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    Rebel Chief in East Ukraine Bans Swearing
    Jul30

    Rebel Chief in East Ukraine Bans Swearing

    A top rebel chief in east Ukraine has banned fighters from swearing, saying it “spiritually demeans us and will lead our army to defeat”, according to a document published on a Twitter account used by… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine army retakes town near Donetsk
    Jul30

    Ukraine army retakes town near Donetsk

    Ukraine’s army said on Wednesday that it had retaken a town on the outskirts of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, and intercepted another convoy of vehicles crossing over from Russia. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region
    Jul30

    Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. The regional administration said Wednesday on its website that 31 people were brought to hospitals with injuries over the previous 24 hours. Shells hit apartment buildings in Donetsk, the regional capital,...

    Russia sanctions spread pain from Putin to Halliburton
    Jul30

    Russia sanctions spread pain from Putin to Halliburton

    U.S. and European Union sanctions against Russia’s Vladimir Putin threaten to shut off some of the world’s largest energy companies from one of the biggest untapped energy troves on the planet.EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over UkraineWest agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash siteFighting...

    EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Jul30

    EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.My captivity in Ukraine reveals when amateurs succumb to hatred …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    US, Europe impose new sanctions on Russia
    Jul30

    US, Europe impose new sanctions on Russia

    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions on Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Mass murder of innocents
    Jul30

    Mass murder of innocents

    This year’s Eid al-Fitri must surely be one of the saddest experienced in the country so far.The usual festive cheer has been subdued by the horrific shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17.The federal government and state governments have rightly cancelled official Hari Raya open houses as a mark of...

    US and Europe hit Russia with toughest sanctions yet
    Jul30

    US and Europe hit Russia with toughest sanctions yet

    The United States and Europe targeted Russia’s key financial, arms and energy sectors on Tuesday (July 29) with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow’s intervention in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Channel...

    MH17: Australia focused on crash site, not sanctions: PM
    Jul30

    MH17: Australia focused on crash site, not sanctions: PM

    SYDNEY: Australia’s priority was gaining access to the crash site of downed Flight MH17 in Ukraine, not imposing sanctions on Russia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today. …read more Source: New Straits...

    After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around
    Jul30

    After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

    When Ukraine’s military offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels from the restive east began in mid-April with humiliated soldiers meekly surrendering their armored vehicles it looked doomed to failure. But after more than three months of brutal fighting that has claimed some 1,100 lives, a sudden advance by battle-hardened government forces in...

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