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  • Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees (Barf Alert)

    09/23/2014 6:10:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 21, 2014 | Dan Frosch
    Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees State Weighs Creating a Resettlement Program Dan Frosch Sept. 21, CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Draped in a brightly hued robe and veil, Amal Hassan certainly stands out from the locals as she walks along the outskirts of this high-plains city, pickup trucks rumbling by. Somali refugees such as Ms. Hassan are becoming a more common sight here in the nation's least populous state, the only one without a refugee-resettlement program. Such initiatives provide social and financial services to refugees such as Ms. Hassan, 29 years old, who were admitted legally into the U.S. Now, with...
  • Influx of immigrant children reported in Hempstead School District

    09/19/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | September 17, 2014
    There are growing concerns about the exploding young immigrant population on Long Island. Officials say thousands of undocumented children who crossed the United States border illegally are now in school districts in the area. This year alone 2,200 undocumented children crossed the border and came to Long Island to live. News 12 has learned about 1,200 of them are enrolled in the Hempstead School District. School Board president Lamont Johnson said Hempstead is unprepared for all these students, and trying to figure out where to put them all. Right now some are standing up in class, or even sitting on...
  • Article IV, Secc 4 of the U.S. Constitution. PROTECT CITIZENS

    09/17/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 19 replies
    Constitution of the USA ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | rovenstinez
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion
  • "Need to prepare for full-scale invasion of Russia" - admiral

    The annexed Crimea in the winter especially in dire need of the support of the Mainland, in which Russia will do anything to join the Donbass and the peninsula. The ex-Defense Minister Igor Tenűh on Channel 5. According to him, the Crimea in the winter to survive without the Mainland Ukraine very hard. However, he did not rule out the possibility of air strikes on the Ukrainian cities. "This does not mean that everyone should go to the front, to each city responsible for preparing the population to air strikes. Combine all of the management in the hands of the...
  • MH17 disaster: Russians 'controlled BUK missile system'

    09/08/2014 2:31:33 PM PDT · by Agog · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/08/2014 | John Sweeney
    Russians were operating a BUK missile launcher seen in the area where the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 was shot down, eyewitnesses have told Panorama. Distinctive shrapnel damage to the plane points to a fragmentation weapon - such as a BUK - downing the plane. The Kremlin had previously suggested that the missile was from a Ukrainian fighter jet. Pro-Russian rebels have denied any possession of a BUK. However, photographs and videos cast doubt on the claim by the Kremlin and pro-Russian rebels - that they did not have a BUK missile launcher on their territory. Three eyewitnesses, all civilians,...
  • UKRAINE: The invaders surrounded the checkpoint in Lugansk National Guard [VIDEO]

    The invaders surrounded the checkpoint in Lugansk National Guard and threatened to "complete destruction" Russian troops surrounded the roadblock forces of the anti-terrorist operation in the Slavânoserbska region. This information-analytical center of NATIONAL SECURITY and DEFENSE COUNCIL. "Today in the Slavânoserbska Russians built a checkpoint opposite the outpost of the National Guard. After that our law enforcement officers have offered to leave the outpost, under the threat that the Russian military convoy will pass through, and in the case of open fire in response, everything will be destroyed, "the statement said. Read: Disguised as "Ukrainians" Russian saboteurs strike fighters According...
  • New EU Sanctions to Stop Fundraising by 3 Russian Oil Giants

    09/07/2014 11:36:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | Sept. 7, 2014 | Stephen Fidler and Laurence Norman
    New European Union sanctions on Russia will expand the number of Russian companies unable to raise money in the bloc's capital markets to include three major state-owned oil companies, according to documents seen by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Movement and accumulation of Russian armored vehicles in Ukraine continue(photo)

    Russian Federation continues the concentration of forces in the North conveyed the Crimea and performs the rotation of forces and equipment. Reported spokesman from information-analytical center of the NSDC: Andriy Lysenko. According to him, Russia peredyslokuvala across the Kerch ferry to the mainland of motorized infantry and artillery units that will be sent to the border with Ukraine on the territory of Rostov region, said "Ukrainian Pravda". Read takozhRF pulls armored vehicles to Ukrainian pohranpunktu "Red Talovka" "units of the Armed Forces are charged to administrative boundaries ARC Kherson region. During the last 2 days fixed rotation of personnel and...
  • NATO approves plans for rapid response force aimed at deterring Russia

