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    In East, Ukrainians Await Much-Needed Aid
    Aug22

    In East, Ukrainians Await Much-Needed Aid

    On a park bench steps from Lenin Square in downtown Kramatorsk, Tatiana, a refugee who escaped the conflict in nearby separatist-held Horlovka, sits quietly in the shade. She says she cam​e to this city a month ago, as fighting intensified between Ukrainian armed forces and rebel fighters back home. Staying with a friend, Tatiana had nothing when...

    Russian vehicles in Ukraine ‘a flagrant violation’: White House
    Aug22

    Russian vehicles in Ukraine ‘a flagrant violation’: White House

    The U.S. accused Russia Friday of violating international law by sending military vehicles disguised as civilian trucks into Ukraine as part of a supposed humanitarian mission in the war-torn region. The White House demanded that Moscow “remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately.” “This is...

    Russia’s ‘Eurasian Union’ Shows Putin’s Nostalgia For The Soviet Union
    Aug22

    Russia’s ‘Eurasian Union’ Shows Putin’s Nostalgia For The Soviet Union

    “It is like you’ve been dating a girl for a long time,” grins Pavel Andreev, an editor at a state-controlled broadcaster, Rossiya Segodnya, explaining why it has taken so long to press ahead with the Eurasian Union. “You’ve met the parents, you’ve spent a weekend with the families, and now you want to get...

    NATO: Russian Forces Provide Artillery Support To Rebels In Ukraine
    Aug22

    NATO: Russian Forces Provide Artillery Support To Rebels In Ukraine

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” that aimed to provoke an international incident. Russia said it had lost patience with Ukraine’s...

    Merkel Slams Russia Over Ukraine Convoy
    Aug22

    Merkel Slams Russia Over Ukraine Convoy

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accused Russia of risking a further escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine by sending an aid convoy into the region without Kiev’s permission.Merkel’s office says she called Putin on Friday afternoon to express her “deep concern” about the fact that the convoy had...

    Ukraine government calls arrival of massive Russian aid convoy a ‘direct invasion’
    Aug22

    Ukraine government calls arrival of massive Russian aid convoy a ‘direct invasion’

    Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kyiv. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion” that aimed to provoke an international incident. …read more Source: CTV...

    U.S. Stocks Slip on Yellen, Ukraine
    Aug22

    U.S. Stocks Slip on Yellen, Ukraine

    U.S. stocks edged mostly lower, paring the week’s gains, as investors weighed remarks by central bankers and signs of escalating tension in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russian aid convoy casts shadow on talks with Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian aid convoy casts shadow on talks with Ukraine

    If the convoy is attacked, that would give Putin “a pretext to send in peacekeepers.” …read more Source: USA...

    Is Femen Dying?
    Aug22

    Is Femen Dying?

    Inna Shevchenko, the 24-year-old leader of Femen in France and de-facto commander of the movement as a whole, scrolled through her iPhone messages several weeks ago, as we sat at a sidewalk table outside a café in central Paris. She studied one new message and smiled. “The National Assembly has just invited Femen to come discuss women’s...

    The cheerful gulag survivor: Alexander Topolski, 1923-2014
    Aug22

    The cheerful gulag survivor: Alexander Topolski, 1923-2014

    When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Alexander Topolski was just like a lot of 16-year-olds eager to lie about their age and sign up to fight the Nazis. But unlike most war veterans in Canada today, he didn’t join the Canadian Army or the Royal Air Force. Topolski (known in those days by his first name, Boguslaw) lived in eastern Poland....