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

    Inquiry opens into Russian ex-spy’s radiation death

    LONDON – The most sensational spy tale since the Cold War landed in a London court on Tuesday as inquiry hearings began to examine alleged Russian state involvement in the radiation poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko.The former agent with Russia’s FSB security service, who was doing work for Britain’s MI6, was killed with...

    EU leaders likely to decide on new Russia sanctions
    Jan27

    EU leaders likely to decide on new Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders asked their foreign ministers on Tuesday to consider possible new sanctions on Russia in response to a rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine, but a final decision to impose them is likely to be left to a summit next month. …read more Source: The...

    EU says to consider new Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU says to consider new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS – EU leaders have asked ministers to consider a new wave of sanctions against Russia in the wake of a new military campaign by pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine, a statement said Tuesday.The European Union’s 28 heads of government asked the bloc’s foreign ministers, who meet in Brussels on Thursday, “to assess...

    EU foreign ministers to consider new sanction against Russia
    Jan27

    EU foreign ministers to consider new sanction against Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders asked their foreign ministers on Tuesday to consider an appropriate response to renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine, including new sanctions against Russia, when the ministers meet in Brussels on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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