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    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine ahead of peace talks

    SARTANA, Ukraine — Fighting intensified Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian troops sought to extend their gains ahead of crucial peace talks, and the government accused the separatists of shelling a town far behind the front lines, killing 12 people and wounding scores. Germany, which has joined with France to try to...

    Top House lawmakers push for $1B in military aid for Ukraine
    Feb11

    Top House lawmakers push for $1B in military aid for Ukraine

    In a move designed to spur President Obama into action, a bipartisan group of top House lawmakers announced a bill Tuesday that would provide $1 billion in military aid to arm and train Ukrainian forces struggling to defeat Russian-backed separatists. The bill would send U.S. anti-tank systems and radar equipment … …read more Source:...

    Russia-Backed Rebels Blamed for Deadly Rocket Attack
    Feb11

    Russia-Backed Rebels Blamed for Deadly Rocket Attack

    Rockets have rained down on Kramatorsk, Ukraine’s military headquarters for fighting pro-Russia rebels in the east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 60, mainly civilians. VOA’s Daniel Schearf witnessed the aftermath and has this report from Kramatorsk. …read more Source: Voice of...

    The Crisis In Ukraine That No One Is Talking About
    Feb11

    The Crisis In Ukraine That No One Is Talking About

    As fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatist rebels in Ukraine continues unabated, Ukraine’s government in Kiev is also facing a dire financial crisis. Forbes contributor Mark Adomanis explained to HuffPost Live on Monday that unless Ukraine receives significantly more aid from either the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or the...

    Top Lawmakers Back $1 Billion in Lethal Aid to Ukraine
    Feb11

    Top Lawmakers Back $1 Billion in Lethal Aid to Ukraine

    The top Republican and Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee are calling for $1 billion in lethal defensive aid to Ukraine.Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry and Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state introduced legislation on Tuesday to assist the national security forces of… …read more Source:...

    Top GOP, House Dem back $1 billion in lethal aid to Ukraine
    Feb11

    Top GOP, House Dem back $1 billion in lethal aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican and Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee are calling for $1 billion in lethal defensive aid to… …read more Source:...

    Syriza Rolls the Dice
    Feb11

    Syriza Rolls the Dice

    The coming out party for Greece’s new government didn’t go off as planned. Freshly appointed Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who was sworn in just two weeks ago, bombed in London, Berlin, and Brussels. He’d arrived with a plan for Europe to give Greece a three-month holiday, during which it would abrogate the terms of the...

    Agreement on Tentative Deal for Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reported
    Feb11

    Agreement on Tentative Deal for Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reported

    Negotiators meeting in Belarus were said to have reached a tentative deal on Tuesday night, setting the stage for a meeting of the leaders to sign the agreement on Wednesday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Crisis: Ceasefire Agreed Upon, Russian Source Says
    Feb11

    Ukraine Crisis: Ceasefire Agreed Upon, Russian Source Says

    A ceasefire was agreed upon late Tuesday night by Russian and Ukrainian officials and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) — collectively known as the Trilateral Contact Group, or TCG — along with pro-Russian separatists, according to a Russian source, just hours before four-way talks between Russian...

    Obama phones Russian, Ukrainian leaders ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Obama phones Russian, Ukrainian leaders ahead of peace talks

    The White House is pushing Russia to reach a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...