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EU gives Russia week for Ukraine pullback

Posted: August 31, 2014 at 5:59 a.m.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko talks Saturday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a European People’s Party meeting before the European Union summit in Brussels.

The European Union warned Saturday that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.

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U.N.'s forces face off with rebels from Syria

Philippines military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. (seated left) holds an online videoconference Saturday with a commander of Philippine troops at one of the encampments in the Golan Heights. The troops came under attack by Syrian rebels early Saturday, the U.N. said, adding that all 35 of the Philippine peacekeepers at the Breiqa encampment were accounted for and safe.

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China posits threat from U.S. tech firms

Customers enter an Apple Inc. store in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Apple products were left off a Chinese government procurement list after the company failed to submit documents that included a pledge not to violate state or public interests, according to government officials familiar with the process. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

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