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    Ukraine: Russian Aid Convoy Is ‘Direct Invasion’
    Aug22

    Ukraine: Russian Aid Convoy Is ‘Direct Invasion’

    URALO-KAVKAZ, Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion.” The white-tarped semis carrying food, water, generators and...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Aug22

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Happy Friday! Here’s what you need to know today. 1. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called ISIS an “imminent” threat. “They are as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They’re beyond just a terrorist group,” Hagel said at a press briefing. “We must prepare for...

    First Bodies of Malaysian Victims of the MH17 Plane Crash Arrive Home
    Aug22

    First Bodies of Malaysian Victims of the MH17 Plane Crash Arrive Home

    The first 20 bodies of the Malaysian victims on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived back on home soil on Friday (August 22), more than a month after the airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine. In a sombre ceremony, coffins draped in the Malaysian national flag were brought out of a specially chartered Malaysia Airlines flight by...

    Malaysia Still Yearns for Closure as the First MH 17 Bodies Return
    Aug22

    Malaysia Still Yearns for Closure as the First MH 17 Bodies Return

    MoreMalaysians Want the Bodies of Their MH17 Dead Back Before the Ramadan Fast EndsMH17 Recovery Team Forced to Halt Work in Ukraine’s Killing FieldsUkrainian Rebels Hand MH17 Black Boxes to Malaysian InvestigatorsMalaysia came to a standstill Friday morning as the first remains of its nationals killed on the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight...

    Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries ‘Invasion’
    Aug22

    Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries ‘Invasion’

    A senior Ukrainian security official has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after a humanitarian aid convoy entered the country without a Red Cross escort, but says Kyiv will not attack the trucks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    MH17: Malaysian victims’ remains come home on national day of mourning
    Aug22

    MH17: Malaysian victims’ remains come home on national day of mourning

    All 298 people onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight died when the jet was shot down over an area of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur …read more Source: The Globe and...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Aug22

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Happy Friday! Here’s what you need to know today. 1. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called ISIS an “imminent” threat. “They are as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They’re beyond just a terrorist group,” Hagel said at a press briefing. “We must prepare for...

    Interview: Economist Says Food Ban ‘Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests’
    Aug22

    Interview: Economist Says Food Ban ‘Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests’

    Sergei Guriyev, former dean of the prestigious New Economics School in Moscow who left Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on critics of the Kremlin, discusses Russia’s ban on Western food imports and the dangers protectionist policies pose for the country’s economic growth. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine calls Russian aid convoy ‘direct invasion’
    Aug22

    Ukraine calls Russian aid convoy ‘direct invasion’

    Ukrainian authorities said on Friday that 90 trucks from a Russian aid convoy had crossed into Ukraine without permission and Ukraine’s state security chief said this amounted to a “direct invasion” by Russia. …read more Source:...

    Russia sends aid convoy into Ukraine, Kiev calls it 'invasion'
    Aug22

    Russia sends aid convoy into Ukraine, Kiev calls it 'invasion'

    Kiev says Ukrainian forces would not attack the convoy and had allowed it to pass to avoid ‘provocations’ …read more Source: The Globe and...