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    Ukraine parliamentary election set for October 26
    Aug26

    Ukraine parliamentary election set for October 26

    President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Ukraine’s parliament on Monday and announced an election on October 26. …read more Source:...

    Tourism suffers in Crimea as Ukraine shuns breakaway region
    Aug26

    Tourism suffers in Crimea as Ukraine shuns breakaway region

    KERCH, Crimea — International cruise lines have stopped docking at Yalta, and Ukrainians have boycotted the peninsula’s once-popular Black Sea beaches. But ferry dockworker Andrey Shpachenko has been doing well despite the poor tourist season. His earnings at the company that ferries passengers to and from Crimea and Russia have …...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of moving arms over border
    Aug26

    Ukraine accuses Russia of moving arms over border

    Moscow — Ukraine accused Russia of sending separatist fighters and an armored column into its embattled eastern region on Monday, describing the incursion as an attempt to open up a second front in the conflict now that pro-Russia forces are bottled up in their last two strongholds. Two of the 10 tanks in the armored convoy that entered...

    Ukrainian president dissolves parliament, calls October election
    Aug26

    Ukrainian president dissolves parliament, calls October election

    Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Entente Cordiale: The US and Iran in the Middle East
    Aug26

    Entente Cordiale: The US and Iran in the Middle East

    A year after the election of reformist Hassan Rouahni, Tehran and Washington have entered a de facto entente. While the ongoing nuclear negotiations are yet to produce a permanent deal, both sides have stepped up their assistance to the Shia-dominated government in Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government in Iraq. Just like how Washington and...

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
    Aug26

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine from the direction of Russia KRASNODON, Ukraine (AP) – For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the porous border with Russia. The convoys were seen … …read more...

    Woman Recounts Story Of Alleged Sexual Assault By Malaysian Airlines Flight Attendant
    Aug26

    Woman Recounts Story Of Alleged Sexual Assault By Malaysian Airlines Flight Attendant

    A passenger has come forward to tell her story of what she says was sexual abuse at the hands of a Malaysian Airlines flight attendant. Australian Laura Bushney, 26, tells Channel 7’s Sunday Night that on a half-full August 4th flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris, chief steward Mohd Rosli Bin Ab Karim sexually assaulted her under the guise of...

    Ukraine’s president dissolves Parliament
    Aug26

    Ukraine’s president dissolves Parliament

    He calls for October voting after Kiev alleges Russian military convoy crossed border. …read more Source: USA...

    The News Summer From Hell and the End of Optimism
    Aug26

    The News Summer From Hell and the End of Optimism

    By this point in the summer, a sane person could reasonably conclude that the world is going nuts. Spiraling out of control, descending into darkness, making optimism a delusional last recourse — that kind of feeling. “What fresh hell is this?” — the question Dorothy Parker asked when her doorbell rang — now applies...

    World’s tallet? 8-foot-4 Ukrainian man dies at 44
    Aug26

    World’s tallet? 8-foot-4 Ukrainian man dies at 44

    A man believed to be the tallest in the world has died at age 44. Ukrainian farmer Leonid Stadnyk, who purportedly stood at 8-foot-4, died Sunday due to health problems. …read more Source: New York Daily...