    09/05/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | September 05, 2014 | Associated Press
    Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the new unit would send a clear message to potential aggressors, namely Russia. "Should you even think of attacking one ally, you will be facing the whole alliance," he declared as a two-day NATO summit in southern Wales drew to a close.
  • Obama Promises to 'Deepen and Broaden' Sanctions Against Russia

    09/05/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    abcnews ^ | Sep 5, 2014 | NOAH WEILAND
    Hours after the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels agreed to a ceasefire after five months of fighting, President Obama told reporters at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, today that, “Our alliance is fully united in support of Ukraine's sovereignty." “The U.S. and Europe are finalizing measures to deepen and broaden our sanctions across Russia’s banking, energy, and defense sectors," he said. Obama announced that all NATO allies will provide security assistance to Ukraine, including support and care for Ukrainian troops. Obama reiterated that pro-Russian separatists must keep their commitments, even as European leaders plan to intensify sanctions against the...

    09/04/2014 2:32:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies ^ | Sep 04 2014 | SENATOR JOHN McCAIN
    Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today delivered the following statement at a press conference during his visit to Kyiv, Ukraine: “I am Senator John McCain, and it is always a pleasure to be back in Ukraine. “This is my fourth trip to Kyiv since brave Ukraine took to the Maidan last year to demonstrate for freedom and their country's independence. I keep coming back, and I am here now, because I believe what is happening in Ukraine is about far more than Ukraine. It is about the principles of international order that have brought peace and hope...
  • Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are in country illegally, study finds

    09/04/2014 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/4/14 | Kate Linthicum
    A report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product. The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on census data and other statistics, including data from the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security. It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6 million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life. FOR THE RECORD Sept. 3, 4:20 p.m.: An earlier version of...
  • UHHRU appeal to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

    09/04/2014 8:14:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The entire world has witnessed the armed invasion by the Russian Federation of Ukrainian territory. At first, with the use of Russian Federation forces the Crimea was seized and annexed. In order to conceal this crime Russia used quasi-legal justification in the form of a referendum in the Crimea on March 16 2014, in breach of Ukraine’s Constitution. Now Russia, without declaring war, has moved regular units of its armed forces into the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of eastern Ukraine with these engaging in battle with the Ukrainian armed forces. There are thousands of dead and wounded, with many civilian,...
  • Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

    09/04/2014 5:13:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | September 04, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Latest News -- NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said ahead of a NATO summit in Wales that "Russia is attacking Ukraine" and continuing to destabilize the situation in eastern Ukraine despite a cease-fire plan proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. -- The European Commission, the EU's executive, has drafted proposals for a new round of sanctions against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. Proposals outlined in a document obtained by RFE/RL include adding Russian state-owned defense and oil companies to the state-owned banks already barred from EU capital markets, and increasing curbs on the export to Russia...
  • Heletej: Ukraine army defeated separatist and now faces Russian troops

    09/02/2014 6:27:37 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Monday 01 september, 2014, 17:57 | Zik TV
    Russia has lost the hybrid war in Donbas. Ukraine army has defeated the terrorists. That is why Kremlin was forced to move its regular troops to Donbas, Ukraine Defense Minister Valery Heletej writes in Facebook Sept. 1. The regular Russian troops are already in Donbas intending to increase its ground and advance on new territories of Ukraine, he says. A big war is on our threshold. Unfortunately, in such war the number of casualties may be in thousands and even tens of thousands, he says. Citing unofficial sources, the minister says Russia has already threatened us to use tactical nuclear...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'open aggression' as rebels advance

    09/01/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 1, 2014 6:11am EDT | Pavel Polityuk and Polina Devitt
    (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. Ukraine's military said its forces had been ordered to pull back from a vital airport in the east of the country, near the city of Luhansk, where they had been battling a Russian tank battalion.
  • Exclusive: Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in single Ukraine battle - Russian rights activists

    08/30/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:11pm EDT | Thomas Grove
    (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a single battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts from eyewitnesses and relatives of the dead.
  • UKRAINE Mariupol: More than a thousand lined in HUMAN CHAIN [Can NON-VIOLENT PROTEST STILL WORK?]

