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    Quadruplets born to German mum, 65, to leave hospital soon
    Aug17

    Quadruplets born to German mum, 65, to leave hospital soon

    Berlin (AFP) – Highly premature quadruplets born to a 65-year-old German woman three months ago are doing well and will leave hospital in a few days, media reported Monday.German commercial television station RTL presented what it called the first footage of Neeta, Dries, Bence and Fijon since they were born about at 15 weeks in early May....

    The Paradox of Time Capsules
    Aug17

    The Paradox of Time Capsules

    Construction workers prepare to lower a time capsule in 2004, to be opened in 2104. (Danny Johnston / AP) Few consumer experiences deliver a pleasure as pure as breaking a freshness seal. From instant coffee to children’s vitamins, there’s something quasi-mystical about being the first encounter a vacuum. A similar fascination fuels...

    9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least seven civilians and two Ukrainian troops were killed overnight Monday in eastern Ukraine as shelling from the warring sides intensified.The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops in the country’s industrial heartland eased after a truce was signed in February. But...

    East Ukraine Conflict: Ukraine Stoking Donbas War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Claims
    Aug17

    East Ukraine Conflict: Ukraine Stoking Donbas War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Claims

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Ukraine’s military was preparing a new offensive against Russian-backed rebels in the contested region of east Ukraine, according to a report from the pro-Russian Tass news agency. Lavrov’s contention, which follows one week of intense confrontation between both sides that have...

    9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least seven civilians and two Ukrainian troops were killed overnight Monday in eastern Ukraine as shelling from the warring sides intensified. …read more Source: CNS...

    Shelling Hits Outskirts Of Donetsk
    Aug17

    Shelling Hits Outskirts Of Donetsk

    In eastern Ukraine, artillery shells rained down on homes on the outskirts of Donetsk. The area was under control of Russia-backed separatists, but it was not clear who fired amid the increasingly heavy barrages with Ukrainian government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    9 Dead in Uptick of Violence in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    9 Dead in Uptick of Violence in Eastern Ukraine

    At least seven civilians and two Ukrainian troops have been killed in the latest uptick of violence in eastern Ukraine.The military conflict between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops in the country’s industrial heartland has largely subdued after an… …read more Source:...

    Russia Seizes More Territory in Ukraine, Eastern Europe with ‘Incremental’ Strategy
    Aug17

    Russia Seizes More Territory in Ukraine, Eastern Europe with ‘Incremental’ Strategy

    Fighting has escalated in Ukraine six months after a ceasefire was supposed to end hostilities, raising fears that Russian-backed separatists… …read more Source:...

    The Russian ruble just plunged to a 6-month low
    Aug17

    The Russian ruble just plunged to a 6-month low

    The ruble fell to a 6-month low against the dollar. On Monday, the Russian currency dropped below 65 per dollar for the first time since February. The ruble is currently trading around 65.5, and got down as low as 65.7 earlier in the day, according to Bloomberg data. To date, the ruble has tumbled approximately 25% since its peak in mid-May. The...

    The 5 most intense risks looming over the global economy right now
    Aug17

    The 5 most intense risks looming over the global economy right now

    Security and political risks have the potential to upset the global economic status quo. However, the likeliness of these risks, as well as the degree to which they can shake things up, varies greatly. Taking that into account, the Economist Intelligence Unit put together a list of the top five “risk scenarios” that “might...