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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    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...

    OSCE to Discuss ‘Russian Violations’ in Ukraine
    Aug28

    OSCE to Discuss ‘Russian Violations’ in Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) plans to hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss developments in Ukraine. The U.S. mission to the OSCE said on Twitter that “Russian violations” in Ukraine will top the agenda at the meeting, which will be held in Vienna. Also Thursday, French President Francois...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Territorial Incursions
    Aug28

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Territorial Incursions

    Ukraine has accused Russia of a new military incursion into its territory, hours after the presidents of both countries agreed to work toward ending a pro-Russian rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Kyiv says Russian soldiers in military vehicles crossed the border into eastern Ukraine Wednesday, near the place where Ukraine detained a group of Russian...

    With Romanian Gas, Moldova Seeks Energy Independence From Russia
    Aug28

    With Romanian Gas, Moldova Seeks Energy Independence From Russia

    Moldova took a small but symbolic step Wednesday toward easing its reliance on Russian gas imports when it inaugurated a pipeline that will start to bring in gas next week from Romania. With fears mounting of a winter cut-off in gas supplies to Europe from Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, the prime ministers of Moldova and European Union...

    Sanctions Problematic for Foreign Executives, Their Russian Firms
    Aug28

    Sanctions Problematic for Foreign Executives, Their Russian Firms

    Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis could force some executives at Russian firms with foreign passports to give up certain duties, complicating life at the top of some of the country’s largest companies. U.S. and European Union sanctions bar some major Russian firms from raising new Western financing of more than 90 days. They also...

    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...

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