    Residents in the district of Mariupol East evening of August 30 lined up in a human chain The action involves more than one thousand. Persons, their number is growing, reports 0629 . Human chain comes to the checkpoint from the captured Russian troops Novoazovsk. Many brought with them the symbols of Ukraine, some protesters dressed in embroidered. Residents stood shoulder to shoulder in a line. It stretched for several kilometers. Thus Mariupol oppose military action in the city and hope to stop the Russian tanks. "We are for peace. We want to live in Ukraine. We do not want war,"...
  • UKRAINE: Inhabitants of Mariupol asked to defend the city from Russian army (S.O.S.)

    A battalion of the Dnepr-1 does not exclude the possibility that Russian troops may attack not only on land but also the sea Inhabitants of Mariupol is asked to defend the city from Russian army Right now in the locality of Markino go fighting. Locality protect fighters battalions Dnepr-1 and Donbass. The battalion reported 0629 Dnepr-1. Reported by Russia there was military equipment-about 30 tanks. Forces soldiers battalions were destroyed 5-6 tanks. In addition, the locality from North hauled force DNI. The shelling of houses in Markino. Residents sitting in basements. Also conducted the shelling of houses in Novoazovsk. At...
  • Putin's Plan? Or Kremlin Chaos?

    08/29/2014 6:11:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | August 29, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
    Is that all just part of the plan? Or is Putin himself becoming erratic? And is the collective Putin coming unglued?
  • Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: Russian rights activists

    08/28/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council, said around 300 people were also injured in the violence on Aug. 13 near the town of Snizhnye in Donetsk Province, when a column of trucks full of ammunition they were driving was hit by a sustained volley of Grad missiles. "A column of...
  • Russian media report 'invasion of Ukraine'

    08/28/2014 7:52:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 August 2014 Last updated at 08:32 ET | BBC
    Reports that Russian troops are intervening directly in the fighting in south-east Ukraine have started to appear in Russian media, despite repeated denials from the Kremlin. Newspapers and websites are quoting mainly Ukrainian and Western media reports about a Russian invasion, but some have also started to ask whether Moscow is now "fighting a war". Many Russian social media users, however, say they have no doubt that Ukraine has been "attacked". They echo sentiments in the Ukrainian twitter-sphere where #russiainvadesukraine, #StopPutin, and #UkraineUnderAttack have become the top trending hashtags.
  • Donbas Insurgent Leader Confirms: Thousands of Russian Army Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine (video)

    08/28/2014 7:42:34 AM PDT · by GeronL · 145 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Ukraine Today
    Ukraine Today: A militant leader in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk has admitted that Russian soldiers are fighting among his forces in the insurgency. Alexander Zakharchenko, the prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, told Russian media that between 3,000 and 4,000 Russian soldiers on leave from their posts have been fighting in the insurgency.
  • White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school

    08/28/2014 6:14:44 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 08/27/2014 | Theresa Harrington
    Although Meadow Homes Elementary is considered a low-performing campus in the Mt. Diablo school district, it shined in the eyes of White House officials and famous artists who visited Wednesday.
  • LIVE Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion

    08/28/2014 3:48:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | LIVE | BBC
    Key Points Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia has sent troops to eastern Ukraine.Mr Poroshenko cancelled a trip to Turkey and called urgent meetings of officials to consider Ukraine's response.The accusation came as pro-Russian rebels seized control of Novoazovsk in the south-east, threatening to take the port of Mariupol next.Alexander Zakharchenko, a pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine, said 3-4,000 Russian citizens were fighting with the rebels.The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is holding urgent talks on the crisis.All times BST (GMT + 1 hour).
  • 'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine - Poroshenko

    08/28/2014 3:43:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 August 2014 Last updated at 06:31 ET | BBC
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cancelled a visit to Turkey, citing "Russian troop deployments" in the east of the country. Mr Poroshenko said his place was in Kiev in view of a sharp deterioration in the situation in Donetsk region. His announcement came as pro-Russian rebels captured the seaside town of Novoazovsk and threatened to take the strategic port city of Mariupol. The rebel successes constitute the opening of a new front in the conflict. Mr Poroshenko said he was calling a meeting of the Ukrainian security council. He added that Ukraine would initiate an emergency session of the United...
  • Ukraine crisis: T-72 tank shoots hole in Russian denial

