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    This February belonged to Greece and Germany
    Feb27

    This February belonged to Greece and Germany

    Nobody went to the Acropolis, we didn’t go island-hopping, it was very, very cold, and nobody ate moussaka (unless, of course, you did!) Instead, when we talked about Greece this month (as we did, ad nauseum), we talked debt-to-GDP ratio, youth unemployment, tax reform, nail-biting negotiations, Germany, the euro, and the fashion choices of...

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw street
    Feb27

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw street

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place on a city street. The move, a reversal of their own previous decision, comes as ties between Warsaw and Moscow are strained over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb27

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    By VADIM GHIRDA NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist fighters in east Ukraine have moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back from the front line with government troops in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw street
    Feb27

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw street

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place on a city street. The move, a reversal of their own previous decision, comes as ties between Warsaw and Moscow are strained over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The councilors voted 51-2 late Thursday to...

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb27

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements. Separatist fighters moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back...

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat
    Feb27

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

    KIEV – Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if the truce is solid. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Kremlin: Ukraine has natural gas until Tuesday
    Feb27

    Kremlin: Ukraine has natural gas until Tuesday

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The natural gas spigot could be closed for Ukraine as early as Tuesday unless it pays for more deliveries in advance, Russia’s energy minister said Friday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb27

    Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine

    Spain has arrested eight Spanish citizens for fighting along pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali payments back home; Is the Homeland Security Dept. still viable?; Showdown set for the AIPAC conference; and much more from around the world.
    Feb27

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali payments back home; Is the Homeland Security Dept. still viable?; Showdown set for the AIPAC conference; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali-American support for families back home. The United States has cracked down on money sent from Somali-Americans back to the motherland in an effort to financially starve al-Shabab, forcing big money transfer companies out of the Somali remittance business. FP’s...