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    Fighting Persists In Eastern Ukraine Despite Cease-Fire
    Feb16

    Fighting Persists In Eastern Ukraine Despite Cease-Fire

    Kyiv says Ukrainian forces have been fired on 112 times by Russia-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, despite a cease-fire agreement that came into force on February 15. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    The American Education of Vladimir Putin
    Feb16

    The American Education of Vladimir Putin

    Win McNamee/Reuters “The problem you Americans have in dealing with us is that you think you understand us, but you don’t. You look at the Chinese and you think: ‘They’re not like us.’ You look at us Russians, and you think, ‘They’re like us.’ But you’re wrong. We are not like you.” Over...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub Debaltseve

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. …read more Source: CTV...

    Battles persists for Ukraine railway hub Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Battles persists for Ukraine railway hub Debaltseve

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists around a strategic town in the east persisted Monday in fighting that threatens to dash a ceasefire deal brokered last week. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine has a $1 billion plan to wean itself off Russian gas
    Feb16

    Ukraine has a $1 billion plan to wean itself off Russian gas

    Ukraine announced plans to spend $1 billion to build up a strategic gas reserve in order to reduce its reliance on fuel imports from Russia. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Saturday that the country would borrow the money using government guarantees in order to shift the country to European suppliers of natural gas, according to The...

    Battles Persist for Ukraine Railway Hub, Despite Peace Deal
    Feb16

    Battles Persist for Ukraine Railway Hub, Despite Peace Deal

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine—Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists around a strategic town in the east persisted Monday in fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered last week. The warring sides are under an agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to...

    Kiev sued by shale natural gas explorer
    Feb16

    Kiev sued by shale natural gas explorer

    Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Feb. 16 (UPI) — JKX Oil & Gas, a company that bet on Ukrainian shale gas potential, said Monday it launched legal action against Kiev, claiming treaty violations. …read more Source: United Press...

    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State rises in North Africa; Terror hits Denmark; Cease-fire holds in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.
    Feb16

    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State rises in North Africa; Terror hits Denmark; Cease-fire holds in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Islamic State demonstrates its reach in North Africa. Militants released a video showing the mass execution of 21 kidnapped Egyptian Coptic Christians, lined up on a beach and summarily beheaded. The group’s growing presence in North Africa shows why President Barack Obama asked Congress to broaden...