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    Early Briefing: Nearly $500,000 in crashed Indonesian plane; fighting flares in Ukraine
    Aug17

    Early Briefing: Nearly $500,000 in crashed Indonesian plane; fighting flares in Ukraine

    Busy morning? Here are five stories that will help you catch up on what’s going on in the world right now …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine

    Fighting flared between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in two separate parts of eastern Ukraine overnight. …read more Source:...

    Russia Seizes More Territory in Ukraine, Eastern Europe with ‘Incremental’ Strategy
    Aug17

    Russia Seizes More Territory in Ukraine, Eastern Europe with ‘Incremental’ Strategy

    Fighting has escalated in Ukraine six months after a ceasefire was supposed to end hostilities, raising fears that Russian-backed separatists could soon launch another offensive as the West focuses on other global crises. Ukraine’s military reported 127 attacks on Monday by the pro-Russian rebels, including an assault by 400 separatists and...

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine

    The clashes near Mariupol put further strain on a fragile ceasefire between the two sides …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Gazprom’s colossal deal with China is already looking like a terrible move for Russia
    Aug17

    Gazprom’s colossal deal with China is already looking like a terrible move for Russia

    There was a lot of excitement in the industry when Russian energy giant Gazprom announced a mammoth $400 billion (£255.51 billion), 30-year export deal to China in May 2014 — but the agreement is now coming under extreme pressure on a number of fronts. Morgan Stanley analysts on Monday morning suggested that construction of the necessary...

    Russian rouble hits new 6-month low against dollar
    Aug17

    Russian rouble hits new 6-month low against dollar

    The Russian currency is hurt by weaker oil prices and reports of an upsurge in fighting in east Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Intense Artillery Duel Rocks Ukraine’s Coastal City Of Mariupol
    Aug17

    Intense Artillery Duel Rocks Ukraine’s Coastal City Of Mariupol

    An intense artillery duel has rocked the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, with residents describing the battle as the heaviest fighting there in more than three months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Stigma and pain surround cancer patients in Russia
    Aug17

    Stigma and pain surround cancer patients in Russia

    In Russia, cancer has become synonymous with scandal, exposing fundamental problems within both Russian healthcare and the wider society See also: Here’s what happens when 2 men hold hands in Russia and Ukraine Patients with late-stage cancer are reportedly often neglected by the medical establishment, which is accused of pouring most of...

    What’s Behind the Surge in Israelis Seeking EU Citizenship?
    Aug16

    What’s Behind the Surge in Israelis Seeking EU Citizenship?

    Last year, Hadas Kedar dug through the drawers in her parents’ apartment, looking for proof of her family’s life in Hungary during the 1920s. Eventually, she found several birth certificates and elementary school diplomas, put them in a folder, then sketched out a family tree and brought the paperwork to the Hungarian Embassy in Tel...

    U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump On Ukraine’s Possible NATO Entry: ‘I Wouldn’t Care’
    Aug16

    U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump On Ukraine’s Possible NATO Entry: ‘I Wouldn’t Care’

    U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, the brash businessman who has upended the field of Republicans vying for their party’s 2016 nomination, has responded with blunt indifference to Ukraine’s possible membership in NATO. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...