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    Ukraine: Fighting Flares Again
    Jan17

    Ukraine: Fighting Flares Again

    A burst of violence in eastern Ukraine has cast further doubt over whether a planned summit can bring lasting peace, with at least 11 people killed in clashes between the army and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Lithuania tells citizens to stay calm in handbook amid growing worries over Russian neighbor
    Jan17

    Lithuania tells citizens to stay calm in handbook amid growing worries over Russian neighbor

    Lithuania’s defense ministry is advising its citizens how to react in case of war, reflecting jitters over neighboring Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and a recent increase of reported airspace violations in the Baltic region. …read more Source: FOX...

    A New Attempt at Finding a Solution For the Conflict in Ukraine has Failed
    Jan17

    A New Attempt at Finding a Solution For the Conflict in Ukraine has Failed

    Once again, the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met in Berlin and once again, they left empty-handed. For now, there will be no summit in the so-called Normandy format. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Moody’s cuts Russia debt rating one notch
    Jan17

    Moody’s cuts Russia debt rating one notch

    Washington (AFP) – Moody’s cut Russia’s credit rating to one step above junk level Friday and warned the country was under review for a further downgrade.Moody’s said that the plunge in oil prices and in the ruble would further erode Russia’s economic growth potential and that it had concerns about the...

    Never too old to fight
    Jan17

    Never too old to fight

    Sixty-seven-year-old granny from western Ukraine learns how to fight at volunteer riflery training camp. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Weekend Roundup: Laughing at God
    Jan17

    Weekend Roundup: Laughing at God

    The first principle of an open society is not to let the intolerant define “the territory of insult” — those areas off limits to criticism or ridicule. But how does one define “territory” when media now crosses the boundaries of nations, cultures and civilizations? In the end, free societies must defend the right of...

    Fierce fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine after failure of diplomacy
    Jan17

    Fierce fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine after failure of diplomacy

    Ukrainian military brass and pro-Russia separatists have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire, sending massive reinforcements Friday to their eastern Ukraine battlegrounds and engaging in a fierce battle for control of the devastated airport in Donetsk. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Another Bomb Explodes In Odesa
    Jan17

    Another Bomb Explodes In Odesa

    Another bomb has exploded in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odesa causing damage to a nearby building but reportedly not resulting in any casualties …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17
    Jan17

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17

    Saudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not yet healed, a leading human rights group said. Badawi was sentenced in May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid New Fighting
    Jan17

    Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid New Fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine peace talks failed Friday as hostilities intensified between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in the east. The escalation in fighting has centered on the airport of the rebel stronghold, Donetsk, where rebel militia have renewed efforts to dislodge government troops. Separatists say they have almost...