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    All About Trade: First U.S. Cabinet-Level Visit to India’s Modi Government
    Aug05

    All About Trade: First U.S. Cabinet-Level Visit to India’s Modi Government

    Secretary of State John Kerry has his hands more than full in dealing with multiple crises in Ukraine and Gaza at this time. But he and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to India last week ostensibly for the fifth edition of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue. Not much has changed in the strategic positions of both countries since the...

    Russia Says 311 Ukrainian Soldiers are Seeking Asylum in Russia
    Aug05

    Russia Says 311 Ukrainian Soldiers are Seeking Asylum in Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it was in talks with Moscow over the return of 311 Ukrainian soldiers and border guards who had been forced by fighting with separatists to cross into Russia. But Russian border authorities said the troops were seeking asylum. Both sides seemed set to use the fate of the troops to score propaganda...

    Ukraine Trauma Counselors Battle ‘Info-Intoxication’
    Aug05

    Ukraine Trauma Counselors Battle ‘Info-Intoxication’

    In the middle of summer, as the fighting in eastern Ukraine receded toward the Russian border, psychiatrists working in the area began to notice a strange affliction among the people caught up in the conflict. Its symptoms were hard to discern at first from the more typical psychological damage the war was inflicting on local...

    Dutch inform UN of Malaysia Airlines investigation
    Aug05

    Dutch inform UN of Malaysia Airlines investigation

    The Netherlands has informed the U.N. Security Council of the international investigation it is leading into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine — in response to a council request. …read more Source: Miami...

    A Wounded Volunteer for Ukraine Languishes in Rebel Cell
    Aug05

    A Wounded Volunteer for Ukraine Languishes in Rebel Cell

    Maxim Kucheryavy, who had no military experience when he signed up to fight for his country, now lies shot and hungry in a makeshift rebel-run prison in Donetsk …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Under Siege, Locals ‘on the Verge of Humanitarian Catastrophe’
    Aug04

    Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Under Siege, Locals ‘on the Verge of Humanitarian Catastrophe’

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Residents say the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk is dying. The power grid was completely down Monday, the city government said, and fuel is running dry. Store shelves are emptying fast, and those who haven’t managed to flee must drink untreated tap water. With little medicine left, doctors are sending patients...

    East Ukraine city dying under siege
    Aug04

    East Ukraine city dying under siege

    A man walks past a pro-Russian rebels army’s agitation poster, left, in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The poster reads ‘Protect the Republic!’. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Flight 17: Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Disaster Site Search Yields More Belongings
    Aug04

    Flight 17: Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Disaster Site Search Yields More Belongings

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains. Speaking from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 88 experts Sunday searched an area of six square kilometers...

    Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory
    Aug04

    Russia waging massive war games as Ukraine recovers more territory

    Russia launched massive air-force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Israel and Russia: Rogue States in Public Opinion?
    Aug04

    Israel and Russia: Rogue States in Public Opinion?

    Two recent blog posts by Aaron Blake on the Washington Post website (July 22, “What Russia and Israel Have in Common” and July 29, “Young Americans Take a Dim View of Israel’s Actions”) should give pause to any assumption in Israel that the American public — and American media — will support whatever the...