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    Why corruption in Ukraine ‘must be destroyed’
    Feb26

    Why corruption in Ukraine ‘must be destroyed’

    Widespread corruption, a plunging currency and the ongoing conflict with Russia could harm Ukraine’s reforms, which are a condition of financial aid. …read more Source:...

    The Ukraine government is set to withdraw ‘heavy weapons’ from the front line
    Feb26

    The Ukraine government is set to withdraw ‘heavy weapons’ from the front line

    The Ukraine Defence Ministry has confirmed reports that the government is preparing to withdraw heavy artillery from the front lines on Thursday. A statement on its website said: “Following the agreements reached in Minsk on February 12, Ukraine will today begin the withdrawal of 100-millimetre guns of from the front lines. This is the...

    FP’s Situation Report: Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan; United States losing its tech edge; U.S. absence allows South Sudan’s civil war to rage on; ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked; and much more from around the world.
    Feb26

    FP’s Situation Report: Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan; United States losing its tech edge; U.S. absence allows South Sudan’s civil war to rage on; ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan. The United States is almost out of Afghanistan, but the controversial enhanced interrogation techniques it brought there remain. FP’s Justine Drennan: “[A] new United Nations report on torture in Afghan-run facilities is a reminder that Afghan security personnel...

    Poland to help train Ukrainian military instructors
    Feb26

    Poland to help train Ukrainian military instructors

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense minister says Poland will help train Ukrainian military instructors in Ukraine, in a NATO response to Kiev’s request for military assistance.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Says Starting To Withdraw Weapons From Front
    Feb26

    Ukraine Says Starting To Withdraw Weapons From Front

    The Ukrainian military said it was starting to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line in its conflict with Russian-backed rebels on February 26 after reporting that there were no combat fatalities for a second straight 24-hour period. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Announces Start to Its Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons From Front Line in the East
    Feb26

    Ukraine Announces Start to Its Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons From Front Line in the East

    Ukraine announces start to its withdrawal of heavy weapons from front line in the east …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian fighters jets to stage exercises over Barents Sea
    Feb26

    Russian fighters jets to stage exercises over Barents Sea

    Russia fighter jets will take part in exercises on thwarting a potential missile attack off the coasts of Russia and NATO member state Norway, in the Barents Sea, RIA news agency said on Thursday. MiG-31 jets will take part in the initial part of the exercises in the Perm region and the next stage would be launched in the next few days from the...

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s military says it will start pulling back its heavy weapons from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine announces start to its withdrawal of heavy weapons from front line in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine announces start to its withdrawal of heavy weapons from front line in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine announces start to its withdrawal of heavy weapons from front line in the east. …read more Source:...

    Raoul Wallenberg honored at Swedish embassy in Buenos Aires
    Feb26

    Raoul Wallenberg honored at Swedish embassy in Buenos Aires

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — In the 70th anniversary year of his disappearance in Russia, Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, was honored at Sweden’s embassy in Buenos Aires. Wednesday’s tribute organized by Argentina’s Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish embassy in...