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    Kazakhstan bans rallies, fearing Ukraine-style turmoil –  U.N. report
    Jan28

    Kazakhstan bans rallies, fearing Ukraine-style turmoil – U.N. report

    ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan says it has clamped down on peaceful rallies out of fear of a repeat of the protests that brought chaos to Ukraine, a United Nations special rapporteur said in a critical report on the central Asian state. …read more Source: The...

    Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Boxed into a corner by a financial crisis and the West’s refusal to drop sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out fighting. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Ukraine must stay neutral – Interfax
    Jan28

    Russia says Ukraine must stay neutral – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine must retain its neutrality to prevent further divisions in the country, Russian news agency Interfax on Wednesday quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Obama, Merkel want Russia held accountable for violence in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Obama, Merkel want Russia held accountable for violence in Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed their concern about Russia’s role in rising violence in eastern Ukraine in a phone call late on Tuesday and agreed on the need for funds to stabilise the Ukrainian economy. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. to work with allies 'to increase pressure on Russia' – Treasury Secretary Lew
    Jan28

    U.S. to work with allies 'to increase pressure on Russia' – Treasury Secretary Lew

    KIEV (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday signed an agreement providing war-torn Ukraine with $2 billion (1.3 billion pounds) in loan guarantees to help it with “near-term social spending” in 2015 and said it was prepared to step up sanctions against Russia if necessary. …read more Source: The...

    Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting with separatists
    Jan28

    Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting with separatists

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three more Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 15 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko sends letter to Putin, calls for pilot's release
    Jan28

    Poroshenko sends letter to Putin, calls for pilot's release

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has sent a letter to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin demanding the release of jailed Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, captured by separatists last year, Poroshenko said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk
    Jan27

    Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatist forces said on Tuesday they had pushed Ukrainian government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk, and their aim was to expand their control to the entire region. …read more Source: The...

    In response to Ukraine crisis, Berlin to launch new think tank
    Jan27

    In response to Ukraine crisis, Berlin to launch new think tank

    BERLIN (Reuters) – In a recognition that Germany needs to rethink its relations with Russia as a result of the crisis in Ukraine, the foreign ministry plans to invest millions of euros in a new institute devoted to the study of post-Soviet states. …read more Source: The...

    World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz
    Jan27

    World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

    OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) – World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. …read more Source: The...

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