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    Precision in mid-air as rope jumpers soar on Greek isle
    Aug29

    Precision in mid-air as rope jumpers soar on Greek isle

    Zakynthos (Greece) (AFP) – When he was nine, Michal Trzajna jumped off a second-floor balcony at the prompting of his brother — and broke both his legs. Thirteen years later, he still can’t explain what drives him to leap from 200-metre (650-foot) cliffs at the end of a rope.”I used to live near an airport, and dreamt of...

    Despite evidence, Russia calls Ukraine incursion “conjecture”
    Aug29

    Despite evidence, Russia calls Ukraine incursion “conjecture”

    Proof is mounting that Russia has sent troops, supplies to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, though it denies claims …read more Source:...

    Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers as Russia denies invasion
    Aug29

    Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers as Russia denies invasion

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Acting French
    Aug29

    Acting French

    I spent the majority of this summer at Middlebury College, studying at l’École Française. I had never been to Vermont. I have not been many places at all. I did not have an adult passport until I was 37 years old. Sometimes I regret this. And then sometimes not. Learning to travel when you’re older allows you to be young again, to...

    NATO TO RUSSIA: Cease Your ‘Illegal Military Actions’ In Ukraine Immediately
    Aug29

    NATO TO RUSSIA: Cease Your ‘Illegal Military Actions’ In Ukraine Immediately

    NATO on Friday accused Russia of a “blatant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty” and urged it to immediately cease its “illegal military actions” in eastern regions of the country. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said despite “hollow denials” by Russia, it was clear it was involved in...

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow...

    NATO: Russian Troops Are Fighting Inside Ukraine
    Aug29

    NATO: Russian Troops Are Fighting Inside Ukraine

    The toppling of a pro-Moscow president by protesters calling for closer ties with the West earlier this year helped precipitate the current crisis, …read more Source:...

    Russian Rebels to Allow Ukrainian Troops Safe Exit
    Aug29

    Russian Rebels to Allow Ukrainian Troops Safe Exit

    Heeding a request by Russian President Vladimir Putin, pro-Moscow rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine say they will allow Ukrainian troops who they’ve trapped, to leave the area safely through a humanitarian corridor. The announcement seems to fly in the face of recent developments- namely claims by Ukrainian officials that Russian troops...

    UN Reports Both Rebels, Ukraine Forces Target Civilians
    Aug29

    UN Reports Both Rebels, Ukraine Forces Target Civilians

    GENEVA—Around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where both sides target civilians in violation of international law and the death toll has risen to at least 2,220, the U.N. human rights office said Friday. The latest findings from the Geneva office, based on reports from a 34-member U.N. monitoring mission in Ukraine,...

    Putin Says Russians And Ukrainians ‘Practically One People’
    Aug29

    Putin Says Russians And Ukrainians ‘Practically One People’

    LAKE SELIGER, Russia, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the Ukraine crisis was a tragedy and that Ukrainians and Russians are “practically one people”. “People who have their own views on history and the history of our country may argue with me, but it seems to me that the Russian and...