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    Ukraine fighting escalates as diplomats bid opens to quell crisis
    Apr14

    Ukraine fighting escalates as diplomats bid opens to quell crisis

    Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Sunday that its mission observed an intense clash with the use of tanks and heavy artillery as well as grenade launchers and mortars in the north of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. On Sunday alone, the OSCE recorded at least 1,166 explosions, caused mainly by artillery...

    Ukraine fighting flares after weeks of ceasefire
    Apr14

    Ukraine fighting flares after weeks of ceasefire

    Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe observers report battles around Donetsk, including weapons that should have been withdrawn in Ukraine ceasefire …read more Source: Toronto...

    German Foreign Minister: Russia’s Return To G-8 Depends On Ukraine Deal
    Apr13

    German Foreign Minister: Russia’s Return To G-8 Depends On Ukraine Deal

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says Russia’s return to the top diplomatic table depends on the success of a peace initiative for Ukraine. Read More → …read more Source:...

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal
    Apr13

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal

    Steinmeier said Monday’s talks, which he predicted would be lengthy, would focus on laying the groundwork for a local election in the rebel-occupied areas; restarting the process of exchanging prisoners of war; and improving the dire economic situation in eastern Ukraine. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal
    Apr13

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister said Monday that Russia’s return to the top diplomatic table depends on the success of a peace initiative… …read more Source:...

    Russia and Iran just showed how ‘they can do whatever they like’ right now
    Apr13

    Russia and Iran just showed how ‘they can do whatever they like’ right now

    Iran and a US-led group of countries consisting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (called the P5+1) still have a ways to go before they reach a final nuclear deal. But one P5+1 member is already acting as if the nuclear issue has been settled. On April 13th, the Kremlin retracted its hold on the...

    Putin Was Right to Be Confident About Russia’s Economy
    Apr13

    Putin Was Right to Be Confident About Russia’s Economy

    Six months ago, the price of oil—the lifeblood of the Russian economy—began to crater, and U.S.-led sanctions, implemented in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, were biting. Russia’s currency, the ruble, buckled, and capital flight began to accelerate as rich but nervous Russians moved more and more money out of the...

    Why Ukraine Still Can’t Break Ties With Russian ‘Aggressor State’
    Apr13

    Why Ukraine Still Can’t Break Ties With Russian ‘Aggressor State’

    One afternoon in late February, Gennady Kernes, the mayor of Kharkov, Ukraine’s second largest city, pushed his wheelchair away from the podium at city hall and, with a wince of discomfort, allowed his bodyguards to help him off the stage. The day’s session of the city council had lasted several hours, and the mayor’s pain...

    Inside the Factory Caught In Ukraine’s War with Russia
    Apr13

    Inside the Factory Caught In Ukraine’s War with Russia

    Read the full story: Why Ukraine Still Can’t Break Ties With Russian ‘Aggressor State’ Read more: Meet the Pro-Russian ‘Partisans’ Waging a Bombing Campaign in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    In Ukraine Conflict, Rivals Play Game of Drones
    Apr13

    In Ukraine Conflict, Rivals Play Game of Drones

    In the Ukrainian conflict, both government forces and pro-Russian rebels have relied heavily on drones as a means of enemy surveillance. Adam Bailes reports on a volunteer Ukrainian drone team using a homemade spy plane on a mission into rebel-held Donetsk. …read more Source: Voice of...