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    Ukraine crisis tests the West
    Feb13

    Ukraine crisis tests the West

    Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was anything but triumphant, calling the deal a mere “glimmer of hope” for peace…. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine
    Feb13

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — There’s no sign of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine — where hostilities are supposed to end over the weekend under a peace plan worked out this week in Belarus. Russian-backed separatists have mounted a sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of the truce. Officials say at least 25 people were...

    Putin’s Frozen Conflicts
    Feb13

    Putin’s Frozen Conflicts

    High-level negotiations in Minsk have just produced a new ceasefire in the war in Ukraine. Few believe that the agreement will hold for long. But even if it does, the Western powers are showing little inclination to make efforts to roll back the separatist enclave in the beleaguered country’s east. Russia, meanwhile, shows no real sign of...

    New Model Dictator
    Feb13

    New Model Dictator

    For most of the West, Vladimir Putin is a bogeyman. His love affair with the thuggish separatists in eastern Ukraine has blotched his image across the democratic world. In November, he had to slink away prematurely from the G20 Summit in Australia after he was snubbed by just about every leader who counted. Yet the reception he got during his...

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns
    Feb13

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

    Paris (AFP) – France basked Friday in the “historic” first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet to Egypt in a contract clinched in a breakneck three months, despite criticism over rights abuses by Cairo.For Paris the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) sale is a rare triumph after six failed attempts to export its flagship...

    The 5 Reasons Russia Has It Bad (But Ukraine Has It Worse)
    Feb13

    The 5 Reasons Russia Has It Bad (But Ukraine Has It Worse)

    After tense, all-night negotiations on Wednesday, European leaders reached a shaky deal with Russia for a ceasefire in Ukraine. That didn’t stop the violence, and many doubt a ceasefire can hold. Here are the five reasons showing that even if Russia has it bad, Ukraine has it worse: 1. Abysmal economics The Russian economy nearly entered...

    ‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’
    Feb13

    ‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’

    A group of Russian students has rejected the Kremlin’s narrative of the Ukraine conflict, releasing a video in which they ask Ukrainians for forgiveness. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine fighting continues ahead cease-fire deadline, killing at least 25
    Feb13

    Ukraine fighting continues ahead cease-fire deadline, killing at least 25

    Clashes appeared only to have increased since a peace agreement with European leaders was sealed Thursday in Minsk. On Friday in eastern Ukraine Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub, killing at least 25 people across region. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Charles Krauthammer: America’s passive president leaves the world to burn
    Feb13

    Charles Krauthammer: America’s passive president leaves the world to burn

    WASHINGTON — His secretary of defense says “the world is exploding all over.” His attorney general says that the threat of terror “keeps me up at night.” The world bears them out. On Tuesday, American hostage Kayla Mueller is confirmed dead. On Wednesday, the U.S. evacuates its embassy in Yemen, cited by President Barack Obama last September as...

    EU a wavering ally for Ukraine
    Feb13

    EU a wavering ally for Ukraine

    Ukraine remains trapped between the weight of Russian history and the force of European economics. …read more Source: Toronto...