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    Putin Tells Pro-Russia Rebels to Release Trapped Ukraine Troops
    Aug29

    Putin Tells Pro-Russia Rebels to Release Trapped Ukraine Troops

    MOSCOW—Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers accused Moscow of...

    Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593: UN human rights official
    Aug29

    Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593: UN human rights official

    A total of 2,593 people, including civilians as well as Ukrainian and separatist combatants, have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine since it erupted in mid-April, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Friday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong
    Aug29

    German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    BERLIN (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Relatives of Russian Soldiers Captured by Ukraine Demand Answers
    Aug29

    Relatives of Russian Soldiers Captured by Ukraine Demand Answers

    About 50 women met at a military base to seek information about their loved ones, as Russians began to question the extent of their country’s involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Brings Back Conscription as Russia Appears to Launch All-Out Invasion
    Aug29

    Ukraine Brings Back Conscription as Russia Appears to Launch All-Out Invasion

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s national security council has ordered the reinstatement of mandatory conscription in response to what seems to be a full-scale Russian invasion of the country. The draft, affecting able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 25, is the latest indication that the Ukrainian conflict is rapidly...

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks
    Aug29

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks

    Kiev (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed the advances of pro-Kremlin fighters in eastern Ukraine as Western alarm spiralled over what Kiev has branded a Russian invasion.NATO ambassadors were holding a crisis meeting after the alliance said Russia had at least 1,000 troops fighting to support a lightning rebel...

    Ukraine will begin working towards NATO membership: PM
    Aug29

    Ukraine will begin working towards NATO membership: PM

    The prime minister added that the basic aim of Ukrainian foreign policy remained to become a member of the European Union …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan
    Aug29

    Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and could see future stake sales to outside investors under plans announced Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.State investment fund Khazanah Nasional, which has taken control of the failing flag carrier, said it...

    Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine military targeting civilians: UN
    Aug29

    Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine military targeting civilians: UN

    Around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where both sides target civilians in violation of international law and the death toll has risen to at least 2,220, the UN human rights office said Friday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin urges safe passage for Ukrainian troops ‘to avoid senseless deaths’
    Aug29

    Putin urges safe passage for Ukrainian troops ‘to avoid senseless deaths’

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...