Ukraine poised to try to reclaim Donetsk, its military says - Washington Post

Northwest Russia - 6 hours 22 min ago

Ukraine poised to try to reclaim Donetsk, its military says
Washington Post
Russia and Ukraine on Friday traded accusations of cross-border shelling amid rising tensions that threaten to escalate the conflict even further just as Ukrainian forces are making significant advances and forcing separatists to retreat. The situation ...

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Russia, Ukraine trade accusations of cross-border shelling - Washington Post

Northwest Russia - 12 hours 30 min ago

Russia, Ukraine trade accusations of cross-border shelling
Washington Post
KIEV, Ukraine — Russia and Ukraine on Friday traded accusations of cross-border shelling amid rising tensions that threaten to escalate the conflict even further just as Ukrainian forces are making significant advances and forcing separatists to retreat.

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US Defense Department Warns of Arms to Eastern Ukraine - Voice of America

Northwest Russia - 13 hours 26 min ago

US Defense Department Warns of Arms to Eastern Ukraine
Voice of America
General Dempsey, speaking at a security forum in the western U.S. state of Colorado, said he is concerned that the "rising tide of nationalism" that has been ignited in Russia may slip into other parts of Europe. .... Lysychansk - a city of around 105 ...

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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup - Northwest Georgia News

Northwest Russia - 13 hours 36 min ago

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup
Northwest Georgia News
The conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatist rebels escalated days after the World Cup ended in Brazil. On July 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a World Cup handover ceremony with Brazilian counterpart Dilma ...

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Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish - Clinton Herald

Northwest Russia - 18 hours 38 min ago

The Guardian

Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish
Clinton Herald
In a statement published on their website, the agency said that they had found the calorie content of various McDonald's menu items was far higher than advertised during a June study of restaurants in the Russia's Novgorod region, northwest of Moscow.
Russian Court May Force McDonald's to Go 'Burger-less, Shake-less' Over High ...RIA Novosti

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Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Northwest Russia - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:59

Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
In a statement published on their website, the agency said that they had found the calorie content of various McDonald's menu items was far higher than advertised during a June study of restaurants in the Russia's Novgorod region, northwest of Moscow.

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Ukraine, Russia exchange accusations of cross-border attacks - Al Jazeera America

Northwest Russia - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:51

Ukraine, Russia exchange accusations of cross-border attacks
Al Jazeera America
Rebels on Friday morning admitted in comments reported by Interfax news agency that they had fled the town, which is about 50 miles northwest of the regional capital, Luhansk. On Friday, Ukraine's parliament said it had yet to receive a resignation ...

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Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish - Batesville Herald Tribune

Northwest Russia - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:44

The Moscow Times

Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish
Batesville Herald Tribune
In a statement published on their website, the agency said that they had found the calorie content of various McDonald's menu items was far higher than advertised during a June study of restaurants in the Russia's Novgorod region, northwest of Moscow.
Russian Court May Force McDonald's to Go 'Burger-less, Shake-less' Over High ...RIA Novosti

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UPDATE 3-Ukraine faces bitter election in midst of conflict with Russia - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:16

Reuters India

UPDATE 3-Ukraine faces bitter election in midst of conflict with Russia
Reuters
KIEV, July 25 (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister has launched what promises to be a bitter election campaign that could divide pro-Western parties and complicate their efforts to fight pro-Russian rebels in the country's east. Prime Minister Arseny ...
Ukraine faces bitter election in midst of conflict with RussiaYahoo News UK

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What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed - The Catoosa County News

Northwest Russia - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:03

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed
The Catoosa County News
Nayda laid the blame fully on Russia: He said the missile launcher came from Russia and was operated by Russians. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday declined to comment on either charge. Moscow has continually denied involvement in the downing ...

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Ukraine faces bitter election in midst of conflict with Russia - Yahoo News UK

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:44

Ukraine faces bitter election in midst of conflict with Russia
Yahoo News UK
Northwest of the rebels' second stronghold of Luhansk, Kiev said it had taken the town of Lysychansk. The war will be central to the campaign and Yatseniuk needs distance from government policy to form a campaign in opposition to Poroshenko's leadership.

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Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash - Cherokee County Herald

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:47

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
Cherokee County Herald
Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. The U.S ...
Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk from pro-Russia rebelsWashington Times
EU increases sanctions after MH17 as Ukraine claims its troops advanceThe Australian
Ukraine launches offensive to retake DonetskNavyTimes.com

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Putin Is Getting A Free Pass - Business Insider

Nord Stream - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:22

Business Insider

Putin Is Getting A Free Pass
Business Insider
Nord Stream, which is owned by Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom and a group of European companies, builds and operates pipelines that funnel energy from Russia to Western Europe. In April, Schroeder bought a vacation home in Crimea.
EU delays decision on Russian access to Opal gas pipelineReuters
What Europe Still Doesn't Understand About Vladimir PutinWorldcrunch

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Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:19

Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON — The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.
Explosions Echo in Eastern Ukraine City; Russia Denounces EU SanctionsVoice of America

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Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:08

Reuters Blogs

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
Northwest Herald
MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic ...
Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian SanctionsNorthwest Public Radio
EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officialsThe Catoosa County News
GUEST EDITORIAL: Putin can't avoid responsibility for passenger jet atrocityNorthwest Georgia News

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Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish - Washington Post (blog)

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:36

Times of India

Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish
Washington Post (blog)
In a statement published on their Web site, the agency said that they had found the calorie content of various McDonald's menu items was far higher than advertised during a June study of restaurants in the Russia's Novgorod region, northwest of Moscow.
Russian Court May Force McDonald's to Go 'Burger-less, Shake-less' Over High ...RIA Novosti

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Grieving Dutch reconsider relationship with Russia - Financial Times

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:31

Grieving Dutch reconsider relationship with Russia
Financial Times
As the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at a Dutch air force base in the southern city of Eindhoven this week, the prosaic work of global commerce continued unabated about 100km northwest at Europe's busiest port.

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Grieving Dutch reconsider relationship with Russia - Financial Times

Nord Stream - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:31

Grieving Dutch reconsider relationship with Russia
Financial Times
Dutch energy group Gasunie, for example, is a large investor in Nord Stream, a pipeline company led by Russia's state monopoly Gazprom that delivers Russian gas to western Europe. The Dutch also last year expanded a natural gas hub in Groningen that ...

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Ukraine Faces Bitter Election in Midst of Conflict with Russia - NDTV

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:37

NDTV

Ukraine Faces Bitter Election in Midst of Conflict with Russia
NDTV
Any further divisions will likely weaken Kiev's attempt to counter Russia's reassertion of control over the former Soviet arena, realised most dramatically when Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March, and may also complicate talks with governments ...

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Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site - KPTV.com

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:57

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site
KPTV.com
The headquarters of the government's military operation in the east listed at least seven locations where rebels attacked Ukrainian troops. They also claimed that attacks on two locations, including a border crossing, were supported by artillery fire ...
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Dutch repatriation ceremony honours more victimsMSN Canada

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