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    Ukraine says one soldier killed in clashes in separatist east
    Aug08

    Ukraine says one soldier killed in clashes in separatist east

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine on Saturday reported the death of one soldier as clashes with pro-Russian separatists continue in the countrys war-torn east despite a shaky truce.Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said a further nine servicemen had been wounded in the past 24 hours of fighting.Ukrainian officials said three civilians were also injured...

    Mali hotel siege ends, hostages freed
    Aug08

    Mali hotel siege ends, hostages freed

    Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants who had killed at least six people during their attack. The gunmen had seized the Byblos hotel in the town of Sevare, around 600 km (400 miles) northeast of the capital Bamako, early on Friday and held...

    South Africans, Russian and Ukrainian freed in Mali hotel siege
    Aug08

    South Africans, Russian and Ukrainian freed in Mali hotel siege

    Four United Nations contractors, including two South Africans, a Russian and a Ukrainian, were freed when security forces stormed a hotel in central Mali being held by suspected Islamist militants, a spokeswoman for Mali’s U.N. mission MINUSMA said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Fitch Affirms Ukraines Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating at CC
    Aug08

    Fitch Affirms Ukraines Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating at CC

    MOSCOW, LONDON (Sputnik) – According a Fitch press release, “the issue ratings on Ukraine’s senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at ‘CC’ and … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    South Africans, Russian and Ukrainian freed in Mali hotel siege
    Aug08

    South Africans, Russian and Ukrainian freed in Mali hotel siege

    BAMAKO (Reuters) – Four United Nations contractors, including two South Africans, a Russian and a Ukrainian, were freed when security forces stormed a hotel in central Mali being held by suspected Islamist militants, a spokeswoman for Mali’s U.N. mission MINUSMA said. …read more Source: The...

    Five foreigners rescued in Mali hotel siege
    Aug08

    Five foreigners rescued in Mali hotel siege

    BAMAKO: A “number” of people held by gunmen during a standoff at a hotel in central Mali have been freed overnight and at least five foreigners evacuated from the site, according to Malian military sources. “We cannot say that everything is finished, but a number of hostages” were freed by Malian forces deployed around the...

    Foreigners rescued as Mali hotel siege leaves seven dead
    Aug08

    Foreigners rescued as Mali hotel siege leaves seven dead

    Bamako (AFP) – Five foreigners have been evacuated and a number of hostages freed after they were trapped by gunmen in a hotel standoff with soldiers in central Mali that left at least seven people dead, military sources said early Saturday.We can not say that everything is finished, but a number of hostages were freed by Malian forces...

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells
    Aug08

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells

    A young Ukrainian artist has captured global media attention by creating a striking portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin out of 5,000 bullet shells collected in the separatist east. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Gunmen seize foreign hostages in deadly attack on Mali hotel
    Aug08

    Gunmen seize foreign hostages in deadly attack on Mali hotel

    BAMAKO: Gunmen stormed a hotel in central Mali on Friday, killing at least three people and seizing hostages including several foreigners in an ongoing standoff with the army. Among the dead were two Malian soldiers, while the body of a white man was seen lying sprawled outside the hotel in the town of Sevare, military sources said. Kiev...

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells
    Aug08

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells

    KIEV – A young Ukrainian artist has captured global media attention by creating a striking portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin out of 5,000 bullet shells collected in the separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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