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    Donetsk residents flee the city as shelling intensifies
    Aug20

    Donetsk residents flee the city as shelling intensifies

    Residents waited at the Donetsk bus station Wednesday as Ukrainian troops pushed on with a bloody offensive to break the insurgency in the east of the country. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    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...

    Idled Russian Aid Convoy Gets Back on the Road to Ukraine
    Aug20

    Idled Russian Aid Convoy Gets Back on the Road to Ukraine

    Twelve trucks in the convoy passed through a Russian border checkpoint, but will still need to be checked by Red Cross and Ukrainian border officials. …read more Source: The New York...

    Separatists In East Ukraine Reportedly Shoot Down Another Military Plane
    Aug20

    Separatists In East Ukraine Reportedly Shoot Down Another Military Plane

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday that separatists in eastern Ukraine have shot down a government fighter plane, Reuters reports. — This is breaking news. Check back later for updates. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Fed Reveals What Could Bring Earlier Rate Hikes (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)
    Aug20

    Fed Reveals What Could Bring Earlier Rate Hikes (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

    If the Fed keeps moving towards its goal, interest rates could rise sooner than expected. This is the message from the minutes from the Fed’s July 29-30 FOMC meeting, which were just released. Notably, the some members of the FOMC said: “With respect to monetary policy over the medium run, participants generally agreed that labor...

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take ‘significant’ part of Luhansk
    Aug20

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take ‘significant’ part of Luhansk

    Ukrainian government troops have taken control of “significant parts” of one of two remaining separatist-held cities in eastern Ukraine and seized a strategic railway hub needed to resupply the second, a national security spokesman announced in Kiev on Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia vows naval expansion to counter NATO; move in response to Ukraine tensions
    Aug20

    Russia vows naval expansion to counter NATO; move in response to Ukraine tensions

    Russia is crafting a way to bolster its naval capabilities over the next six years, a move Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday is a response to tensions with NATO. “These proposals must ensure that our forces are reequipped with modern weapons and military equipment,” Russian news agencies quoted Shoigu … …read...

    4 Moscow McDonald’s closed for alleged sanitary violations
    Aug20

    4 Moscow McDonald’s closed for alleged sanitary violations

    The charges follow an exchange of economic sanctions between Russia and the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukrainian government troops make major gains
    Aug20

    Ukrainian government troops make major gains

    Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday — battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said. …read more Source:...

    Letter: Conflict raging in Ukraine
    Aug20

    Letter: Conflict raging in Ukraine

    Re: Two sides to conflict raging in Ukraine, Aug. 16. I support what former ambassador James Bissett wrote in his letter. And, very importantly too, I truly believe that Canada’s main media must disengage themselves from the entities which influence and thus dictate what is written in our newspapers. As mentioned in his letter, “… Russia...