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    Spain suspends arms sales to Israel over Gaza operation
    Aug05

    Spain suspends arms sales to Israel over Gaza operation

    (JTA) — The Spanish government “provisionally suspended” arms sales to Israel over its operation in Gaza. The country’s Interministerial Regulatory Board on Foreign Trade and Defense made the decision last week in Madrid, the Spanish daily El Pais reported Monday. Spanish arms sales to Israel are limited, and were more...

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel-held Donetsk
    Aug05

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel-held Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.An Associated Press reporter saw a tank waving the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag in the suburb of Marinka,...

    Dutch UN Ambassador pleads for access to Malaysia Airlines crash site
    Aug05

    Dutch UN Ambassador pleads for access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

    THE Netherlands told the UN Security Council Monday that the focus of its investigation in the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the eastern Ukraine is the recovery of victims’ remains. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russian Theme Park A Go For French Firm Despite EU Sanctions Link
    Aug05

    Russian Theme Park A Go For French Firm Despite EU Sanctions Link

    A French company behind plans to build a Russian history theme park says it will go ahead with the project despite EU sanctions on its Russian partner. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Thai surrogate mom would be happy to get twin back
    Aug05

    Thai surrogate mom would be happy to get twin back

    SRI RACHA, Thailand (AP) — A Thai surrogate mother raising a Down syndrome baby she claims was abandoned by his Australian biological parents said Tuesday she would be happy to have the boy’s healthy twin returned to her, especially after learning the father is a convicted sex offender. The Australian government is considering policy...

    What Actually Constitutes A War Crime?
    Aug05

    What Actually Constitutes A War Crime?

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the militant group Hamas this month of committing a “double war crime” for targeting Israeli civilians with rockets and using the Gaza Strip’s residents as “human shields.” Palestinian officials, meanwhile, argued that Israel should be charged with war crimes for the...

    Germany’s Spy Agency Is Ready To Shake Off Its Second Tier Reputation
    Aug05

    Germany’s Spy Agency Is Ready To Shake Off Its Second Tier Reputation

    “In the CIA people view liaison relationships as a pain in the ass but necessary,” says Valerie Plame, the CIA undercover agent whose identity was infamously disclosed by aides to President George W Bush soon after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. Liaison relationships are the CIA’s term for cooperation with foreign intelligence...

    Japan Fears For Security As Neighbours Build Up Arms
    Aug05

    Japan Fears For Security As Neighbours Build Up Arms

    Japan finds itself in a worsening security environment as North Korea pushes ahead with missile development and China and Russia step up military activity in the region, Japan’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry’s annual white paper comes after intermittent testing by North Korea of ballistic missiles in defiance of a...

    Rights Group: Ukraine Rebels Hampering Aid Efforts
    Aug05

    Rights Group: Ukraine Rebels Hampering Aid Efforts

    As Ukrainian forces close in on a key city controlled by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, a human rights group is accusing the fighters of aggravating the humanitarian crisis triggered by the four-month-old conflict. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch issued a statement Tuesday saying rebel attacks on medical personnel and facilities have...

    Russia gets battle-ready with troops, firepower buildup at Ukraine border
    Aug05

    Russia gets battle-ready with troops, firepower buildup at Ukraine border

    Russia has built up 17 battalions of about 20,000 troops into a force of infantry, armour, artillery and air defence within a few miles of the border. It has also vastly expanded its firepower. …read more Source: Toronto...