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    Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN
    Aug29

    Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN

    KIEV: The conflict in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people since mid-April, the United Nations said Friday in their latest report, explaining the sharp increase by fighting in densely populated areas between Kiev’s army and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Russian fund bypassed by U.S. sanctions
    Aug29

    Russian fund bypassed by U.S. sanctions

    As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and...

    Rupiah weakens to 11,705 per dollar Friday morning
    Aug29

    Rupiah weakens to 11,705 per dollar Friday morning

    The rupiah traded among banks in Jakarta on Friday morning weakened by 11 basis points to Rp 11,705 per US dollar. Monex Investindo Futures analyst Zulfirman Basir said that because market players were worried about the escalating conflict in Ukraine, currencies in emerging markets were weakening.”Ukraine accuses Russia for attacking the...

    ‘MH17 trial could be conducted either in Malaysia or ICJ’
    Aug29

    ‘MH17 trial could be conducted either in Malaysia or ICJ’

    The trial of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July over Ukraine could be conducted either here or the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, a top… …read more Source: The...

    Putin urges ‘humanitarian corridor’ for trapped Ukraine troops
    Aug29

    Putin urges ‘humanitarian corridor’ for trapped Ukraine troops

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine on Friday (Aug 29) to open a “humanitarian corridor” to allow besieged Ukrainian troops to retreat. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine President Accuses Russian Soldiers of Backing Rebel Thrust
    Aug29

    Ukraine President Accuses Russian Soldiers of Backing Rebel Thrust

    Ukraine’s president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a separatist war and prompting ange… …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs
    Aug29

    Russia’s Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs

    MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home. Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin’s web-site in the early hours on Friday that a lot of Ukrainian soldiers...

    Vladimir Putin Urges ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ For Trapped Ukraine Troops
    Aug29

    Vladimir Putin Urges ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ For Trapped Ukraine Troops

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to open a “humanitarian corridor” to allow Ukrainian troops to escape from the rebel-held eastern town of Novoazovsk. …read more Source:...

    EU leaders look to fill jobs as Ukraine crisis flares
    Aug29

    EU leaders look to fill jobs as Ukraine crisis flares

    EU leaders will meet on Saturday (Aug 30) in a second attempt to find the right candidate for two of the biggest jobs in Brussels, a painstaking exercise that may be overtaken by the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises
    Aug29

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. While that stance is in keeping with Obama’s long-standing aversion to military entanglements, it comes at a time when the effectiveness of his...

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