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    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues
    Dec10

    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says its observers still witness fighting and the use of banned weapons in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues
    Dec10

    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues

    More than 9,000 people have been killed in fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops which has been raging since April 2014, according to the U.N. Alexander Hug, OSCE deputy chief monitor in Ukraine, told reporters on Thursday fighting in eastern Ukraine continues despite the September cease-fire deal that also included...

    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues
    Dec10

    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says its observers still witness fighting and the use of banned weapons in… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Officer Killed During Raids To Arrest ‘Saboteur’ Group
    Dec10

    Ukrainian Officer Killed During Raids To Arrest ‘Saboteur’ Group

    A Ukrainian security officer has been killed during a special operation to detain an alleged group of saboteurs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World briefs: Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year
    Dec10

    World briefs: Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year

    NEW YORK — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis. Time also cited Ms. Merkel’s strong response to “Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine” and on its cover called her...

    US General: Russia Has ‘Changed the Security Environment in Europe’
    Dec10

    US General: Russia Has ‘Changed the Security Environment in Europe’

    General Ben Hodges, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, sat down with VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb to discuss Russian aggression in Ukraine, the Islamic State threat to European allies and U.S. women in combat. Hodges told VOA that Russia has “changed the security environment in Europe.” He said the Crimea crisis would be a...

    France Just Had a Political Earthquake, and It Looks Good for the Kremlin
    Dec10

    France Just Had a Political Earthquake, and It Looks Good for the Kremlin

    PARIS—The National Front, a far-right French political party with financial backing from Moscow, won the first round of France’s regional elections, taking the lead in six of France’s 13 regions and reaping 28 percent of the overall vote. The anti-EU, anti-immigration party’s electoral breakout upheaved France’s political...

    US and NATO Double Down on Cold War versus Russia
    Dec09

    US and NATO Double Down on Cold War versus Russia

    Stephen F. CohenIn the aftermath of Paris and San Bernardino, Washington and Brussels still reject coalition with Moscow against international terrorism. …read more Source: The...

    DC Exports Corruption
    Dec09

    DC Exports Corruption

    Vice President Joseph Biden is in Ukraine this week, encouraging the government in Kyiv to reform and root out corruption. But there’s a complication, according to the New York Times: The credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of...

    Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine’s EU Progress
    Dec09

    Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine’s EU Progress

    Could a few dozen Dutch paintings derail trade talks? …read more Source:...