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    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...

    Russian, Ukrainian Among Dead In Mali Hotel Hostage Siege
    Aug08

    Russian, Ukrainian Among Dead In Mali Hotel Hostage Siege

    A spokesman for Mali’s military says a Russian and a Ukrainian were among 12 people killed when suspected Islamic militants seized a hotel used by the staff of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the West African country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Georgian president trying to save Ukraine from Russia’s orbit
    Aug08

    Ex-Georgian president trying to save Ukraine from Russia’s orbit

    Mikheil Saakashvili warred with Russia. Now he is waging a new battle that could determine Ukraine’s future. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Mali Hotel Siege Ends With 12 Dead
    Aug08

    Mali Hotel Siege Ends With 12 Dead

    BAMAKO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died. The gunmen had seized the Byblos Hotel in the town of Sevare, around 600 km (400 miles) northeast of the west...

    France Russia Mistral Ships Update: NATO, Saudi Arabia or Egypt Could Solve Costly French Military Crisis
    Aug08

    France Russia Mistral Ships Update: NATO, Saudi Arabia or Egypt Could Solve Costly French Military Crisis

    Inside the sprawling dockyard in the ancient town of St. Nazaire in southwestern France sits $1.2 billion worth of unsold naval hardware. Despite having never left the dock, the two Mistral helicopter landing ships, originally built by France for use in the Russian navy, inadvertently have become involved in the growing international dispute...