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    What Actually Constitutes A War Crime?
    Aug05

    What Actually Constitutes A War Crime?

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the militant group Hamas this month of committing a “double war crime” for targeting Israeli civilians with rockets and using the Gaza Strip’s residents as “human shields.” Palestinian officials, meanwhile, argued that Israel should be charged with war crimes for the...

    Will Sanctions on Russia Tip the World Into Recession?
    Aug05

    Will Sanctions on Russia Tip the World Into Recession?

    In the summer of 1997, Larry Summers, then the deputy treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, was having a private meeting with a senior Wall Street executive who oversaw his bank’s international operations. The executive had been watching with concern the mounting turmoil in the financial and property markets of Thailand, the...

    Rights Group: Ukraine Rebels Hampering Aid Efforts
    Aug05

    Rights Group: Ukraine Rebels Hampering Aid Efforts

    As Ukrainian forces close in on a key city controlled by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, a human rights group is accusing the fighters of aggravating the humanitarian crisis triggered by the four-month-old conflict. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch issued a statement Tuesday saying rebel attacks on medical personnel and facilities have...

    Eurozone Recovery Holding up but Ukraine Looms
    Aug05

    Eurozone Recovery Holding up but Ukraine Looms

    LONDON— Further evidence emerged Tuesday that the economic recovery across Europe is gaining traction, though it remains vulnerable to an escalation in the crisis in Ukraine, which has seen sanctions on Russia ratcheted up. As well as raising speculation that Russia will slip into recession following the sanctions imposed by the United...

    Russia gets battle-ready with troops, firepower buildup at Ukraine border
    Aug05

    Russia gets battle-ready with troops, firepower buildup at Ukraine border

    Russia has built up 17 battalions of about 20,000 troops into a force of infantry, armour, artillery and air defence within a few miles of the border. It has also vastly expanded its firepower. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Thai surrogate mom would be happy to get twin back
    Aug05

    Thai surrogate mom would be happy to get twin back

    SRI RACHA, Thailand (AP) — A Thai surrogate mother raising a Down syndrome baby she claims was abandoned by his Australian biological parents said Tuesday she would be happy to have the boy’s healthy twin returned to her, especially after learning the father is a convicted sex offender. The Australian government is considering policy...

    Ukraine troops push toward rebels in Donetsk
    Aug05

    Ukraine troops push toward rebels in Donetsk

    Government forces seen in control of key checkpoint near pro-Russian separatists’ stronghold …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city
    Aug05

    Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the pro-Russian rebel-held city of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash separatist forces in the east.An Associated Press reporter saw a tank waving the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag in the suburb of Marinka, which...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, GCI, DIS, Z, GRPN, FSLR, PBPB)
    Aug05

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, GCI, DIS, Z, GRPN, FSLR, PBPB)

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. 1. Israel Withdraws From Gaza. Forces withdrew in advance of a 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt, and after Israel had announced it had completed its mission to destroy Hamas tunnels. “Hamas and Islamic Jihad appeared ready for the conflict to come to a halt,” the New York...

    Switzerland Expands Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis
    Aug05

    Switzerland Expands Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

    Switzerland has extended its sanctions over Ukraine’s crisis by adding 26 more Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians to the list. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...