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    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb27

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements. Separatist fighters moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back...

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb27

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat
    Feb27

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

    KIEV – Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if the truce is solid. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Kremlin: Ukraine has natural gas until Tuesday
    Feb27

    Kremlin: Ukraine has natural gas until Tuesday

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The natural gas spigot could be closed for Ukraine as early as Tuesday unless it pays for more deliveries in advance, Russia’s energy minister said Friday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw street
    Feb27

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw street

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place on a city street. The move, a reversal of their own previous decision, comes as ties between Warsaw and Moscow are strained over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine

    Spain has arrested eight Spanish citizens for fighting along pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali payments back home; Is the Homeland Security Dept. still viable?; Showdown set for the AIPAC conference; and much more from around the world.
    Feb27

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali payments back home; Is the Homeland Security Dept. still viable?; Showdown set for the AIPAC conference; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali-American support for families back home. The United States has cracked down on money sent from Somali-Americans back to the motherland in an effort to financially starve al-Shabab, forcing big money transfer companies out of the Somali remittance business. FP’s...

    New Deaths Shake Truce In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb27

    New Deaths Shake Truce In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine says three of its soldiers have been killed and seven wounded in the east over the past 24 hours, following two days when no fatalities were reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies
    Feb27

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies

    Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment to Moscow on Friday as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive. …read more Source: CTV...

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies
    Feb27

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz says that it has paid $15 million for another month of Russian gas after fears escalated that Moscow could cut off supplies.read more …read more Source: CNS...