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    Ukraine says Russian humanitarian convoy won’t be allowed across border
    Aug12

    Ukraine says Russian humanitarian convoy won’t be allowed across border

    A convoy of more than 260 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid rumbled toward the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, but Kyiv said the goods would only be allowed in if they were inspected by the international Red Cross. …read more Source: CTV...

    For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons
    Aug12

    For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, meeting with Jews who fled eastern Ukraine, July 2014. (Olivier Fitoussi) For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Each time he dispatches a car into Lugansk, Rabbi Shalom Gopin readies...

    The Kremlin’s Troll Army
    Aug12

    The Kremlin’s Troll Army

    Like many people with access to the Internet and a holster full of gadgets, Vladimir Nesterenko is living a double existence. In real life, the 49-year-old Kiev native is a published author and darling of the Ukrainian counterculture. Online, he’s “Adolfych”—a Russian-speaking mischief-maker who uses his Twitter, Facebook,...

    How Do Russia Sanctions Hurt Germany?
    Aug12

    How Do Russia Sanctions Hurt Germany?

    Russia says it’s a humanitarian mission. A convoy of 280 trucks bound for Ukraine. Their cargo: food, water and medication. But Kiev – along with the West – fears Moscow could turn the operation into a military intervention. Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russia Says To Hand Over Aid Convoy To ICRC In Ukraine
    Aug12

    Russia Says To Hand Over Aid Convoy To ICRC In Ukraine

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a humanitarian convoy which is heading to eastern Ukraine from Russia would cross the border only “under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s Why Geopolitical Chaos Hasn’t Caused Oil Prices To Spike (OIL, USO)
    Aug12

    Here’s Why Geopolitical Chaos Hasn’t Caused Oil Prices To Spike (OIL, USO)

    Oil markets have been startingly calm in recent months despite unrest in some of the world’s largest oil producing regions. The price of London-traded Brent crude oil is actually down $5 since mid-May. The reason is that the world doesn’t need as much of the stuff right now — and global production continues to ramp up. Tuesday,...

    Russia Sends Aid to Ukraine, Raises Red Flags
    Aug12

    Russia Sends Aid to Ukraine, Raises Red Flags

    A Russian convoy of 280 trucks sets off from Moscow, en route to eastern Ukraine. Russian authorities say they’re bringing much needed food, water and other aid to the region, where Ukrainian forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels. But Kiev believes the convoy is a trojan horse. And Deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky says the...

    Russian Bank in Talks to Buy Roberto Cavalli
    Aug12

    Russian Bank in Talks to Buy Roberto Cavalli

    Russia’s second-largest state-controlled lender VTB—which has been targeted by U.S. and EU sanctions—is in talks to purchase a controlling stake in the Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, a person familiar with the matter said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Aid’: What We Know And Don’t Know So Far
    Aug12

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Aid’: What We Know And Don’t Know So Far

    Just 24 hours after the Kremlin announced a “humanitarian convoy” was being sent to eastern Ukraine, a bevy of statements from Russian, Western, and Ukrainian officials — and a convoy about 300 large white trucks — leave unanswered questions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Begins Military Exercises in Island Chain Partly Claimed by Japan
    Aug12

    Russia Begins Military Exercises in Island Chain Partly Claimed by Japan

    Russia began military exercises in a Pacific island chain parts of which are also claimed by Japan, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a potential blow to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to keep the door open to dialog with Moscow despite strains over the Ukraine crisis. Exercises began involving military...