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    Rights Group: Ukraine Rebels Hampering Aid Efforts
    Aug05

    Rights Group: Ukraine Rebels Hampering Aid Efforts

    As Ukrainian forces close in on a key city controlled by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, a human rights group is accusing the fighters of aggravating the humanitarian crisis triggered by the four-month-old conflict. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch issued a statement Tuesday saying rebel attacks on medical personnel and facilities have...

    US Spy Plane Enters Swedish Airspace to Avoid Russian Fighters
    Aug04

    US Spy Plane Enters Swedish Airspace to Avoid Russian Fighters

    U.S. military officials say one of its spy planes veered into Swedish airspace without permission recently, to avoid Russian planes over the Baltic Sea. The U.S. European Command told the New York Times this week that an Air Force RC-135 surveillance plane, flying in international airspace on July 18, was approached by Russian fighter jets....

    European Leaders Mark Outbreak of World War I
    Aug04

    European Leaders Mark Outbreak of World War I

    Former foes have gathered in the Belgium city of Liege to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, one of the grimmest episodes of Europe’s history that laid the groundwork of World War I. The ceremony in Liege gathered heads of state and royalty from across Europe who paid homage to the nearly 17 million soldiers and...

    Russia Begins Military Drills Near Ukrainian Border
    Aug04

    Russia Begins Military Drills Near Ukrainian Border

    Russian officials say the military is beginning exercises Monday in the central and western regions of the country, which would include the Ukraine border region. The officials say the drills involving more than 100 fighter jets and helicopters will last through Friday. While the announcement did not mention Ukraine, the military exercises could...

    French, German Presidents Mark World War I Anniversary
    Aug03

    French, German Presidents Mark World War I Anniversary

    French and German presidents evoked the bloody lessons of World War I and hailed the emergence of a largely peaceful Europe Sunday, as they marked the centenary of Germany’s declaration of war on France. French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck met in France’s eastern Alsace region to lay the first...

    Images from Ukraine, Aug. 3, 2014
    Aug03

    Images from Ukraine, Aug. 3, 2014

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    Deadly Clashes in Ukraine Continue
    Aug03

    Deadly Clashes in Ukraine Continue

    Deadly clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists continued Sunday as investigators searched the site of a plane crash for a third day. Reuters news agency reports nine people were killed around the cities of Lukansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, international investigators recovered the remains of more victims at...

    In Ukraine, Shelling Disrupts MH17 Probe
    Aug02

    In Ukraine, Shelling Disrupts MH17 Probe

    Fresh fighting Saturday around the site of a Malaysian airliner that crashed more than two weeks ago in eastern Ukraine hampered an international team of experts searching for human remains there. About 70 Dutch and Australian investigators had resumed work for a second straight day when shelling disrupted the cease-fire between Ukrainian...

    Investigators Finally Reach MH17 Crash Site
    Aug02

    Investigators Finally Reach MH17 Crash Site

    A team around 100 international investigators and police was able to visit Friday the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine. The inspectors had been forced to turn back several times this week due to heavy fighting between Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebel forces. Henry Ridgwell has just returned from Ukraine and...

    Obama Defends Handling of Gaza, Ukraine Conflicts
    Aug02

    Obama Defends Handling of Gaza, Ukraine Conflicts

    President Barack Obama is defending his handling of conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine as fighting in both places shows no signs of letting up, despite intense U.S. diplomatic efforts this week. At a White House briefing Friday, the president hoped to focus on positive job growth numbers. Instead, he dealt with questions on the failure of U.S....

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