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    World › Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb03

    World › Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    As Ukrainian troops fought Monday to defend a strategic railway hub, Russian-backed separatists pledged to boost the size of their force and Washington pondered whether to expand its assistance to Ukraine to include lethal aid. President Barack Obama has so far opposed sending lethal assistance, but an upsurge in fighting… …read more...

    Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: Report
    Feb03

    Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: Report

    Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief
    Feb02

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chief on Monday branded the country’s leaders “miserable” Jews in an apparent anti-Semitic jibe. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, claimed that Kiev’s pro-Western leaders were “miserable representatives of the great Jewish people.” “I can’t...

    Republicans reject Obama’s $4 trillion budget
    Feb02

    Republicans reject Obama’s $4 trillion budget

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Republicans in control of Congress summarily rejected US President Barack Obamas $4 trillion budget Monday, accusing him of shamelessly pandering to Democrats ahead of the 2016 election.The ink was barely dry on Obamas proposal — which would bypass mandatory spending caps and post a $474 billion deficit —...

    Exclusive – Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: sources
    Feb02

    Exclusive – Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: sources

    MONTREAL (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter. …read more Source: The...

    Pakistan among top five ‘least favourable’ countries for Britons: survey
    Feb02

    Pakistan among top five ‘least favourable’ countries for Britons: survey

    Pakistan ranked fourth ‘least favourable’ non-European country for Britons, above Nigeria North Korea takes the lead followed by Israel and Iran Pakistan has been ranked fourth in the top five of the least favourable non-European countries for British citizens, according to a survey conducted by think-tank Chatnam House on public attitudes...

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief
    Feb02

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief

    DONETSK (AFP) – Ukraines pro-Russian rebel chief on Monday branded the countrys leaders miserable Jews in an apparent anti-Semitic jibe.Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic, claimed that Kievs pro-Western leaders were miserable representatives of the great Jewish people.I cant remember a time when...

    U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine – State Department
    Feb02

    U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine – State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has not made a decision on whether to provide lethal assistance to Kiev as it weighs options on how to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel: Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks
    Feb02

    Merkel: Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks

    BUDAPEST, Hungary: (AP) – Germany will not give weapons to Ukraine and supports negotiations and a diplomatic solution to that governments conflict with Russian-backed rebels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.It is my firm belief that this conflict cannot be solved militarily, Merkel said after meeting with Hungarian Prime...

    Rebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks fail
    Feb02

    Rebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks fail

    YENAKIEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town while both sides pressed ahead with mobilising more forces for combat. …read more Source: The...

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