UKRAINE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UKRAINE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347314-68/ukraine-russia-russian-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347314-68/ukraine-russia-russian-troops.html.csp">Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DALTON BENNETT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RAF CASERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Novoazovsk, Ukraine • Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin has repeatedly denied arming and supporting the separatists who have been fighting Ukrainian troops for four months in the gravest crisis between Russia and the West since the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473142014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347314@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:29:27 MDT Malaysia Airlines posts quarterly loss amid delisting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347528-79/airlines-malaysia-carrier-airline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347528-79/airlines-malaysia-carrier-airline.html.csp">Malaysia Airlines posts quarterly loss amid delisting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chong Pooi Koon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T11:08:01.716-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Malaysian Airline System, which lost a plane to a missile in Ukraine while another remains missing for months, reported a sixth quarter of losses as its majority owner considers a restructuring plan. Net loss widened to $97 million in the three months ended June, the carrier controlled by sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd. said in a statement Thursday. Revenue fell to $1.1 billion. The company said the full financial impact from the two air disasters will be fe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347528@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08:01 MDT Ukraine conflict weighs on markets, retailers fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347010-79/percent-ukraine-cents-fell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347010-79/percent-ukraine-cents-fell.html.csp">Ukraine conflict weighs on markets, retailers fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:50:50.047-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news on the U.S. economy and labor market. “The key driver was largely the Ukraine news and the uncertainty of what that means,” said Erik Davidson, deputy chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank. U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583470102014-08-28T16:50:50.047-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:50:50.047-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347010@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:50:50 MDT Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343255-68/ukraine-russia-russian-novoazovsk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343255-68/ukraine-russia-russian-novoazovsk.html.csp">Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T21:05:57.393-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Novoazovsk, Ukraine • Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised the prospect that the separatists are seeking to create a land link between Russia and Crimea, which also would give them control over the entire Azov Sea. After a third day of heavy shelling that sent many resident...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432552014-08-27T21:05:57.393-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T21:05:57.393-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343255@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:05:57 MDT Ukraine, Russia in talks at summit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340134-68/ukraine-putin-russia-poroshenko.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340134-68/ukraine-putin-russia-poroshenko.html.csp">Ukraine, Russia in talks at summit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nataliya vasilyeva</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and peter leonard</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:53:52.078-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minsk, Belarus • Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that included a one-on-one session that stretched into the night, there was no indication of a quick end to the fighting that has engulfed eastern Ukraine. “This is not our business,” Putin said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340134@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:53:52 MDT Ukraine says Russian tanks crossing border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336196-68/ukraine-russian-russia-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336196-68/ukraine-russian-russia-ukrainian.html.csp">Ukraine says Russian tanks crossing border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Annie Gowen</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T21:38:02.743-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • An apparent incursion of tanks and personnel carriers into southeastern Ukraine Monday, one day before a high-stakes summit, demonstrated just how difficult it will be for Ukraine to reestablish control over its own territory. Even as Russian-backed separatists are losing ground on the battlefield, provocations launched from the Russian side of the two countries’ long border remain a constant threat. Monday’s column of military vehicles - which Moscow denied sending - appeared n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336196@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:38:02 MDT Ukrainian president dissolves parliament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335194-68/ukrainian-ukraine-parliament-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335194-68/ukrainian-ukraine-parliament-president.html.csp">Ukrainian president dissolves parliament</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T14:05:10.688-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 02:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. President Petro Poroshenko announced in a statement posted on his website that he has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on October 26. He said the move was in coherence with the Ukrainian constitution, noting that the ruling coalition collapsed several weeks ago. “Many deputies who are in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583351942014-08-25T14:05:10.688-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T14:05:10.688-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?” Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President Barack Obama, who returned to Washington Sunday from a two-week Martha’s Vineyard vacation, what remains of the August calendar looks perhaps more daunting than when he left. Islamic militants personalized their f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583341142014-08-25T08:13:02.86-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T08:13:02.86-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334114@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:13:02 MDT Hundreds of aid trucks return to Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329733-68/ukraine-russia-russian-trucks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329733-68/ukraine-russia-russian-trucks.html.csp">Hundreds of aid trucks return to Russia</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T21:23:54.818-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Russia • Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting. Ahead of a much-anticipated meeting on Tuesday between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Kiev with Ukrainian officials and expressed hope for a peaceful solution to the conflict that has claimed more than 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583297332014-08-23T21:23:54.818-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T21:23:54.818-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329733@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:23:54 MDT Ukraine: Russia’s convoy a set-up for provocation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326386-68/ukraine-convoy-russian-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326386-68/ukraine-convoy-russian-russia.html.csp">Ukraine: Russia’s convoy a set-up for provocation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T19:37:38.921-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Davydo-Mykilske, Ukraine • Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” that aimed to provoke an international incident. The unilateral move sharply raised the stakes in eastern Ukraine, for any attack on the convoy could draw the Russian military directly into the conflict between the Ukrainian government and the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583263862014-08-22T19:37:38.921-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T19:37:38.921-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326386@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:37:38 MDT Drop in Russian beer sales hurts Carlsberg http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317288-79/beer-carlsberg-percent-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317288-79/beer-carlsberg-percent-russia.html.csp">Drop in Russian beer sales hurts Carlsberg</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T10:08:02.123-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Copenhagen • Beer sales in Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are down and expected to keep falling as political tensions weigh on the region’s economy, brewer Carlsberg said Wednesday. The Danish company owns a range of brands across the world, including Baltika Breweries, based in its vast Russian market. Consumers there are drinking less due to uncertainty about the country’s economy, which some experts estimate is sliding into recession. Beer consumption dropped 7 percent i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583172882014-08-20T10:08:02.123-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T10:08:02.123-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317288@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08:02 MDT Ukrainian forces attack two rebel-held cities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312955-68/ukrainian-kiev-russia-held.