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at 17:39 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

Obama signals new sanctions coming on Russia, talks to Harper about NATO summit

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far weaker neighbour.

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at 16:53 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia in response to military incursion in Ukraine

BRUSSELS - The European Union on Saturday warned 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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at 16:43 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

Syrian rebels holding 44 Fiji peacekeepers attack Filipino troops in Golan Heights

BEIRUT - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

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at 15:37 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

Al Pacino gets the red carpet, twice, at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy - Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.

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at 09:40 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

International group says Gaza housing reconstruction to take 20 years

JERUSALEM - An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.

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at 11:27 on August 30, 2014, EDT.

Corvette Museum board decides to fill in entire sinkhole that swallowed 8 prized sports cars

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

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