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    Rebels will heed Putin’s call to release trapped Ukrainian troops — on one condition
    Aug29

    Rebels will heed Putin’s call to release trapped Ukrainian troops — on one condition

    Ukrainian troops must hand over their heavy weaponry and ammunition so that it ‘will not be used against us in future,’ rebel boss Alexander Zakharchenko said …read more Source: Calgary...

    McDonald’s Objects to Russia Restaurant Closures
    Aug29

    McDonald’s Objects to Russia Restaurant Closures

    McDonald’s on Friday objected to the Russian government’s decision to close 12 of its restaurants in the country, following weeks of highly publicized investigations into health and safety at the fast food giant’s locations. “We are closely studying the content of the agency documents to determine what should be done to re-open...

    Russia Demands Ukraine Release Embassy Employees Held On Weapons Charges
    Aug29

    Russia Demands Ukraine Release Embassy Employees Held On Weapons Charges

    Russia says employees of its embassy in Ukrainian capital are being held by Kyiv authorities on weapons charges and is demanding their immediate release. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO accuses Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty
    Aug29

    NATO accuses Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty

    Putin urges separatists to allow encircled Ukrainian troops to return home. …read more Source: USA...

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
    Aug29

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.Associated Press reporters saw at least a half-dozen tanks in the town of about 12,000 people, bearing the flags of...

    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...

    The Russian Ruble Is Getting Slammed (RSX, RUB)
    Aug29

    The Russian Ruble Is Getting Slammed (RSX, RUB)

    The Russian ruble is getting slammed. It’s down 0.6% against the dollar today. In the last two months, the ruble has fallen more than 8%, with 1 U.S. dollar currently buying nearly 37 rubles, up from about 34 in late June. The latest decline in the ruble comes after Russian troops appeared to make additional advances in Ukraine, which...

    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:...

    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...