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    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan30

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU agreed Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraines warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels.Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War atmosphere into...

    Worst-case scenario: Everything can go wrong this year
    Jan30

    Worst-case scenario: Everything can go wrong this year

    Tsipras forged path to power on promise to keep Euro and end austerityRebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against ‘Russian-backed aggression’IMF lowers global growth forecast by most in three yearsPeace games: aid agency plays out Ebola, starvation scenarios with the tools of Roman generals …read more Source:...

    Rights abuses fueled rise of Islamic militants: Human Rights Watch
    Jan30

    Rights abuses fueled rise of Islamic militants: Human Rights Watch

    Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing has fed the very climate in which serial rights […]...

    Death Toll Mounts in Intense Clashes in East Ukraine
    Jan30

    Death Toll Mounts in Intense Clashes in East Ukraine

    Five Ukrainian soldiers and three civilians have been killed as a result of fighting in Ukraine’s separatist eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev authorities said on Thursday, reporting no let-u… …read more Source:...

    Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to ‘catastrophe’
    Jan30

    Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to ‘catastrophe’

    Russia’s envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to stop supporting the “party of war” in Ukraine and warned “catastrophe” could result, Interfax news agency reported.Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advanceEscalating rebel violence kills...

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan30

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    The EU agreed on Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Unicef seeks $3.1b aid for ‘new generation’ of crises
    Jan30

    Unicef seeks $3.1b aid for ‘new generation’ of crises

    GENEVA – The UN children’s agency launched a record $3.1 billion aid appeal on Thursday to help 62 million children at risk from a “new generation” of humanitarian crises. The threats ranged from the brutal war in Syria that shows no sign of ending after nearly four years to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the Ukraine conflict....

    Moscow: Mother of 7 accused of treason for giving details about Russian military movements
    Jan30

    Moscow: Mother of 7 accused of treason for giving details about Russian military movements

    MOSCOW (AFP) – A mother of seven has been accused of treason for calling the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements in the latest sign of Moscow attempting to cover up its intervention in its neighbouring state.Svetlana Davydova, 36, was arrested last week by a group of men in black uniforms who burst into her apartment in the town...

    US warns Russia over Ukraine ‘escalation,’ welcomes new EU sanctions
    Jan30

    US warns Russia over Ukraine ‘escalation,’ welcomes new EU sanctions

    The United States told Russia on Thursday that it is mulling fresh sanctions over the fighting in Ukraine and welcomed a move by the European Union to broaden existing measures imposed on Moscow. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the agreement by EU foreign ministers to expand existing European sanctions “is just a further sign […] The...

    US warns Russia to mull fresh sanctions over Ukraine issue
    Jan30

    US warns Russia to mull fresh sanctions over Ukraine issue

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States warned Russia on Thursday that it is mulling fresh sanctions over the fighting in Ukraine and welcomed an EU move to broaden existing measures imposed on Moscow.State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the agreement by EU foreign ministers to expand existing European sanctions is just a further sign...

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