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Ukraine parliament says 100s died in Ilovaisk battle

Ukraine parliament says 100s died in Ilovaisk battle

Oct 20, – A report by Ukraine’s parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east. The report is the first official confirmation of the scale of a defeat in the city […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Now German Bikers Join Dutch comrades in Fight Against ISIS in Kobane

Now German Bikers Join Dutch comrades in Fight Against ISIS in Kobane

Oct 19, – Members of a German motorcycle gang have arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane to fight against Islamic State militants who have been attacking the city for the past four weeks. Leaders of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club, which has strong Kurdish links, have posted images of their riders posing […]

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France: Topless Femen activist fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

France: Topless Femen activist fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

Oct 15, – A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum. Iana Jdanova, 26, is the first member of the women’s movement to be fined in […]

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Bikers v ISIS: Dutch motorcycle gang gets green light to fight Islamic State

Bikers v ISIS: Dutch motorcycle gang gets green light to fight Islamic State

Oct 15, – The Dutch public prosecutor said on Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling the Islamic State group in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime. “Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it’s no longer forbidden,” public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin told. “You just can’t […]

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Woman stabs teen to death in rampage at Czech school

Woman stabs teen to death in rampage at Czech school

Oct 14, – A woman stabbed a student to death and wounded two girls and a police negotiator in a rampage at a secondary school in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, according to police. “A 16-year-old boy died from his injuries despite all efforts by emergency services,” police spokeswoman Jana Kroutilova told AFP. “The police […]

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More than 20,000 Kurds protest in Germany against ISIS

More than 20,000 Kurds protest in Germany against ISIS

Oct 12, – More than 20,000 Kurdish immigrants have protested in Germany against the Islamic State group. Police said the demonstration Saturday in the western German city of Duesseldorf was peaceful with people marching through the city’s downtown area and waving large Kurdish flags. The protesters are seeking to draw attention to the Islamic State […]

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Radicals trash dumping of Ukrainian officials gaining momentum

Radicals trash dumping of Ukrainian officials gaining momentum

Oct 10, – As President Petro Poroshenko signed the lustration law, the trash dumping of lawmakers in Ukraine is gaining momentum. The General Prosecutor warned that there is a thin line between the so-called ‘trash lustration’ and lynching. Poroshenko signed the law that establishes the legal framework for checking government officials linked to the rule […]

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Female fighters take up arms on both sides of Ukraine conflict

Female fighters take up arms on both sides of Ukraine conflict

Oct 08, – Ukraine (Reuters) – Before fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine, Irina was a croupier in a casino who never dreamt of taking up arms. Now she is gambling with her life. Using the nom de guerre “Gaika”, a cartoon character that translates as Gadget, she has joined an artillery unit in a […]

October 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Up to a dozen Ukraine officials dumped in a garbage bin by angry mob

Up to a dozen Ukraine officials dumped in a garbage bin by angry mob

Oct 07, – ‘Trash bucket challenge’ spreads across Ukraine as activisits throw politicians into rubbish bins to ‘punish corruption’ It’s a bad time to be a Ukrainian politician. The war in the east refuses to end, despite a “ceasefire”. Winter is approaching, and with it all the worries of another “gas-war” with Russia. And with […]

October 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Separatists storm Donetsk airport as clashes threaten Ukraine ceasefire

Separatists storm Donetsk airport as clashes threaten Ukraine ceasefire

Oct 06, – Despite a ceasefire declared a month ago between the Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels, the biggest city in eastern Ukraine remains embroiled in fighting that includes daily artillery and rocket barrage hitting residential areas. A priority target for the separatists, the area around the airport has been the scene of fierce battles […]

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