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    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...

    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...

    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:...

    Two more top separatist leaders abandon eastern Ukraine battle
    Aug15

    Two more top separatist leaders abandon eastern Ukraine battle

    Two more top leaders from the armed insurrection in eastern Ukraine resigned Thursday as government forces closed in on the last two strongholds of the 4-month-old uprising. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Malaysia sets day of mourning as first Flight 17 remains due home
    Aug15

    Malaysia sets day of mourning as first Flight 17 remains due home

    Still far from closure or clarity in its national tragedy, Malaysia on Thursday declared a day of mourning on Aug. 22 for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot out of the sky over Ukraine nearly a month ago. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    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...

    A Ukrainian City Under Siege
    Aug15

    A Ukrainian City Under Siege

    Luhansk is a grim place, but for residents, shelling remains the greatest danger and the most trying aspect of daily life. …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.»...

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
    Aug14

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin pauses, during a meeting with cultural figures at Chekhov museum in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, Crimea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Putin addressed hundreds of… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Under Artillery Fire, Ukraine Rebels Switch Their Leaders
    Aug14

    Under Artillery Fire, Ukraine Rebels Switch Their Leaders

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Two of the most senior rebels battling government troops in eastern Ukraine quit on Thursday, deepening the disarray in a pro-Moscow separatist movement that is being pushed back by a Ukrainian military offensive. The resignations came on the same day that artillery shells landed for the first time since the...