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    Leaders Agree To Push Forward With Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb19

    Leaders Agree To Push Forward With Ukraine Cease-Fire

    The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed in a telephone call Thursday on a new push to impose a tattered cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a day after Kiev gave up a strategic rail hub to Russia-backed rebels following… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russian opposition leader Navalny given 15 days in custody
    Feb19

    Russian opposition leader Navalny given 15 days in custody

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 15 days in police custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. A district court in Moscow ruled Thursday that Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who spearheaded protests against President Vladimir Putin’s rule, violated the law when he...

    Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed
    Feb19

    Ukraine appeal for U.N. peacekeepers unlikely to succeed

    Ukrainian national security leaders have appealed for a United Nations peacekeeping force in the separatist-occupied eastern regions of the country, but the call was immediately rejected Thursday by the insurgents and their Russian backers. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    What Does It Mean for Obama to Love or Hate America?
    Feb19

    What Does It Mean for Obama to Love or Hate America?

    Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Rudy Giuliani is developing a productive sideline in rage-baiting. Fresh off a largely incoherent comment about black-on-black crime following the Michael Brown case, America’s Mayor said Wednesday night that President Obama doesn’t love America. Here’s what Giuliani said, according to Politico, during a...

    British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.
    Feb19

    British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.

    British Typhoon warplanes were scrambled after Russian military aircraft skirted England. The incident comes after the U.K. criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    European leaders try to salvage Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb19

    European leaders try to salvage Ukraine cease-fire

    The cease-fire was undercut by battle for Debaltseve, won by separatists. …read more Source: USA...

    Western Officials: Putin ‘Danger’ to Baltic States
    Feb19

    Western Officials: Putin ‘Danger’ to Baltic States

    Senior Western officials accused Russia on Thursday of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states. Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and NATO is getting ready to repel any aggression, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said. Valdis...

    Ukraine Calls Russia’s Bluff: If You Want Peace, Authorize Peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Ukraine Calls Russia’s Bluff: If You Want Peace, Authorize Peacekeepers

    The uncertain prospect of sending U.N. peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine gives Russia a chance to prove just how committed it is to upholding the crumbling ceasefire, Kiev’s ambassador to the U.S. said Thursday. It’s also an opportunity for Ukraine to try to put Moscow on the spot at the U.N. Security Council — especially if other...

    The United States Isn’t Immune to Grexit Fallout
    Feb19

    The United States Isn’t Immune to Grexit Fallout

    Greece’s anti-austerity Syriza party and European leaders are scrambling to find a deal that would allow Athens to pays its bills; if they don’t, Greece could run out of money in the coming months and get kicked out of the euro zone. And that wouldn’t be good for Europe or the United States. The United States has very little...

    For Army General, Military Risks Self-Delusion If It Ignores Past Wars’ Lessons
    Feb19

    For Army General, Military Risks Self-Delusion If It Ignores Past Wars’ Lessons

    For someone tasked with thinking about the future, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is obsessed with the past. In the hour he spent talking with reporters on Thursday morning, the historical lessons came fast and furious, as McMaster discussed Napoleon, the 2006 Lebanon War, Vietnam, the Korean War, the bombardment of London during World War Two, and why...