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    Fresh Fighting in Ukraine Threatens Cease-Fire
    Feb17

    Fresh Fighting in Ukraine Threatens Cease-Fire

    Russian-backed separatists fought street-to-street to oust Ukrainian forces from the strategic transport hub of Debaltseve, further darkening hopes for a European-brokered cease-fire that was negotiated last week. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Bombarded Government Troops Encircled in East Ukraine
    Feb17

    Pro-Russian Rebels Bombarded Government Troops Encircled in East Ukraine

    A Reuters witness near the front line said artillery rounds rocked the town of Debaltseve every five seconds and black smoke rose skywards, despite a truce that has eased fighting in many areas since the European-brokered deal took effect on… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    ‘Stop Shooting’ EU Pleads As Ukraine Ceasefire Teeters
    Feb17

    ‘Stop Shooting’ EU Pleads As Ukraine Ceasefire Teeters

    A two-day-old truce in Ukraine was at risk of collapsing Monday as fighting raged around a strategic railway hub and both sides said conditions were not met to start withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin suggests US is already sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb17

    Putin suggests US is already sending arms to Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that the United States is already delivering weapons to Ukraine. At a news conference Tuesday in Budapest with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Putin was asked how he assessed the possible consequences if the United States decides to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine in its fight...

    Afghan-Born Ukrainian Legislator Warns of Russian Takeover
    Feb17

    Afghan-Born Ukrainian Legislator Warns of Russian Takeover

    Like many other members of Ukraine’s parliament, Mustafa Nayyem doubts the cease-fire in his government’s battle with Russia-backed separatists will last, given what he sees as Russia’s lack of good faith. But Nayyem speaks from a unique perspective: He was born in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation and went on in his...

    John McCain, Lindsey Graham blast Obama administration’s waffling on arming Ukraine
    Feb17

    John McCain, Lindsey Graham blast Obama administration’s waffling on arming Ukraine

    Two influential Republican national security hawks in the Senate hammered the Obama administration’s failure to take a more aggressive posture toward the war in eastern Ukraine Tuesday, asserting that the White House should “immediately” authorize the shipment of U.S. weapons to the Ukrainian military. “The Chancellor of...

    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb17

    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that the United States is already delivering weapons to Ukraine.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb17

    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that the United States is already delivering weapons to Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Full UN Security Council votes support on Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb17

    Full UN Security Council votes support on Ukraine cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a Russian-drafted resolution that endorses the new cease-fire… …read more Source:...

    Beyond Bribery
    Feb17

    Beyond Bribery

    Last month Greeks delivered a sharp blow to the European Union by voting in the left-wing Syriza Party, which has vowed to end years of painful austerity policies. But Syriza owes much of its popularity for its opposition to something else: elite corruption. As one news report put it, “Many in Greece feel slashed public spending has hit the most...