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    Dope and glory
    Aug27

    Dope and glory

    When Usain Bolt battled to victory in the 100-meter final on the second day of the Track and Field World Championships in Beijing, he struck a blow not only for his competitive reputation but also for the image of his besieged sport. Like track and field, Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, has been struggling this season. He had been...

    Obama calls Merkel to discuss recent violence in Ukraine
    Aug27

    Obama calls Merkel to discuss recent violence in Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the recent upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine, the White House said.Obama and Merkel spoke after the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatist meeting… …read more Source:...

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine
    Aug26

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine

    In trying to create a likeness of Soviet power, Vladimir Putin is doing one thing demonstrably better than the Kremlin masters of old: propaganda. During the Cold War Soviet outlets like Pravda would disseminate outlandish claims so crass and obviously false that even true comrades turned the page or flipped the channel (and there were a lot...

    Kremlin pays out for 2,000 Ukraine deaths
    Aug26

    Kremlin pays out for 2,000 Ukraine deaths

    The Kremlin has paid out almost £13 million in compensation to injured servicemen and the families of more than 2,000… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1
    Aug26

    Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1

    MINSK (Reuters) – Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, in a gesture to shore up a tenuous ceasefire, agreed on Wednesday to strive for an end to all truce violations from next Tuesday, the OSCE and rebel representatives said. …read more Source:...

    This Is What Happened When a Ukrainian Film Director Was Sentenced to 20 Years in a Russian Prison
    Aug26

    This Is What Happened When a Ukrainian Film Director Was Sentenced to 20 Years in a Russian Prison

    Protesters outside the Russian embassy in Kiev demand the release of Oleg Sentsov and Aleksander Kolchenko on August 25, 2015. Photo by Inna Sokolovska from Demotix. A military court in Russia’s Rostov-on-the-Don has sentenced Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to 20 years of hard labor in a high-security prison on charges of planning a...

    Brussels hopes to end Ukraine-Russia gas war
    Aug26

    Brussels hopes to end Ukraine-Russia gas war

    The European Commission is trying to restart gas talks between Russia and Ukraine, but the same issue that caused a breakdown in June — a dispute over prices — is still keeping the two sides apart. However, mounting urgency on both sides could help build a compromise: the Ukrainians want to top up their gas storage before the start of winter,...

    Greece offers ‘war relief’ to Greek-origin Ukrainians
    Aug26

    Greece offers ‘war relief’ to Greek-origin Ukrainians

    Greece has said it would give special treatment to Greek-origin Ukrainians on the front line who want to resettle in the EU. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine and Poland to discuss conflict resolution talks format
    Aug26

    Ukraine and Poland to discuss conflict resolution talks format

    Ukraine and Poland will discuss Warsaw joining talks on resolving the crisis in Donbas in early September. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    [Ticker] Russia lets slip Ukraine war dead figure
    Aug26

    [Ticker] Russia lets slip Ukraine war dead figure

    Russian journal Delovaya Zhizn Wednesday accidentally published army pay figures, saying “as of February 1, 2015, monetary compensation had been paid to more than 2,000 families of fallen soldiers” in Ukraine, according to business magazine Forbes. Russia has long denied its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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