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    Death toll in Ukraine soars in past 2 weeks
    Aug14

    Death toll in Ukraine soars in past 2 weeks

    DONETSK, Ukraine — A rebel-held city in east­ern Ukraine came un­der in­ten­si­fied shell­ing Wed­nes­day as the U.N. re­vealed that the death toll from the fight­ing be­tween gov­ern­ment troops and sep­a­rat­ists has nearly dou­bled in the last two weeks. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine determined to keep Russian aid convoy out
    Aug14

    Ukraine determined to keep Russian aid convoy out

    Amid the uncertainty, there was no clear statement from Russia about where the trucks were headed, and rumors began to fly that they would bypass the original point of entry, the Shebekino crossing, near Kharkiv, Ukraine, and head farther south to an area closer to Luhansk, where Russia and the separatist fighters it supports exert more control....

    NOMURA: The Russian Aid Convoy Risks ‘Triggering A Dangerously Volatile Situation’
    Aug14

    NOMURA: The Russian Aid Convoy Risks ‘Triggering A Dangerously Volatile Situation’

    A Russian convoy of about 280 trucks with humanitarian supplies heading toward Ukraine is currently at a Russian military base 200 miles east of the border, and the risk of provoking a conflict remain shrouded in confusion. “Throughout Wednesday, tensions rose in the absence of a clear statement from Russia about where the trucks were...

    Dow Back to Positive Territory for Year
    Aug14

    Dow Back to Positive Territory for Year

    Investors went bargain hunting on signs of easing tensions in Ukraine and Iraq. The major indexes all posting gains- with the Dow turning positive for the year. The stocks that did lose were dramatic- both Candy Crush maker King Digital and Sea World Entertainment stocks had disasterous days after weak earnings reports. After the bell –...

    Ukraine slams Russian ‘cynicism’, death toll rises
    Aug14

    Ukraine slams Russian ‘cynicism’, death toll rises

    Ukrainian calls Russian aid convoy act of “cynicism” as country’s interior minister said it would not be allowed in. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify
    Aug14

    Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

    DONETSK, Ukraine — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks.A spokeswoman for the U.N.’s human rights office, Cecile Pouilly, said the organization’s...

    Ukraine’s Volunteers Mix Patriotism With Bravado
    Aug14

    Ukraine’s Volunteers Mix Patriotism With Bravado

    Fighting alongside regular troops and heavy artillery, the battalions are a cross-section of Ukrainian society. But they also include extreme nationalists and people who aren’t prone to showing restraint. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    How Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policy
    Aug14

    How Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policy

    On Sunday, when Hillary Clinton used an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg to take pointedly more hawkish stances than President Obama on Syria, Iran, and Gaza, observers chalked it up to her presidential ambitions. As one Democratic operative told Politico, Clinton’s advisors are “good poll readers.” On Tuesday, when Rand Paul declined to...

    Is Russia’s Humanitarian Convoy a Trojan Horse?
    Aug13

    Is Russia’s Humanitarian Convoy a Trojan Horse?

    Let’s imagine that the Russian convoy trundling toward Ukraine is in fact carrying humanitarian aid, as the Kremlin has assured the international community, and that it’s not a Tr …read more Source: The New...

    Ukraine-Bound Convoy Shrouded In Mystery
    Aug13

    Ukraine-Bound Convoy Shrouded In Mystery

    VORONEZH, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian trucks carrying aid intended for rebel-held eastern Ukraine remained parked Wednesday in the southern city of Voronezh, their fate shrouded in mystery as Ukraine accused Moscow of plotting to use them as a cover for invasion. Fighting between government troops and pro-Russian separatists increased as...