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    Donetsk Shelling Kills 14 Civilians Waiting In Line For Food Aid
    Jan30

    Donetsk Shelling Kills 14 Civilians Waiting In Line For Food Aid

    As many as 14 people were killed in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk Friday after fresh shelling hit targets across the city center, including a line of people waiting for aid at a humanitarian collection point, according to Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda and CNN, which both cited sources with the pro-Russian rebels who control the...

    Battle rages in key Ukraine town
    Jan30

    Battle rages in key Ukraine town

    Ed AdamczykDEBALTSEVE , Ukraine, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The strategic town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, was under heavy tank and artillery fire Friday from Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    This map shows the arms sales race between the US and Russia
    Jan30

    This map shows the arms sales race between the US and Russia

    They say the Cold War is over, but Russia and the U.S. remain the leading supplier of weapons to countries around the world and are the two biggest military powers. Lately, tensions have been pretty high, too. The U.S. supplies much of NATO and Middle Eastern allies like Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Russia supplies other BRIC nations, as...

    Greece’s Leftist Government Sparks Fears Of A Russian Beachhead In Europe
    Jan30

    Greece’s Leftist Government Sparks Fears Of A Russian Beachhead In Europe

    LONDON — Just days after shaking European economic policy to its core with a sweeping win in Greek elections, the radical leftist party Syriza is challenging a fundamental tenet of the continent’s foreign policy by seeking a softer stance on Russia. Both before and after coming to power this week, party leaders have made no secret of their...

    At least 14 civilians killed in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    At least 14 civilians killed in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine

    ARTEMOVSK, Ukraine — Artillery fire killed at least 14 civilians and injured dozens more in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine Friday as fighting intensified between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels. See also: Why war has exploded again in Ukraine The head of Ukraine’s regional police, Viacheslav Abroskin, said that...

    What Would Ash Carter Do?
    Jan30

    What Would Ash Carter Do?

    As you might imagine, those of us who work at Harvard’s Kennedy School are pleased that our former colleague Ash Carter has been nominated to be the next secretary of defense. Ash and I don’t agree on certain aspects of U.S. foreign and defense policy (for example, he’s favored a more hard-line approach to Iran’s nuclear...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Aborted as Civilians Die in East
    Jan30

    Ukraine Peace Talks Aborted as Civilians Die in East

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Andrei Makhovsky DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) – Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began. Rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital Minsk, only to announce that no talks would take...

    Civilians Suffer, Again, As Shells Rain Down On Donetsk
    Jan30

    Civilians Suffer, Again, As Shells Rain Down On Donetsk

    The city administration in Donetsk, one of two separatist-held provincial capitals, said five people were killed when shells hit a cultural center on January 30 and that two others were killed when a shell hit a trolleybus. The Ukrainian military, meanwhile, said that five of its soldiers were killed and 23 wounded in the previous 24 hours. It...

    Lethal shelling rocks Ukraine city of Donetsk
    Jan30

    Lethal shelling rocks Ukraine city of Donetsk

    Twelve people have been killed in shelling in the eastern Ukraine city on Friday, according to a pro-separatist official, as conflict between Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists escalates. …read more Source:...

    Russian military to get 50 intercontinental missiles
    Jan30

    Russian military to get 50 intercontinental missiles

    MOSCOW (AP) — The chief of Russia’s General Staff says the military will receive 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year, maintaining a high tempo of modernization despite the nation’s economic downturn. Gen. Valery Gerasimov’s statement Friday comes amid spiraling Russia-West tensions over Ukraine, where fighting...