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  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. "He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all of them to...

  • Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow. The incident came at a time of tension between the two countries because of Russia's support for separatists fighting in Ukraine....

  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    BERLIN (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine. It might seem like enough to put any...

  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery. The figure was down from 0.4 percent in July,...

  • Scotland's future hangs in balance

    Unlike the young adult who leaves home unprepared and soon has to return, there may be no going back if Scotland leaves the 'home' it has lived in for more than 300 years.

  • Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised the...

  • US: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere. "These...

  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President...

  • Asia stocks lackluster, US economic data awaited

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday as investors continued to digest monetary policy signals from the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers and looked ahead to data expected to show an improving U.S. economy. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was off 0.4 percent at...

  • Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. In a statement on his website, President Petro Poroshenko said snap elections would be held Oct....

  • West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well. In...

  • The Allies Invade Southern France: Seaports and a Race up the Rhone

    Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly. However, the...

  • The inevitable and tragic decline of Italy

    Italy has very low birth rates and one of the world's toughest laws limiting employers' ability to fire employees. Those are goals of the environmental left and the social democratic left. So how well is that working out?

  • China and Europe hurt themselves with export subsidies; let's not emulate them

    What if the other guys are mostly shooting their own soldiers in the back, and you are, too? Then laying down your weapon is the right strategy.



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