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    Civilians Suffer as Fighting Intensifies on Ukraine Front Line
    Feb05

    Civilians Suffer as Fighting Intensifies on Ukraine Front Line

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine—The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted people boarding evacuation buses with overflowing...

    Obama Defense Nominee Favors Lethal Military Aid for Ukraine
    Feb05

    Obama Defense Nominee Favors Lethal Military Aid for Ukraine

    President Barack Obama’s pick to be America’s next secretary of defense says he favors sending U.S. military aid to Ukraine and speeding arms sales to Jordan — and lists Iran and the Islamic State as major threats in the Middle East. Ashton Carter testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee,...

    NATO Ministers Meeting to Consider Further Actions to Defend Against Russia
    Feb05

    NATO Ministers Meeting to Consider Further Actions to Defend Against Russia

    BRUSSELS—With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter or respond to military threats from Moscow. Adam Thomson, Britain’s permanent representative to NATO, predicted...

    ICAO moves quickly on new tracking standard
    Feb05

    ICAO moves quickly on new tracking standard

    MONTREAL – A top official with the International Civil Aviation Organization says new rules on the horizon for tracking of commercial aircraft would have made a difference in the search for a Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared mysteriously last year.ICAO member states threw their support behind a new standard whereby a commercial...

    Crowdfunding the War in Ukraine — From Manhattan
    Feb05

    Crowdfunding the War in Ukraine — From Manhattan

    At French Roast, a bistro on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Ivan Rodichenko remembers when a machine gun took his comrade’s head clean off — and what happened next. “The Russians took his cellphone out of his pocket and rifled through his contacts. They found the numbers for his parents and his girlfriend and called them to say Oleh was...

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line
    Feb05

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

    Ukranian government soldiers tries to fix his truck in Artemivsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Soldiers bark orders at exhausted residents boarding evacuation buses with overflowing bags … …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels
    Feb05

    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels

    The White House may reverse its opposition to arming Ukraine despite concerns that might escalate the conflict and turn it into an overt proxy war with Russia …read more Source: Vancouver...

    U.S. shifts toward arming Ukraine against Russia-backed rebels
    Feb05

    U.S. shifts toward arming Ukraine against Russia-backed rebels

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russia-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies in Brussels, Kyiv and Munich. …read more Source:...

    Inside the Obama Administration’s About-Face On Arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    Inside the Obama Administration’s About-Face On Arming Ukraine

    Since last year’s start of the crisis in Ukraine, the White House repeatedly has turned down requests from Kiev for weapons. Over the last four days, American policy has shifted so dramatically that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said late Tuesday he is certain guns are coming. Part of the reason for the turnabout is the deteriorating...

    A very telling trend of who is leaving and who is entering Russia
    Feb05

    A very telling trend of who is leaving and who is entering Russia

    There’s a really telling trend about Russia’s demographics: Westerners are moving out of Russia, while citizens of central and east Asia are moving in. Germans, Americans, Britons, Fins, Spaniards, and Italians topped the list of foreigners moving out of Russia in 2014. On the other hand, those living in China, Armenia, Kazakhstan,...