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    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...

    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...

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