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    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...

    Europe’s Food Industry Looks to Compensate for Russian Embargo
    Aug20

    Europe’s Food Industry Looks to Compensate for Russian Embargo

    The European Commission is taking exceptional measures to help fruit and vegetable growers reeling from a new Russian embargo against selected food imports. The aim is to avoid a glut in local European markets, as the West and Russia fight an economic war over the crisis in Ukraine. You need a heavy coat to walk around the cavernous warehouse of...

    9 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Violence
    Aug20

    9 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Violence

    Ukrainian forces fought street battles with separatist rebels in the eastern town of Ilovaisk overnight into Wednesday as they sought to isolate rebel strongholds near the Russian border, an Interior Ministry official said. Nine pro-Ukrainian volunteer fighters, supporting Kyiv’s forces, were killed in the fighting in Ilovaisk, which lies...

    In Ukraine, Fear and Distrust Remain Where Fighting has Stopped
    Aug20

    In Ukraine, Fear and Distrust Remain Where Fighting has Stopped

    As the Ukrainian military reclaims control of eastern cities from pro-Russian separatists, residents are getting a chance to rebuild their lives. In the town of Kramatorsk in Donetsk province, a sense of fear is still in the air, and distrust of the government in Kyiv still runs deep. In a leafy neighborhood of Kramatorsk, residents are cleaning...

    Dutch Review Energy Ties With Russia After MH17 Crash
    Aug20

    Dutch Review Energy Ties With Russia After MH17 Crash

    The Netherlands is reviewing its extensive energy ties with Russia after the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine a month ago in an attack that killed nearly 200 Dutch nationals, officials and analysts said. Successive Dutch governments boosted political and economic ties with Russia, which has become a leading fuel...

    In Ukraine, Government, Rebels Trade Blame for Civilian Deaths
    Aug19

    In Ukraine, Government, Rebels Trade Blame for Civilian Deaths

    Pro-Moscow separatists and Ukrainian government officials are swapping accusations over who was behind a rocket strike on a convoy of civilians as it left the eastern city of Luhansk. The circumstances remain murky and the allegations being made by the combatants can’t be independently verified. Ukraine’s security spokesman Colonel...

    Ukrainian Businesses Look for Alternatives to Russia
    Aug19

    Ukrainian Businesses Look for Alternatives to Russia

    With tensions continuing to rise with Russia, Ukrainian businesses are looking for opportunities elsewhere. VOA’s Gabe Joselow reports on the economic changes taking place in Ukraine from the eastern town of Kharkiv, near the Russian border. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Refugees Fleeing Ukraine’s Luhansk Attacked
    Aug18

    Refugees Fleeing Ukraine’s Luhansk Attacked

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    Russian Court Jails Putin Opponents on Rioting Charges
    Aug18

    Russian Court Jails Putin Opponents on Rioting Charges

    Four Russians detained during a protest against President Vladimir Putin were sentenced to prison terms on Monday after a trial critics say is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent while all eyes are on the Ukraine crisis. Putin enjoys broad popularity at home, however, and his public standing has ridden a wave of nationalist sentiment to...

    Refugee Buses Hit by Rocket Fire Near Luhansk, Deaths Reported
    Aug18

    Refugee Buses Hit by Rocket Fire Near Luhansk, Deaths Reported

    Rocket fire hit a convoy of buses carrying refugees from the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday killing an unknown number of people, Ukraine’s military and rebels said, blaming each other for the strike. About 500 people a day have been fleeing Luhansk, a pro-Russian separatist stronghold that has been battered by months of fighting...

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