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    HIV epidemic sweeps across east Europe as economic crisis threatens
    Jan23

    HIV epidemic sweeps across east Europe as economic crisis threatens

    HIV is spreading at a dangerous rate in nations around the Black Sea, with the hotspots being Ukraine and Russia. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: 41 victims in the last 24 hours
    Jan23

    Ukraine: 41 victims in the last 24 hours

    41 people, including both military and civilians, were killed in eastern Ukraine in the last 24 hours, due to the resurgence of clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine armed forces, according to an AFP report. Thirteen civilians were killed when a shell hit a bus stop in Donetsk. Pro-Russian separatists accused Kiev of this...

    Merkel offers Russia free-trade agreement
    Jan23

    Merkel offers Russia free-trade agreement

    Germany would be prepared to negotiate a free-trade agreement between the European Union and Russia as a way out of the deadlocked Ukraine conflict, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. …read more Source: The Local...

    Ukrainian forces ‘firmly holding’ positions, says Poroshenko
    Jan23

    Ukrainian forces ‘firmly holding’ positions, says Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his troops are holding the line against separatists and Russian forces, amid a surge in violence. His… …read more Source:...

    ‘We’re nothing more than bargaining chips’ – what it means to be Ukrainian in wartime
    Jan23

    ‘We’re nothing more than bargaining chips’ – what it means to be Ukrainian in wartime

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine is often framed as a battle between pro-Russian and pro-Kiev forces, but the country’s political, social and ethnic makeup is far more complicated. Ukrainians in six cities told RFE/RL their views on the crisisI think a lot of Ukrainians are thinking about their personal history these days. We’re all...

    Exclusive: U.S. to back new system warning airlines in conflict zones
    Jan23

    Exclusive: U.S. to back new system warning airlines in conflict zones

    TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The United States will throw its support behind a proposal by the U.N.’s aviation agency to share information about risks to commercial aircraft over conflict zones after the downing of a Malaysian jet in Ukraine last year, according to a senior U.S. official. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russia separatists vow further advances into Ukraine after taking Donetsk airport
    Jan22

    Pro-Russia separatists vow further advances into Ukraine after taking Donetsk airport

    After winning an eight-month seige at Donetsk airport, Russian-backed separatists vow to advance further …read more Source: The...

    Opinion: At least they’re still talking
    Jan22

    Opinion: At least they’re still talking

    Steps toward de-escalation should be taken in eastern Ukraine – that is all that four-way talks in Berlin came up with. An urgently needed move, says DW’s Bernd Johann and points to fresh tensions in Donetsk. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire on the brink of breaking down entirely
    Jan22

    Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire on the brink of breaking down entirely

    A tenuous ceasefire in eastern Ukraine appears on the brink of breaking down entirely, with a Nato official warning that the recent escalation of fighting in some areas surpassed levels of violence seen before the September truce. …read more Source: The...

    Bulgaria’s President Calls for Defence Spending Update to Meet Pledges to NATO
    Jan22

    Bulgaria’s President Calls for Defence Spending Update to Meet Pledges to NATO

    Bulgaria needs to update its defence spending in 2015 to meet its pledge to improve defence capabilities made at NATO’s Wales summit in September, President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday. Speaking at a joint news conference in Sofia with visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Plevneliev said that Bulgaria has pledged to...

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