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    WATCH: “Bitter Harvest” sheds light on Stalin’s forced starvation of Ukrainians that killed millions
    Feb20

    WATCH: “Bitter Harvest” sheds light on Stalin’s forced starvation of Ukrainians that killed millions

    The Holodomor, a genocide by forced starvation enacted on the Ukraine by Joseph Stalin during the 1930s, took millions of lives, but is not particularly well-known in history, in no small part because of the effectiveness of Soviet propaganda. The new film “Bitter Harvest”, starring Max Irons and Samantha Barks, seeks to shed more light on this...

    Debate: Should Europe spend more on defence?
    Feb20

    Debate: Should Europe spend more on defence?

    The new US administration has emphatically reminded Nato members of their commitment to invest two percent of their GDP in defence. In the wake of the Ukraine crisis it was resolved in 2014 that this goal would be met by 2024. Apart from the US, however, only Estonia, Greece, Britain and Poland fulfil their military obligations. Europe’s...

    Eastern Ukraine: International Confrontations through Local Proxies
    Feb20

    Eastern Ukraine: International Confrontations through Local Proxies

    From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English. Moscow- Efforts spent by international powers in the last three years have failed in putting an end to the raging … continue reading Eastern Ukraine: International Confrontations through Local Proxies …read more Source: ASHARQ...

    [Ticker] Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions
    Feb20

    [Ticker] Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions

    Russia will recognise passports issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics in eastern Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday. People from the eastern regions will be able to travel into Russia without applying for a visa. The decree also recognises identity papers, diplomas, birth and marriage...

    Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon
    Feb20

    Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

    The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees. In future, only one contractor will handle the payments and another will monitor the project, replacing systems involving some nine aid agencies. The donors say the new arrangement, due to start n the next few months, will reduce...

    Trump aides pushing back-door peace plan for Ukraine: New York Times
    Feb20

    Trump aides pushing back-door peace plan for Ukraine: New York Times

    Trump’s aides have proposed a back-door plan aimed at reaching out a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine, the New York Times reports. …read more Source:...

    Ceasefire supposed to start in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Ceasefire supposed to start in eastern Ukraine

    According to an international agreement reached over the weekend in Munich, a ceasefire should start on Monday, February 20, in the Donbas war raging in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU and NATO
    Feb20

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU and NATO

    US Vice President Mike Pence (R) talks to Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel at the end of a European tour meeting EU and NATO leaders/AFPBRUSSELS, Belgium, Feb 20 – US Vice President Mike Pence meets EU and NATO leaders Monday at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies worried that President Donald Trump might abandon them. Upon...

    Clashes as Ukraine ultra-nationalists back rail blockade
    Feb20

    Clashes as Ukraine ultra-nationalists back rail blockade

    Ukraine has declared a state of emergency in the energy sector over the railway blockade, which was launched in late January to protest at Kiev trading with Russian-backed rebels in the east. …read more Source: World...

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT
    Feb20

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT

    Trump lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a “peace” plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign according to a report in the New York Times …read more Source: World...