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    Ukraine Bans 13 Pro-Kremlin Actors, Singers From Airwaves and Cinemas
    Aug08

    Ukraine Bans 13 Pro-Kremlin Actors, Singers From Airwaves and Cinemas

    Ukraine on August 8 named 13 pro-Russian actors and singers who work would be banned from television and radio broadcasts and from cinemas – including France’s Gerard Depardieu. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Attack in central Mali sign of spreading extremist violence
    Aug08

    Attack in central Mali sign of spreading extremist violence

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The first attack by Islamic extremists in a central Mali town, in which 10 people died, shows that jihadist aggressions are spreading in the country and hitting more directly at the government military and the U.N. peacekeeping force, an expert said Saturday.Three of the attackers also were killed, and seven suspected...

    Russian, Ukrainian Among Dead In Mali Hotel Hostage Siege
    Aug08

    Russian, Ukrainian Among Dead In Mali Hotel Hostage Siege

    A spokesman for Mali’s military says a Russian and a Ukrainian were among 12 people killed when suspected Islamic militants seized a hotel used by the staff of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the West African country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Georgian president trying to save Ukraine from Russia’s orbit
    Aug08

    Ex-Georgian president trying to save Ukraine from Russia’s orbit

    Mikheil Saakashvili warred with Russia. Now he is waging a new battle that could determine Ukraine’s future. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Mali Hotel Siege Ends With 12 Dead
    Aug08

    Mali Hotel Siege Ends With 12 Dead

    BAMAKO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died. The gunmen had seized the Byblos Hotel in the town of Sevare, around 600 km (400 miles) northeast of the west...

    France Russia Mistral Ships Update: NATO, Saudi Arabia or Egypt Could Solve Costly French Military Crisis
    Aug08

    France Russia Mistral Ships Update: NATO, Saudi Arabia or Egypt Could Solve Costly French Military Crisis

    Inside the sprawling dockyard in the ancient town of St. Nazaire in southwestern France sits $1.2 billion worth of unsold naval hardware. Despite having never left the dock, the two Mistral helicopter landing ships, originally built by France for use in the Russian navy, inadvertently have become involved in the growing international dispute...

    Hotel Siege Ends in Mali; 12 Dead
    Aug08

    Hotel Siege Ends in Mali; 12 Dead

    BAMAKO (Reuters) – Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died. The gunmen had seized the Byblos Hotel in the town of Sevare, around 600 km (400 miles) northeast of the west African...

    Food Destruction Causes Public Outcry in Russia
    Aug08

    Food Destruction Causes Public Outcry in Russia

    Hundreds of thousands of Russians have taken to the internet to voice their opposition to the government’s decision to destroy contraband food products, seized by Russian authorities under trade sanctions imposed on European importers. Russia officially began implementing its new policy of bulldozing the banned food imports on Thursday. The...

    Official: 4 rescued from Mali hotel; 9 killed in attack
    Aug08

    Official: 4 rescued from Mali hotel; 9 killed in attack

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Special forces early Saturday rescued four people who hid in a hotel for nearly 24 hours after Islamic extremists stormed the building and launched a shootout that killed nine people plus three attackers, in a rare attack far from the jihadists’ northern strongholds, Mali’s defense ministry adviser said.The four...

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells
    Aug08

    ‘Face of War’: Ukraine artist creates Putin portrait with bullet shells

    Kiev (AFP) – A young Ukrainian artist has captured global media attention by creating a striking portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin out of 5,000 bullet shells collected in the separatist east.Daria Marchenko’s “The Face of War” — a remarkably realistic and politically tinged depiction of Putin in a dark...