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Russian tanks launch an attack in southeastern Ukraine

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Ukraine | Two columns of Russian tanks rolled into southeastern Ukraine today, following a rocket attack on a border post. The outmatched Ukrainian border guards fled,

Midday Roundup: Russian troops found among Ukrainian rebels

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bad timing. Just as Russian President Vladimir Putin was sitting down with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to talk about ending the fighting in eastern…

Midday Roundup: Finally, talks of peace in Ukraine

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Talks planned. Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Union officials next week to make an…

Midday Roundup: Ukraine turns away sketchy Russian aid convoy

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Arms or aid? Ukrainian officials announced today they will not allow a Russian convoy of aid to cross the border into the country’s conflict-plagued eastern…

Globe Trot: Fighting resumes in Gaza after short-lived ceasefire

By Mindy Belz
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International | GAZA:  Two rockets were fired last night from Gaza just before the end of an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire, and Hamas said it was ready to resume fighting.

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Security breach. A Russian cyber gang has hacked email accounts around the world. Experts say the Russian crime ring has hacked almost one-third of the…

Midday Roundup: EU, U.S. clamp down on cash flow to Russia

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cut off. The United States and European Union on Tuesday enacted new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to stymie its economy. The sanctions hammer the…

Dispatches

By The Editors
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News | The long cost of containment The shot that brought down Flight 17 was sudden, but a strategy to halt Russia will take time   The death of 298…

Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Midday Roundup: Putin offers help, dodges blame for crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Of course we’ll help. Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a Security Council meeting today he would try to use his influence with pro-Russian…

Midday Roundup: Judge declares California’s death penalty unconstitutional

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overruled. A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. The system’s numerous delays and lengthy…

Globe Trot: Air war continues in Gaza and Israel after cease-fire’s failure to launch

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: With yesterday’s collapse of a proposed cease-fire, Palestinian militants are resuming their barrage of rockets over Israel and Israeli airstrikes…

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