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    Experts Positively Identify Remains of 173 MH17 Crash Victims
    Aug27

    Experts Positively Identify Remains of 173 MH17 Crash Victims

    Experts working to identify victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and positively identified 173. The Netherlands Forensic Institute says the DNA samples do not all correspond to a victim’s identification. Some of the samples appear to be from workers who gathered the bodies where the jet was shot...

    Optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion
    Aug27

    Optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion

    Ukraine accused Russian forces of launching a new military incursion across its border on Wednesday, a day after the leaders of both countries agreed to work towards ending a separatist war in the east of the country. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Deadly Ukraine fighting rages despite ‘positive’ talks at summit
    Aug27

    Deadly Ukraine fighting rages despite ‘positive’ talks at summit

    Ukraine’s military said Wednesday that its forces killed 225 rebels and destroyed three tanks during the past 24 hours. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russian Courts Close 3 McDonald’s Branches in Moscow
    Aug27

    Russian Courts Close 3 McDonald’s Branches in Moscow

    Russian courts on Wednesday ordered the temporary closure of three McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow over breaches of sanitary rules, news agencies reported, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine. The restaurants on Moscow’s Manezh square, under the walls of the Kremlin, at Pushkin Square and on Prospect Mira have been closed...

    A Russia Problem, Not a Putin Problem
    Aug27

    A Russia Problem, Not a Putin Problem

    perspectives here. The Ukraine crisis has put an end to 25 years of U.S.-Russia relations. The swiftness with which they collapsed, and the absence of any influential forces in either country actively working for their repair, is evidence of how much pretension and frustration had infused relations in recent years. It also suggests a deep-seated...

    Rebels shell government-held Ukrainian town
    Aug27

    Rebels shell government-held Ukrainian town

    The shelling comes amid fears of a rebel counter-offensive. …read more Source: USA...

    Rebels Enter Strategically Important Ukraine Town
    Aug27

    Rebels Enter Strategically Important Ukraine Town

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russia rebel forces entered a key town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday after three days of heavy shelling, the town’s mayor said, capturing new territory far from most of their battles with government troops. The town of Novoazovsk lies in a strategically significant location — on the Azov Sea and on the road...

    Ukraine says more tanks roll in from Russia despite talks
    Aug27

    Ukraine says more tanks roll in from Russia despite talks

    Rozdolne (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine appealed for NATO’s help on Wednesday after reporting that a huge convoy of tanks and weaponry from Russia was moving through the southeast of the country.Kiev’s claims came just hours after the first meeting in three months between President Petro Poroshenko and Russian counterpart Vladimir...

    Rebels enter key government-held Ukrainian town, mayor says
    Aug27

    Rebels enter key government-held Ukrainian town, mayor says

    Pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday after three days of heavy shelling, the town’s mayor said, capturing new territory far from most of their battles with government troops. …read more Source:...

    More Russian Soldiers Spotted in Ukraine After Captured Paratroopers
    Aug27

    More Russian Soldiers Spotted in Ukraine After Captured Paratroopers

    The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday that more Russian soldiers had crossed the border into eastern Ukraine, entering the small town of Amvrosiyivka in five armored infantry carriers and a truck. The report of a further cross-border incursion by Russian troops followed the capture by Ukrainian government forces of a group of Russian...