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    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk
    Aug20

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    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...

    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. Merkel and her foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have put Berlin...

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
    Aug20

    Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    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...

    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...

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper
    Aug20

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    MOSCOW — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow’s famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police.The protesters also attached a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag to the top...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Chaos In Kerch: Russia Struggles Ferry Tourists To Crimea
    Aug20

    Chaos In Kerch: Russia Struggles Ferry Tourists To Crimea

    Moscow says it is eager to get Russian holidaymakers to the recently annexed Crimean peninsula. But the flood of tourists has proven too much for the Kerch ferry crossing, the only link between Crimea and Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours
    Aug20

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

    Trucks painted white and forming part of an aid convoy are parked in a bus garage close to a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Wed… …read more Source: The Bismarck...