The president’s statement comes several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops.
The tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians is now fleeing across the border from “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.”
While the president’s stance is in line with his aversion to military entanglements, some in the administration seem ready to take more robust actions.
Punishments against Moscow over Ukraine have so far avoided the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies.
Students from West Africa might need to undergo additional screening when they arrive to study in America as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000.
It shows the German public is prepared to endure some hardships as long as the chancellor is seen as dealing strongly with existing problems.
It signals the rise of an upper and middle class looking for a diversion with the time to spare, as well as the way American culture has seeped into the country.
The slimy invaders, which are illegal in America, damage buildings, destroy crops and can cause meningitis in humans.