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    Ukraine: 4 OSCE vehicles destroyed in apparent arson
    Aug09

    Ukraine: 4 OSCE vehicles destroyed in apparent arson

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s mission in eastern Ukraine says four of its armored cars were destroyed in… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: 4 OSCE Vehicles Destroyed in Apparent Arson
    Aug09

    Ukraine: 4 OSCE Vehicles Destroyed in Apparent Arson

    Ukraine: 4 armored vehicles of international monitors destroyed in apparent arson …read more Source: ABC...

    Construction begins at Ukraine Jewish refugee village
    Aug09

    Construction begins at Ukraine Jewish refugee village

    Rabbi Moshe Azman, left, and Ambassador Eliav Belotserkovsky on July 30, 2015, near Kiev. (R. Lenskiy/JTA) (JTA) — A prominent Ukrainian rabbi and Israel’s ambassador to Kiev attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a village for Jewish refugees from the conflict raging in eastern Ukraine. At the ceremony earlier this month near the village...

    OSCE Monitoring Mission Vehicles Destroyed In Donetsk
    Aug09

    OSCE Monitoring Mission Vehicles Destroyed In Donetsk

    Four armored vehicles belonging to the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were destroyed during the night in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine bidding to become breadbasket of Europe again
    Aug09

    Ukraine bidding to become breadbasket of Europe again

    MALA DIVYTSA (Ukraine) (AFP) – Oleksandr Verzhykhovskiy slips a crisp stalk of wheat through his fingers and surveys the sun-drenched fields that once made war-torn Ukraine the “breadbasket of Europe” — and now embody its economic hopes.”This is a treasure — if you know how to treat it right,” the...

    In letter to Obama, US scientists praise Iran nuclear deal: report
    Aug09

    In letter to Obama, US scientists praise Iran nuclear deal: report

    Washington (AFP) – More than two dozen top US scientists, among them nuclear researchers and Nobel prize winners, praised the Iran nuclear deal as major security achievement in a letter to President Barack Obama, The New York Times reported.The two-page letter, from some of the world’s most knowledgeable nuclear experts, could prove...

    Why Putin’s Phony Wars Work Better Than ‘Real Ones’
    Aug09

    Why Putin’s Phony Wars Work Better Than ‘Real Ones’

    The Russian president has shown smarts and stamina that his rivals in Georgia and Ukraine haven’t been able to match. …read more Source: The Daily...

    12 killed in siege of Mali hotel by militants
    Aug08

    12 killed in siege of Mali hotel by militants

    BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s 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 rare attack far from their northern strongholds that killed 10 people, officials said. Three attackers were also killed in the fighting. The four rescued U.N. employees...

    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...