Russian Troop Movements Into Crimea, Uber Gives Up On China And Hot New Music From Brazil

Ukraine Tanks in Crimea Amid Tensions With Russia
Ukrainian tanks and APCs move towards the de-facto border with Crimea near Kherson, southern Ukraine on Aug. 12, 2016. Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country's de-facto borders with Crimea and separatist rebels in the east amid an escalating war of words with Russia over Crimea. Aleksandr Shulman / Associated Press
Ukraine Tanks in Crimea Amid Tensions With Russia
Ukrainian tanks and APCs move towards the de-facto border with Crimea near Kherson, southern Ukraine on Aug. 12, 2016. Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country's de-facto borders with Crimea and separatist rebels in the east amid an escalating war of words with Russia over Crimea. Aleksandr Shulman / Associated Press

Russian Troop Movements Into Crimea, Uber Gives Up On China And Hot New Music From Brazil

On today’s show:

  • Russia claimed it foiled a terrorist attack by Ukrainian government forces. Ukraine denies the plot, saying the accusation only serves to justify large Russian troop movements into the region. We discuss the brewing crisis.
  • Uber was unable to win over the Chinese market. After $2 billion in losses, it sold its remaining shares to local rival Didi. Leslie Hook tells us what went wrong.
  • The Olympics in Rio are winding down, but you can still enjoy some Brazilian culture. Tony Sarabia drops by with some new, hot music from Brazil.