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    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city
    Aug05

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city

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

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, GCI, DIS, Z, GRPN, FSLR, PBPB)
    Aug05

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, GCI, DIS, Z, GRPN, FSLR, PBPB)

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. 1. Israel Withdraws From Gaza. Forces withdrew in advance of a 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt, and after Israel had announced it had completed its mission to destroy Hamas tunnels. “Hamas and Islamic Jihad appeared ready for the conflict to come to a halt,” the New York...

    Retired Sniper Rejoins Ukrainian Forces
    Aug05

    Retired Sniper Rejoins Ukrainian Forces

    A retired Ukrainian soldier decided to rejoin the army after he saw a television report about troops suffering losses against the separatist insurgency in the country’s east. The 58-year-old sniper, who uses the nom de guerre Klym, now fights alongside younger soldiers in the Donbass battalion in the embattled Donetsk region....

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city
    Aug05

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the pro-Russian rebel-held city of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash separatist forces in the east. The West has also accused Russia of most likely providing the insurgents with surface-to-air missiles that...

    Russia To Hold War Games In Show Of Strength Near Ukraine
    Aug05

    Russia To Hold War Games In Show Of Strength Near Ukraine

    (Reuters) – Russia announced military exercises near the border with Ukraine on Monday in a show of strength as the Ukrainian army recaptured more territory from pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. The Russian air force said more than 100 aircraft, including fighter jets and bombers, were taking part in the maneuvers this...

    US officials warn Russian troops could move quickly against Ukraine, report says
    Aug05

    US officials warn Russian troops could move quickly against Ukraine, report says

    U.S. officials say that a rapid buildup of Russian troops near the country’s border with Ukraine has raised the specter of a cross-border attack with little or no warning, according to a published report. …read more Source: FOX...

    Separatists fire on Ukraine troops returning from Russia, Kyiv says
    Aug05

    Separatists fire on Ukraine troops returning from Russia, Kyiv says

    Pro-Russian separatists opened fire on unarmed Ukrainian soldiers on Tuesday as they crossed back into Ukraine from Russia where they had taken shelter from fighting, Kyiv defence officials said. …read more Source:...

    Rebels fired on unarmed Ukrainian troops returning from Russia, Kiev says
    Aug05

    Rebels fired on unarmed Ukrainian troops returning from Russia, Kiev says

    Rebels have declared a ‘state of siege’ in Donetsk, the largest city they hold …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Is ‘Ready’ For Battle In Ukraine
    Aug05

    Russia Is ‘Ready’ For Battle In Ukraine

    Russia has significantly built up its troop presence along the Ukrainian border, making it ready for a potential large-scale invasion of southeastern Ukraine if Russian President Vladimir Putin so chooses. The New York Times’ Michael Gordon and Eric Schmitt report, citing Western officials, that Russia has nearly doubled its battalions...

    Iraq Air Force to Back Kurds Fighting Islamists
    Aug05

    Iraq Air Force to Back Kurds Fighting Islamists

    (BAGHDAD) — Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called upon his country’s armed forces to help the Kurdish military battle a Sunni militant offensive in northern Iraq that has caused tens of thousands of people from the minority Yazidi community to flee their homes. MoreSunni Insurgents Seize Small Towns in Iraq’s...