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    Ukraine asks IMF to combine two aid tranches
    Aug21

    Ukraine asks IMF to combine two aid tranches

    Ukraine wants the IMF to combine the expected third and fourth tranches of a $17 billion dollar bailout package. …read more Source:...

    Russia Shuts 4 McDonald’s Restaurants Amid Ukraine Tensions
    Aug21

    Russia Shuts 4 McDonald’s Restaurants Amid Ukraine Tensions

    Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four restaurants ordered to suspend operations by the state food safety watchdog included the first ever...

    The Whole World Is Watching Ferguson
    Aug21

    The Whole World Is Watching Ferguson

    This past weekend, in a tense press conference, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and called for a curfew in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where protesters have been clashing violently with law-enforcement officials following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. “This is a test,” Nixon...

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper
    Aug21

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow’s famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and gave it a makeover, painting the iconic symbol in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police. …read more Source: FOX...

    Protesters Hoist Ukrainian Flag Atop Moscow Landmark
    Aug21

    Protesters Hoist Ukrainian Flag Atop Moscow Landmark

    Protesters against Russia’s support of separatists in Ukraine climbed a Stalin-era building in Moscow late on Tuesday night and painted its star-topped spire to resemble the Ukrainian flag. The golden yellow Soviet star on the building’s spire was partly painted blue and a Ukrainian flag was flown from a mast at the top. The star sits...

    Activists plant Ukraine flag atop famous Moscow building
    Aug21

    Activists plant Ukraine flag atop famous Moscow building

    Protesters on Wednesday scaled a famous Moscow skyscraper and painted the Soviet star on its spire in Ukrainian colors, as a pro-Russian insurgency continues to rattle eastern Ukraine. A yellow and blue Ukrainian flag was also attached to the top of the 580-foot, Stalin-era structure east of the Kremlin along … …read more Source: The...

    Dozens Die in Ukraine in Street Battles, Donetsk Shelling
    Aug20

    Dozens Die in Ukraine in Street Battles, Donetsk Shelling

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods 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. The forces of the Western-backed Kiev government are steadily gaining the upper...

    Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold
    Aug20

    Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold

    The curators of an Amsterdam museum that has hosted an exhibition of Crimean gold since February probably never anticipated the tumultuous events that have complicated the return of the borrowed artifacts. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    No Big Macs for Russia, four McDonald’s closed amid Ukraine tensions
    Aug20

    No Big Macs for Russia, four McDonald’s closed amid Ukraine tensions

    Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Separatists shoot down Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane
    Aug20

    Separatists shoot down Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane

    Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 single-seat fighter jet in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, a military spokesman said. …read more Source: The Toronto...