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

    Obama, Merkel want Russia held accountable for violence in Ukraine

    BERLIN – US 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.The White House said both leaders were worried about “Russia’s material...

    Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine

    MOSCOW – 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.After a relative lull in the conflict in east Ukraine since a ceasefire deal was reached last September, separatists have launched a new offensive. Kiev says...

    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...

    Freedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy
    Jan28

    Freedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy

    Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world’s population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.Freedom House’s annual study which evaluated the state of freedom in 195 countries and 15 territories determined that 61 countries...

    3 More Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Fighting With Separatists
    Jan28

    3 More Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Fighting With Separatists

    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 Selezny… …read more Source:...

    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...

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