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    Fierce fighting in east Ukraine rages on despite cease-fire
    Feb18

    Fierce fighting in east Ukraine rages on despite cease-fire

    Government forces were seen retreating from the battlefield Wednesday as Russia-backed rebels continued their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve. …read more Source: Global...

    Some Ukrainian troops withdraw from key town as battle rages: official
    Feb18

    Some Ukrainian troops withdraw from key town as battle rages: official

    Kiev (AFP) – Some Ukrainian troops were pulling out of Debaltseve, a strategic eastern town besieged by pro-Russian rebels, while others engaged in “full-scale street fighting” with the separatists, an official there told AFP by telephone.”We are evacuating some of our units,” deputy regional police chief Ilya Kiva...

    Ukraine conflict: Government forces retreat from contested railroad town
    Feb18

    Ukraine conflict: Government forces retreat from contested railroad town

    Pro-government forces began on Wednesday to pull out of the town of Debaltseve which is under siege from Russian-backed rebels, commanders of pro-government paramilitary units said. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Troops Begin Pullback From Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine Troops Begin Pullback From Debaltseve

    Ukraine began withdrawing its troops from the embattled railway hub of Debaltseve after pro-Russia rebels overran much of the town despite last week’s European-brokered cease-fire deal. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian troops retreat from battlefield in railway town
    Feb18

    Ukrainian troops retreat from battlefield in railway town

    The separatists said they have taken control of the town and offered the Ukrainian troops the opportunity to surrender and abandon their weapons, a claim Ukraine denied. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Meet the Anti-Bank Activist Who Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks
    Feb18

    Meet the Anti-Bank Activist Who Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks

    If the Podemos party wins Spain’s national elections, Pablo Iglesias could become the next prime minister. While the anti-austerity Syriza coalition has taken power in Greece, the grassroots party Podemos is also quickly gaining popularity in Spain, Europe’s fifth largest economy. Last May, Podemos surprised many when it received 1.2...

    Putin and Biden in war of words over Ukraine
    Feb18

    Putin and Biden in war of words over Ukraine

    Rhetoric over the Ukrainian conflict stepped up overnight, with both U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin weighing in. …read more Source:...

    Thousands of Refugees Are Pouring Into China to Escape Fighting in Burma
    Feb18

    Thousands of Refugees Are Pouring Into China to Escape Fighting in Burma

    Burmese President Thein Sein granted the nation’s military wide-ranging powers this week to take the fight to ethnic Chinese rebels, after ongoing skirmishes in the country’s northeast sent thousands of refugees fleeing into neighboring China. On Wednesday, the state-backed Global New Light of Myanmar ran two notices on its front page...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    The reality of Ukraine cease-fire: An explosion every few seconds
    Feb18

    The reality of Ukraine cease-fire: An explosion every few seconds

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Yuri was on the phone with his mother when the explosion from the shell blew off both his legs. “There was this flash and suddenly I just didn’t understand anything,” he said, lying in bed at Horlivka Hospital Two, wincing from pain as there is no access to proper painkillers. See also: The ‘tough as...