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    Ukraine Demands Rebels In Donetsk Surrender
    Aug10

    Ukraine Demands Rebels In Donetsk Surrender

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian insurgents backed away from an unconditional cease-fire offer that they announced just the day before. With a string of military successes and broad support for its campaign from the...

    ‘FLATLINER’: Germany Is Now At Risk Of Pulling All Europe Back Into Recession
    Aug10

    ‘FLATLINER’: Germany Is Now At Risk Of Pulling All Europe Back Into Recession

    Italy is contracting after GDP shrunk by 0.20% in the second quarter. But Italy is not the only Eurozone economy with growth going nowhere. France is too. So is Spain. The only remaining star seems to be Germany, with a 0.8% growth rate in the first quarter, Eric Reguly from the Globe and Mail said. But even the brightest candles eventually burn...

    Israel, Palestinians Agree to New Gaza Truce
    Aug10

    Israel, Palestinians Agree to New Gaza Truce

    Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Sunday to an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting at 1700 ET, officials from the warring sides said. “Israel has accepted Egypt’s proposal,” a senior Israeli government official said, adding Israeli negotiators would return to Cairo on Monday to resume indirect...

    Report: US actor Steven Seagal performs in Crimea
    Aug10

    Report: US actor Steven Seagal performs in Crimea

    The Russian news RIA Novosti says American actor Steven Seagal has performed at a concert in the breakaway region of Crimea on a stage decorated with the flag of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukraine Demands Pro-Russia Rebels Surrender in Donetsk
    Aug10

    Ukraine Demands Pro-Russia Rebels Surrender in Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Fighting raged Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russia rebels for a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe.” Ukrainian officials demanded that the insurgents surrender instead. One person was killed and 10 injured in shelling that started early Sunday...

    Ron Paul Says U.S. ‘Likely Hiding Truth’ About MH17 Crash
    Aug10

    Ron Paul Says U.S. ‘Likely Hiding Truth’ About MH17 Crash

    The U.S. government “knows a lot more” than it’s letting on about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash and is “likely hiding [the] truth,” according to former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). In an Aug. 7 post on his news site, Voices of Liberty, Paul said he believes the U.S., with all its intelligence-gathering...

    World War 3 Averted? Ukraine Rebel Leader Wants Aid, Cease-Fire
    Aug10

    World War 3 Averted? Ukraine Rebel Leader Wants Aid, Cease-Fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, artillery thundering through deserted streets. There was no immediate government...

    Russia Starts Drilling Its Northernmost Oil Well
    Aug10

    Russia Starts Drilling Its Northernmost Oil Well

    MOSCOW—Russia has begun drilling on its northernmost oil well, in the Kara Sea off the northern coast of Siberia. The well is part of a joint project between the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and ExxonMobil to develop the region’s oil reserves, which are estimated at up to 100 billion barrels. The Russian-American project...

    Ukraine truce talks collapse, forces circle rebel-held city
    Aug10

    Ukraine truce talks collapse, forces circle rebel-held city

    Artillery shells slammed into the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday as government forces tightened the noose around the rebel-held redoubt and called on pro-Russian separatists to surrender. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    To the Weekend Protesters
    Aug10

    To the Weekend Protesters

    This weekend, there have been large protests on the streets of London, Cape Town, and Santiago, and smaller demonstrations in Paris and New York. Were they marching in support of the tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians in Iraq who face imminent murder and starvation on a mountaintop at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...