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    Four arrested for flying Ukranian flag on Moscow skyscraper
    Aug20

    Four arrested for flying Ukranian flag on Moscow skyscraper

    Four people who climbed a Moscow skyscraper on Wednesday and attached a Ukrainian flag to its spire have been charged with vandalism by Russian police and may face three years in jail. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine Troops Seize Much of Luhansk From Rebels
    Aug20

    Ukraine Troops Seize Much of Luhansk From Rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine— After days of constant street battles, Ukrainian troops took control Wednesday of a large part of the rebel stronghold in Luhansk, a government spokesman announced, while battles around the rebel’s largest city of Donetsk left at least 43 people dead. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security...

    Persistent but calm, Merkel’s leadership on Ukraine reflects rising German diplomatic ambition
    Aug20

    Persistent but calm, Merkel’s leadership on Ukraine reflects rising German diplomatic ambition

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. …read more Source: FOX...

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
    Aug20

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis – showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend – underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukrainian Government Troops Take Over Much of Luhansk
    Aug20

    Ukrainian Government Troops Take Over Much of Luhansk

    (KIEV, Ukraine) — A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk — a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine — after days of street battles. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council, told reporters Wednesday in Kiev that government forces are now controlling...

    Beer Maker Carlsberg Has Huge Exposure To Russia, And Sales Are Getting Crushed (CABGY)
    Aug20

    Beer Maker Carlsberg Has Huge Exposure To Russia, And Sales Are Getting Crushed (CABGY)

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict is showing up in the financial reports of more European companies. Danish beer maker Carlsberg said on Wednesday that revenue in its Eastern Europe operating segment fell 20% in the second quarter as total volumes decreased 12%. Shares of Carlsberg listed in New York were down more than 3% on Wednesday following the...

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
    Aug20

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukraine: Large parts of Luhansk are now under government control
    Aug20

    Ukraine: Large parts of Luhansk are now under government control

    A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk — a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine — after days of street battles. …read more Source: CTV...

    Plenty Of Room At The Top Of Ukraine’s Fading Rebellion
    Aug20

    Plenty Of Room At The Top Of Ukraine’s Fading Rebellion

    To outward appearances, Fyodor D. Berezin is the picture of a senior military commander. He wears camouflage, has bodyguards and confidently gives orders as the newly named deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Merkel Shaping German Into EU Leader With Ukraine Diplomacy
    Aug20

    Merkel Shaping German Into EU Leader With Ukraine Diplomacy

    BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine’s crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany’s increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. Merkel and her foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have put Berlin at the...