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    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress
    Jan12

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress

    BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister is hosting his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France to try to calm the Ukrainian crisis and perhaps clear the way for a summit of the countries’ leaders.The Berlin meeting on Monday evening follows a flurry of diplomacy including a brief weekend encounter in Paris between the German, French...

    Interpol puts Ukraine’s ex-president Yanukovych on global wanted list
    Jan12

    Interpol puts Ukraine’s ex-president Yanukovych on global wanted list

    Yanukovych has been living in Russia since being ousted by street protests almost a year ago …read more Source: The Globe and...

    ‘Frozen conflicts’: Democracies decline to uphold their own values
    Jan12

    ‘Frozen conflicts’: Democracies decline to uphold their own values

    The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    A Long Showdown In The Ruins Of The Donetsk Airport
    Jan12

    A Long Showdown In The Ruins Of The Donetsk Airport

    In the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the international airport is on the front lines of the separatist conflict. Government troops and pro-Russian separatists have each taken up positions in the destroyed airport buildings and are fighting for control of the strategic site. RFE/RL’s Shahida Yakub crossed through checkpoints and battle...

    FP’s Situation Report: More than one million march in Paris to defy ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack; Europe must strike a balance between security and civil liberties; Attack reveals a global terror network; and much more.
    Jan12

    FP’s Situation Report: More than one million march in Paris to defy ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack; Europe must strike a balance between security and civil liberties; Attack reveals a global terror network; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat More than one million people march the streets of Paris in solidarity and defiance after the Charlie Hebdo attacks shatter Europe’s sense of security. Among the marchers were more than 40 world leaders, including President François Hollande of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister...

    U.S. Protesters Target Russian Classical Music Stars Over Ukraine Conflict
    Jan12

    U.S. Protesters Target Russian Classical Music Stars Over Ukraine Conflict

    Pro-Ukrainian activists plan to protest U.S. performances of world-renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev and opera singer Anna Netrebko in response to their positions on the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Is Losing the Battle to Restrain Online Media
    Jan12

    Putin Is Losing the Battle to Restrain Online Media

    Many Russian journalists have become experts in black humor. They have to be if one of their goals is to remain sane. One reporter at a state-owned Russian newspaper joked privately with friends that they would have to scribble the “true story” in milk between the lines of ink, the way underground messages from exiles were conveyed back to Russia...

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress
    Jan12

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister is hosting his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France in an attempt to move forward efforts to calm the Ukrainian crisis and perhaps clear the way for a summit of the countries’ leaders. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress
    Jan12

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister is hosting his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France in an attempt to move forward efforts to calm the Ukrainian crisis and perhaps clear the way for a summit of the countries’ leaders. The meeting planned Monday evening in Berlin follows a flurry of diplomacy including a brief weekend...

    Germany hosts Russian, Ukrainian, French foreign ministers in push for diplomatic progress
    Jan12

    Germany hosts Russian, Ukrainian, French foreign ministers in push for diplomatic progress

    Germany’s foreign minister is hosting his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France in an attempt to move forward efforts to calm the Ukrainian crisis and perhaps clear the way for a summit of the countries’ leaders. …read more Source: FOX...