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    New round of Ukraine talks overshadowed by sanctions
    Jan30

    New round of Ukraine talks overshadowed by sanctions

    Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe are due to hold fresh peace talks in a bid to end the deadly surge in violence in the conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine. Tensions were running high ahead of Friday’s talks after the EU hit Moscow with more sanctions over its role in the fighting, something Russia steadfastly denies is the case. The...

    EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps
    Jan30

    EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

    By Robin Emmott and Pavel Polityuk European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt. The ministers agreed to extend until September travel bans and asset...

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda
    Jan30

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda

    MOSCOW—As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin faces international pressure over Ukraine and a failing economy, unofficial domestic groups are rallying to his support. One such youth organization, CET, or Network, uses creative multimedia to appeal to Russia’s urban youth with patriotic propaganda. CET says it is an educational project...

    Ukraine fighting leaves families homeless
    Jan30

    Ukraine fighting leaves families homeless

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces has intensified in recent weeks. Shelling from both sides has taken its toll on an increasing number of civilian lives and destroyed many homes. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from the flashpoint city of Donetsk, where he met a family that became...

    Ukraine conflict leaves families homeless
    Jan30

    Ukraine conflict leaves families homeless

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces has intensified in recent weeks. Shelling from both sides has taken its toll on an increasing number of civilian lives and destroyed many homes. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from the flashpoint city of Donetsk, where he met a family that became...

    Ukraine conflict leaves families homeless
    Jan30

    Ukraine conflict leaves families homeless

    Intensified fighting in the country’s east displaces increasing number of civilians as it destroys homes. …read more Source: AL...

    Gorbachev warns of war as

EU sets new Russia curbs
    Jan29

    Gorbachev warns of war as EU sets new Russia curbs

    MOSCOW: Europe Union (EU) prepared on Thursday to draft even tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine as ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned against the danger of an increasingly isolated Kremlin fighting back. The last Soviet leader’s words of caution came with the daily death toll in Ukraine’s separatist east spiking...

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan29

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine

    POPASNA, UKRAINE—Fighting continued Thursday in the northern sector of the former cease-fire line in eastern Ukraine as… …read more Source:...

    EU moves to increase sanctions on Russia – Attempt to force all sides to the negotiating table
    Jan29

    EU moves to increase sanctions on Russia – Attempt to force all sides to the negotiating table

    Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (second right), speaks with, (from left) French State Secretary for European Affairs Harlem Desir, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building. — AP BRUSSELS: France says European Union sanctions against...

    Malaysia declares MH370 an “accident”, airline to proceed with compensation
    Jan29

    Malaysia declares MH370 an “accident”, airline to proceed with compensation

    The wife of a passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 holds a picture of her husband walking with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, at a news conference in Putrajaya, on January 29, 2015. (Reuters/Olivia Harris) Kuala Lumpur, Reuters—Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370...

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