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    We Europeans must face up to our own security challenges | Natalie Nougayrede
    Feb13

    We Europeans must face up to our own security challenges | Natalie Nougayrede

    The crisis in Ukraine has reopened the post-cold war settlement, but the United States cannot be relied on forever to guarantee peaceThe return of war to the European continent has come as a profound, if delayed, shock to the west. No one, just a year ago, could have imagined that it would come to this. A Europe struggling with its financial and...

    Shelling follows Ukraine summit
    Feb13

    Shelling follows Ukraine summit

    New shelling is reported in the rebel-held east Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk shortly after the peace summit in Belarus. …read more Source:...

    White House hails Minsk accords
    Feb13

    White House hails Minsk accords

    “The agreement represents a potentially significant step toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict and the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty consistent with the Minsk agreements from last September,” said Josh Earnest. …read more Source:...

    Russia Warned Over Ukraine Truce Failure
    Feb13

    Russia Warned Over Ukraine Truce Failure

    The EU is preparing additional measures in case the ceasefire collapses, as Ukraine complains of a new influx of armour. …read more Source: Sky...

    What has happened to the fight against Somalia’s al-Shabab?
    Feb13

    What has happened to the fight against Somalia’s al-Shabab?

    The situation is murky, but it is certain that al-Shabab remains undefeated and is still a real threat, not just to Somalia, but to the region as a whole. Somali security forces keep vigil during the funeral of assassinated MP Abdullahi Qayad Barre in Mogadishu in February 2015. Photo: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images News on Somalia has gone...

    The Minsk Summit 2.0
    Feb13

    The Minsk Summit 2.0

    Images edited by Kevin Rothrock. World leaders pulled an all-nighter in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Wednesday in a marathon session of tense, high-stakes international diplomacy. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko welcomed two of the European Union’s most powerful leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President...

    EU keeps pressure on Russia amid caution over Ukraine truce deal
    Feb13

    EU keeps pressure on Russia amid caution over Ukraine truce deal

    The European Union agreed Thursday to press ahead with sanctions aimed at eastern Ukrainian separatists and their Russian backers, amid wariness over an agreement brokered hours earlier to halt the escalating violence.The deal, struck between Moscow,… …read more Source:...

    Minsk agreement on Ukraine – US reactions
    Feb13

    Minsk agreement on Ukraine – US reactions

    Amid a growing debate over arming Ukraine, US expectations of the Minsk talks were rock-bottom. That they didn’t fail outright is seen as a positive – but deep skepticism remains. Richard Walker reports from Washington. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Putin’s ‘dream’ is for Russia and Ukraine to form new ‘Eurasian union’
    Feb13

    Putin’s ‘dream’ is for Russia and Ukraine to form new ‘Eurasian union’

    DCU conference on Ukraine crisis hears of Moscow’s desire to create ‘special relationship’ with Ukraine …read more Source: The Irish...

    Ukraine ceasefire deal will be tough to implement, Poroshenko says
    Feb13

    Ukraine ceasefire deal will be tough to implement, Poroshenko says

    Russia, Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists on Thursday reached a new agreement to stop the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, but the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, warned that it would be tough to implement.”It was a very difficult… …read more Source:...

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