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    Ukraine Forces, Separatists Fight First Serious Battles in Months
    Jun03

    Ukraine Forces, Separatists Fight First Serious Battles in Months

    By Alessandra Prentice and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine’s defense minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted. The Ukrainian military said the Russian-backed rebels had tried to...

    Pentagon Seeks Easing of Ban on Russian Rockets for U.S. Space Missions
    Jun03

    Pentagon Seeks Easing of Ban on Russian Rockets for U.S. Space Missions

    The ban was meant to punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea, but the military says it still need the engines for defense and intelligence purposes. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine fighting flares after combatants retake surrendered weapons
    Jun03

    Ukraine fighting flares after combatants retake surrendered weapons

    Pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian government forces fought their most intense battles in months on Wednesday after both sides were reported last week to have looted the internationally monitored depots where their heavy artillery had been stored. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    East Ukraine battle tests fragile ceasefire to breaking point
    Jun03

    East Ukraine battle tests fragile ceasefire to breaking point

    A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. …read more Source: CTV...

    The ruble’s plunging again
    Jun03

    The ruble’s plunging again

    After a few strong weeks, the ruble fell again following a new offensive in Ukraine and another drop in oil prices. On Wednesday, the ruble slipped nearly 2.7% to a 6-week low of 54.26 rubles. The currency’s plunge follows reports of fighting with “heavy artillery and tanks” in the Donetsk-region towns of Maryinka and...

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point
    Jun03

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more… …read more Source:...

    Merkel outlines focus of German G7 presidency in op-ed in several international papers
    Jun03

    Merkel outlines focus of German G7 presidency in op-ed in several international papers

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven summit later this week will focus on issues like the Islamic State group, Ebola and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: FOX...

    Moscow restaurants embrace Russian cuisine
    Jun03

    Moscow restaurants embrace Russian cuisine

    Moscow (AFP) – Ginger pickles, soup with cabbage and porcini, and reindeer tartare: as economic troubles take a bite out of imported food, Russian restaurants are increasingly turning to local delicacies.Gone is the era when Italian and French cuisine dominated Moscow’s high-class eateries. The economic crisis and import embargo keeps...

    Deaths, surge in fighting in Ukraine threaten cease-fire
    Jun03

    Deaths, surge in fighting in Ukraine threaten cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilian deaths and a new and unusually intense round of fighting Wednesday in eastern Ukraine are rekindling fears that a shaky cease-fire deal reached in February may be teetering toward collapse. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine veers back toward full-blown war
    Jun03

    Ukraine veers back toward full-blown war

    A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. …read more Source: CTV...