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    Ukraine reports army deep in rebel stronghold Luhansk
    Aug18

    Ukraine reports army deep in rebel stronghold Luhansk

    Ukraine’s national security council said government forces captured a district police station in Luhansk on Saturday after bitter clashes. Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky said Sunday that the separatists shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane over the Luhansk region after it launched an attack on rebels. A column of armored...

    A French Politician Who Called Sanctions Against Russia ‘An Act Of War’ Plans To Copy His Insane Theme Park In Crimea
    Aug18

    A French Politician Who Called Sanctions Against Russia ‘An Act Of War’ Plans To Copy His Insane Theme Park In Crimea

    The ‘Puy du Fou’ theme park in France’s Vendée province is insane. Think of a “Medieval Times” that in addition to Renaissance-era knights also has Roman gladiator bouts, Viking raid reenactments and robot musicians. And now its founder, a politician named Philippe de Villiers (full name Viscount Philippe Le Jolis de...

    Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France Hold ‘Difficult’ Crisis Talks
    Aug18

    Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France Hold ‘Difficult’ Crisis Talks

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin were “difficult” but made “some progress.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Says Government Forces Have Entered Rebel-Held City
    Aug18

    Ukraine Says Government Forces Have Entered Rebel-Held City

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been...

    In Another Rebel Setback, Ukraine Says Army Controls Center of Luhansk
    Aug18

    In Another Rebel Setback, Ukraine Says Army Controls Center of Luhansk

    Separatists were said to still hold other parts of the key eastern city, which, along with Donetsk, has been a center of pro-Russian activity. …read more Source: The New York...

    Interview: Justin Trudeau says he won’t be knocked off course
    Aug18

    Interview: Justin Trudeau says he won’t be knocked off course

    Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he’s not worried about the negative perceptions of him spread by his opponents and believes he has always been under-estimated as a politician. Trudeau made the comments in an interview with the Citizen, during which he spoke about the economically squeezed middle class, why marijuana should be legalized,...

    Ukraine says troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold Luhansk
    Aug17

    Ukraine says troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold Luhansk

    Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kyiv said on Sunday. …read more Source:...

    World War 3 Impending? Ukraine Says Army Enters Rebel-Controlled City
    Aug17

    World War 3 Impending? Ukraine Says Army Enters Rebel-Controlled City

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that another one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been...

    March of Silence One Month After MH17 Passengers Killed in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    March of Silence One Month After MH17 Passengers Killed in Eastern Ukraine

    Hundreds of white balloons were released into the sky over the Dutch city of Hilversum on Sunday (August 17) to remember the MH17 victims. It has been exactly a month since the passengers died when their plane exploded over insurgent-held east Ukraine. Most of the victims were Dutch. Forensic experts on Friday said they identified 127 bodies and...

    Germany Hosts Ukraine Crisis Talks
    Aug17

    Germany Hosts Ukraine Crisis Talks

    The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are meeting in Berlin and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said talks would focus on how to achieve a ceasefire and prevent weapons and fighters crossing into eastern Ukraine. Russia denies helping the rebels and accuses Kiev, backed by the West, of triggering a...