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    Pussy Riot say no place for Putin at G20
    Aug30

    Pussy Riot say no place for Putin at G20

    SYDNEY — The two best known members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot Saturday called on Australia to withdraw its invitation to President Vladimir Putin to attend this year’s G20 summit. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, in Sydney to speak at a festival, spent 22 months in jail after staging a protest performance in a Moscow...

    EU leaders seek riposte to Russia
    Aug30

    EU leaders seek riposte to Russia

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders gather in Brussels Saturday to thrash out a response to Russia’s deeper involvement in war-torn Ukraine and to bring new faces to key EU posts. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine plane with 7 on board crashes in Sahara
    Aug30

    Ukraine plane with 7 on board crashes in Sahara

    ALGIERS: A Ukrainian plane with seven people on board crashed in the Algerian Sahara in the early hours of Saturday, the Algeria Press Service reported. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Some Mariupol residents dig in, some flee as pro-Russia rebels close in
    Aug30

    Some Mariupol residents dig in, some flee as pro-Russia rebels close in

    Residents in east Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol dug trenches Friday as others packed up and fled over fears the city could be the next target for advancing pro-Russian rebels. Journalists saw dozens of people hastily building defenses in a field on the eastern outskirts of the government-held city, after pro-Moscow forces that Kiev...

    IMF approves massive funding for Ukraine
    Aug30

    IMF approves massive funding for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund on Friday announced a disbursement of $1.4 billion to crisis-torn Ukraine, but warned that the program remains highly challenging and continues to hinge on the development of the conflict. …read more Source: China...

    Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down in East: Kiev
    Aug30

    Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down in East: Kiev

    A Ukrainian fighter jet has been shot down by a Russian anti-aircraft system in the east of the country, where Kiev is fighting pro-Moscow rebels, Ukraine’s military said on Saturday. …read more Source:...

    The audacity of taupe: Obama’s tan suit lights up social media
    Aug30

    The audacity of taupe: Obama’s tan suit lights up social media

    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit that created a stir around the world? Tan suit? Precisely. If you get all your news from social media. Obama’s summer fashion choice, not unprecedented among presidents — himself included […] The...

    McDonald’s faces biggest test in Russia since end of Soviet era
    Aug30

    McDonald’s faces biggest test in Russia since end of Soviet era

    McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), which arrived in Soviet-era Russia in 1990 and helped open the communist nation to foreign enterprise, is now under pressure to retreat.‘Golden sanction’ to halt Putin in Ukraine stays elusiveChinese meat scandal tests tycoon’s ties With McDonald’sMcDonald’s Vietnam served 400,000 in first...

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Aug30

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of rebels.‘Golden sanction’ to halt Putin in Ukraine stays elusiveBreakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion...

    Moscow categorizes soldiers’ mothers group as a ‘foreign agent’
    Aug30

    Moscow categorizes soldiers’ mothers group as a ‘foreign agent’

    Russia on Friday officially labeled a regional rights group that monitors abuses in the armed forces a “foreign agent” as Kiev and the West claimed Russian troops are involved in fighting in Ukraine. The Russian Justice Ministry added a group called Soldiers’ Mothers of St. Petersburg to its register of “foreign agents.” The ruling means...

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