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    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels kill 12 despite truce as fear of losing US support grow
    Jan31

    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels kill 12 despite truce as fear of losing US support grow

    Avdiivka: A sudden surge in clashes between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels killed at least seven people on Monday despite a tattered truce in Ukraine’s war-scarred east. The overall death toll reported for the past two days rose to 12 after the bloodiest outburst of violence since the former Soviet republic and its foes last […]...

    Democratic backsliding threatens international order: report
    Jan31

    Democratic backsliding threatens international order: report

    Nearly a quarter of countries registering setbacks in political rights and civil liberties in 2016 were in Europe, according to a Freedom House report published Tuesday. The U.S.-based research organization found backward moves on democracy in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Spain, as well as the United States....

    Almaty Man Travels World with Little Money, Lots of Enthusiasm
    Jan31

    Almaty Man Travels World with Little Money, Lots of Enthusiasm

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Forty-five-year old Umarzhan Urakhunov returned to Kazakhstan Jan. 24 after an epic round-the-world tour lasting five months. The Almaty resident set a goal to set foot on all seven continents and visit African tribes, having only three visas and knowing...

    Ukraine Reports Surge in Deadly Fighting with Russian Separatists
    Jan31

    Ukraine Reports Surge in Deadly Fighting with Russian Separatists

    Ukraine says at least seven people have been killed in a two-day outbreak of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in war weary eastern Ukraine. Both sides blame the other for the latest violence, which the government said erupted Sunday on several fronts in the Russian-speaking east, including the rebel controlled...

    Ukrainian President Denounces Fatal Separatist Clashes in Country’s East
    Jan31

    Ukrainian President Denounces Fatal Separatist Clashes in Country’s East

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko condemned on Monday the recent clashes in eastern Ukraine that killed seven Ukrainian soldiers and injured over a dozen more. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

    Merkel slams anti-Muslim bias in US travel ban
    Jan31

    Merkel slams anti-Muslim bias in US travel ban

    BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday stepped up her criticism of a US travel ban slapped on travellers from seven countries, saying it smacked of anti-Muslim bias. “The essential and also resolute fight against terrorism in no way justifies general suspicion against people of a specific faith, in this case people of the Muslim...

    Trump’s nominee for State clears procedural hurdle in Senate
    Jan31

    Trump’s nominee for State clears procedural hurdle in Senate

    FILE – In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump selected Tillerson to lead the State Department on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)...

    News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 31
    Jan31

    News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 31

    Malaysian authorities expanded the search for four Chinese tourists and a crew member still missing at sea Monday two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Police detained the boat’s owner and the surviving captain and crew member to assist the investigation. Historians in Poland have put online what they say is the most complete...

    ‘This Is Barbarism’: Ukrainian Troops on High Alert as War Intensifies
    Jan31

    ‘This Is Barbarism’: Ukrainian Troops on High Alert as War Intensifies

    KYIV, Ukraine—Using artillery, tanks, and rockets, combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian forces along the front lines in eastern Ukraine on Sunday and early Monday morning, highlighting, once again, that the February 2015 cease-fire has failed. “This is barbarism,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday in response to...

    Merkel expresses concern over ongoing violence in Ukraine
    Jan31

    Merkel expresses concern over ongoing violence in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday expressed concern over violation of a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine, saying the on-the-ground situation was “alarming,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/31/c_136021834.htm target=_blank...