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    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire
    Feb19

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire

    RELATED LINKSFighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce (Some) quiet on the eastern front as Ukraine’s cease-fire goes into effect Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia GWEN IFILL: As we reported earlier, thousands of Ukrainian troops withdrew today from Debaltseve in Eastern Ukraine...

    Somalia on the Mediterranean
    Feb19

    Somalia on the Mediterranean

    The Islamic State’s beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, and Egypt’s subsequent airstrikes on Libyan soil, have relaunched debate over what to do about the mounting crisis in that country. The situation in Libya — previously seen as a success of Western intervention and a victory for the heady, if unsteady, forces of...

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape
    Feb19

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape

    When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush
    Feb19

    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush

    In an attempt to distance himself from his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush found vagueness was a virtue when he went before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Wednesday to deliver what was billed as a major foreign-policy address. Bush presented a somewhat hawkish vision of America’s role in the world — decrying cuts to defense...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb19

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the 10 major stories you need to know in markets today. The ECB offered Greek banks more emergency assistance. The European Central Bank has extended its liquidity program for Greek banks by two weeks, according to a Dow Jones report via CNBC. According to CNBC, it is a “a roughly €68 billion ($77.63 billion),...

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin
    Feb19

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin

    Despite a European-brokered “ceasefire,” the war in eastern Ukraine rages on. Russian separatists continue their assault on the city of Debaltseve, forcing the Ukrainian army to withdraw its troops. And yet, the U.S. State Department continues to hold out hope that the ceasefire will work. “We don’t consider it dead,” said spokeswoman Jen...

    The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine
    Feb19

    The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Roman has been dodging the draft for almost a month now. A longtime political activist and accountant in Lviv, in western Ukraine, he no longer lives where he’s registered at his parents’ house in a small village outside the city, so he wasn’t there when the local draft board tried to serve him notice on Jan. 16....

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety
    Feb19

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled in convoys of trucks as pro-Russian forces shot at them along the way.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    If Jeb Bush Isn’t George W. Bush, Who Is He?
    Feb18

    If Jeb Bush Isn’t George W. Bush, Who Is He?

    Jason Reed/Reuters When people say that Jeb Bush has a name problem, they often mean that he has a foreign-policy problem—his association with his older brother’s much-maligned stewardship of global affairs. On Wednesday afternoon, he made his first move in trying to solve that problem. Speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs,...

    FSB Head To Attend Obama Antiextremism Summit
    Feb18

    FSB Head To Attend Obama Antiextremism Summit

    The U.S. State Department has confirmed that Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), will be part of a Russian delegation at the Obama administration’s antiextremism conference in Washington. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...