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    Death toll rises to 19 and 78 wounded in day of fighting in Ukraine before peace talks begin in Belarus
    Feb11

    Death toll rises to 19 and 78 wounded in day of fighting in Ukraine before peace talks begin in Belarus

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people at a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, as Western leaders confirmed that they would take part in peace talks later in the day. Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said she and French President Francois Hollande would travel to the...

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine Engaged in Crucial Peace Talks
    Feb11

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine Engaged in Crucial Peace Talks

    The talks, brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, aim to negotiate a deal to end the hostilities between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists that have killed more 5,300 people since April. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Here’s Putin rubbing his hands together after addressing Ukraine’s president at peace talks
    Feb11

    Here’s Putin rubbing his hands together after addressing Ukraine’s president at peace talks

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart reluctantly shook hands before sitting together with Germany’s Merkel and France’s Hollande to broker a deal on Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday. Since the fight began 10 months ago in east Ukraine, more than 5,300 people have died, the AP reports. Ukraine blames...

    Austerity Is ‘Complete Horsesh*t’: Ivy League Prof Dismantles the Conservative Lie
    Feb11

    Austerity Is ‘Complete Horsesh*t’: Ivy League Prof Dismantles the Conservative Lie

    Mark Blyth’s new book explains the damaging consequences of austerity in Europe and the U.S. As devoted readers of Paul Krugman know well, there’s plenty of evidence from the last six years indicating that austerity, the idea that the government can best boost the economy by engaging in significant tax hikes as well as spending cuts,...

    Glavin: The fiasco of bill C-51
    Feb11

    Glavin: The fiasco of bill C-51

    “Our own society is still, broadly speaking, liberal. To exercise your right of free speech you have to fight against economic pressure and against strong sections of public opinion, but not, as yet, against a secret police force.” – George Orwell, The Prevention of Literature, 1946. It’s a bit of a stretch to say, as some are saying, that...

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
    Feb11

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

    By Yuras Karmanau MINSK, Belarus — The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine engaged in crucial peace talks Wednesday in the Belarusian capital as fighting still raged in eastern Ukraine. The talks, brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, aim to negotiate a deal to end the hostilities between...

    Putin-Poroshenko Handshake: Ukraine’s Minsk Meeting Starts Off Icy [PHOTOS AND VIDEOS]
    Feb11

    Putin-Poroshenko Handshake: Ukraine’s Minsk Meeting Starts Off Icy [PHOTOS AND VIDEOS]

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for the second time to discuss a solution to the eastern Ukraine conflict Wednesday. Their icy handshake and body language mirrored their interactions in September, when they signed an ultimately doomed peace accord. …read more Source: International Business...

    Key sticking points remain in Ukraine peace talks
    Feb11

    Key sticking points remain in Ukraine peace talks

    Talks aim to negotiate deal to end hostilities between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists that have killed more 5,300 people. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Trapped in Baku
    Feb11

    Trapped in Baku

    An Azerbaijani dissident married to a U.S. servicewoman has spent the last half-year living in the Swiss embassy in Baku, denied protection by the American embassy there. The 35-year-old human rights defender Emin Huseynov has long been persecuted by the authoritarian government of Ilham Aliyev and since August 2014 has been hosted by the Swiss...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Begin, Overshadowed by Fighting
    Feb11

    Ukraine Peace Talks Begin, Overshadowed by Fighting

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine began peace talks in Belarus on Wednesday, while in Ukraine pro-Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting. The Kiev army said 19 of its soldiers were killed in a day of pro-Russian separatist assaults near the railway town of Debaltseve,...