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    Moves to Dismantle ‘Euromaidan’ Protest Tents in Kyiv Spark Clashes
    Aug08

    Moves to Dismantle ‘Euromaidan’ Protest Tents in Kyiv Spark Clashes

    Tensions flared on Thursday on Kyiv’s Independence Square, the scene of street protests that toppled a Moscow-backed president in February, when protesters still camped there clashed with city workers who tried to clear away their tents. The protesters set fire to heaps of tyres, sending clouds of black smoke billowing across the city...

    Australia Honors Victims of Malaysia Airlines MH-17
    Aug07

    Australia Honors Victims of Malaysia Airlines MH-17

    Australia is observing an official day of mourning for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17. More than 30 Australian citizens and residents were among the 298 passengers and crew who died when the airliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine. A multifaith service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne was part of a day of mourning,...

    Snowden Cleared for 3 More Years in Russia, Lawyer Says
    Aug07

    Snowden Cleared for 3 More Years in Russia, Lawyer Says

    Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programs, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia, his Russian lawyer told reporters on Thursday. The announcement comes at a time when Russia’s relations with the West are at Cold...

    Russia Imposes One-Year Ban on Food Imports from West
    Aug07

    Russia Imposes One-Year Ban on Food Imports from West

    The Russian government has imposed a ban on most food imports from the United States, the European Union and other Western nations in apparent retaliation for their sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the sanctions Thursday in Moscow. The import ban includes meat, fruit, vegetables and milk...

    Ukrainians Urged To Save Energy As Russian Gas Shortage Bites
    Aug07

    Ukrainians Urged To Save Energy As Russian Gas Shortage Bites

    Residents in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities are having to cope without hot water, after the government switched off communal boilers in residential housing blocks to save energy. It comes amid growing fears about Ukraine’s ability to survive the coming winter following Russia’s decision in June to cut off gas supplies. But as Henry...

    Ukrainians Urged to Save Energy as Russian Gas Shortage Hurts
    Aug07

    Ukrainians Urged to Save Energy as Russian Gas Shortage Hurts

    Residents in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities are having to cope without hot water after the government switched off communal boilers in residential housing blocks to save energy. This development comes amid growing fears about Ukraine’s ability to survive the coming winter following Russia’s decision in June to cut off gas supplies....

    US Defense Secretary Echoes Concerns of Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug07

    US Defense Secretary Echoes Concerns of Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    A top U.S. official is voicing concern that Moscow may be preparing to invade Ukraine. For days, Western officials have been warning about the Russian military buildup along the border with Ukraine. After a visit to U.S. European Command Headquarters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his concern clear. “When you see the buildup of...

    Putin Orders Import Bans on Products From Sanctioning Countries
    Aug06

    Putin Orders Import Bans on Products From Sanctioning Countries

    Putin Orders Import Bans on Products From Sanctioning Countries Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries that have placed sanctions on Russia. Russian state media announced the move Wednesday, saying Putin has ordered his government to decide on a list of import...

    New Data Shows Italy in Recession
    Aug06

    New Data Shows Italy in Recession

    Europe’s 18-nation euro bloc is facing new economic pressure, with its third biggest economy in Italy unexpectedly falling again into a recession. Italy said Wednesday that its economy contracted two-tenths of one percent in the April-to-June period, on the heels of a first-quarter drop as well. It was the third time Italy has slipped into...

    Rising Tensions as Kyiv Debates Future of Independence Square
    Aug06

    Rising Tensions as Kyiv Debates Future of Independence Square

    Seven months after Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled the country following mass demonstrations in Kyiv’s Independence Square, the protest camp – known as “Maidan” – still occupies the center of the city. The activists say their continued presence is still necessary, but many local residents...

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