, bolstering separatist groups that have lost considerable ground to the government forces in recent weeks. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Fears Invasion by Russia’s Military
    Aug28

    Ukraine Fears Invasion by Russia’s Military

    The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine, helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country’s east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere. …read more Source: Voice of...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Polish PM Tusk Favorite for Top EU Job
    Aug28

    Polish PM Tusk Favorite for Top EU Job

    Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favorite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said. If confirmed, his appointment to chair and steer policymaking meetings of EU leaders, would be a victory for the 10...

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