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    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...

    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...

    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 Says Ukrainian Forces Should Surrender to Rebels as Violence Escalates
    Feb18

    Putin Says Ukrainian Forces Should Surrender to Rebels as Violence Escalates

    Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine Tuesday to allow its troops surrender to rebel forces, as fighting escalated sharply in the country’s eastern region. “I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons,” said Putin, according to...

    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...

    Ukraine says rebels continuing onslaught on railroad hub
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continuing onslaught on railroad hub

    Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicentre of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicenter of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicenter of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. Fierce fighting around the town linking two major separatist cities rages on despite a cease-fire which went into...