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    Russia’s economy, Ukraine put Putin in uncertain position
    Jan29

    Russia’s economy, Ukraine put Putin in uncertain position

    The stalemate in Ukraine and downturn in the Russian economy has experts debating the impact on President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power. …read more Source: FOX...

    There’s One Huge Reason Mexico Is Becoming ‘Less Free’
    Jan29

    There’s One Huge Reason Mexico Is Becoming ‘Less Free’

    Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World survey was released yesterday, and found that 18 countries were on a downward trend compared to last year in terms of upholding political and civil liberties. One of them is a crucial US ally responsible for about $1.3 billion in daily trade and a recipient of $194 million in security assistance:...

    Photos Jan 29: Top images from around the world
    Jan29

    Photos Jan 29: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. An injured Ukrainian soldier arrives at a hospital in the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) Israeli soldiers cry during the funeral of Major Yochai Kalangel...

    Andrei Kelin, Russian envoy: ‘Big catastrophe’ may ensue if West’s Ukraine support continues
    Jan29

    Andrei Kelin, Russian envoy: ‘Big catastrophe’ may ensue if West’s Ukraine support continues

    Russia warned the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on Thursday that the West’s continued support of Kiev may lead to a “big catastrophe” in the region. Russia’s envoy to the European security watchdog called Ukraine’s leadership the “party of war” that is sending the world on a...

    Death Toll Mounts in Intense Clashes in East Ukraine
    Jan29

    Death Toll Mounts in Intense Clashes in East Ukraine

    Five Ukrainian soldiers and three civilians have been killed as a result of fighting in Ukraine’s separatist eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev authorities said on Thursday, reporting no let-up in violent clashes with pro-Russian rebels. A separatist advance launched last week appears to have buried the frequently violated truce,...

    Dutch minister: EU to extend first batch of Russia sanctions
    Jan29

    Dutch minister: EU to extend first batch of Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided to extend a first set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials which were due to expire in March by six months because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine. Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders said Thursday that all EU foreign ministers agreed on the decision and...

    Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks on Friday
    Jan29

    Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks on Friday

    Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks amid fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    London summons Russian envoy after bombers near UK airspace
    Jan29

    London summons Russian envoy after bombers near UK airspace

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has summoned Russia’s ambassador and asked him to explain why Russian warplanes flew near British airspace, disrupting civil aviation. The Foreign Office said Thursday that Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort Russian bombers in a “U.K. area of interest” on Wednesday. The Russian planes did not enter...

    Ukraine Separatists Plan ‘Summit Of Unrecognized States’
    Jan29

    Ukraine Separatists Plan ‘Summit Of Unrecognized States’

    The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic says it wants to host a summit of separatists, including participants from Texas, Venice and Spain’s Basque region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Town Surrounded by Rebels
    Jan29

    Ukraine Town Surrounded by Rebels

    Government troops in the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine have been almost fully encircled by pro-Russian soldiers. …read more Source: The Boston...