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    MH17 Update: Ukraine Crash Site Search Suspended As Fighting Escalates
    Aug08

    MH17 Update: Ukraine Crash Site Search Suspended As Fighting Escalates

    The Netherlands prime minister has temporarily suspended search efforts at the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine forces picked up speed. Some 228 coffins carrying the remains of an unknown number of passengers have been returned to the Netherlands, but investigators continue to...

    The Final Solution Of The Christian Arab Question In The Middle East
    Aug08

    The Final Solution Of The Christian Arab Question In The Middle East

    In 2003, as President George W. Bush unleashed his invasion of Iraq-based on the false premise of WMDs- for the overarching goal of reengineering the Arab world to conform to Western notions of governance and economics, the Christian community of that ancient Mesopotamian land numbered 1.5 million, representing some 5 percent of the Iraqi...

    Ukraine Crisis: Violence Erupts At Maidan, Over Five Months After Yanukovych Fled
    Aug08

    Ukraine Crisis: Violence Erupts At Maidan, Over Five Months After Yanukovych Fled

    Kievans are having flashbacks to the Euromaidan protests earlier this year, as stragglers at ground zero of the Ukrainian revolution fought off police efforts to finally clear out Independence Square for good Thursday. Some are calling them the “AlcoHundred,” a sarcastic term and portmanteau of “hundred,” which is a term...

    Moves to Dismantle ‘Euromaidan’ Protest Tents in Kyiv Spark Clashes
    Aug08

    Moves to Dismantle ‘Euromaidan’ Protest Tents in Kyiv Spark Clashes

    Tensions flared on Thursday on Kyiv’s Independence Square, the scene of street protests that toppled a Moscow-backed president in February, when protesters still camped there clashed with city workers who tried to clear away their tents. The protesters set fire to heaps of tyres, sending clouds of black smoke billowing across the city...

    Russia hits back on sanctions, bans food from West
    Aug07

    Russia hits back on sanctions, bans food from West

    Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: CNY...

    The World’s Top 5 Cybercrime Hotspots
    Aug07

    The World’s Top 5 Cybercrime Hotspots

    A Russian crime ring is suspected of obtaining access to a record 1.2 billion username and password combinations, shedding renewed light on how vulnerable online personal information can be. Cybersecurity firm Hold Security said the gang of hackers was based in a city in south central Russia and comprised roughly ten men in their twenties who...

    Moves To Dismantle Kyiv Protest Camp Spark Clashes
    Aug07

    Moves To Dismantle Kyiv Protest Camp Spark Clashes

    In the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, demonstrators on August 7 clashed with city workers who were attempting to clear barricades and tents from the city’s central Independence Square. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    As Payback for Russia Bans Food From West
    Aug07

    As Payback for Russia Bans Food From West

    MOSCOW—Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities. The announcement shows that while President Vladimir Putin...

    Deadly day in rebel-held Donetsk as clashes erupt at Kiev protest site
    Aug07

    Deadly day in rebel-held Donetsk as clashes erupt at Kiev protest site

    Fighting between the government and pro-Russian separatists is inching ever closer to the city centre …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukrainian rebels set up recruiting office in Moscow
    Aug07

    Ukrainian rebels set up recruiting office in Moscow

    Insurgents in Ukraine raise money, collect combat gear and recruit fighters in Russian capital. …read more Source: USA...