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Ukraine puts troops on combat alert as tensions with Russia spiral

Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, ordered his country’s armed forces onto combat alert on Thursday amid a dramatic escalation of military tensions along the frontier with Russia and Crimea.

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Russian YouTuber facing five years in jail after playing Pokémon Go in church

A Russian YouTuber could face five years in jail after he filmed himself playing Pokémon Go in a church.

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German media steps up anti-Russian agitation

On Tuesday, virtually every leading German newspaper published denunciations of the Russian government, blaming it for stoking the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

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Fake Trump Quote Goes Viral in Russian Media

Russian media outlets on Thursday quoted U.S. Republican party presidential candidate Donald Trump as harshly criticizing the International Paralympic Committee’s decision to ban Russian athletes from the 2016 Paralympics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro starting on September 7.

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Lessons Learned in Times of Crisis

If you run a google search for “quotes about failure,” you come up with a really robust list of results. It’s almost a cliché. But even in clichés, there’s always a kernel of truth. In that spirit, Folio: asked a variety of magazine industry professionals to tell us about their own professional “failures” and what they learned from them. What we got was extraordinary. The first-person accounts shared here run the gamut. They’re wise, they’re funny, they’re illuminating, and sometimes they’re flat-out crazy. Read on!

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