St. Louis Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Brandished Knife - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug 19, 2014 03:15PM

St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man they say brandished a knife at them outside a market Tuesday afternoon, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


WHO Updates on Ebola Outbreak for Aug. 12th - 13th: 76 Deaths Reported Aug 15, 2014 12:54PM

(Updated - August 15, 2014 12:54 PM EDT)

The World Health Organization issued the following brief update on the Ebola virus Friday for August 12th and 13th:

-- New Ebola cases have been found in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and S. Leone

-- 76 deaths have been related to the virus

-- There have been 152 new cases reported

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WHO Updates on Ebola Outbreak for Aug. 12th - 13th: 76 Deaths Reported Aug 15, 2014 12:54PM

(Updated - August 15, 2014 12:54 PM EDT)

The World Health Organization issued the following brief update on the Ebola virus Friday for August 12th and 13th:

-- New Ebola cases have been found in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and S. Leone

-- 76 deaths have been related to the virus

-- There have been 152 new cases reported

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UPDATE: Ukraine Forces Attacked, Destroyed Part of Armed Convoy from Russia - Ukraine's Lysenko (RSX) (SPY) (QQQ) Aug 15, 2014 11:16AM

(Updated - August 15, 2014 11:16 AM EDT)

(Updated - August 15, 2014 11:10 AM EDT)

Ukraine forces attacked armed convoy from Russia, according to Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council.

Lysenko also commented that part of it no longer exists.

Markets have dipped lower on the headlines. Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSE: RSX) is also negative now.

UPDATE - More headlines crossing:

According to Reuters, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukrainian forces are engaging in intense fighting in eastern Ukraine to stop humanitarian aid to the region.

Ukraine's president also said that the country's artillery destroyed part of the Russian armored equipment that crossed into the country.

Russia and Ukraine were said to agree on the route to Luhansk.

UPDATE 2 - The following is from president.gov.ua:

"President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Great Britain discussed international efforts on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas"

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron.

The parties coordinated their actions on the response to the information regarding the entry of Russian military machines to the territory of Ukraine that has been clearly witnessed by international journalists, particularly of "Guardian" newspaper. The President informed that the given information was trustworthy and confirmed because the majority of that machines had been eliminated by the Ukrainian artillery at night.

The British Prime Minister once again reaffirmed his strong and gradual support to Ukraine and the actions of the President. He also asked about the issue on humanitarian assistance for Luhansk. The President informed on recent developments. He stressed that the Ukrainian part of the international humanitarian assistance in the framework of the Red Cross mission was on its way to Luhansk.

The President expressed concern over the situation on the border, particularly, over the fact that the inflow of Russian arms and military machines in Ukraine through the open part of the border continued.

The parties discussed international efforts for the dialogue on the possibility to settle the situation in the Donbas and the prospects of enhancing military-technical cooperation.

David Cameron informed that Great Britain was ready to provide financial assistance to Ukraine in the framework of the UN humanitarian assistance.


UPDATE: Ukraine Forces Attacked, Destroyed Part of Armed Convoy from Russia - Ukraine's Lysenko (RSX) (SPY) (QQQ) Aug 15, 2014 11:16AM

(Updated - August 15, 2014 11:16 AM EDT)

(Updated - August 15, 2014 11:10 AM EDT)

Ukraine forces attacked armed convoy from Russia, according to Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council.

Lysenko also commented that part of it no longer exists.

Markets have dipped lower on the headlines. Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSE: RSX) is also negative now.

UPDATE - More headlines crossing:

According to Reuters, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukrainian forces are engaging in intense fighting in eastern Ukraine to stop humanitarian aid to the region.

Ukraine's president also said that the country's artillery destroyed part of the Russian armored equipment that crossed into the country.

Russia and Ukraine were said to agree on the route to Luhansk.

UPDATE 2 - The following is from president.gov.ua:

"President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Great Britain discussed international efforts on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas"

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron.

The parties coordinated their actions on the response to the information regarding the entry of Russian military machines to the territory of Ukraine that has been clearly witnessed by international journalists, particularly of "Guardian" newspaper. The President informed that the given information was trustworthy and confirmed because the majority of that machines had been eliminated by the Ukrainian artillery at night.

The British Prime Minister once again reaffirmed his strong and gradual support to Ukraine and the actions of the President. He also asked about the issue on humanitarian assistance for Luhansk. The President informed on recent developments. He stressed that the Ukrainian part of the international humanitarian assistance in the framework of the Red Cross mission was on its way to Luhansk.

The President expressed concern over the situation on the border, particularly, over the fact that the inflow of Russian arms and military machines in Ukraine through the open part of the border continued.

The parties discussed international efforts for the dialogue on the possibility to settle the situation in the Donbas and the prospects of enhancing military-technical cooperation.

David Cameron informed that Great Britain was ready to provide financial assistance to Ukraine in the framework of the UN humanitarian assistance.


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