Russia and Ukraine agree aid convoy border inspection rules

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International officials of the Red Cross have agreed with Russian and Ukrainian authorities on border and customs control procedures for the Russian relief aid convoy bound for embattled east Ukraine,

Jim Bob's insight:

The aid convoy in the news this week from Red Cross and Russia came into scrutiny for sending help to people struggling in Ukraine. The reason was something to do with paper work and asking for permission to help out evacuating civilians from the towns of Khryaschuvate and Novosvitlivka. They have come to an agreement and aid continues to get to the people who most need it.


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Libor rate rigging scandal - Bank Chambers

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Six years after the global recession, triggered by the financial crisis, fresh evidence is emerging of misconduct and collusion in Britain’s banks. The state-backed Lloyds Group is the latest bank to

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Fresh evidence about conduct of British bankers in the UK seems to suggest a few mistakes. The state owned banks are having to implement new measures to regulate staff bonuses that go back anything up to seven years ago. The reason for this seems to be fines have been imposed on banks. The pressure is on.


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Telling It Like It Is - Russian oligarchs City of London and student loans

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Topics discussed by the former Kremlin adviser and political analyst Alexander Nekrassov, and The Independent representative Maggie Pagano.


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Listen to todays audio over on the Voice of Russia Financial News. commonwealth games, sanctions, Russia, MH17, city of London, student loans and british banking programmes.


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MH17 plane crash and the Ukraine crisis

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Ukraine MH17 plane crash news from CCTV America. Latest video interviews from people on the ground, journalists in Ukraine and representatives and speakers of countries around the world give reports of what they have noticed these past few days.


Jim Bob's insight:

CCTV America Live shares the latest interviews with journalists about the ongoing investigation into the MH17 Malaysian Boeing 777 flight over Ukraine. The investigations are still ongoing. Most of the information here is still unclear. See for yourself what the interviews reveal over on CCTV America News.


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"FGM is a universal issue" - YouTube

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Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2014_07_21/FGM-is-a-universal-issue-8231/ Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is defined by the World Health Organ…

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Old muslim laws that talk about women in a very damaging way needs to be stopped. A panel of women over on Voice of Russia UK got together to discuss the way forward to ending this once and for all. Female genital mutilation  is thanks to Women’s rights and the FGM decreasing around the world.  The campaign is supported by Gates and other organisations. Lets see this end soon. Listen to the audio interview. Juliet Spare interviews a panel of women who all have views to contribute.


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Gaza: Palestinian and Israel - Voice of Russia - UK Edition

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At least 40 Palestinians were killed today by Israeli shelling in the Shejaia district in northeast Gaza, health officials said. The mass casualties were the heaviest since Israel launched its offensive on the Palestinian territory on July 8 after cross-border rocket strikes by militants intensified. Israel, which sent ground forces into Gaza on Thursday, said today it was beefing up its military presence there.

Jim Bob's insight:

The news in Israel does not make easy reading. It effects real people in this popular area of the world. Everyone are hoping for peace some time soon. Until then its good to understand what is going on in the area. The Voice of Russia UK reports the news as objectively as possible in 2014. I like to listen live and keep up to date with news as it happens.


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Telling It Like It Is: “Gove is no longer a threat to Cameron”

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David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle, female bishops and Anglican church service news are among the topics discussed by political commentator Alexander Nekrassov , Brendan Cole and Tim Ecott.


Jim Bob's insight:

 Politics in the UK. Behind the scenes news about future coalition government. Reddit fans comment here: http://go.shr.lc/1kD40hY    via @shareaholic

Follow Brendan Cole on Twitter » @brendanmarkcole 

Follow Alexander Nekrassov here > @StirringTrouble

Voice of Russia UK Twitter —» @VoiceofRussiaUK

 


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Ed Miliband will visit Washington and speak to US President Barack Obama - UK Politics

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The British leader of the opposition - Ed Miliband - is expected to visit Washington early next week - where he’ll have a ‘brush-by meeting’ with US President Barack Obama. Dr James Boyes is a US poli

Jim Bob's insight:

This is a big oppurtunity for the UK and Ed Miliband to have a good chat about politics to the US Prime Minister Barack Obama. Join in the conversation over on Reddit Uk Politics. Preferably give it thumbs up, thumbs down might mean it disappears so be sure to leave your comments. If you get chance listen live to radio VR news. Here is the link » http://go.shr.lc/1n1aGut


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Boko Haram, Western Aid In Nigeria And the Iraq War - Opinion Article by Alexander Nekrassov

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Former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov shares about Boko Haram and Western aid in Nigeria. Nigerian troubles have lessons to learn from Iraq conflict a few years ago.


Jim Bob's insight:

Included today is a 23 minute video with Wole Soyinka who shares about how Islam is not a problem. Alexander Nekrassov shares the Russian military analysts predictions about potential rise of violence in the area. 

Boko Haram is an organisation responsible for kidnapping lots of children from school a few months ago. You may remember the appeals made by Michelle Obama to return the children.

Boko Haram are trying to get attention for Western aid for oil and this is perhaps what is motivating the escalating violence.

Former Kremlin Alexander Nekrassov makes a good point about how violence escalates and suggests some solutions to prevent any further violence in the area. Read the article in full over on Al Jazeera. 


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Voice of Russia Live Malaysian plane crash 295 Dead in Ukraine

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A Malaysian passenger plane carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in Ukraine close to the border with Russia. Malaysia Airlines confirmed via Twitter that it lost contact with flight MH17

Jim Bob's insight:

A Boeing 777 plane with three hundred passengers has crashed after being fired upon. The plane was shot down today, Thursday. Listen live to the ongoing reports over on The Voice of Russia.


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Moscow city’s worst metro crash

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A train in Moscow cashed. Over twenty people died. Today the mourning began. Find out more over on The Voice of Russia UK.


Jim Bob's insight:

A train crash in Moscow took the life of 23 passengers. My condolences go out everyone who lost their lives in this accident. I have just read the article over on VORUK and shared it on Reddit which is where this link goes. If you see and have a Reddit account be sure to comment. Thank you.


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