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    US warns of sharp rise in separatist attacks in Ukraine
    Aug10

    US warns of sharp rise in separatist attacks in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says Ukrainian rebels launched more attacks over the last three days than any similar time period since February, in what may be an escalating effort by Russian-backed militants to destabilize Ukraine’s Western-backed government. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Official: Russia Readying Deadly Attacks in East
    Aug10

    Ukraine Official: Russia Readying Deadly Attacks in East

    In Ukraine’s east, Russian intelligence services are preparing attacks with high civilian casualties which they will try to blame on Kyiv’s armed forces, a top Ukrainian security official said. “In the occupied territories [of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions] Russian special services are in the process of identifying...

    US warns of sharp rise in separatist attacks in Ukraine
    Aug10

    US warns of sharp rise in separatist attacks in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says Ukrainian rebels launched more attacks over the last three days than any similar time period since… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Troops Quell Large Tank Offensive By Pro-Russian Forces As Donbas Conflict Worsens
    Aug10

    Ukrainian Troops Quell Large Tank Offensive By Pro-Russian Forces As Donbas Conflict Worsens

    Ukrainian forces thwarted a surprise pro-Russian rebel tank attack Monday that once again showed the fragility of the 16-month war in East Ukraine, according to an AFP report. “200 insurgents used tanks to storm” the village of Novolaspa, which lies between the de facto rebel capital of Donetsk and the strategic port of town of Mariupol on...

    Russia’s Destruction of Banned Western Food Sparks Outrage
    Aug10

    Russia’s Destruction of Banned Western Food Sparks Outrage

    The Russian government is moving ahead with the mass destruction of Western food imports banned under sanctions imposed by the Kremlin over the standoff in Ukraine. Over the past few days, state media have broadcast images of bulldozers running over rounds of cheese, workers incinerating boxes of frozen bacon, and assurances from officials that...

    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...