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    Italy’s Economic Issues Weigh on Eurozone
    Aug12

    Italy’s Economic Issues Weigh on Eurozone

    FRANKFURT, Germany—Italy is standing out as the European economy’s problem child. Again. Other countries that used to be the bearers of bad news — Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal — are slowly healing from the debt crisis that ravaged the currency union for much of the past five years. Italy, by contrast, slid back into...

    Ukraine says Russian humanitarian convoy won’t be allowed across border
    Aug12

    Ukraine says Russian humanitarian convoy won’t be allowed across border

    A convoy of more than 260 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid rumbled toward the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, but Kyiv said the goods would only be allowed in if they were inspected by the international Red Cross. …read more Source: CTV...

    Listicle: Russian Humanitarian Aid? Past Recipients Say There’s No Such Thing
    Aug12

    Listicle: Russian Humanitarian Aid? Past Recipients Say There’s No Such Thing

    Moscow says the nearly 300 Russian trucks headed for the Ukrainian border are filled with humanitarian aid. Many others are skeptical, particularly countries in the former Soviet bloc with their own bitter memories of Russian “assistance” in the form of military invasions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross OK
    Aug12

    Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross OK

    MOSCOW — A convoy of more than 260 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid rumbled toward the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, but Kiev said the goods would only be allowed in if they were inspected by the international Red Cross.The tug-of-war over humanitarian aid to Ukraine’s rebel-held eastern regions reflected deeper issues than...

    Officials on Russian Convoy Carrying Aid
    Aug12

    Officials on Russian Convoy Carrying Aid

    Russia’s foreign minister, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister and the European Union commissioner for international cooperation discussed the Russian convoy carrying aid to Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Says To Hand Over Aid Convoy To ICRC In Ukraine
    Aug12

    Russia Says To Hand Over Aid Convoy To ICRC In Ukraine

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a humanitarian convoy which is heading to eastern Ukraine from Russia would cross the border only “under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Kremlin’s Troll Army
    Aug12

    The Kremlin’s Troll Army

    Like many people with access to the Internet and a holster full of gadgets, Vladimir Nesterenko is living a double existence. In real life, the 49-year-old Kiev native is a published author and darling of the Ukrainian counterculture. Online, he’s “Adolfych”—a Russian-speaking mischief-maker who uses his Twitter, Facebook,...

    For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons
    Aug12

    For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, meeting with Jews who fled eastern Ukraine, July 2014. (Olivier Fitoussi) For ‘hardcore’ Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting, Israel beckons By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Each time he dispatches a car into Lugansk, Rabbi Shalom Gopin readies...

    How Do Russia Sanctions Hurt Germany?
    Aug12

    How Do Russia Sanctions Hurt Germany?

    Russia says it’s a humanitarian mission. A convoy of 280 trucks bound for Ukraine. Their cargo: food, water and medication. But Kiev – along with the West – fears Moscow could turn the operation into a military intervention. Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Aid’: What We Know And Don’t Know So Far
    Aug12

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Aid’: What We Know And Don’t Know So Far

    Just 24 hours after the Kremlin announced a “humanitarian convoy” was being sent to eastern Ukraine, a bevy of statements from Russian, Western, and Ukrainian officials — and a convoy about 300 large white trucks — leave unanswered questions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...