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    Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance
    Jan27

    Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance

    Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow.Escalating rebel violence kills dozens in eastern UkraineRebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against...

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes.That girl, today the 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, doesn’t know who that soldier was but still feels...

    UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime
    Jan27

    UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

    Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that “knowingly targeted civilians” violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday.Jeffrey Feltman told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council that monitors from the Organization for...

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed, 29 wounded in past 24 hours
    Jan27

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed, 29 wounded in past 24 hours

    KIEV (Reuters) – Nine Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 29 wounded in fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    UN says Ukraine attack ‘targeted civilians’ as Putin defiant
    Jan27

    UN says Ukraine attack ‘targeted civilians’ as Putin defiant

    A senior UN official told an emergency Security Council meeting that the deadly rocket barrage on the port city of Mariupol came from pro-Russian rebel-controlled territory and sought to strike a civilian population, in violation of international humanitarian law. …read more Source: Channel...

    Rocket attack in Ukraine ‘targeted civilians’: U.N.
    Jan27

    Rocket attack in Ukraine ‘targeted civilians’: U.N.

    The U.N. said Monday that a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-Moscow insurgency. A senior U.N. official told an emergency Security Council meeting that the deadly rocket barrage on the port city of […] The...

    FBI arrests alleged Russian spy in New York
    Jan27

    FBI arrests alleged Russian spy in New York

    NEW YORK: Federal agents on Monday arrested an alleged Russian spy in New York accused of trying to recruit sources and collect economic intelligence while working as a Manhattan banker, officials said. US prosecutors named the alleged covert intelligence agent as Evgeny Buryakov, 39. He appeared before Judge Sarah Netburn in a Manhattan federal...

    Chinese envoy calls for political settlement of Ukraine issue
    Jan27

    Chinese envoy calls for political settlement of Ukraine issue

    A Chinese envoy to the United Nations Monday called for a political settlement of the Ukrainian issue by fully considering its complex historical factors and realities. …read more Source: China...

    UN Says Ukraine Attack ‘Targeted Civilians’ as Vladimir Putin Defiant
    Jan27

    UN Says Ukraine Attack ‘Targeted Civilians’ as Vladimir Putin Defiant

    The UN said Monday that a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-M… …read more Source:...

    Inquiry begins into Russian ex-spy’s radiation death
    Jan27

    Inquiry begins into Russian ex-spy’s radiation death

    LONDON (AFP) – The most sensational spy tale since the Cold War lands in a London court on Tuesday as an inquiry begins to examine alleged Russian state involvement in the radiation poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko.The former agent with Russias FSB security service, who was doing work for Britains MI6, was killed with Polonium-210...

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