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    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire
    Feb09

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion and fire have rocked a chemical plant outside a separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Rebels say it was hit by government shelling. No casualties or damage were immediately reported from the blast which was so powerful that it was heard as far as downtown Donetsk.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama’s Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on
    Feb09

    Obama’s Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on

    When she meets Obama, Merkel, who has led the European Union response to the Ukraine crisis, is expected to voice European worries that arming Ukraine’s military will only escalate the bloodshed. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Separatists Fire Grad Missiles From Vuhlehirsk
    Feb09

    Separatists Fire Grad Missiles From Vuhlehirsk

    Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have continued military operations against government forces. On February 8, separatist forces in the town of Vuhlehirsk, near Debaltseve, were filmed by RFE/RL’s Current Time programme firing missiles from a Grad rocket launcher. The Ukrainian military said on January 29 that its troops had...

    Merkel to brief Obama on 4-party talks on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Obama on 4-party talks on Ukraine

    Obama and the German chancellor are slated to meet at the White House, amid a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The True State of the Union 2015
    Feb09

    The True State of the Union 2015

    Mr. President, Members of Congress, and Fellow Citizens, The true State of the Union, and the state of the world, in 2015 can be described in one word: precarious. Despite our wealth, our technological knowhow, our global social media, we are a world at war with each other and with the planet itself. At home, we are at war with our children of...

    1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine as explosion hits chem plant in rebel-held city
    Feb09

    1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine as explosion hits chem plant in rebel-held city

    A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Rebels said the plant was hit by government shelling. …read more Source: CTV...

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire
    Feb09

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in… …read more Source:...

    Russian assets rise on hopes of Ukraine solution
    Feb09

    Russian assets rise on hopes of Ukraine solution

    Russia’s ruble firmed and shares rose, supported by the prospect of further diplomacy to find a solution to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    EU puts off fresh Russia sanctions awaiting Minsk talks
    Feb09

    EU puts off fresh Russia sanctions awaiting Minsk talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they assess whether to expand the EU sanctions list targeting separatists and Russian nationals.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Ukraine conflict at White House
    Feb09

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Ukraine conflict at White House

    The White House is preparing to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She and President Obama will discuss ways to handle conflict in Ukraine and find common ground. Bill Plante reports from the White House. …read more Source:...