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    Foreign Minister John Baird steps down from cabinet, won’t run again
    Feb03

    Foreign Minister John Baird steps down from cabinet, won’t run again

    Ottawa MP John Baird, the longest-serving foreign affairs minister Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has ever known, officially resigned from cabinet Tuesday morning and will step down as MP for Ottawa West-Nepean in the coming weeks. A grinning Baird told the House of Commons,“Let me start by saying how overwhelmingly optimistic I...

    Relief official: 5 million people affected by Ukraine conflict, UN trying to boost aid work
    Feb03

    Relief official: 5 million people affected by Ukraine conflict, UN trying to boost aid work

    U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Lawyer Says Ukrainian Pilot ‘Dying Slowly’ In Russian Jail
    Feb03

    Lawyer Says Ukrainian Pilot ‘Dying Slowly’ In Russian Jail

    A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko says the captured Ukrainian Air Force pilot is “dying slowly” in a Russian prison after 50 days on a hunger strike. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Deteriorating relations? Russia, Poland clash over World War II remembrances
    Feb03

    Deteriorating relations? Russia, Poland clash over World War II remembrances

    A new dispute concerning World War II remembrance has erupted between Poland and Russia — the third such controversy in recent weeks and a sign of deteriorating relations between the two neighbors over Russian actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Poll: Third of Russians Say Sanctions Causing Problems
    Feb03

    Poll: Third of Russians Say Sanctions Causing Problems

    A survey by an independent Russian polling agency has found just a third of Russians say the Western sanctions imposed on their country for its actions in Ukraine have created problems for them. In the poll conducted by the Levada Center, 27 percent of the respondents said the sanctions have created “pretty serious” problems for them and their...

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
    Feb03

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) — The aftershocks of Greece’s national election reverberated worldwide last week, as markets and creditors grappled with a new Greek government that insists the country’s bailout deal must be overhauled. Survivors, family members and officials attended a remembrance ceremony at the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland....

    Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as US mulls arming Kiev
    Feb03

    Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as US mulls arming Kiev

    Kiev (AFP) – Fears grew Tuesday of an escalation in the mounting bloodshed in east Ukraine as the United States mulled arming Kiev and pro-Russian rebels ordered a mass mobilisation. At least 16 civilians and five government troops were killed over the past 24 hours in fierce clashes across the conflict zone, government and pro-Russian...

    UN criticizes forces in Ukraine for targeting schools, hospitals
    Feb03

    UN criticizes forces in Ukraine for targeting schools, hospitals

    The United Nations on Tuesday sharply criticized both the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian rebels for turning bus stops, schools, markets and hospitals into battlegrounds where civilians are getting killed. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine rebel leader uses anti-Semitic slur to describe country’s leaders
    Feb03

    Ukraine rebel leader uses anti-Semitic slur to describe country’s leaders

    (JTA) — The leader of Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels used an anti-Semitic insult to describe the country’s political leaders. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, during a news conference on Monday called the country’s leaders “miserable representatives of the great Jewish people.” “I...

    As Fighting Rages, Ukrainian Civilians Grow Desperate
    Feb03

    As Fighting Rages, Ukrainian Civilians Grow Desperate

    The town of Debaltseve has been caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian military forces and separatist fighters for more than two weeks. Many residents have fled, and those who remain are struggling to survive as food supplies dwindle and the fighting draws closer. (Produced by Zinaida Burskaya for RFE/RL’s Current Time program)...