    08/28/2014 3:38:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 August 2014 | Jonathan Marcus BBC diplomatic correspondent
    Russia has consistently denied sending tanks into Ukraine, arguing that any vehicles used by separatist forces there must have been captured from the Ukrainian army itself. But now experts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London have told the BBC that they have identified a Russian tank in a separatist column in eastern Ukraine that they say could only have come from across the border in Russia.
  • Russian Captured Paratroops Claim Innocence in Kiev News Conference

    08/27/2014 11:29:06 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Aug. 28 2014 08:32 Aug. 28 2014 08:32 | Reuters
    A group of Russian paratroopers captured by Ukrainian forces gave a news conference on Wednesday in which they maintained their innocence.
  • Captured Russian paratroopers want Putin to stop sending servicemen to Ukraine

    08/27/2014 7:43:47 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Zik TV ^ | Tuesday 26 august, 2014, 12:44 | Zik TV
    The 10 captured Russian paratroopers told about the purpose of their invasion of Ukraine.
  • Pro-Russia Forces Gain Ground as Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalions Decry Kiev Leaders

    08/27/2014 7:06:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Vice News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Harriet Salem
    <p>As Russia forces push forward towards the southeastern Ukraine coastal city of Mariupol and evidence mounts of direct Russian military support to the insurgent fighters, besieged volunteer units of "patriots" leading the way in the country's fight back say they are not receiving enough support from Kiev to win the war.</p>
  • Macabre Convoy: Cargo 200 from Ukraine to Russia

    08/27/2014 2:48:29 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    There is more and more evidence that Russian soldiers are fighting – and dying – on Ukrainian territory, and that the so-called ‘humanitarian convoy’ may have been used to take the dead back to Russia, including paratroopers from Pskov killed near Luhansk A day of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Pskov on Aug 26. This comes five days after the Ukrainian armed captured two armed personnel carriers and reportedly discovered documents identifying men as paratroopers from the Pskov airborne brigade No. 74268. It has long been known that a large number of Russian mercenaries, as well...
  • Russian NGO has list of 400 killed or wounded Russian soldiers

    08/27/2014 2:43:20 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group KHRPG ^ | 28.08.14 | Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group KHRPG
    It looks extremely likely that at least some of the considerable number of men from the Caucuses long known to be fighting on the side of the Kremlin-backed militants in eastern Ukraine are or died as soldiers of the Russian Army. The Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers in the Stavropol area has drawn up a list of around four hundred Russian soldiers killed or injured. The head of the Committee Ludmila Bogatenkova told TV Dozhd that the list was put together from various sources in the armed forces which, for obvious reasons, she cannot reveal.. The names are from several mechanical...
  • If Russia is not at war, then who is in those freshly-dug graves?

    08/27/2014 2:36:50 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    In its editorial comment, warns that “in the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine the Russian authorities are in danger of repeating the mistakes of the Soviet regime”/ It asks: “Is Russia fighting in Ukraine and if so, then on what grounds? If not, then who is in those freshly-dug graves or giving testimony at SBU interrogations?” Even Russian President Vladimir Putin’s KGB predecessors were unable to keep the death of large numbers of people secret, though they certainly tried. Efforts are still underway in Pskov and other parts of Russia to conceal the death or injury of a...
  • Rice blasts 'significant' Russian escalation

    08/26/2014 6:16:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26,, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Russia’s persistent military infiltrations into Ukrainian territory represent a “significant escalation” of the conflict there, the White House warned late Monday night after the capture of 10 Russian paratroopers in Eastern Ukraine. "Repeated Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable. Dangerous and inflammatory," National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Twitter. The top Obama aide said the Kremlin had sent artillery, air defense system, dozens of tanks, and military personnel into the volatile region, where pro-Russian separatists are battling government forces from Kiev. “Russia has no right to send vehicles or cargo into Ukraine without” the government’s permission, she said. Kiev said...
  • Russian soldiers detained in eastern Ukraine were sent for special task - NSDC

