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    Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire in government-held town
    Feb16

    Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire in government-held town

    Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kyiv said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse a day after it took effect. …read more Source:...

    Breaches Threaten Shaky Ukraine Ceasefire
    Feb16

    Breaches Threaten Shaky Ukraine Ceasefire

    A shaky truce in Ukraine was already at risk on its second day Monday with both the Kiev government and pro-Russian separatists accusing each other of attacks holding up an agreed pull-back of heavy weapons from the frontline. …read more Source:...

    After Attacks, Europe Fights Call for Mass Migration of Jews
    Feb16

    After Attacks, Europe Fights Call for Mass Migration of Jews

    PARIS— Despite desecrated Jewish graves in France and a deadly attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, European leaders on Monday rejected calls from the Israeli prime minister for a mass immigration of the continent’s Jews, urging unity instead. Hundreds of Jewish tombstones were found vandalized in eastern France on Sunday, hours after a...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine – fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Strained by Violence
    Feb16

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Strained by Violence

    Ukraine’s 36-hour-old cease-fire came under pressure as fighting blazed around a contested eastern city and elsewhere, with both sides warning the violence is too intense to begin pulling back heavy weapons as mandated. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia Vows to Respond to ‘Illogical’ EU Sanctions
    Feb16

    Russia Vows to Respond to ‘Illogical’ EU Sanctions

    Moscow said on Monday it would respond to the latest EU sanctions over the Ukraine conflict which target several prominent figures including a popular singer, condemning them as inconsistent and illogical . Such decisions… will be followed by an appropriate response, … …read more Source:...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. …read more Source: Boston...

    Battle Persists for Ukraine Railway Hub, Despite Peace Deal
    Feb16

    Battle Persists for Ukraine Railway Hub, Despite Peace Deal

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine— Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany...

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Expands Sanctions List; Russian Singer, Deputy Ministers Among 19 People Facing Ban
    Feb16

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Expands Sanctions List; Russian Singer, Deputy Ministers Among 19 People Facing Ban

    The European Union, on Monday, published a new list of 19 people and nine organizations targeted with sanctions for their involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The new list includes Iosif Kobzon, a prominent Russian singer and lawmaker, and two Russian deputy defense ministers. …read more Source: International Business...

    After attacks, Europe fights call for mass migration of Jews
    Feb16

    After attacks, Europe fights call for mass migration of Jews

    PARIS (AP) — Despite desecrated Jewish graves in France and a deadly attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, European leaders on Monday rejected calls from the Israeli prime minister for a mass immigration of the continent’s Jews, urging unity instead. Frenchmen have been accused of three deadly attacks on Jewish sites since 2012: one at a...