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Midday Roundup: Eastern Ukraine to get more freedom, but not a divorce

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ukraine united. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to present a bill to Parliament next week that will allow more autonomy in the eastern regions of…

Midday Roundup: How do you say ‘high-energy objects’ in Russian?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No surprises here. There’s no getting anything past the Dutch. Investigators probing the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine released a report…

NATO’s agenda: Stop ISIS, contain Putin

By Lynde Langdon
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International | As world leaders wrap up a two-day NATO summit in Wales, U.S. President Barack Obama laid out the organization’s plans to tackle two major threats to…

Globe Trot: Can Putin be trusted to honor Ukrainian ceasefire?

By Jamie Dean
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International | UKRAINE: Heavy fighting erupted between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels ahead of an expected announcement of a ceasefire between the two sides on…

Midday Roundup: NATO meets amid worldwide instability

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Evolving challenges. The conflicts in Northern Iraq and Ukraine top the agenda at a critical NATO meeting that starts today in Wales. U.S. President…

Midday Roundup: Deconstructing Putin’s scary statement on Kiev

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Look out, Kiev. Russian President Vladimir Putin is so misunderstood. A Kremlin spokesman said today that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso took…

Globe Trot: Calling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine what it is

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Newspaper front pages this morning downplayed news from Ukraine. But The Wall Street Journal calls it what it is: “Ukraine says Russia has invaded.”

Who should compensate families of Flight 17 victims?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | When a commercial aircraft crashes, or is shot down, it’s not always clear who should pay. Families mourning passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are…

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,

Globe Trot: Nigeria plagued by Ebola and Boko Haram

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA has ordered all schools to remain closed until mid-October to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. With major airlines halting flights to…

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…

Globe Trot: Russia sends more tanks, armored vehicles to Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine today, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place and…

 
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