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312955-68/ukrainian-kiev-russia-held.html.csp">Ukrainian forces attack two rebel-held cities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced 300,000 more. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko prepared to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday before heading to a meeting next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The next two weeks “will be crucial for finding the way to move ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583129552014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312955@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:50:21 MDT Ukraine accuses rebels of shelling civilians in convoy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310581-68/ukraine-convoy-rebel-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310581-68/ukraine-convoy-rebel-attack.html.csp">Ukraine accuses rebels of shelling civilians in convoy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T18:52:43.647-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 06:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling of the convoy but said it did not know who was responsible. The refugees were attacked with Grad rockets and other weapons imported from Russia as their convoy traveled on the main road leading from Russia to the rebel-held city of Luhansk, Col. Andriy Lysenko...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583105812014-08-18T18:52:43.647-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T18:52:43.647-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310581@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:52:43 MDT Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307090-68/ukraine-russia-vehicles-sunday.html.csp">Ukraine says troops enter rebel-held city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been bullish about their ability to continue the battle and have bragged about receiving support from Russia. An Associated Press reporter spotted a column of severa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583070902014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T19:35:02.501-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307090@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:35:02 MDT Russian aid convoy waits for security guarantees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304369-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304369-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp">Russian aid convoy waits for security guarantees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T19:35:23.89-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia • Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists. The main holdup was a lack of security guarantees from all sides in the conflict, said the International Committee of the Red Cross, which would have responsibility for distributing the aid. Ukrainian officials are concerned...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304369@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:35:23 MDT Krauthammer: Why Hillary got it right http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303913-82/obama-russia-russian-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303913-82/obama-russia-russian-state.html.csp">Krauthammer: Why Hillary got it right</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:03.173-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” — Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 WASHINGTON • Leave it to Barack Obama’s own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his foreign policy: a total absence of strategic thinking. Mind you, Obama does deploy grand words proclaiming grand ideas: the “new beginning” with Islam declared in Cairo, the reset with Russia announced in Geneva, global nuclear disar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58303913@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:03 MDT Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301885-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp">Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 06:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia • NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over a Russian aid convoy bound for eastern Ukraine. The White House said it was looking into what it called unconfirmed reports that Ukraine’s security forces disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy insid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583018852014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T18:47:08.93-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301885@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:47:08 MDT Stocks head for solid week; Ukraine tensions ease http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300369-79/percent-ukraine-fell-monster.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300369-79/percent-ukraine-fell-monster.html.csp">Stocks head for solid week; Ukraine tensions ease</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW CRAFT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T14:08:02.848-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Renewed fighting in Ukraine knocked the stock market lower Friday. Major indexes headed higher at the start of trading, then sank following reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had crossed the border. U.S. government bond prices jumped as investors sought safety, driving the yield on the 10-year note to its lowest level this year. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was down 96 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,618 as of 12:20 p.m. Mountain tim...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300369@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:08:02 MDT Moscow, Kiev closer to confrontation as Russian aid convoy heads for rebel areas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298541-68/convoy-russian-ukraine-luhansk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298541-68/convoy-russian-ukraine-luhansk.html.csp">Moscow, Kiev closer to confrontation as Russian aid convoy heads for rebel areas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Karoun Demirjian</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:28:22.755-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • A Russian aid convoy struck a new course toward rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, apparently flouting Ukrainian demands that all humanitarian shipments be subject to government inspections and prompting Kiev to threaten a direct confrontation if the convoy tries to pass through. “Any attempt to introduce any convoy without the agreement of Ukraine will be considered an open aggression,” Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters in Kiev. “The entire w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298541@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:28:22 MDT Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298548-68/putin-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298548-68/putin-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp">Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:28:22.857-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yalta, Crimea • Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television. Putin’s cautious statements and the terse reports in state media could signal a Kremlin desire to de-escalate the worst crisis in Russia-West relations since the Cold War. Putin’s remarks contrasted with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582985482014-08-14T20:28:22.857-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T20:28:22.857-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298548@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:28:22 MDT