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    Ukraine border battles leave 15 dead as sanctions war heats up (AFP)
    Aug09

    Ukraine border battles leave 15 dead as sanctions war heats up (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Fierce battles on Ukraine’s porous eastern border left 15 government troops dead as fears of a possible Russian invasion swirled on Friday despite NATO urging Moscow to withdraw its troops along the frontier. …read more Source: The West...

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims
    Aug08

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) The Dutch-led forensic team working on the remains of those aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it has identified 23 victims so far.Justice Ministry spokesman Jean Fransman said those include 18 Dutch, two Malaysians,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Courage under fire for AFP finest
    Aug08

    Courage under fire for AFP finest

    THE Ukrainian government and the rebels sounded sincere: they would allow investigators safe passage to the MH17 crash site, but the reality was different. …read more Source: THE...

    NATO warns Russia to keep out
    Aug08

    NATO warns Russia to keep out

    NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged Russia to “step back from the brink” during a visit to Kiev and vowed support for Ukraine. …read more Source: THE...

    Fierce Ukraine border battles as sanctions war heats up (AFP)
    Aug08

    Fierce Ukraine border battles as sanctions war heats up (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Fierce battles on Ukraine’s porous eastern border left 15 government servicemen dead as fears of a possible invasion swirled after NATO urged Moscow to withdraw its troops along the frontier. …read more Source: The West...

    Clashes kill 15 Ukrainian servicemen in 24 hours: military (AFP)
    Aug08

    Clashes kill 15 Ukrainian servicemen in 24 hours: military (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed 15 Ukrainian servicemen and injured 79 more over the past 24 hours, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. …read more Source: The West...

    2 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city
    Aug08

    2 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) Local officials in eastern Ukraine say two people were killed in late-night shelling in the besieged city of Donetsk.The Donetsk city council said in a statement posted on its website that two people were… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Australia set to tighten Russia sanctions (AFP)
    Aug08

    Australia set to tighten Russia sanctions (AFP)

    Sydney (AFP) – Australia is preparing to tighten sanctions on Russia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday as he warned President Vladimir Putin against sending his troops into Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    MH17 search in Ukraine turns into mission impossible
    Aug08

    MH17 search in Ukraine turns into mission impossible

    Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop called in 100-plus unarmed, combat-untrained Australian investigators who spent 10 days dodging bombs in a search for bodies of victims that might not have been there in the first place. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Asian stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters
    Aug08

    Asian stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters

    HONG KONG (AP) Asian stocks sank Friday as jitters over the crises in Iraq and Ukraine escalated but Chinese stocks rose after trade figures showed surprisingly strong growth in exports.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 led Asian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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