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    Spooked by Russia, Poland steps up paramilitary training for its civlians
    Jan30

    Spooked by Russia, Poland steps up paramilitary training for its civlians

    Poland’s defense minister on Thursday said the nation will soon allow civilians to sign up for military training, as it reinforces its defense system due to anxiety over events in Ukraine. “All citizens interested in taking part in military exercises will be able to sign up starting March 1″ at regional recruitment centres, Tomasz Siemoniak...

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting with rebels – Kiev military
    Jan30

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting with rebels – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military reported more heavy fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in parts of eastern Ukraine overnight into Friday and a spokesman said five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours. …read more Source: The...

    Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine
    Jan30

    Russian mother of seven accused of treason over Ukraine

    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 neighboring state. Svetlana Davydova, 36, was arrested last week by a group of men in black uniforms who burst into her apartment in […] The post Russian mother...

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan30

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    The EU agreed 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. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War atmosphere into a...

    Moscow, Washington discuss possible Kerry visit to Russia – sources
    Jan30

    Moscow, Washington discuss possible Kerry visit to Russia – sources

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow and Washington are discussing a possible visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the Ukraine crisis, diplomatic sources say. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis
    Jan30

    Ukraine crisis

    Relatives of reservists, called up to participate in the fighting in the east of Ukraine, react during a parting ceremony at a one of the recruiting offices in Kiev …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions
    Jan30

    Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions

    MINSK – Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe are set to hold fresh peace talks Friday in a bid to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels, with tensions running high after the EU hit Moscow with more sanctions. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    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 […]...

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