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    World › Battle for Ukraine’s southeast coast intensifies
    Aug28

    World › Battle for Ukraine’s southeast coast intensifies

    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...

    World › Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough
    Aug27

    World › Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough

    Talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine apparently failed to make a major breakthrough towards ending brutal fighting in east Ukraine Wednesday as strongman Vladimir Putin played down the entry by his troops into the former Soviet state. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Putin sat down for a crunch… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Putin says he is ready to ‘do everything’ if Ukraine peace process starts
    Aug27

    World › Putin says he is ready to ‘do everything’ if Ukraine peace process starts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he was willing to “do everything” if a peace process to end fighting in Ukraine’s war-torn east gets underway following talks with Ukraine’s leader. “Russia will do everything for the peace process if it begins,” Putin told journalists after a one-on-one...

    World › Ukraine captures Russian soldiers ahead of key talks
    Aug26

    World › Ukraine captures Russian soldiers ahead of key talks

    Kiev’s security service on Monday said its army in the war-torn east has captured 10 Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian soil, ramping up tensions on the eve of crunch talks on the conflict. Soldiers from the 98th airborne division based in central Russia were captured near the Ukrainian village of Dzerkalne,… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine defiant on national day; rebels parade captives
    Aug25

    World › Ukraine defiant on national day; rebels parade captives

    As armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Kiev in an ostentatious celebration of Ukraine’s independence, pro-Russian rebels who are battling government forces in the east paraded captured soldiers down the besieged streets of Donetsk and displayed charred wreckages of destroyed Ukrainian tanks. Sunday’s rival demonstrations on...

    World › Merkel urges Ukraine truce as Russia convoy returns home
    Aug24

    World › Merkel urges Ukraine truce as Russia convoy returns home

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a new ceasefire in crisis talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday, as a controversial Russian convoy returned home. The visit by Merkel — the most influential Western leader to call on Kiev since the crisis erupted in the ex-Soviet state — came… …read more Source:...

    World › West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
    Aug23

    World › West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a “direct invasion,” and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well. In another ominous turn… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Russia targets McDonald’s in expanding East-West trade war
    Aug22

    World › Russia targets McDonald’s in expanding East-West trade war

    Russian authorities launched nationwide inspections of McDonald’s restaurants Thursday after shutting several wildly-popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed at striking back against biting Western sanctions. It was the latest salvo in Russia’s escalating and economically-bruising trade war with Europe and the...

    World › Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens
    Aug21

    World › Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens

    A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. Fighting intensified as Kiev appeared to ramp up a deadly offensive to crush the ailing rebellion in the east ahead of a fresh… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Melbourne most ‘liveable city;’ Damascus last
    Aug20

    World › Melbourne most ‘liveable city;’ Damascus last

    Melbourne tops the ranking as the world’s most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list. Vienna, Vancouver and Toronto captured 2nd, 3rd and 4th… …read more Source: Japan...

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