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    Death and despair in eastern Ukraine’s former ‘city of roses’
    Jan22

    Death and despair in eastern Ukraine’s former ‘city of roses’

    DONETSK, Ukraine — One year ago, this “city of a million roses” — one for every resident — was a shiny metropolis that boasted of an inviting new soccer stadium and state-of-the-art international airport. Residents strolled down leafy promenades, and dined while sitting on wicker furniture at riverside cafes. In the evenings, they went to the...

    The 5 Numbers That Explain Davos 2015
    Jan22

    The 5 Numbers That Explain Davos 2015

    From the outside, Davos doesn’t change much. Political and business leaders from around the world have again descended on this beautiful Swiss ski town for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. On the inside, however, each meeting has its own preoccupations and agenda items. Here are five numbers that underscore what’s new —...

    Open the Trade Gates: U.S., India Revive Ties With Enterprise
    Jan22

    Open the Trade Gates: U.S., India Revive Ties With Enterprise

    If U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Premier Narendra Modi had written down national resolutions for 2015, they would have a lofty one in common: “ramp up bilateral trade again between the world’s largest democracies.” America’s top diplomat John Kerry just last week finished a two-day trip to the 7th annual “Vibrant Gujarat”...

    Egan: Gang members often mentally ill, survivors of trauma, study finds
    Jan22

    Egan: Gang members often mentally ill, survivors of trauma, study finds

    An in-depth study of gang members in Ottawa, based on jailhouse interviews that took two years, is full of surprises and shattered clichés. Carleton University sociologist Katharine Kelly spoke at length to 16 gang-involved young men. Their candour was striking. “They didn’t look like typical gang members that you find, particularly in the...

    Gang members often mentally ill, survivors of trauma, study finds
    Jan22

    Gang members often mentally ill, survivors of trauma, study finds

    An in-depth study of gang members in Ottawa, based on jailhouse interviews that took two years, is full of surprises and shattered clichés. Carleton University sociologist Katharine Kelly spoke at length to 16 gang-involved young men. Their candour was striking. “They didn’t look like typical gang members that you find, particularly in the...

    Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east
    Jan22

    Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east

    SOKILNYKY, Ukraine (AP) – Hours after a new peace initiative for Ukraine began taking shape, mortar shells rained down Thursday on the center of the main rebel-held city in the east, killing at least 13 people at a bus stop. The deaths in Donetsk sparked wrath and grief … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Brzezinski: US, Allies Should Deploy Deterrent Force to Baltics
    Jan22

    Brzezinski: US, Allies Should Deploy Deterrent Force to Baltics

    A former top U.S. official says the United States and its allies should deploy troops to the Baltic states to deter possible Russian aggression there. Speaking Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said he feared that Russian President Vladimir Putin might try to invade the...

    Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east
    Jan22

    Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east

    SOKILNYKY, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after a new peace initiative for Ukraine began taking shape, mortar shells rained down Thursday on the center of the main rebel-held city in the east, killing at least 13 people at a bus stop. The deaths in Donetsk sparked wrath and grief that was swiftly exploited by pro-Russian rebel leaders, who paraded captive...

    Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east
    Jan22

    Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A mortar shell hit a bus Thursday in the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk, killing at least 13 people, the city’s leader said. It was not immediately clear which side was responsible for the attack, but angry residents punched and kicked a captured soldier dragged to the scene by the rebels. …read more...

    Pro-Moscow rebels force Ukraine retreat in battle for key airport stronghold
    Jan22

    Pro-Moscow rebels force Ukraine retreat in battle for key airport stronghold

    MOSCOW— The Ukrainian army retreated Thursday from key strongholds at the Donetsk airport, an epicenter of fighting in the country’s conflict-battered eastern region, handing a symbolic gain to pro-Russian rebels amid a surge of violence that threatens to further unravel peace efforts.Read full article >> …read more Source: The...