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    Asian shares gain as geopolitical tensions subside
    Aug12

    Asian shares gain as geopolitical tensions subside

    Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, tracking rallies on Wall Street and in Europe as easing geopolitical tensions lifted investor confidence.Tokyo stocks gained 0.32 percent, extending their rally in the previous session after US airstrikes on Iraq — aimed at beating back rampaging Islamic State extremists — prompted sharp falls...

    Wall St ends up for second day
    Aug12

    Wall St ends up for second day

    NEW YORK: US stocks ended higher on Monday, extending the rally from Friday as investors hoped that Russia’s move to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine would ease tensions between the two countries. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of ‘invasion pretext’
    Aug12

    Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of ‘invasion pretext’

    President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion.Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and vegetables in sanctions response; NATO fears invasionUkrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting, talks underway...

    Australia, Dutch vow justice for MH17 victims
    Aug12

    Australia, Dutch vow justice for MH17 victims

    Australia and The Netherlands on Monday vowed to bring justice to the families of victims of downed flight MH17, despite the search for body parts being halted because of fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia sends aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings
    Aug12

    Russia sends aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings

    President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion. …read more Source: The Times of...

    MH17: 3 police officers to be based in Netherlands, Ukraine to follow up with investigations
    Aug12

    MH17: 3 police officers to be based in Netherlands, Ukraine to follow up with investigations

    SEPANG Three police officers would be based in the Netherlands and Ukraine to follow up with the investigation and meetings pertaining to the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17 crash. …read more Source: New Straits...

    US stocks finish higher amid global equity rally
    Aug12

    US stocks finish higher amid global equity rally

    NEW YORK–US stocks Monday finished higher, capping a sunny day for global markets in a rally that gained force from a more optimistic perception of conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 16.05 points (0.10 percent) at 16,569.98. The broad-based S&P 500 gained 5.33 (0.28 percent) to 1,936.92, while the...

    How the Dow Jones industrial average did on Monday
    Aug12

    How the Dow Jones industrial average did on Monday

    Stocks closed slightly higher Monday as investors turned their focus to corporate news and as tensions eased in Ukraine.On Monday:The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.05 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,569.98.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.33 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,936.92.The Nasdaq composite rose 30.43 points, or 0.7...

    Mother takes son back to Ukraine prison after war jailbreak
    Aug12

    Mother takes son back to Ukraine prison after war jailbreak

    Just hours after he bust out of a high-security prison as it was rocked by mortar blasts in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, Natalya Nikitenko drove her son right back to jail.”He himself said that he had to return so it wouldn’t count as escaping. We are doing everything according to the law,” she told AFP as she climbed into her...

    Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food import ban
    Aug12

    Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food import ban

    Moscow’s sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages. The tit for tat trade restrictions — a response to U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Russia’s actions in Ukraine — have hurt farmers in...

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