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Powerless to stop Russia's takeover of its territory, Ukraine ordered the withdrawal of its remaining troops from Crimea on Monday while the U.S. and other countries suspended Russia from the Group of Eight industrialized nations.
Russia's relatively brief foray into the world's most exclusive club of rich nations has been undone in just a few weeks, and Moscow increasingly finds itself in Cold War-style isolation.
There is an all-too-common tendency for humans (particularly members of the political class) to blame or scapegoat others when they bungle their jobs.
President Obama left a high-level international summit Tuesday without having secured the major breakthrough on Syria he'd hoped to achieve.
British Prime Minister David Cameron predicted Monday's gathering of G-8 leaders will prove so successful that nations and individuals around the world will see their own doors opened to prosperity.
From the moment the Group of Eight summit began, the dividing lines on how to intervene in the Syrian civil war became clear: The U.S. and its European allies on one side, Russia on the other.
Russia's support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad all but guarantees that the G-8 nations will not come to a unanimous decision on how to proceed with assisting Syrian rebels in the country's ongoing civil war.
The United States and its allies from the G-8 group of leading nations are meeting in Washington this week to improve international cooperation on counterterrorism and anti-crime measures, including moves to stop the use of fertilizer in roadside bombs and measures to combat the growing encroachment of Latin American drug cartels in West Africa.
President Obama announced a new public-private partnership to help African farmers and fight hunger and malnutrition in a speech Friday ahead of the the Group of Eight summit at Camp David.