    08/26/2014 5:32:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Interfax-Ukraine ^ | 15:05 26.08.2014 | Interfax-Ukraine
    A group of Russian servicemen detained in eastern Ukraine did not get lost, but were carrying out a special task, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko has said.
  • Russian military source says captured soldiers entered Ukraine by mistake

    08/26/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug. 26, 2014, 2:31 p.m. | Ian Bateson
    Russian soldiers captured by Ukrainian forces entered Ukraine by mistake, a Defense Ministry source has told Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. “The soldiers were patrolling the Russian-Ukrainian border when they most likely crossed accidentally at an unequipped and unmarked checkpoint,” said the unnamed source. On the evening on Aug. 25, the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, said it had captured 10 Russian soldiers in the village of Dzerkalny, Donetsk Oblast, roughly 14 kilometers from the Russian border in a statement on its website. The capture of the Russian soldiers comes at a time when border tensions between Ukraine...
  • Russia’s 98th paratroopers’ brigade moving to Mariupol

    08/25/2014 9:24:18 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 52 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Monday 25 august, 2014, 17:33 | Zik TV
    Russia’s 98th paratroopers’ brigade moving to Mariupol Zahar Lavrentiev, one of ‘Azov’ volunteer battalion servicemen, wrote in Facebook Aug. 25 that Russia’s 98th brigade of paratroopers is deploying to Mariupol. “Putin has started the open war. The 98th brigade is marching toward Mariupol now. We’ve taken two paratroopers prisoners. They were sure they are on a military exercise.
  • Russian tanks invade Ukraine - Azov battalion deputy commander

    08/25/2014 3:00:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:20 25.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 25 /Ukrinform/. Azov battalion deputy commander Ihor Mosiychuk has reported an invasion of a large number of tanks, Grad multiple rocket launchers and howitzers through the Ukrainian-Russian border. He wrote this on his page on Facebook. "A full-scale invasion! This information has been fully confirmed by border guards and volunteers. Near the settlements of Marchenko and Shcherbak, not far from Novoazovsk, about 30 tanks with sketched Russian labels and under the symbols of the so-called DPR broke through the Ukrainian-Russian border. This convoy of armored vehicles is moving toward Telmanove and Amvrosiyivka," Mosiychuk said. According to the report,...
  • Part of humanitarian convoy returns back to Russia - media

    08/23/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:06 23.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 23 /Ukrinform/. Russian humanitarian convoy is unloaded in Donbas, and a part of already unloaded trucks returns to the Russian Federation. The TSN informs. "Ukrainian customs workers managed to check and make customs clearance of only 34 trucks of the Russian humanitarian convoy. The rest of over 200 trucks crossed by border absolutely illegally... According to the Ukrainian customs workers, a part of trucks has already headed back. What does this mean, where did they unload, what did they leave on the territory of Ukraine - now there are more questions than answers,” a statement reads.
  • NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis

    08/22/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Channel News Asis ^ | Aug 22, 2014
    World NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis' BRUSSELS: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sharply criticised the Russian decision to advance a "so-called" aid convoy into Ukraine on Friday (Aug 22) as a "blatant breach" of international commitments that "only deepens the crisis". "This is a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments... and a further violation of Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia," Rasmussen said in a statement. "It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel," he said. Rasmussen poured doubt on Moscow's claim that the convoy, which had been...
  • Ukraine crisis: Russian convoy prompts Western anger

    08/22/2014 12:23:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2014 | BBC
    Russia's decision to send more than 100 aid lorries into war-torn eastern Ukraine without permission has been widely condemned in the West.
  • U.S. Calls on Russia to Remove Convoy

    08/22/2014 12:19:29 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    DoD News ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | DoD News
    Pentagon Press Secretary RADM John Kirby says Russia must remove a convoy from Ukraine immediately. VIDEO
  • St. Louis Community Offers Prayers For Undocumented Children

    08/20/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | August 19, 2014 | By EMANUELE BERRY
    Whether or not St. Louis will play host to migrant children who are part of the Central American border surge is still unclear. In the meantime, community members are praying. Nearly 70 people gathered at Tower Grove Park for a prayer vigil for migrant children. The vigil was hosted by a coalition of organizations that, along with St. Louis and St. Louis County, applied for federal grants to help house undocumented youth from Central America. Javier Orozco is the executive director for intercultural and interreligious affairs at the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which co-hosted the event. He says several St....
  • Immigrant children may get free legal help

