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    East Ukraine separatists’ shelling called heaviest since truce took effect in February
    Aug11

    East Ukraine separatists’ shelling called heaviest since truce took effect in February

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of carrying out the heaviest artillery attacks on government positions in six months and warned of signs the conflict was escalating despite a cease-fire deal. The military said 400 rebel fighters supported by tanks had attacked government forces around the village of Starohnativka, 50 km (30 miles)...

    Ukraine to increase nuclear fuel imports from US
    Aug11

    Ukraine to increase nuclear fuel imports from US

    Kiev hopes to increase purchases of nuclear fuel from the U.S. Westinghouse Electric Company to ease dependence on nuclear materials from Russia, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said Monday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Tennis: Foes set for top seeds at Montreal
    Aug11

    Tennis: Foes set for top seeds at Montreal

    MONTREAL (AFP) – Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic learned the identities of their second-round opponents on Monday after first-round matches at the ATP Montreal Masters tournament.Top seed Djokovic will start after the bye given to the leading eight seeds when he faces Brazils Thomaz Bellucci, who worked...

    Russian recession deepens as economy shrinks most in 6 years
    Aug11

    Russian recession deepens as economy shrinks most in 6 years

    MOSCOW, Russia — Russia’s recession worsened in the second quarter as gross domestic product shrank by 4.6 percent compared with a year earlier, battered by lower oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine, official statistics showed Monday. The preliminary estimate from the official Rosstat agency marks a steep drop from the 2.2...

    Pentagon guidelines on war coverage by journalists draw fire
    Aug10

    Pentagon guidelines on war coverage by journalists draw fire

    WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is drawing fire for new legal guidelines that liken war correspondents to spies and says that in some instances they can be treated as “unprivileged belligerents.” The guidelines received little notice when they were published in June in the Defense Department’s new Law of War Manual, a compendium of...

    Pentagon guidelines on war coverage by journalists draw fire
    Aug10

    Pentagon guidelines on war coverage by journalists draw fire

    The Pentagon is drawing fire for new legal guidelines that liken war correspondents to spies and says that in some instances they can be treated as “unprivileged belligerents.”The guidelines received little notice when they were published in June in the Defense Department’s new Law of War Manual, a compendium of legal advice for...

    Russian economy contracts 4.6% in second quarter: official
    Aug10

    Russian economy contracts 4.6% in second quarter: official

    [MOSCOW] Russia’s recession worsened in the second quarter as gross domestic product shrank by 4.6 per cent compared with a year earlier, battered by lower oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine, official statistics said Monday. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine reports heavy tank battle with pro-Russians
    Aug10

    Ukraine reports heavy tank battle with pro-Russians

    KIEV: Ukraine on Monday reported repelling a rare tank assault by pro-Russian rebels that threatened to usher in a dangerous escalation to the 16-month war. President Petro Poroshenko said about “200 insurgents used tanks to storm” Novolaspa — a village half-way between the separatists’ de facto capital Donetsk and the Kiev-held...

    Ukraine reports heaviest shelling by eastern rebels since February
    Aug10

    Ukraine reports heaviest shelling by eastern rebels since February

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of carrying out the heaviest artillery attacks on government positions in six months and warned of signs the conflict was escalating despite a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine reports heaviest shelling by eastern rebels since February
    Aug10

    Ukraine reports heaviest shelling by eastern rebels since February

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of carrying out the heaviest artillery attacks on government positions in six months and warned of signs the conflict was escalating despite a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

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