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    Kharkiv Blast Injures 12 As Fighting Rages In Donetsk
    Jan20

    Kharkiv Blast Injures 12 As Fighting Rages In Donetsk

    An explosion near a court house in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has left 12 people wounded, four of them seriously. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast
    Jan20

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago, saying lower oil prices did not offset pervasive weaknesses around the globe.The IMF said poorer prospects in China, Russia, the euro area and Japan will hold world growth to just 3.5 percent this year and...

    Russian Military Forces, Weapons Enter Ukraine, Confirms Prime Minister
    Jan20

    Russian Military Forces, Weapons Enter Ukraine, Confirms Prime Minister

    Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 40, confirmed Russian military forces and equipment have entered Ukraine, state-run media reported Monday. “I have just spoken with the national defense and security council secretary,” Yatsenyuk said. “Ukrainian military intelligence confirm the fact military personnel and equipment have been...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels
    Jan20

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels

    The authorities in Kiev said 700 soldiers, with artillery and antiaircraft systems, crossed Russia’s border into the war zone in eastern Ukraine, a claim that was impossible to verify. …read more Source: The New York...

    Photos: Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany With Icy Plunge
    Jan20

    Photos: Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany With Icy Plunge

    Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe, including conflict-plagued Ukraine, celebrated the feast of the Epiphany on Monday by taking a dip in freezing cold water, regardless of the subzero temperatures outside. The feast of the Epiphany is traditionally dated January 6 when using the more generally-used Gregorian Calendar. However, according...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Renew Attack on Eastern Ukraine
    Jan20

    Pro-Russian Separatists Renew Attack on Eastern Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake”. Ukrainian officials said three soldiers had been killed and 66 wounded over the past 24 hours, during...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 19, 2015
    Jan20

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 19, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Berivan Orucoglu tracks the striking divergence between reactions to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Turkey and the West. Maryam Al-Khawaja relates her ordeal in the clutches of the regime in Bahrain, where she was recently jailed when she tried to visit her imprisoned...

    Fighting with separatists escalates in Ukraine
    Jan20

    Fighting with separatists escalates in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake”. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Russia Lambasts Ukraine Over Move On Rebels At Donetsk Airport
    Jan20

    Russia Lambasts Ukraine Over Move On Rebels At Donetsk Airport

    The Kremlin has accused Ukraine of rejecting its efforts to broker peace with the country’s separatist rebels, who last night appealed for international help as Kiev’s forces reclaimed territory around Donetsk’s ruined airport. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Protesters gathered at Kiev’s Independence Square to march for peace, while fighting in Ukraine’s east claimed more victims
    Jan20

    Protesters gathered at Kiev’s Independence Square to march for peace, while fighting in Ukraine’s east claimed more victims

    Ukraine’s President and prime minister were among those who attended the rally that had as its slogan “I am Volnovakha,” in memory of the 13 passengers who died near the city of Volnovakha after their bus was hit by artillery… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...