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    Conflict rages in eastern Ukraine; Russian aid trucks clearing customs
    Aug21

    Conflict rages in eastern Ukraine; Russian aid trucks clearing customs

    Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said Thursday. …read more Source: CTV...

    We need Russian influence: Ukrainian minister
    Aug21

    We need Russian influence: Ukrainian minister

    The Ukrainian government needs “Russian influence” to deal with the problems within its borders, one of its most senior members said. …read more Source:...

    What’s Behind Russia’s McDonald’s Probe?
    Aug21

    What’s Behind Russia’s McDonald’s Probe?

    Four branches in Moscow are closed and others elsewhere in Russia are being inspected. What’s going on at McDonalds? The country’s food safety watchdog says the closures are linked to “numerous” breaches of sanitary rules. Others see a link to the current poor relationship between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine....

    Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling
    Aug21

    Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

    Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Oil Prices Are Having A Brutal Summer
    Aug21

    Oil Prices Are Having A Brutal Summer

    Oil is having a brutal summer despite unrest in some of the world’s top oil producing countries. Abundant supply and sluggish demand continue to weigh on prices. At $101.44, London-traded Brent crude is down approximately 6% over the past three months, and 12% since a brief mid-June run-up when investors were first grappling with the...

    Explainer: Moscow’s Food War With West Could Hurt Russia Most
    Aug21

    Explainer: Moscow’s Food War With West Could Hurt Russia Most

    Moscow’s ban on food imports isn’t just punishing the West for sanctions, it is also punishing Russian consumers with higher prices. We look at how the bans hurt Russians most. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two Red Cross jeeps cross into Ukraine from Russia
    Aug21

    Two Red Cross jeeps cross into Ukraine from Russia

    Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said Thursday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Deadly Fighting In Ukraine As Government Troops Advance Into Rebel-Held Territory
    Aug21

    Deadly Fighting In Ukraine As Government Troops Advance Into Rebel-Held Territory

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said Thursday. An Associated Press journalist saw two Red Cross jeeps heading to an unknown destination in Ukraine on Thursday after passing through the rebel-held...

    Ukraine aid convoy crosses border from Russia
    Aug21

    Ukraine aid convoy crosses border from Russia

    An Associated Press journalist saw two Red Cross jeeps heading to an unknown destination in Ukraine on Thursday. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia Is Closing McDonald’s Restaurants Over Health Violations
    Aug21

    Russia Is Closing McDonald’s Restaurants Over Health Violations

    Russian regulators are targeting McDonald’s restaurants in a crackdown that authorities say is a matter of food safety. But the closure of several Russian McDonalds restaurants and unscheduled checks of several others comes on the heels of tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and Western countries over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine....