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    FP’s Situation Report: Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan; U.S. losing its tech edge; U.S. absence allows South Sudan’s civil war to rage on; ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked; and much more from around the world.
    Feb26

    FP’s Situation Report: Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan; U.S. losing its tech edge; U.S. absence allows South Sudan’s civil war to rage on; ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan. The United States is almost out of Afghanistan, but the controversial enhanced interrogation techniques it brought there remain. FP’s Justine Drennan: “[A] new United Nations report on torture in Afghan-run facilities is a reminder that Afghan security personnel...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell
    Feb26

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    Good morning. Ahead of Thursday’s trading action, here is what you need to know. The cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine is taking hold. While some fighting continues, none of it has broken the terms of the cease-fire agreement. Russia’s ruble is stronger by 1.6% at 60.45 per dollar while Ukraine’s hryvnia is lower by 18.1% at 33.12....

    Ukraine’s Russian gas supply faces cut-off, but rebels may be exempt
    Feb26

    Ukraine’s Russian gas supply faces cut-off, but rebels may be exempt

    Russian natural gas producer Gazprom says it’s willing to compromise with Ukraine over gas supplies to rebel-held regions in its east, but it remains ready to cut off supplies to Ukraine by the end of the week, barring further payments. …read more Source:...

    Poland to help train Ukrainian military instructors
    Feb26

    Poland to help train Ukrainian military instructors

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense minister says Poland will help train Ukrainian military instructors in Ukraine, in a NATO response to… …read more Source:...

    Top Intel Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats
    Feb26

    Top Intel Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

    ST. PETE BEACH, Florida — U.S. special operations forces now face a widening array of “non-geopolitical threats” that challenge them in realms in which the United States once held undisputed sway, a senior Pentagon intelligence official said Wednesday. As an example, Garry Reid, a top deputy to Michael Vickers, undersecretary of defense for...

    Russia could cut off gas to Ukraine by ‘end of week’
    Feb26

    Russia could cut off gas to Ukraine by ‘end of week’

    MOSCOW (AP) — A spokesman for the Russian gas giant Gazprom says the company could cut off supplies to neighboring Ukraine by the end of the week, barring further payments. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine Registers Second 24-Hour Period Without Combat Deaths
    Feb26

    Ukraine Registers Second 24-Hour Period Without Combat Deaths

    Ukraine’s military has reported there were no combat fatalities in the conflict zone in the east for a second straight 24-hour period. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine ceasefire demand ‘ridiculous’: Russian foreign minister
    Feb26

    Ukraine ceasefire demand ‘ridiculous’: Russian foreign minister

    Russia’s foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine’s insistence that it won’t begin pulling back heavy weapons in its fight against separatists in the east until the rebels fully observe a ceasefire. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia could cut off gas to Ukraine by ‘end of week’
    Feb26

    Russia could cut off gas to Ukraine by ‘end of week’

    Associated Press read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls Ukraine’s Demand Of Full Ceasefire ‘Ridiculous,’ West’s Truce Demands ‘Laughable’
    Feb26

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls Ukraine’s Demand Of Full Ceasefire ‘Ridiculous,’ West’s Truce Demands ‘Laughable’

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized Ukraine’s insistence of not pulling back heavy weapons from the conflict zone until pro-Russian separatists observe a full ceasefire, and called Ukraine’s stand on the issue “ridiculous.” …read more Source: International Business...