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    UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians
    Aug29

    UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians

    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. …read more Source: Miami...

    Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan
    Aug29

    Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and could see future stake sales to outside investors under plans announced Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.State investment fund Khazanah Nasional, which has taken control of the failing flag carrier, said it...

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong
    Aug29

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    
    Aug29

    Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    

    Kiev (AFP) – The conflict in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people since mid-April, the United Nations said Friday in their latest report, explaining the sharp increase by fighting in densely populated areas between Kiev’s army and pro-Russian rebels.”At least 2,593 people have been killed in Ukraine between mid-April...

    UN human rights office says pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine military targeting civilians
    Aug29

    UN human rights office says pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine military targeting civilians

    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. …read more Source: FOX...

    To Revive Damaged Brand, Malaysia Airlines To Lay Off 6,000 Workers
    Aug29

    To Revive Damaged Brand, Malaysia Airlines To Lay Off 6,000 Workers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway but there is no move to...

    Ruble Hits New Low
    Aug29

    Ruble Hits New Low

    The Russian ruble hit its all-time low as geopolitical conflict in eastern Ukraine intensified with an alleged participation of Russian troops. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions
    Aug29

    EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions

    MILAN (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are weighing the 28-nation bloc’s stance in the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia. The United States and the EU have imposed sanctions against Russian officials and the country’s financial industry. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine

    Addressing the rebels directly, the Russian president also asked that a humanitarian corridor be opened to allow encircled Ukrainian troops to retreat. …read more Source: The New York...

    Separatist Leader In Donetsk Agrees To Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’
    Aug29

    Separatist Leader In Donetsk Agrees To Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, has agreed to let encircled Ukrainian government troops leave the battlefield after Russian President Vladimir Putin called on militia forces to open “a humanitarian corridor.” Zakharchenko said his forces would comply on the...