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    World Oil Prices Hitting New Lows
    Aug12

    World Oil Prices Hitting New Lows

    Crude oil prices have dropped to a nine-month low in Europe, with an industry research group reporting that the global supply of oil is more than adequate at the moment. The price for Brent oil fell Tuesday on the London market to $103.61 a barrel, its lowest point since last November. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude sold in the...

    Russia Begins Military Exercises in Island Chain Partly Claimed by Japan
    Aug12

    Russia Begins Military Exercises in Island Chain Partly Claimed by Japan

    Russia began military exercises in a Pacific island chain parts of which are also claimed by Japan, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a potential blow to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to keep the door open to dialog with Moscow despite strains over the Ukraine crisis. Exercises began involving military...

    Putin Prepares for Crimea Visit
    Aug12

    Putin Prepares for Crimea Visit

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will meet his top security officials on Wednesday and address members of government and parliament traveling with him on a trip to the Crimean peninsula a day later, the Kremlin said. A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are...

    Ukraine Says It Will Block Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug12

    Ukraine Says It Will Block Russian Aid Convoy

    Ukrainian officials said they will not allow Russian trucks to cross the border after Moscow said it was sending a convoy to deliver humanitarian aid to besieged residents in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Russia said Tuesday it was sending 280 truckloads of relief supplies to residents of eastern Ukraine, who are caught in the conflict between...

    Reports: Russia Sends 280 Aid Trucks to Ukraine
    Aug12

    Reports: Russia Sends 280 Aid Trucks to Ukraine

    Russian state media say a convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid has left for war-torn eastern Ukraine. Russian television reported Tuesday the aid mission is being carried out in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross. But the relief agency, in a statement Monday, said no agreement on Russian participation is in...

    As Kyiv’s Maidan Square Clears, Regrets Remain
    Aug11

    As Kyiv’s Maidan Square Clears, Regrets Remain

    The last of the hardcore protesters on Kyiv’s Independence Square accepted the inevitable Sunday and took down their last remaining canvas tents following scuffles and the burning of tires three days earlier. They are leaving but not without ill-feelings towards Ukraine’s new, post-revolution government. One of the protesters,...

    NATO Chief: ‘High Probability’ Russia Will Intervene in E. Ukraine
    Aug11

    NATO Chief: ‘High Probability’ Russia Will Intervene in E. Ukraine

    NATO’s secretary general says the alliance has seen no sign of Russian forces pulling back from the border with Ukraine and that there is “a high probability” Moscow will intervene militarily in the eastern part of the country. “We see the Russians developing the narrative and the pretext for such an operation under the...

    Ukraine Close to Retaking Rebel-held Donetsk
    Aug11

    Ukraine Close to Retaking Rebel-held Donetsk

    The Ukrainian military said on Monday it was preparing for a “final stage” of taking back the city of Donetsk from pro-Russian separatists after making significant gains that have split rebel forces on the ground. Spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Kyiv’s troops had now cut Donetsk off from the other main rebel-held city of Luhansk,...

    Ukraine Demands Rebels Surrender as Fighting Rages in Donetsk
    Aug10

    Ukraine Demands Rebels Surrender as Fighting Rages in Donetsk

    A Ukrainian military spokesman rejected a pro-Russian separatist call for a cease-fire, as fighting continues unabated in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian troops have surrounded Donetsk in a “tight ring” and the only thing for rebels left to do is surrender, said Andriy Lysenko, the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council...

    Fighting Rages in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Aug10

    Fighting Rages in Donetsk, Ukraine

    Fighting raged Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian rebels there for a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe.” …read more Source: Voice of...

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