18 Aug 2014

Russia may ban import of cars if West applies new sanctions

Russia may tighten retaliatory sanctions against Western nations to include a ban on imports of cars, among other things, if the United States and the European Union impose additional sanctions on Moscow, Vedomosti daily newspaper said on Monday. via Russia may ban import of cars if West applies new sanctions:

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18 Aug 2014

Ukraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold

Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk that was for months under rebel control, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine’s efforts to crush pro-Moscow separatists. via Ukraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold

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18 Aug 2014

Thirteen tourists found alive, two still missing after Indonesia ship sinks

Bad weather was hampering a desperate search on Monday for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat traveling between two Indonesian islands sank at the weekend, although 13 more people had been plucked from the water alive, officials said. via Thirteen tourists found alive, two still missing after Indonesia

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18 Aug 2014

Missouri police say used tear gas to quell coordinated violence

Police in Ferguson, Missouri said they faced coordinated attacks, including gunfire and Molotov cocktails, during protests over the shooting of a black teenager on Sunday, and defended their use of tear gas to try and quell the violence. via Missouri police say used tear gas to quell coordinated violence |

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18 Aug 2014

Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt

One Egyptian policeman was killed and another wounded in an armed attack at a checkpoint in the northern province of Gharbiya on Monday, state news agency MENA said. via Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt: state media | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in a gas-rich area of its exclusive economic zone, raising concerns of heightened tensions in the disputed South China Sea. via Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

Malaysia’s opposition steps back from brink in state crisis

Malaysia’s three-party opposition alliance has averted a damaging split by agreeing to support the wife of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the next chief minister of Selangor, an industrial hub that is the country’s richest state. via Malaysia’s opposition steps back from brink in state crisis | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

Turkey summons German ambassador over spying report

Turkey summoned the German ambassador in Ankara on Monday over a report in magazine Der Spiegel that Germany’s BND intelligence agency had been spying on its NATO ally for years, a Turkish foreign ministry official said. via Turkey summons German ambassador over spying report: official | Reuters.

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18 Aug 2014

Pakistani protest leaders cool towards Sharif’s offer of talks

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan and a firebrand cleric left an offer of talks from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dangling on Monday, as anti-government protests in the center of Islamabad moved into a fourth day. via Pakistani protest leaders cool towards Sharif’s offer of talks | Reuters.

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17 Aug 2014

Ukraine recognizes Russian cargo as humanitarian aid

The Ukrainian government has recognized the contents of a Russian convoy as humanitarian aid for war-weary civilians in the eastern part of the country, according to a statement from the Ukrainian Cabinet office. via Ukraine recognizes Russian cargo as humanitarian aid – CNN.com.

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