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    Angela Merkel: The real leader of the free world
    Feb20

    Angela Merkel: The real leader of the free world

    Markus Schreiber/AP Erika Benn, an energetic, fast-talking 77-year-old woman who guided generations of East German students through the nuances of the Russian language, is sitting on a couch in her apartment in Templin, 80 km north of Berlin, reminiscing about one of her students—a girl so shy that, in the black-and-white group photographs Benn...

    Kiev claims Western support for energy goals
    Feb20

    Kiev claims Western support for energy goals

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 20 (UPI) — The Ukrainian government said Friday it had support from Western powers to advance diversification goals for the country’s natural gas sector. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine says rebels continue attacks despite ceasefire deal
    Feb20

    Ukraine says rebels continue attacks despite ceasefire deal

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a ceasefire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre
    Feb20

    Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan Massacre

    Commemorations are underway in Kyiv to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    There has been a dramatic decline in the size and capability of the UK’s armed forces
    Feb20

    There has been a dramatic decline in the size and capability of the UK’s armed forces

    New data from the Ministry of Defence show that the UK’s armed forces are in a long-term decline. Despite Britain being one of only four NATO member countries that spend more than 2% of GDP on defence, that figure has been creeping downwards over recent years. Successive governments have sought to remodel the UK’s armed forces away...

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected
    Feb20

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for Ukraine’s cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist… …read more Source:...

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected, urges all efforts to avoid new fighting
    Feb20

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected, urges all efforts to avoid new fighting

    Pope Francis has called for Ukraine’s cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist rebels were still firing on government positions and that Russia was sending in more tanks. …read more Source: FOX...

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected
    Feb20

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for Ukraine’s cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist rebels were still firing on government positions and that Russia was sending in more tanks. Francis delivered the plea for peace Friday during a meeting with Ukrainian bishops visiting Rome. He...

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a cease-fire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. …read more Source: Global...

    FP’s Situation Report: Centcom outlines plans to retake Mosul; Ukraine calls Russia’s bluff on peacekeepers; Russia slams Obama’s terror summit; and much more from around the world.
    Feb20

    FP’s Situation Report: Centcom outlines plans to retake Mosul; Ukraine calls Russia’s bluff on peacekeepers; Russia slams Obama’s terror summit; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat U.S. Central Command develops plans to retake Mosul. In a highly unusual briefing to reporters about future battle plans, a Pentagon official said U.S. forces will train five Iraqi brigades to launch a spring offensive to recapture the city lost to the Islamic State last year. Planners have yet to decide if...