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    Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb13

    Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukraine and Russian- backed rebels fought fiercely across the east of the country on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    The Best Pictures of the Week: Feb. 6 – Feb. 13
    Feb13

    The Best Pictures of the Week: Feb. 6 – Feb. 13

    From the Ukrainian peace plan to Brazil’s worsening drought and the disarmament of South Sudan’s child soldiers to a sex-free Valentine’s Day in Bangkok, TIME presents the best pictures of the week. …read more Source:...

    The Saturday Profile: Russian TV Insider Says Putin Is Running the Show in Ukraine
    Feb13

    The Saturday Profile: Russian TV Insider Says Putin Is Running the Show in Ukraine

    Peter Pomerantsev believes he has seen many classic propaganda techniques at work in Moscow, and in Russia’s treatment of Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine says 11 troops killed and 40 wounded, fighting reportedly increased since ceasefire agreement
    Feb13

    Ukraine says 11 troops killed and 40 wounded, fighting reportedly increased since ceasefire agreement

    Fierce fighting surged in east Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major and sustained new push Friday to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline. Clashes appeared only to have increased in the day since a peace agreement was sealed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine,...

    Fighting continues in Ukraine despite looming cease-fire
    Feb13

    Fighting continues in Ukraine despite looming cease-fire

    MOSCOW — Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Moscow rebel forces clashed Friday ahead of a cease-fire hammered out by European leaders desperate to halt the conflict in eastern Ukraine but also openly questioning whether the peace deal will stick.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Dutch extradite Russian hacking suspect to face US charges
    Feb13

    Dutch extradite Russian hacking suspect to face US charges

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands has extradited a Russian suspected of involvement in a huge data breach that racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in losses over seven years for U.S. companies. Dutch Justice Ministry spokeswoman Sentina van der Meer says Vladimir Drinkman was flown out of the Netherlands on Friday, two weeks...

    Ukraine battles persist ahead of cease-fire deadline
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles persist ahead of cease-fire deadline

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Fierce fighting surged in east Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major and sustained new push Friday to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline. Clashes appeared only to have increased in the day since a peace agreement was sealed in the … …read more Source: The...

    Just Why Is Putin Smiling About Ukraine?
    Feb13

    Just Why Is Putin Smiling About Ukraine?

    The latest Minsk ceasefire goes into effect a minute past midnight on February 15. Here’s why it’s not going to work. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Islamic State Militants Seize Parts of Strategic Iraqi Town of al-Baghdadi
    Feb13

    Islamic State Militants Seize Parts of Strategic Iraqi Town of al-Baghdadi

    Islamic State militants have seized control of large parts of the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, in Anbar province. The town, northwest of Ramadi, is three miles from the Ain al-Asad air base, where an estimated 320 U.S. Marines are stationed training Iraqi troops. Islamic State militants launched an attack early Thursday sparking heavy...

    Russia’s Investigative Committee says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb13

    Russia’s Investigative Committee says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner

    Russian investigators say there are no grounds to release a key Ukrainian prisoner despite claims by Ukraine’s president that she would soon be freed. …read more Source: FOX...