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    UN says at least 331 reported killed since Ukraine ceasefire
    Oct08

    UN says at least 331 reported killed since Ukraine ceasefire

    The United Nations says at least 331 deaths have been reported in eastern Ukraine since last month’s ceasefire deal between Russian-backed separatists and government troops. …read more Source: CTV...

    UN says hundreds killed during Ukraine cease-fire
    Oct08

    UN says hundreds killed during Ukraine cease-fire

    U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement that the security crisis needed to be tackled so residents of east Ukraine could reclaim their rights to education, adequate health care, housing and employment. Separatist fighters have been observed firing artillery from residential areas, eliciting hasty...

    UN Says At Least 3,660 Killed In Ukraine Violence Since April
    Oct08

    UN Says At Least 3,660 Killed In Ukraine Violence Since April

    GENEVA, Oct 8 (Reuters) – At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in violence in Eastern Ukraine between mid-April and Oct 6, the U.N. Human Rights Office said on Wednesday, publishing a monthly report by U.N. monitors in the country. At least 331 fatalities were recorded after a ceasefire on Sept 5, the U.N. Human Rights Office...

    UN says at least 331 reported killed in month since east Ukraine cease-fire
    Oct08

    UN says at least 331 reported killed in month since east Ukraine cease-fire

    At least 331 deaths have been reported in eastern Ukraine since last month’s cease-fire deal between Russian-backed separatists and government troops, the United Nations said Wednesday. …read more Source: FOX...

    UN says at least 331 reported killed since Ukraine cease-fire
    Oct08

    UN says at least 331 reported killed since Ukraine cease-fire

    The United Nations says at least 331 deaths have been reported in eastern Ukraine since last month’s cease-fire deal between Russian-backed separatists and government troops. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Bond Market Is Being Driven By One Thing Right Now: Fear
    Oct08

    The Bond Market Is Being Driven By One Thing Right Now: Fear

    Investors are piling into government bonds, causing yields to fall to new lows, as fears over the health of the global economy grow. Government bonds are usually seen as a safe alternative to stocks, which react in a more volatile way to bad news. As bond prices rise due to the influx of new demand, the interest “yield” on top of them...

    Facebook completes purchase of WhatsApp
    Oct08

    Facebook completes purchase of WhatsApp

    (JTA) — Facebook completed its purchase of the the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for nearly $22 billion in cash and stock. The transaction was completed on Monday, Facebook paid about $ 2 billion more than when the deal was announced in February due to a rise in the price of Facebook shares. Facebook named WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum...

    The Russian Ruble Is Collapsing
    Oct08

    The Russian Ruble Is Collapsing

    The Russian ruble has collapsed to a record low against the central bank’s basket of dollars and euros despite intervention by the central bank to prop it up. So far burning through more of the country’s reserves has done little to support the currency as grim economic forecasts, rising inflation and sanctions over the crisis in...

    Poland Warns Russia On Sanctions
    Oct08

    Poland Warns Russia On Sanctions

    Poland’s foreign minister has warned Russia could face even further sanctions unless Moscow’s policy in Ukraine changes. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Students to Take Russians’ Places in U.S. Exchange Program
    Oct08

    Ukrainian Students to Take Russians’ Places in U.S. Exchange Program

    Russia’s decision to cancel a longstanding high school exchange program with the United States has opened more slots for students from Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...