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    Reports: Snowden Granted 3 More Years in Russia
    Aug07

    Reports: Snowden Granted 3 More Years in Russia

    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden received permission to stay in Russia for an additional three years, his lawyer told local media Thursday, amid the worst U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. Snowden revealed troves of classified information on the American government’s surveillance activities before fleeing...

    Russia’s food-import ban targeting the West takes shape
    Aug07

    Russia’s food-import ban targeting the West takes shape

    Russia has rolled out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the U.S., the European Union and some other Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine crisis: Shelling at major hospital in Donetsk kills 1
    Aug07

    Ukraine crisis: Shelling at major hospital in Donetsk kills 1

    A mortar hit a large hospital in the troubled Ukrainian city of Donetsk Thursday, killing at least one person, as government forces tighten their grip on the pro-Russian rebel stronghold. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ex-leader’s estate embodies Ukraine’s past, present, hope for future
    Aug07

    Ex-leader’s estate embodies Ukraine’s past, present, hope for future

    On a summer’s day in the park, children gripped Frisbees and ice cream cones as they tottered next to distracted parents. A wedding party simulated a conga line for a patient cameraman. A trio of twentysomething men sipped kvass, a favorite only-looks-like-beer beverage. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    ECB leaves rates on hold as Ukraine crisis looms
    Aug07

    ECB leaves rates on hold as Ukraine crisis looms

    The European Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.15 percent as the crisis in Ukraine casts a shadow over Europe’s modest economic recovery. …read more Source: Miami...

    MH17: Kiev suspends crash-site ceasefire after recovery mission halted
    Aug07

    MH17: Kiev suspends crash-site ceasefire after recovery mission halted

    Netherlands said on Wednesday it was halting the recovery mission because of continued fighting in the region …read more Source: The Globe and...

    As Ukraine Fighting Intensifies, Dental College Is Struck
    Aug07

    As Ukraine Fighting Intensifies, Dental College Is Struck

    An artillery barrage, apparently by government forces, blew apart dental chairs, cracked walls adorned with charts of teeth and killed one patient. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Bans Food Imports From U.S., EU, Australia, Canada, Norway
    Aug07

    Russia Bans Food Imports From U.S., EU, Australia, Canada, Norway

    Russia says it is launching a “full embargo” on most food imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada, and Norway. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Major hospital in eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk hit by shelling
    Aug07

    Major hospital in eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk hit by shelling

    Only the dentistry unit suffered damage, witnesses said, but it is one of Donetsk’s larger hospitals. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukrainians Urged To Save Energy As Russian Gas Shortage Bites
    Aug07

    Ukrainians Urged To Save Energy As Russian Gas Shortage Bites

    Residents in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities are having to cope without hot water, after the government switched off communal boilers in residential housing blocks to save energy. It comes amid growing fears about Ukraine’s ability to survive the coming winter following Russia’s decision in June to cut off gas supplies. But as Henry...