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    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko discuss surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine – White House
    Aug20

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko discuss surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine – White House

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone on Friday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and both leaders expressed concern over a recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where Kiev is fighting pro-Russian separatists, the White House said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Biden, Ukraine's Poroshenko discuss surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine – White House
    Aug20

    Biden, Ukraine's Poroshenko discuss surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone on Friday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and both leaders expressed concern over a recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where Kiev is fighting pro-Russian separatists, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko discuss surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine: White House
    Aug20

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko discuss surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone on Friday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and both leaders expressed concern over a recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where Kiev is fighting pro-Russian separatists, the White House said. …read more Source:...

    Jamaica qualify for 4x400m relay finals
    Aug20

    Jamaica qualify for 4x400m relay finals

    Jamaica’s men and women’s 4×400-metre relay teams have qualified for the final of the events at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Both finals will take place on Saturday. The Jamaican women’s quartet of Christine Day, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Chrisann Gordon and Novlene-Mills easily book their spot in the medal round...

    Russia may be moving Buk missile launchers back into Eastern Ukraine
    Aug20

    Russia may be moving Buk missile launchers back into Eastern Ukraine

    For the first time since flight MH17 was shot down, Buk missile launchers may have returned to Eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    News Wrap: CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach; Louisiana cleanup continues
    Aug20

    News Wrap: CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach; Louisiana cleanup continues

    JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women to avoid traveling to Miami Beach, Florida, on account of the Zika virus. Officials say mosquitoes in the popular tourist destination transmitted the virus to at least five people. That area is just minutes from the state’s...

    Russia: Ukraine trying to sabotage Minsk agreement
    Aug20

    Russia: Ukraine trying to sabotage Minsk agreement

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country is not planning to cut ties with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Payment to Iran was used as ‘leverage’ for hostage release, admits State Department
    Aug20

    Payment to Iran was used as ‘leverage’ for hostage release, admits State Department

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The January release of American prisoners from Iran was accompanied by a $400 million payment, money the Islamic Republic had been owed for decades from a weapons sale that was never completed between the United States and Iran because of the revolution there. The Obama administration announced the payment at the time. But, lately,...

    Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
    Aug20

    Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true professional.” “I...

    OSCE reports presence of heavy weapon near frontline in E. Ukraine
    Aug20

    OSCE reports presence of heavy weapon near frontline in E. Ukraine

    The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday it has recorded a presence of heavy weapons, which is banned under a current ceasefire deal, near the frontline in the eastern regions. …read more Source: China...