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    Dozens Killed in Attack on Convoy, Ukraine Says; Rebels Deny Firing Rocket
    Aug18

    Dozens Killed in Attack on Convoy, Ukraine Says; Rebels Deny Firing Rocket

    Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. …read more Source:...

    Merkel pledges Nato will defend Baltic member states anxious over Ukraine
    Aug18

    Merkel pledges Nato will defend Baltic member states anxious over Ukraine

    August 19, 2014 12:08 AMRIGA (REUTERS) – Germany’s Angela Merkel promised the Baltic states on Monday that Nato would defend them, although it would not send permanent combat troops but would increase manoeuvres in the region. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Asian shares higher but Russia-Ukraine tensions weigh
    Aug18

    Asian shares higher but Russia-Ukraine tensions weigh

    HONG KONG–Asian shares mostly rose Monday but gains were capped by the latest tensions between Russia and Ukraine, despite some progress cited in the “difficult” negotiations between the two sides. Also weighing on sentiment was a report showing China’s foreign direct investment slumped to a two-year low, adding to a...

    Brent dips below US$102 a barrel
    Aug18

    Brent dips below US$102 a barrel

    LONDON: Oil fell below US$102 a barrel to its lowest in over a year yesterday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Donetsk Queues for Water as Fighting Shuts off Supply
    Aug18

    Donetsk Queues for Water as Fighting Shuts off Supply

    Anastasiya clutches two empty five-litre bottles as she joins a queue of Donetsk residents buying water in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city where supplies were abruptly cut off by shelling damage. …read more Source:...

    Rupiah falls to 11,687 per dollar Monday afternoon
    Aug18

    Rupiah falls to 11,687 per dollar Monday afternoon

    Rupiah traded among banks in Jakarta on Monday afternoon depreciated by 10 basis points to Rp 11,687 per US dollar, down from the previous Rp 11,677 per dollar. Monex Investindo Futures head of research Ariston Tjendra said the lack of new economic data in the country had put pressure on the domestic currency, forcing investors to keep their...

    ‘No progress on Ukraine truce or peace talks’
    Aug18

    ‘No progress on Ukraine truce or peace talks’

    MOSCOW (AFP) ― Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that no progress was reached on establishing a ceasefi …read more Source: The Korea...

    Putin threat stirs European tank ambition dormant since Cold War
    Aug18

    Putin threat stirs European tank ambition dormant since Cold War

    The Ukraine crisis is pushing European governments to review the role of the weapon that dominated Cold War defenses as the strength of Russian ground forces stirs political concerns: the battle tank. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Ukraine, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Attacking Refugee Bus Convoy
    Aug18

    Ukraine, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Attacking Refugee Bus Convoy

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of hitting a refugee convoy of buses with rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, killing people trapped in the burning vehicles, but the separatists… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine says ‘many dead’ after rebels ‘fire on fleeing civilians’ trying to leave conflict area
    Aug18

    Ukraine says ‘many dead’ after rebels ‘fire on fleeing civilians’ trying to leave conflict area

    August 18, 2014 6:01 PMKIEV (AFP) – Kiev on Monday accused pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine of killing “many” civilians trying to leave a conflict-torn area by shelling them with equipment provided by Moscow. …read more Source: The Straits...

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