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    Despite 6-month-old cease-fire, Ukraine fighting rages
    Aug17

    Despite 6-month-old cease-fire, Ukraine fighting rages

    Fresh shelling between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops kills at least nine; talks keep breaking down …read more Source:...

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Blame for Escalation in E. Ukraine
    Aug17

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Blame for Escalation in E. Ukraine

    Kyiv and Moscow are accusing each other of fueling tensions, as fighting in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denounced President Vladimir Putin’s arrival Monday in Crimea. In a Facebook posting, Poroshenko called the Russian leader’s visit to the Black Sea peninsula “a challenge to the...

    Russia Dismisses Iran General Visit as ‘Rumor’
    Aug17

    Russia Dismisses Iran General Visit as ‘Rumor’

    Russia is dismissing as “rumors” reports it hosted an Iranian general, despite a United Nations travel ban on such a visit. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said “all commentaries” on these rumors have been made and there is nothing he can add to what he called a “chain of suspicions” from his American colleagues....

    Russia Burns Dutch Flowers Amid Netherlands’ Inquiry Into Malaysia Airlines Crash
    Aug17

    Russia Burns Dutch Flowers Amid Netherlands’ Inquiry Into Malaysia Airlines Crash

    A Russian crackdown on Dutch flower imports is seen by some as a response to an investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Soldiers, civilians killed during clashes in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Soldiers, civilians killed during clashes in eastern Ukraine

    The fighting occurred near the port of Mariupol in the southeast and at rebel-held Horlivka. Meanwhile, Russian president Putin is touring Crimea. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    10 civilians killed in fierce Ukrainian clashes
    Aug17

    10 civilians killed in fierce Ukrainian clashes

    Ten civilians are killed in intense shelling by Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east of the war-scarred state. …read more Source: USA...

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

    East Ukraine Conflict: Kiev 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 contested eastern Ukraine, the Russian news agency Tass reports. Lavrov’s contention, which follows a week of intense confrontation that left more than 15 dead and dozens wounded, counters similar...

    9 dead overnight in latest upsurge of violence in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    9 dead overnight in latest upsurge of violence in eastern Ukraine

    Jared M. FeldschreiberDONETSK, Ukraine, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Seven civilians and two Ukrainian troops were killed as a new upsurge of violence worsened between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian army. …read more Source: United Press...

    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...