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    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border
    Feb13

    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — Russian troops conducted drills in the Black Sea and on land this week near the border with Ukraine — deploying more than 8,500 troops, 50 warships and 200 aircraft. The move co …read more Source: Big News...

    The Syria ceasefire deal looks a lot like the Ukraine truce that fell apart
    Feb13

    The Syria ceasefire deal looks a lot like the Ukraine truce that fell apart

    If you were struck with a feeling of déjà vu by the Syria ceasefire deal, you weren’t the only one. News that Western and Russian leaders had agreed to implement a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria in the days to come reminded a lot of people familiar with President Vladimir Putin’s modus operandi of another peace deal...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Feb13

    What We’re Following This Evening

    MLB issues first lifetime ban for performance-enhancing drugs: Jenrry Meija, a right-handed relief pitcher with the New York Mets, received baseball’s ultimate punishment after testing positive for boldenone, a banned substance. Meija previously received an 80-game suspension for doping in April, followed by a season-long ban for it shortly...

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
    Feb13

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

    HAVANA: Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was...

    How One Ukrainian Teenager Declared War on Post-Traumatic Stress
    Feb13

    How One Ukrainian Teenager Declared War on Post-Traumatic Stress

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ivona Kostyna couldn’t leave the war even if she wanted to. It was December 2014 and, at age 18, the civilian volunteer was delivering supplies to Ukrainian troops stationed in the front-line town of Debaltseve. Her car broke down, and in the six days it took to make repairs she lived among the soldiers. They were hunkered...

    Follyanna? A Coda
    Feb13

    Follyanna? A Coda

    Less than 24 hours after finishing “Follyanna?” the U.S. government, along with other Western and Russian officials, announced a ceasefire in Syria, supposedly to be discussed and detailed further in preparation for implementation next week. Does this disprove my skepticism about the futility of the Geneva process? We’ll find out fairly...

    Left behind in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb13

    Left behind in Eastern Ukraine

    One year after the ceasefire agreement, we return to Eastern Ukraine to hear the stories of those left behind. …read more Source: AL...

    Obama Administration Once Again Concedes to Putin in Syria
    Feb12

    Obama Administration Once Again Concedes to Putin in Syria

    Washington has succumbed to another diplomatic mirage: the Russian promise of a limited pause in the intensifying war in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that they had agreed to an arrangement to “accelerate and expand” deliveries of humanitarian aid to starving civilians in besieged areas,...

    Pope, Russian Patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1000 years after split
    Feb12

    Pope, Russian Patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1000 years after split

    Photos: REUTERS/MAX ROSSI Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart. “Finally,” Francis said as he and Kirill entered through doors on opposite sides of a room at Havana airport to begin private talks....

    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border
    Feb12

    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border

    Dmitry RashnitsovSEVASTOPOL, Crimea, Feb. 12 (UPI) — Russian troops conducted drills in the Black Sea and on land this week near Ukraine — deploying more than 8,500 troops, 50 warships and 200 aircraft. …read more Source: United Press...