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The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

1. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko accused Russia in a speech on Monday of "direct and unconcealed aggression" as the military crisis in the country's eastern region continues. 2. NATO officials set to meet in Wales on Friday announced...Show More Summary

Libya Islamists say they shot down jet of rival forces

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Libyan jihadists said Friday they downed a plane belonging to forces of a rogue general, but a source close to the officer said it crashed because of a technical fault. The military aircraft came down in Al-Baida in eastern Libya after carrying out air strikes targeting Islamists in Derna farther east, a spokesman for general Khalifa Haftar said. Show More Summary

Rebel-held district of Syrian capital under heavy fire

Syrian government forces on Friday bombarded the Jubar eastern district of Damascus in a fierce offensive aimed at wresting control of the key sector back from rebels, multiple reports said. It is also opens onto the Eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold in Damascus province. Show More Summary

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions.

Canada and Russia clash in Ukraine Twitter spat

A pointed tweet claims Crimea for Russia and leaves eastern Ukraine 'conveniently unillustrated' One-Minute Read Friday, August 29, 2014 - 1:49pm Russia's Nato delegation posted a tweet yesterday restating Russian ownership of Crimea...Show More Summary

NATO TO RUSSIA: Cease Your 'Illegal Military Actions' In Ukraine Immediately

NATO on Friday accused Russia of a "blatant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty" and urged it to immediately cease its "illegal military actions" in eastern regions of the country. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said despite "hollow denials" by Russia, it was clear it was involved in "direct military operations" in Ukraine. Show More Summary

Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers as Russia denies invasion

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Putin Urges Release of Ukrainian Soldiers

MOSCOW — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin's statement came several hours after Ukraine accused...Show More Summary

Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed the advances of pro-Kremlin fighters in eastern Ukraine as Western alarm spiralled over what Kiev has branded a Russian invasion. NATO ambassadors were holding a crisis meeting afterShow More Summary

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

It's Friday! Here's what people will be talking about.  1. NATO is holding an emergency meeting on Friday over the crisis in eastern Ukraine, estimating that more 1,000 Russian soldiers have invaded the region.  2. Russian presidentShow More Summary

Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Kiev (AFP) - The conflict in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people since mid-April, the United Nations said Friday in their latest report, explaining the sharp increase by fighting in densely populated areas between Kiev's army and pro-Russian rebels.

Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

What's On Tonight: Break out the tailgate gear: College football is back!

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30. All times are Eastern. TOP PICK Saturday Night College Football (ABC, 8 p.m., Saturday): College football returns to TV with a brand new rebooted structure (geek translation: it’s like what Christopher Nolan did to Batman). Show More Summary

Volcano erupts in PNG spewing ash and rock, officials say

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of local communities, seismologists and reports said. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted...Show More Summary

The Switchboard: The FBI is investigating reported hackings at JP Morgan and other banks

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. Join us Friday for our weekly live chat, Switchback. We'll kick things off at 11 a.m. Eastern time.  Time Warner Cable: An 'erroneous IP configuration' caused nationwide blackout. "Time Warner Cable's breakdown prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to […]

James Franco's Porn-Themed Party Was Straight Out Of SNL's Stefon's Wet Dream! Find Out About The Wild Night HERE!

James Franco's bondage porn documentary will probably feature a hand stuck in a crevasse, but in a way most definitely unlike 127 Hours! James had a bondage and porn-themed party for his doc Kink on Friday at Eastern Bloc in NYC, and it sounds like things got weird, even for James' threshold of oddity. There apparently was [...]

U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions

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By Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions. Show More Summary

Islamists carry out ‘public execution’ on a Libyan soccer field

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Video footage has emerged of an execution-style killing carried out by an Islamist militia in the eastern Libyan city of Darna. In a statement published Friday, human rights group Amnesty International decried the execution, which took place in a soccer stadium on Aug. 19, apparently "organized by an armed group called the Shura Council of Islamic […]

Russia’s ‘direct invasion’: What we know and don't know

On Friday, as a Russian "aid convoy" of 280 trucks crossed the Ukrainian border, NATO said that the Russian military was sending Russian-manned artillery units into rebel-held eastern Ukraine, which certainly sounds like a formal military invasion, though NATO and the US have declined to call it that. Show More Summary

Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border

Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces. NATO called...Show More Summary

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