    08/20/2014 7:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2014 | by Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    State Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking private law firms to provide free legal help to the wave of Central American children pouring into the state. Harris has called for a sit-down Wednesday in her San Francisco office with attorneys from a dozen firms, as well as with representatives of nonprofits, legal-aid groups and charities. The attorney general's office itself is legally barred from representing the youngsters, so Harris is using her "convening power" to pull together private help. The exact number of unaccompanied children showing up at the California border is hard to come by, but we're told that...
  • From China to Albania, unaccompanied kids come to U.S. from across the globe

    08/19/2014 12:35:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Fusion ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Ted Hesson and Kateryna Panova
    The flood of migrant children that sparked a humanitarian crisis this summer was mostly a near-shore affair. Almost all of those children — 98 percent — caught and processed by U.S. Border Patrol this fiscal year came from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador or Mexico. But kids coming from Central America aren't the only ones trying to slip across the border. According to data obtained by Fusion from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border agents have caught unaccompanied children arriving from as far away as China, India, Albania and Morocco. More than two-thirds of these kids caught and processed by U.S....
  • A Surge from the Sea [immigrants flooding Europe]

    08/18/2014 9:42:50 PM PDT · by firebrand · 13 replies
    The Economist ^ | August 16, 2014 | The Economist
    ANOTHER weekend, another two thousand-odd immigrants rescued by Italian sailors and coastguards in the Mediterranean. On August 11th the San Giusto, an amphibious transport vessel, landed 1,698 people in Reggio Calabria, a city in southern Italy. The day before, a naval patrol vessel and a frigate disembarked 364 people at ports in eastern Sicily. The number of people arriving in Italy by sea this year may already exceed 100,000. By the end of July approximately 93,000 migrants had been rescued. The previous record for an entire year was set in 2011 when around 60,000 people reached Italian shores at the...
  • A Ukraine City Under Siege, ‘Just Terrified of the Bombing’

    08/15/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 14, 2014 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    “I have everything I need but peace,” Valentina Simonyenko, a retiree standing in line for water from a spring, said Thursday. Later, she said, she would buy bread. “Look around, everybody is just terrified of the bombing.”
  • ATO headquarters confirms invasion of Russian technology in Ukraine

    08/15/2014 8:13:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:31 15.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 15 /Ukrinform/. A column, consisting of APCs (armored personnel carriers) and military trucks crossed the border of Ukraine via the checkpoint of Izvaryne, captured by separatists. According to available data, military equipment is moving towards Molodohvardiysk, Luhansk region, the headquarters of the Antiterrorist Center informs. "The intelligence has confirmed that a column of APCs and military Urals crossed the border and through the temporarily closed Ukrainian checkpoint of Izvaryne entered the territory of our country. The intelligence also confirms that license plates and markings on the technique were Russian," a statement says. The Antiterrorist Center indicated that a...
  • Timothy Ash: West may be telling Ukraine to stand on its own against Russia

    08/15/2014 8:07:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2014, 3:16 p.m. | Timothy Ash
    The most interesting thing over the past 24 hours was the Russian military convoy passing through the border into Ukraine, witnessed and photographed by Western and even Russian media outlets. And, more remarkably, has been the muted reaction from the West and indeed from the Western media. Some 4-5 weeks ago, the White House PR machine would have been going into overdrive, and warning of new sanctions iterations in the pipeline unless Russia “de-escalated.” Thus far nothing we have seen next to nothing of note. Officially the Russian Ministry of Defense has denied the convoy exists/crossed – but the evidence...
  • Column of Russian military equipment breaks through to Luhansk - NSDC

    08/15/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 15:13 15.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 15 /Ukrinform/. A column of Russian military equipment, on Friday, crossed the border of Ukraine in the area of Izvaryne checkpoint, trying to break through to help militants in besieged Luhansk. Spokesman of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko said, LIGABusinessInform reports. When asked why the column was not destroyed from the air, Lysenko said that this border area is not controlled by the ATO. "But I assure you that what has got here, will not be released," he said. The number of technique and composition of the column is specified, according to the NSDC. To remind, on...