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    Russian Deputy PM Says No Plans to Ban McDonald’s
    Aug24

    Russian Deputy PM Says No Plans to Ban McDonald’s

    Russian authorities are not planning to close the McDonald’s chain in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted saying on Saturday, after inspectors visited a number of restaurants run by the fast-food company. “No one is talking about it at all [a ban on McDonald’s in Russia],” Dvorkovich was quoted...

    Separatists plan victory parade on Ukraine’s Independence Day
    Aug24

    Separatists plan victory parade on Ukraine’s Independence Day

    As officials in Ukraine’s capital prepared to parade tanks and soldiers Sunday to mark the anniversary of independence from the disintegrating Soviet Union, pro-Russia separatists who control this eastern city have their own plan to rival Kiev’s attempts to drum up support for its… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russian aid convoy exits Ukraine – Germany pledges financial aid
    Aug24

    Russian aid convoy exits Ukraine – Germany pledges financial aid

    Pulling back a huge aid convoy whose entry into Ukraine stirred Western outrage, Russia on Saturday cheered the completion of what it called a successful humanitarian mission, while Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany visited the Ukrainian capital and pledged more than $690 million for the rebuilding of war-ravaged areas of eastern Ukraine and...

    Merkel meets Ukraine’s leaders ahead of peace talks
    Aug24

    Merkel meets Ukraine’s leaders ahead of peace talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Ukraine’s leaders in Kiev as prelude to Russia-Ukraine talks next week, and as government shelling intensifies on the rebel stronghold Donetsk. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Unauthorized aid convey into Ukraine returns to Russia, amid rising tensions
    Aug24

    Unauthorized aid convey into Ukraine returns to Russia, amid rising tensions

    Russia said the trucks carried only food, water, generators and sleeping bags to the hard-hit rebel stronghold of Luhansk …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia’s ‘Military Trucks’ Have Now Left Ukraine
    Aug24

    Russia’s ‘Military Trucks’ Have Now Left Ukraine

    The Russian “military trucks” that entered Ukraine on Friday, prompting a call of “invasion” by Ukraine, have returned to Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday. Poroshenko told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that the Russian convoy had exited his country, according to a readout of the call provided by...

    Obama faces decision on military aid for Ukraine
    Aug24

    Obama faces decision on military aid for Ukraine

    Some warn dramatically increasing military aid to Ukraine risks a rapid Russian escalation. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Aid Trucks Leave Ukraine; Highlight Dire Needs
    Aug23

    Russian Aid Trucks Leave Ukraine; Highlight Dire Needs

    DONETSK, Russia—Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting. Ahead of a much-anticipated meeting on Tuesday between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, German...

    Israeli Airstrike Collapses Gaza Apartment Tower
    Aug23

    Israeli Airstrike Collapses Gaza Apartment Tower

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza. MoreHamas Admits Kidnapping Israeli TeensSome See Qatar’s Hand in Collapse of Gaza TalksSt....

    Merkel Meets Ukraine’s Leaders Ahead of Peace Talks, as Donetsk Shelling Intensifies
    Aug23

    Merkel Meets Ukraine’s Leaders Ahead of Peace Talks, as Donetsk Shelling Intensifies

    The aftermath of unusually intense shelling on the rebel stronghold, Donetsk. Ukrainian government forces may be trying to achieve a breakthrough in fighting with pro-Russian separatists by Sunday, Ukraine’s Independence Day. Most of the shelling was on the city’s outskirts but explosions were also heard in the city center. At least...