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    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...

    A ‘Humanitarian Disaster’: Thousands of Civilians Caught in the Crossfire as the War in Ukraine Escalates
    Feb02

    A ‘Humanitarian Disaster’: Thousands of Civilians Caught in the Crossfire as the War in Ukraine Escalates

    KYIV, Ukraine—Artillery and rockets have been raining down on the front-line town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine since Sunday, leaving 16,000 civilians, including 2,000 children, without heat, electricity, or clean water as temperatures dipped to 20 degrees below zero Celsius, or about minus 4 Fahrenheit. “[The] recent intensification of...

    Ukraine: ‘I have to hide in the basement’
    Feb02

    Ukraine: ‘I have to hide in the basement’

    The United Nations says 17,000 people are without water and heating in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Feb02

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Feb. 1 ——— TRUDEAU ABANDONS PROMISE TO CHANGE VOTING SYSTEM: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections — an about-face that has opposition rivals seeing red. In a mandate letter for newly appointed Democratic Institutions...

    Ukraine Says Russia Fired On Military Transport Plane Over Black Sea
    Feb02

    Ukraine Says Russia Fired On Military Transport Plane Over Black Sea

    Ukrainian military authorities say that an unarmed military transport plane was hit by antiaircraft fire from a Russian naval vessel over a disputed area of the Black Sea. Ukraines Defense Ministry …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukrainian Journalist Ordered Out Of Belarus Due To Russia Ban
    Feb02

    Ukrainian Journalist Ordered Out Of Belarus Due To Russia Ban

    MINSK — Authorities in Belarus have detained Ukrainian journalist Vitaliy Sizov and ordered him to leave the country due to the fact that he was barred from entering Russia. Sizov arrived in Minsk o …read more Source: Big News...

    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...

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting
    Feb02

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting

    By INNA VARENYTSIA and JIM HEINTZ AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — 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...

    Avdiivka evacuations begin amid a flare up in fighting in east Ukraine
    Feb02

    Avdiivka evacuations begin amid a flare up in fighting in east Ukraine

    Nato called on Russia to use its influence with rebels in eastern Ukraine to end the violence. …read more Source:...

    Trump White House issues muted response to renewed violence in Ukraine
    Feb01

    Trump White House issues muted response to renewed violence in Ukraine

    Evgeniy Maloletka/AP WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S. approach to dealing with Russia’s cross-border...