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    Dozen wounded in blast outside Ukraine parliament: AFP
    Aug31

    Dozen wounded in blast outside Ukraine parliament: AFP

    Kiev (AFP) – A powerful explosion on Monday outside Ukraine’s parliament wounded about a dozen protesters and police during clashes over reforms giving greater powers to rebels in the east, an AFP reporter saw.Several people who were bleeding, including police officers and apparently journalists, were lying on the ground in front of...

    Protests Break out in Ukraine Over Giving Regions More Power
    Aug31

    Protests Break out in Ukraine Over Giving Regions More Power

    Ukraine protesters clash with police in Kiev after vote to give greater powers to the east …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine Elections Controversy: Protesters Block Rada Parliament In Kiev, Clashes With Riot Police
    Aug31

    Ukraine Elections Controversy: Protesters Block Rada Parliament In Kiev, Clashes With Riot Police

    Protestors blocked the Rada parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday, disrupting a parliamentary vote on a new constitution. The lawmakers’ debate concerned decentralization, which would result in pro-Russian separatist groups in the country gaining power. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers, Activists Protest Decentralization Bill
    Aug31

    Ukrainian Lawmakers, Activists Protest Decentralization Bill

    Dozens of Ukrainian lawmakers from the Radical Party and the Svoboda political coalition blocked the podium in the parliament on August 31, protesting the first vote on constitutional amendments aimed at decentralizing the government’s powers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson plans aliyah
    Aug31

    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson plans aliyah

    (JTA) — A British man whose grandfather survived the Holocaust said he would move to Israel when he is done fighting Islamists in Syria. Timothy Paul Jacobs-Woodworth, 37, revealed his plan to immigrate in an interview published Sunday by the news site Ynet. One of Jacobs-Woodworth’s grandfathers survived the Nazi concentration camp of...

    Ukraine Cancels Upcoming Local Polls Near Combat Zone
    Aug30

    Ukraine Cancels Upcoming Local Polls Near Combat Zone

    Election officials in Ukraine have canceled upcoming local polls in parts of two rebel-controlled regions near the Russian border, after determining that authorities can not guarantee voter or polling place safety. The Central Election Commission, in a statement Sunday, said the cancellations of October 25 voting will affect 91 local councils in...

    Jamaican ‘ruff necks’ go out with a bang in China
    Aug30

    Jamaican ‘ruff necks’ go out with a bang in China

    Beijing (AFP) – Even without Usain Bolt, Jamaica finished the world championships with a bang on Sunday, storming to the women’s 4x400m relay title to match Kenya’s gold tally at the top of the medals table.Anchor leg Novlene Williams-Mills pulled out an eye-popping last 50m to catch Francena McCorory as the Jamaicans clocked...

    Putin Pumps Iron In New Pictures Aimed To Prop Up Image
    Aug30

    Putin Pumps Iron In New Pictures Aimed To Prop Up Image

    MOSCOW, Aug 30 (Reuters) – The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin’s rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is shown on...

    Russia’s Beer Nativism
    Aug30

    Russia’s Beer Nativism

    Nationalist activists are showing their love for Mother Russia by destroying foreign beer as a way to promote domestic food products in the wake of the self-harming food import ban that the Kremlin introduced as a counter to Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. The London Times reports: A group of ultra-conservative Cossacks, spearheaded...

    Why Is Russia Destroying U.S. Cheese, Oysters But Not Snickers?
    Aug30

    Why Is Russia Destroying U.S. Cheese, Oysters But Not Snickers?

    After the West slapped sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin banned a wide range of food from western countries. NBC News’ Alexey Eremenko explains. …read more Source:...