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    Borodai: ‘I Came To Donetsk As Crisis Manager’
    Aug08

    Borodai: ‘I Came To Donetsk As Crisis Manager’

    As he announced his resignation from the post of the self-styled prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Aleksandr Borodai reminded journalists on August 7 he was a “native Muscovite” who had come to eastern Ukraine from Russia as a “crisis manager.” (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio...

    2 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city
    Aug08

    2 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city

    Local officials in eastern Ukraine say two people were killed in late-night shelling in the besieged city of Donetsk. …read more Source: Miami...

    Asian stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters
    Aug08

    Asian stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters

    Asian stocks sank Friday as jitters over the crises in Iraq and Ukraine escalated but Chinese stocks rose after trade figures showed surprisingly strong growth in exports. …read more Source: Miami...

    World briefs: NATO pledges Ukraine support
    Aug08

    World briefs: NATO pledges Ukraine support

    KIEV, Ukraine — NATO’s chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country’s east. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia retaliates on West’s sanctions over Ukraine
    Aug08

    Russia retaliates on West’s sanctions over Ukraine

    Tensions rose further last month when a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over rebel-held territory, killing all 298 people aboard, and the West accused Russia of most likely providing the militants with the missiles that may have been used to bring the plane down. The ban, announced by a somber Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a televised...

    News of the day From Across the Globe, August 8
    Aug08

    News of the day From Across the Globe, August 8

    The episode highlighted the high risk of collateral damage and civilian casualties as the Ukrainian army tries to defeat the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. In recent days, government forces have encircled Donetsk, a separatist stronghold, but have not yet tried to storm it with ground troops, opting instead to bombard rebel positions...

    Fears Growing of Russian Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug08

    Fears Growing of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    Fears are growing that Moscow may be ready to invade Ukraine. The top U.S. defense official this week said the action is “absolutely” a possibility. VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Responding to Sanctions, Russia Bans Imports Of Food From West
    Aug08

    Responding to Sanctions, Russia Bans Imports Of Food From West

    Russia has announced a ban on imports of food and agricultural products from the United States, Europe and other Western countries. It’s in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the West following Moscow’s forceful takeover of Crimea and continued support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Henry Ridgwell reports the...

    Ukrainian activists clash with city workers in Kiev
    Aug08

    Ukrainian activists clash with city workers in Kiev

    Activists clashed with city workers and volunteer fighters in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Thursday after the workers tried to remove tents from the city’s central Independence Square. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    After Losing 2 Passenger Jets, Malaysia Airlines Suspends Trading And Plans To Become State-Owned
    Aug08

    After Losing 2 Passenger Jets, Malaysia Airlines Suspends Trading And Plans To Become State-Owned

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s state investment company says it wants to remove struggling Malaysia Airlines from the stock exchange, making it fully state-owned before a far-reaching overhaul of its business. Khazanah Nasional, which owns a majority stake in the carrier, says Friday it plans to buy out minority shareholders...