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    Ukraine Brings Back Conscription as Russia Appears to Launch All-Out Invasion
    Aug29

    Ukraine Brings Back Conscription as Russia Appears to Launch All-Out Invasion

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s national security council has ordered the reinstatement of mandatory conscription in response to what seems to be a full-scale Russian invasion of the country. The draft, affecting able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 25, is the latest indication that the Ukrainian conflict is rapidly...

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks
    Aug29

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks

    Kiev (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed the advances of pro-Kremlin fighters in eastern Ukraine as Western alarm spiralled over what Kiev has branded a Russian invasion.NATO ambassadors were holding a crisis meeting after the alliance said Russia had at least 1,000 troops fighting to support a lightning rebel...

    Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan
    Aug29

    Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and could see future stake sales to outside investors under plans announced Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.State investment fund Khazanah Nasional, which has taken control of the failing flag carrier, said it...

    Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    
    Aug29

    Nearly 2,600 killed in east Ukraine conflict: UN    

    Kiev (AFP) – The conflict in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people since mid-April, the United Nations said Friday in their latest report, explaining the sharp increase by fighting in densely populated areas between Kiev’s army and pro-Russian rebels.”At least 2,593 people have been killed in Ukraine between mid-April...

    Arm Ukraine If You’re Ready to Fight for It 
    Aug29

    Arm Ukraine If You’re Ready to Fight for It 

    NATO should only consider arming Ukraine if the U.S., Germany and their allies are willing to fight Russia over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Putin urges safe passage for Ukrainian troops ‘to avoid senseless deaths’
    Aug29

    Putin urges safe passage for Ukrainian troops ‘to avoid senseless deaths’

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong
    Aug29

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    While Merkel’s measured approach has helped the perception that she is steering the country deftly through chaotic times, she also benefits from the fact that Germany is not in as vulnerable a position as others, especially Eastern European countries. If Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped gas flows from Russia completely — something...

    Ukraine will begin working towards NATO membership: PM
    Aug29

    Ukraine will begin working towards NATO membership: PM

    The prime minister added that the basic aim of Ukrainian foreign policy remained to become a member of the European Union …read more Source: The Globe and...

    UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians
    Aug29

    UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians

    Around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where both sides target civilians in violation of international law and the death toll has risen to at least 2,220, the U.N. human rights office said Friday. …read more Source: Miami...

    To Revive Damaged Brand, Malaysia Airlines To Lay Off 6,000 Workers
    Aug29

    To Revive Damaged Brand, Malaysia Airlines To Lay Off 6,000 Workers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway but there is no move to...