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    Russian Aid Convoy Heads Toward Ukraine Amid Controversy
    Aug14

    Russian Aid Convoy Heads Toward Ukraine Amid Controversy

    VORONEZH, Russia (AP) — A large Russian aid convoy resumed its journey toward Ukraine Thursday, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region. The convoy of more than 200 vehicles had been parked at a military depot in the southern Russian city of Voronezh since late Tuesday amid...

    Ukraine Separatists In Seeming Disarray Amid Rumors Of Strelkov’s Demise
    Aug14

    Ukraine Separatists In Seeming Disarray Amid Rumors Of Strelkov’s Demise

    Separatists in eastern Ukraine are denying a report — also issued by separatists — that rebel commander Igor Girkin, aka Strelkov, had been severely wounded in combat. The latest rumors come as a number of separatist leaders have announced their resignation or retreat from the fray. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Sends Its Own Aid Convoy To Separatist-Held East
    Aug14

    Ukraine Sends Its Own Aid Convoy To Separatist-Held East

    A convoy of 26 trucks with humanitarian aid left the government-controlled Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on August 14 for the separatist-held Luhansk region. Serhiy Bochkovskiy, the chief of Ukraine’s State Service for Emergency Situations, told journalists the supplies would be handed over to the Red Cross for distribution in the region. The...

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s Twitter Was Hacked
    Aug14

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s Twitter Was Hacked

    The press office for Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev denied that he was stepping down Thursday after his Twitter account was apparently hacked, Bloomberg reports. “The Twitter account of the prime minister was hacked and the recent posts about his resignation and plans to become a freelance photographer are false,” an unnamed government...

    Ukraine Passes Law On Russia Sanctions, Gas Pipelines
    Aug14

    Ukraine Passes Law On Russia Sanctions, Gas Pipelines

    Ukraine’s parliament has passed legislation that would allow the government to impose sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eurozone recovery flatlines as Ukraine unravels
    Aug14

    Eurozone recovery flatlines as Ukraine unravels

    The continent’s central pillars — Germany and France — were held back by weaker investment by business and by fears over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Eurozone Economy Stops Growing, Recession Fears Loom
    Aug14

    Eurozone Economy Stops Growing, Recession Fears Loom

    FRANKFURT, Germany—Well, that didn’t last long. After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. Growth was zero. After only 0.2 percent in the first quarter. Now who will get out and push? The European Central Bank, with a further monetary stimulus? Or...

    Shelling hits nearly all parts of Donetsk
    Aug14

    Shelling hits nearly all parts of Donetsk

    Shelling hit nearly all districts of the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, city leaders said. …read more Source:...

    Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear
    Aug14

    Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

    The continent’s central pillars — Germany and France — were held back by weaker investment by business and by fears over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian aid convoy nears Ukraine, heads for rebel-held area
    Aug14

    Russian aid convoy nears Ukraine, heads for rebel-held area

    In a diplomatic game of chicken, a large Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Thursday — but it was heading toward a crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels instead of a government post as Ukraine had demanded. …read more Source: CTV...