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    Fighting Intensifies Along Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire Line
    Aug18

    Fighting Intensifies Along Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire Line

    Fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine has escalated sharply in recent days, with each side blaming the other for the violence. …read more Source: The New York...

    This Programmer Is Traveling The World Using Only Bitcoins
    Aug18

    This Programmer Is Traveling The World Using Only Bitcoins

    Aug 18 (Reuters) – TEL AVIV, Israel – Felix Weis has gotten used to blank stares anytime he tries to pay for something. Since January, the 28-year-old freelance computer programmer from Luxembourg has been on a trip around the world using only bitcoin.Most store clerks, bartenders and tour operators he’s encountered have never...

    A return to war in Ukraine? Kiev, rebels trade accusations of buildup.
    Aug18

    A return to war in Ukraine? Kiev, rebels trade accusations of buildup.

    Both Ukraine’s government and its rebel provinces have rebuilt their militaries, raising the stakes should the latest violence turn into all out combat. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukrainian, French, German, leaders to meet Monday in Berlin
    Aug18

    Ukrainian, French, German, leaders to meet Monday in Berlin

    PARIS (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine are to meet in Berlin on Monday in a bid to bring an end to a new wave of… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Fighting Eases as Putin Blames Kyiv for Hostilities
    Aug18

    Ukraine Fighting Eases as Putin Blames Kyiv for Hostilities

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russia-backed rebels eased Tuesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Kyiv for a week of intense clashes that threatened to unravel a shaky cease-fire. Putin, on a visit to Russia-annexed Crimea, claimed Ukrainian troops and hardware are massing in the southeast. Russian media...

    Russia’s Stunt-loving Putin Rides to Bottom of Black Sea
    Aug18

    Russia’s Stunt-loving Putin Rides to Bottom of Black Sea

    Another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Russia’s adventure-loving president.Vladimir Putin climbed into a three-seat submersible craft Tuesday to check out an ancient sunken ship found recently in the Black Sea off the coast of Crimea – the peninsula annexed… …read more Source:...

    Russian Police Bust a Criminal Cheese Ring
    Aug18

    Russian Police Bust a Criminal Cheese Ring

    Illegally imported packages of ham and cheese are seized at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Reuters) Russian police busted a criminal cheese gang and seized $30 million of contraband cheddar. Six people in Moscow have been arrested for smuggling in foreign rennet, an ingredient used for cheese production that’s banned under...

    Putin’s War: Pro-Russians Fire Rockets and Shells into Mariupol
    Aug18

    Putin’s War: Pro-Russians Fire Rockets and Shells into Mariupol

    Thunderstorms hovering over the Sea of Azov caught the setting sun, turning orange and then pink. A cool end-of-day breeze kicked up. Later on Sunday night, August 16, in downtown Mariupol when the artillery started, the booms and flashing lights over the rooftops looked like lightning and sounded like thunder. To the trained ear, however, the...

    Putin presents tourism and development proposals in 3-day visit to Crimea
    Aug18

    Putin presents tourism and development proposals in 3-day visit to Crimea

    Jared M. FeldschreiberYALTA, Ukraine, Aug. 18 (UPI) — President Putin called for the recognition of the historical and spiritual origins of Crimea while speaking at a meeting on promoting tourism. …read more Source: United Press...

    Vladimir Putin embarks on an undersea treasure hunt
    Aug18

    Vladimir Putin embarks on an undersea treasure hunt

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took a bathyscaphe — a self-propelled bubble-shaped submarine — deep into the Black Sea on Tuesday to view remnants of a Byzantine-era shipwreck discovered just off the coast of Crimea. Putin was photographed lowering himself into the “C-Explorer” submersible alongside members of the Russian...