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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Rebel-held Donetsk hit by air strike as gov't forces close in
A first air strike hit the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk in east Ukraine Wednesday, as government forces preparing to retake the city said 18 soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels.
German 10-year bonds rose to a record high level on Wednesday as a haven for funds seeking safety from the Ukraine crisis, pushing down the country's borrowing costs to the lowest-ever interest rate of 1.103 percent.
London Mayor Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday that he would stand for election to the House of Commons next year, a move that could eventually position him as a successor to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet resigned on Tuesday over the government's “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza.
A passenger plane was escorted into a British airport by a Royal Air Force (RAF) jet on Tuesday after the pilot reported a suspicious device on board, with police treating the incident as a “full emergency.”
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A Russian border security official said Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed into Russia, although both sides gave conflicting accounts as to why they had decided to cross the border.
World leaders commemorate outbreak of WWI
World leaders on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914.
Spain's jobless queue shrank a little in July, the government said Monday, as the summer tourism season opened.
Monday, August 4, 2014
French, German leaders pay tribute to WWI fallen
French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck paid emotional tributes Sunday to the millions of soldiers who died during World War I, exactly 100 years after Germany declared hostilities against France.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in an interview published Sunday that the alliance would draw up new defense plans in the face of “Russia's aggression” against Ukraine, urging members to up their military spending.
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