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    65 victims of MH17 identified, last experts home
    Aug09

    65 victims of MH17 identified, last experts home

    Dutch forensic experts have identified a total of 65 victims of downed flight MH17, the government said, as the last of the investigators returned from eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine Says Stopped Russian ‘Humanitarian’ Convoy Into East
    Aug09

    Ukraine Says Stopped Russian ‘Humanitarian’ Convoy Into East

    Ukraine said it warded off a Russian attempt to send troops across the border under the guise of a humanitarian mission, fuelling Western fears that Moscow is planning to invade. “A huge convoy moved towards the Ukrainian border, accompanied by Russian troops and military hardware,” Valeriy Chaliy, deputy head of President Petro...

    Russian Bear Grumbles as Food Sanctions Hit Moscow Zoo
    Aug09

    Russian Bear Grumbles as Food Sanctions Hit Moscow Zoo

    Moscow. Russia’s drastic ban on food imports from Europe has claimed it first victims –the rather choosy animals at Moscow zoo. Keepers at the zoo, one of Europe’s oldest, are scrambling to adjust the menus for its animals, which rely heavily on Dutch vegetables and Polish apples. “Almost all the animals eat fruits and...

    Have stopped Russian troops from invading: Ukraine
    Aug09

    Have stopped Russian troops from invading: Ukraine

    A senior aide to Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said a large Russian military convoy had been heading for the border. …read more Source: The Times of...

    ExxonMobil starts drilling for oil in Russia’s Arctic
    Aug09

    ExxonMobil starts drilling for oil in Russia’s Arctic

    U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil began drilling in Russia’s Arctic on Saturday, despite Western sanctions imposed on its Russian partner Rosneft, and was hailed by Russia’s president as an model of “cooperation.” Although U.S. sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine are not designed to halt joint projects by Russian and U.S....

    Ukraine says it stopped Russian troops invading; Moscow calls statement ‘fairy tale’
    Aug09

    Ukraine says it stopped Russian troops invading; Moscow calls statement ‘fairy tale’

    Ukraine said on Saturday it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers with the aim of provoking a large-scale military conflict, a statement Moscow dismissed as a “fairy tale.” Ukraine has made several similar statements about Russian aggression during months of conflict with...

    Donetsk Rebels Surrounded, Commander Says
    Aug09

    Donetsk Rebels Surrounded, Commander Says

    A top commander of the pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine said on Saturday that Ukrainian forces have seized a key town, leaving the rebel region’s largest city of Donetsk surrounded. …read more Source:...

    Govt waits for confirmation from Netherlands on identification of two bodies
    Aug09

    Govt waits for confirmation from Netherlands on identification of two bodies

    DUNGUN: Not wanting to be hasty, the Malaysian Government is still waiting for confirmation from its counterpart in the Netherlands over the identification of bodies of two Malaysians who were on board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 which went down in eastern Ukraine on July 17. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Barricades Come Down in Ukraine’s Capital City
    Aug09

    Barricades Come Down in Ukraine’s Capital City

    City workers and volunteers have removed the last of the barricades that had blocked the main street of Ukraine’s capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year. …read more Source:...

    New Ukrainian rebel leader says he wants only Moscow’s ‘moral support’
    Aug09

    New Ukrainian rebel leader says he wants only Moscow’s ‘moral support’

    A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants “only moral support” from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling the shots among the rebels. Many in the rebel ranks decry what they call Russia’s betrayal of […] The...

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