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    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership: German media
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership: German media

    BERLIN – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance given polls that show 54 percent of Ukrainians now favor such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. … …read more Source:...

    Tillerson takes charge of restive State Department
    Feb02

    Tillerson takes charge of restive State Department

    WASHINGTON: Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson was sworn in Wednesday to take charge of a US State Department simmering with opposition to President Donald Trump’s refugee ban. After the 64-year-old oilman’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate, he headed to the White House, where Trump formally named the political...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership – German media
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership – German media

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance given polls that show 54 percent of Ukrainians now favour such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as 19 die in fighting
    Feb02

    NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as 19 die in fighting

    The head of NATO warned on Wednesday that Ukraine faced its worst violence “in a long time” as global alarm rang out over a spike in bloodshed that has killed 19 people in the European Union’s backyard. The post NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as 19 die in fighting appeared first on Inquirer News. …read more Source: The...

    Global alarm over Ukraine fighting as death toll hits 19
    Feb02

    Global alarm over Ukraine fighting as death toll hits 19

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine: The death toll from the latest escalation in fighting in Ukraine rose to 19 on Wednesday as international alarm rang out over the spike in bloodshed in the European Union’s back yard. Government forces and Russian-backed separatists exchanged mortar and rocket fire for a fourth day around the flashpoint eastern town of...

    Tillerson confirmed as secretary of state amid eased U.S. tone on Russia in Ukraine, diplomat dissaray
    Feb02

    Tillerson confirmed as secretary of state amid eased U.S. tone on Russia in Ukraine, diplomat dissaray

    The U.S. Senate confirmed former ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as the next secretary of state Wednesday, handing a major boost to President Donald Trump as he builds his Cabinet. Tillerson was confirmed by a vote of 56 to 43, with four Democrats ultimately joining all 52 Republicans voting in favor. Trump has repeatedly blasted Democrats […] The...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares up again
    Feb01

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares up again

    February 02, 2017 5:00 AMMOSCOW • The war in eastern Ukraine that simmered quietly for months has erupted in a lethal bout of fighting in recent days. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Poland eyes Belarus ties to revive EU’s Eastern Partnership
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    Feb01

    Poland eyes Belarus ties to revive EU’s Eastern Partnership | Reuters

    By Pawel Sobczak, Lidia Kelly and Justyna Pawlak | WARSAW WARSAW Poland is trying to improve relations with its eastern neighbour Belarus in the hope of also reviving the European Union’s dormant Eastern Partnership initiative that targets six former Soviet republics, its deputy foreign minister said.The Eastern Partnership offered money,...

    UN calls for end to fighting after fresh Ukraine clashes
    Feb01

    UN calls for end to fighting after fresh Ukraine clashes

    (ChinaPost.com.tw) – The U.N. Security Council Tuesday called for an immediate return to a ceasefire in Ukraine where three days of fighting in a flashpoint town have left at least 13 dead and thousands of locals without power in freezing conditions. …read more Source: The China...

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting
    Feb01

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and warm up. Heavy fighting around government-held Avdiivka, just north of the rebel-stronghold city of Donetsk, began over the...

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