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    The Russian Ruble Is Getting Slammed (RSX, RUB)
    Aug29

    The Russian Ruble Is Getting Slammed (RSX, RUB)

    The Russian ruble is getting slammed. It’s down 0.6% against the dollar today. In the last two months, the ruble has fallen more than 8%, with 1 U.S. dollar currently buying nearly 37 rubles, up from about 34 in late June. The latest decline in the ruble comes after Russian troops appeared to make additional advances in Ukraine, which...

    Despite evidence, Russia calls Ukraine incursion “conjecture”
    Aug29

    Despite evidence, Russia calls Ukraine incursion “conjecture”

    Proof is mounting that Russia has sent troops, supplies to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, though it denies claims …read more Source:...

    Acting French
    Aug29

    Acting French

    I spent the majority of this summer at Middlebury College, studying at l’École Française. I had never been to Vermont. I have not been many places at all. I did not have an adult passport until I was 37 years old. Sometimes I regret this. And then sometimes not. Learning to travel when you’re older allows you to be young again, to...

    NATO TO RUSSIA: Cease Your ‘Illegal Military Actions’ In Ukraine Immediately
    Aug29

    NATO TO RUSSIA: Cease Your ‘Illegal Military Actions’ In Ukraine Immediately

    NATO on Friday accused Russia of a “blatant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty” and urged it to immediately cease its “illegal military actions” in eastern regions of the country. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said despite “hollow denials” by Russia, it was clear it was involved in...

    NATO: Russian Troops Are Fighting Inside Ukraine
    Aug29

    NATO: Russian Troops Are Fighting Inside Ukraine

    The toppling of a pro-Moscow president by protesters calling for closer ties with the West earlier this year helped precipitate the current crisis, …read more Source:...

    Putin Lashes Out at Kiev
    Aug29

    Putin Lashes Out at Kiev

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Kiev and its allies of backing peace talks only as a smoke-screen to allow Ukraine to continue military operations, sidestepping accusations that Russia is funneling troops into eastern Ukraine to fight alongside separatist rebels. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    UN Reports Both Rebels, Ukraine Forces Target Civilians
    Aug29

    UN Reports Both Rebels, Ukraine Forces Target Civilians

    GENEVA—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 U.N. human rights office said Friday. The latest findings from the Geneva office, based on reports from a 34-member U.N. monitoring mission in Ukraine,...

    Putin Says Russians And Ukrainians ‘Practically One People’
    Aug29

    Putin Says Russians And Ukrainians ‘Practically One People’

    LAKE SELIGER, Russia, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the Ukraine crisis was a tragedy and that Ukrainians and Russians are “practically one people”. “People who have their own views on history and the history of our country may argue with me, but it seems to me that the Russian and...

    Putin Directly Addressed Rebels In Ukraine For The First Time, And He Used A Frightening Word To Describe Them
    Aug29

    Putin Directly Addressed Rebels In Ukraine For The First Time, And He Used A Frightening Word To Describe Them

    Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time on Friday publicly addressed pro-Russian rebels fighting in southeastern Ukraine, praising their “major success” inside Ukraine. The Kremlin released a late-night statement from Putin on its website in which he appealed to the militia of “Novorossyia,” or “New...

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    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...