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    Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
    Jul28

    Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.”Mom, hang in there,”...

    Here’s Wall Street’s Three-Word Summary Of Everything
    Jul28

    Here’s Wall Street’s Three-Word Summary Of Everything

    “Some call it the summer lull, but to me it seems we have simply arrived in what we expected to be a ‘boring but better’ second half of the year,” said Morgan Stanley’s Joachim Fels. Fels is reiterating Morgan Stanley’s house view, which they laid out in June. Morgan Stanley isn’t the only Wall Street...

    Enmity and Civilian Toll Rise in Ukraine as World’s Attention Is Diverted
    Jul28

    Enmity and Civilian Toll Rise in Ukraine as World’s Attention Is Diverted

    With the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the deaths of roughly 800 civilians in eastern Ukraine have gone virtually unnoticed by the outside world. …read more Source: The New York...

    Downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine Possible War Crime, Says UN Rights Chief Navi Pillay
    Jul28

    Downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine Possible War Crime, Says UN Rights Chief Navi Pillay

    GENEVA—The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.’s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight was shot down with a surface-to-air missile over...

    Hague Court Orders Russia to Pay $50B Over Yukos’ Expropriating
    Jul28

    Hague Court Orders Russia to Pay $50B Over Yukos’ Expropriating

    LONDON—Russia was ordered Monday to pay more than $50 billion for expropriating what was once the country’s largest oil producer, Yukos, in a court ruling that adds economic and diplomatic pressure on the country at a time of increasing isolation. The Permanent Court for Arbitration, a body that rules on global corporate disputes,...

    Eric Morse: How to help Ukraine
    Jul28

    Eric Morse: How to help Ukraine

    As the USSR unravelled in the hard winter of 1991-92, Quaker Canada, as it was then, decided to make a goodwill donation of a container of instant oatmeal to the orphanages of Belarus. The operation went off without a hitch. The orphanages each sent a manager, an orphan and a truck to receive their portions at the Olympic Sports Complex in Minsk....

    U.S., Major EU Nations Agree To Further Measures Against Russia
    Jul28

    U.S., Major EU Nations Agree To Further Measures Against Russia

    The leaders of the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy agreed by telephone on July 28 that they would impose new sanctions on Russia for its role in the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Who Is Igor Strelkov? Russians Love Re-enactor Turned Rebel Commander Who Delivered Bizarre, Racist Press Conference
    Jul28

    Who Is Igor Strelkov? Russians Love Re-enactor Turned Rebel Commander Who Delivered Bizarre, Racist Press Conference

    Igor Strelkov, the retired Russian military officer turned separatist leader who is widely believed to be responsible for the missile attack that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, delivered a bizarre, impromptu press conference Monday in which he denied firing on the commercial jet but bragged of murdering Africans living in the occupied...

    On World War I Centenary, Chasing a Soldier’s Memory
    Jul28

    On World War I Centenary, Chasing a Soldier’s Memory

    It’s a cold May morning at 6,000 feet in the Eastern Alps. Knee-deep in icy snow just below the summit of Mount Čukla, lost in the fog and clinging to wet rocks, I am standing on the site of one of the most brutal battles of World War I, 100 years after the war to end all wars began. My great-grandfather never made it this far up the...

    Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe
    Jul28

    Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster investigators, officials said Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...