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    Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops
    Aug20

    Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

    Government efforts to quell the pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine are focused on encircling Donetsk and also driving rebels out of the city of Luhansk. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops
    Aug20

    Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

    KIEV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk. Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that government troops now control half of the...

    Russia stages new military exercises
    Aug20

    Russia stages new military exercises

    The Russian defence ministry said Wednesday (Aug 20) it was conducting fresh military exercises in the south of the country as fighting intensified between rebels and government forces in Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Refugees seek shelter in Russia as Ukraine forces tighten grip on rebels
    Aug20

    Refugees seek shelter in Russia as Ukraine forces tighten grip on rebels

    ‘Some progress’ in difficult Ukraine, Russia talks: GermanyUkraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel strongholdRenewed fighting in Donetsk, warplane shot downShelling in Donetsk as Ukrainian troops close inKiev says forces destroyed Russian armour inside UkraineUnder artillery fire, Ukraine rebels switch their leaders...

    Rupiah falls to 11,694 per dollar Wednesday morning
    Aug20

    Rupiah falls to 11,694 per dollar Wednesday morning

    The rupiah traded among banks in Jakarta on Wednesday morning depreciated by 15 points to Rp 11,694 per US dollar, down from the previous Rp 11,679 per dollar.Monex Investindo Futures research head Ariston Tjendra said the dollar strengthened against many currencies in Asia due to the release of positive US housing and retail industry data....

    Maternity ward protects newborns in the midst of Ukraine’s battle
    Aug20

    Maternity ward protects newborns in the midst of Ukraine’s battle

    ‘Some progress’ in difficult Ukraine, Russia talks: GermanyUnder artillery fire, Ukraine rebels switch their leadersNew fighting in Eastern Ukraine has sparked a flood of refugees …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Discourse:  More independent think tanks needed to project RI’s profile
    Aug20

    Discourse: More independent think tanks needed to project RI’s profile

    Indonesia’s continual adaptation of non-confrontational approaches to solving regional conflicts, as well as the stellar show of democracy presented through the country’s recent presidential election, have been gathering praise throughout the international community. However, despite these accomplishments, Indonesia’s progress...

    Ukrainian president to meet Putin, EU officials in Minsk
    Aug20

    Ukrainian president to meet Putin, EU officials in Minsk

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will attend an “Eurasian Three” summit in Minsk next week, the presidential press service announced Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Wall St extends rally
    Aug20

    Wall St extends rally

    NEW YORK: US stocks ended higher for the second straight session on Tuesday, as robust housing data and strong earnings from Dow component Home Depot overshadowed lingering concerns about the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds
    Aug20

    Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds

    A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns about rising tensions in Iraq and Ukraine.Investors were encouraged by economic reports that suggested growth may be poised to pick up,...

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