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    Government troops, rebels clash in eastern Ukraine
    Jun04

    Government troops, rebels clash in eastern Ukraine

    The separatists, who denied their forces had launched an assault, said 15 people had been killed when government troops fired artillery into rebel-held territory near Donetsk. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Pentagon seeks easing of ban on Russian rockets for space mission
    Jun04

    Pentagon seeks easing of ban on Russian rockets for space mission

    WASHINGTON — After Russia annexed Crimea last year, Congress passed legislation that forced the Pentagon to stop buying Russian rocket engines that have been used since 2000 to help launch U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space. The ban applies only to national security missions, but the Pentagon’s request has also frustrated...

    Ukraine battles stretch ceasefire to breaking point
    Jun04

    Ukraine battles stretch ceasefire to breaking point

    Rebels in Donetsk report 15 dead between civilians and combatants in territory under their control. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Can Anyone Stop Putin’s New Blitz?
    Jun04

    Can Anyone Stop Putin’s New Blitz?

    A shaky cease-fire in Ukraine was shattered Wednesday morning with a new offensive by Russian-backed troops. How will the White House respond? …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point
    Jun03

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

    A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Escalating skirmishes in eastern Ukraine increase threat to cease-fire
    Jun03

    Escalating skirmishes in eastern Ukraine increase threat to cease-fire

    MOSCOW — Continued skirmishes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine escalated Wednesday into the first major battle in months, leaving at least 17 dead and further threatening a tenuous cease-fire agreement signed in February. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    The Voyage of the Hermione and 235 Years of Franco-American Friendship
    Jun03

    The Voyage of the Hermione and 235 Years of Franco-American Friendship

    Following a long winter and wet spring, summer has finally arrived in Washington, D.C., and with it come hundreds of thousands of tourists, drawn by the monuments and museums to the city designed by Frenchman Pierre l’Enfant. Many will no doubt stroll in Lafayette Park facing the front of the White House, a verdant square named for another...

    Ukraine’s Cease-Fire Wavers With New Reports of Civilian Casualties
    Jun03

    Ukraine’s Cease-Fire Wavers With New Reports of Civilian Casualties

    The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists are each claiming that the other side violated a cease-fire at a battle near Donetsk. The groups have had numerous failed cease-fires over the last year in a conflict that has killed thousands. Separatists claim 15 people in the territory they illegally annexed from Ukraine were killed on...

    Reports: At least 17 killed in Ukraine battles
    Jun03

    Reports: At least 17 killed in Ukraine battles

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatists in east Ukraine said 15 people in territory under their control were killed Wednesday during battles around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk that is threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Battle Tests Cease-Fire to Breaking Point
    Jun03

    Ukraine Battle Tests Cease-Fire to Breaking Point

    KIEV, Ukraine — A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. Rebels in the city of Donetsk reported 15 dead between civilians and combatants in territory under their control. The Ukrainian...