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    How Putin’s Media Czar May Have Funded Brad Pitt’s New Movie
    Aug21

    How Putin’s Media Czar May Have Funded Brad Pitt’s New Movie

    The family of former Kremlin media chief Mikhail Lesin is apparently living quite large in Los Angeles. Their lavish Hollywood lifestyle, which has provided an entré into the movie business and has brought them into the orbit of the Industry’s biggest A-list stars, has some wondering where the family’s money came from. According to...

    Oil Prices Are Having A Brutal Summer
    Aug21

    Oil Prices Are Having A Brutal Summer

    Oil is having a brutal summer despite unrest in some of the world’s top oil producing countries. Abundant supply and sluggish demand continue to weigh on prices. At $101.44, London-traded Brent crude is down approximately 6% over the past three months, and 12% since a brief mid-June run-up when investors were first grappling with the...

    Russia Is Closing McDonald’s Restaurants Over Health Violations
    Aug21

    Russia Is Closing McDonald’s Restaurants Over Health Violations

    Russian regulators are targeting McDonald’s restaurants in a crackdown that authorities say is a matter of food safety. But the closure of several Russian McDonalds restaurants and unscheduled checks of several others comes on the heels of tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and Western countries over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine....

    Five Reasons Why This Weekend Might Be The Start Of The Endgame In Ukraine
    Aug21

    Five Reasons Why This Weekend Might Be The Start Of The Endgame In Ukraine

    Germany’s Angela Merkel heads to Kyiv on August 23. And even while doubts remain about the Kremlin’s willingness to make a deal, there’s reason to hope a resolution to the Ukraine conflict may finally be at hand. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Economy Minister Resigns, Cites Frustrations
    Aug21

    Ukraine Economy Minister Resigns, Cites Frustrations

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta announced his resignation on Thursday, voicing his frustration at not being able to push ahead with much-needed economic reform. Politically inexperienced, Sheremeta, 43, was appointed economy minister on February 27 in the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, days after former leader Viktor...

    Ukraine Delays Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug21

    Ukraine Delays Russian Aid Convoy

    Ukrainian authorities have delayed the delivery of Russian aid to eastern Ukraine, but efforts are under way to allow the stalled convoy to proceed, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday. The convoy has been stuck at the Russia-Ukraine border for a week because Ukraine is worried that it could be used to deliver...

    Funeral ‘to Celebrate’ MH17 Victim
    Aug21

    Funeral ‘to Celebrate’ MH17 Victim

    The father of Liam Sweeney, who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster in Ukraine, says his son’s funeral will be a celebration of his life. …read more Source: The Boston...

    More Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Leaves Residents Scared
    Aug21

    More Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Leaves Residents Scared

    Residents in the Russian speaking city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine survey the damages after the city comes under heavy shelling. For months, the city has been a rebel stronghold but as Ukrainian troops close in, fighting intensifies. This man was hit by shrapnel and taken away in an ambulance. Others cleared shards of shattered glass from their...

    5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported
    Aug21

    5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

    Local residents sit in a basement which is being used as a shelter after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukr… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported
    Aug21

    5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says five troops were killed and 21 injured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours. Ukrainian troops have made significant advances into rebel-held territory this week in a conflict that has already claimed more than 2,000 lives and … …read more Source:...