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    Putin Puts Wall Street in Buying Mood
    Aug15

    Putin Puts Wall Street in Buying Mood

    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes a softer stance towards Ukraine and the bulls on Wall Street stand firm. Gains were modest across the board with strength in utilities, health and consumer discretionary stocks leading the way. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Impacts Civilians
    Aug15

    Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Impacts Civilians

    Lena, 62, clutches one of the pigeons that survived Wednesday’s attack on her inner-city district — a late-night barrage of rockets that killed 10 of her birds — as she condemns the damage to her one-story home. “There aren’t separatist fighters in the neighborhood,” she said, adding that the only people who live in the...

    News of the day From Across the Globe, August 15
    Aug15

    News of the day From Across the Globe, August 15

    British police searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard on Thursday in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980s. Supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide clashed with U.N. peacekeepers Thursday as the popular former leader faced possible arrest for not providing court-ordered testimony in a...

    Ukraine Army Recaptures Town Near Rebel Stronghold
    Aug15

    Ukraine Army Recaptures Town Near Rebel Stronghold

    Ukrainian Army tanks in the eastern city of Uglegorsk; the national flag waving high. The army recaptured the town on Tuesday from pro-Russian separatists, and began to close in on the rebel stronghold of Dontesk, only a half hour’s drive away. Residents of Uglegorsk say at least five civilians were killed in the operation. …read more...

    Pressure mounts as Russian convoy reaches Ukraine’s border
    Aug15

    Pressure mounts as Russian convoy reaches Ukraine’s border

    Raising the stakes in Ukraine’s conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory. [...] an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who...

    Ferguson Police Look Like Forces In These Conflict-Filled Countries
    Aug15

    Ferguson Police Look Like Forces In These Conflict-Filled Countries

    One of the most striking realizations to come from the tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri is just how closely the scene resembles images of crackdowns on protests in conflict-filled countries around the world. Seeing police officers in full military gear, firing teargas and rubber bullets at crowds of protesters, is something that western...

    Reports: Russian Military Convoy Enters Ukraine
    Aug15

    Reports: Russian Military Convoy Enters Ukraine

    Two British newspapers are reporting that a column of Russian military vehicles has crossed into Ukraine separately from a convoy of some 250 Russian trucks that Moscow says is carrying humanitarian aid. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin: Russia doesn’t want war or confrontation
    Aug15

    Putin: Russia doesn’t want war or confrontation

    Speaking in annexed Crimea, Putin says Russia would do its utmost to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    A Ukraine City Under Siege, ‘Just Terrified of the Bombing’
    Aug15

    A Ukraine City Under Siege, ‘Just Terrified of the Bombing’

    Life in Luhansk, Ukraine, is tough, but far from catastrophic. The only relief most people here seek is from the shelling, which goes on night and day. …read more Source: The New York...

    As Kiev Cites Progress, Opposing Convoys Head To Ukraine’s East
    Aug14

    As Kiev Cites Progress, Opposing Convoys Head To Ukraine’s East

    There’s been more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, with shelling in the region’s major city of Donetsk and government forces reporting more success in their battles with separatists. Meanwhile, both Ukrainian and Russian aid convoys are heading toward the area, though it’s unclear how the Russian trucks plan to enter Ukraine.»...