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31 August 2008 Military News

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  • EU Leaders Prepare for Meeting About Georgia VOA 31 Aug 2008 -- European Union leaders gather for a summit in Brussels Monday to figure out how to respond to the crisis between Russia and Georgia - and what kind of action to take against Moscow after it recognized two breakaway Georgian regions as independent states.
  • 'Right is on our side' over Georgia crisis says Putin RIA Novosti 31 Aug 2008 -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said that "right is on our side" in regard to the current crisis over Georgia.
  • Nigerian Military Denies Rebels Claim of Deadly Attacks on Troops VOA 31 Aug 2008 -- Nigeria's most prominent militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, says it killed some 29 government soldiers and lost six of its own members in a series of reprisal attacks against the army on Saturday

News Reports

  • New Orleans Evacuates Before Gustav VOA 31 Aug 2008 -- Local officials in and around New Orleans have ordered a mandatory evacuation of more than one million people living in the metropolitan area, which was devastated three years ago by Hurricane Katrina
  • EU Blinks As Russia Holds Its Gaze RFE/RL 31 Aug 2008 -- When the chips are down, it is everyone for themselves in the European Union -- and among its neighbors.
  • British PM Says West Won't Be Held Ransom To Russia RFE/RL 31 Aug 2008 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the West will not be held to ransom by Moscow and vowed a "root and branch" review of relations between the European Union and Russia.
  • EU 'Has No Easy Options' In Russia Policy RFE/RL 31 Aug 2008 -- EU leaders are scheduled to have emergency talks on September 1 on the situation in the Caucasus.



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