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    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Intensifies
    Aug10

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Intensifies

    Fighting between government forces and separatists intensified in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with the country’s president ordering his foreign minister to hold urgent talks with his counterparts from Germany, France and Russia about the escalating violence. The Ukrainian presidential website reported that some 200 separatist fighters using...

    World’s Population To Top 11 Billion by 2100
    Aug10

    World’s Population To Top 11 Billion by 2100

    The population total will grow to 11.2 billion worldwide by the end of the 21st century, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is predicting. The current world population, at 7.3 billion, will increase to 9.7 billion by 2050 before rising to more than 11 billion five decades later, the department’s Population Division...

    How America’s Global Financial System Blocks Development
    Aug10

    How America’s Global Financial System Blocks Development

    NEW YORK — The Third International Conference on Financing for Development recently convened in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The conference came at a time when developing countries and emerging markets have demonstrated their ability to absorb huge amounts of money productively. Indeed, the tasks that these countries are...

    Russian economy shrank 4.6 percent in Q2 on lower oil prices
    Aug10

    Russian economy shrank 4.6 percent in Q2 on lower oil prices

    MOSCOW (AP) — Official government figures show that the Russian economy was 4.6 percent in the second quarter from the same quarter the previous year in the wake of plummeting oil prices and Western sanctions.The sharp quarterly decline reported Monday by the country’s state statistics agency is more than double the 2.2-percent contraction...

    A Ukrainian Border Town Once Fenced by Soviets Blossoms Into a Shopper’s Paradise
    Aug10

    A Ukrainian Border Town Once Fenced by Soviets Blossoms Into a Shopper’s Paradise

    Since 2005, a pedestrian crossing has drawn a surge of Slovakian visitors to a small Ukrainian village, where consumer goods are considerably cheaper. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s economy is shriveling up
    Aug10

    Russia’s economy is shriveling up

    Russia’s economy has contracted the most since 2009 following lower oil. Russia’s GDP shrank by 4.6% in the second quarter from the same period last year, following a 2.2% decline in the previous three months, according to the Federal Statistics Service in Moscow cited by Bloomberg’s Anna Andrianova. This was a greater...

    U.S.-China Cooperation on Iran Signals a New Day in Global Governance
    Aug10

    U.S.-China Cooperation on Iran Signals a New Day in Global Governance

    SHANGHAI — When the historic agreement was reached between Iran and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States (“P5+1”) over the Iranian nuclear issue in July, President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama highlighted their nations’ cooperation in resolving the Iranian nuclear issue, which may herald a new...

    Kyiv, Separatists Report Armored Clash Despite Cease-Fire
    Aug10

    Kyiv, Separatists Report Armored Clash Despite Cease-Fire

    One Ukrainian soldier has been killed and nine injured in the latest clashes between Ukrainian armed forces and Russia-backed separatists in the Donetsk region, a Ukrainian military official says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Plotting Against Russia? Russian State Duma Speaker Says Obama Administration Turns People Into ‘Zombies’ With False Facts
    Aug10

    US Plotting Against Russia? Russian State Duma Speaker Says Obama Administration Turns People Into ‘Zombies’ With False Facts

    Russian speaker of the State Duma, or lower house of representatives, accused the United States of plotting “provocations” against Russia in an article published Monday in the Russian government newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta. The article by speaker Sergei Naryshkin was one of many instances of growing anti-U.S. rhetoric in Russia amid...

    Nigeria Corruption Caused By Christian Churches? Pastor Sunday Adelaja Blames Religious Leaders For Immoral Values
    Aug10

    Nigeria Corruption Caused By Christian Churches? Pastor Sunday Adelaja Blames Religious Leaders For Immoral Values

    A Nigerian-born pastor in Ukraine has blamed Nigerian churches and religious leaders for the West African country’s widespread corruption, which has crippled the economy. Sunday Adelaja, founder and senior pastor of the Embassy of God in Kiev, one of the largest evangelical churches in Eastern Europe, said corrupt practices and immoral...