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    Why Putin — and Some of His Female Fans — Go Shirtless
    Feb17

    Why Putin — and Some of His Female Fans — Go Shirtless

    Putin subdues a Siberian tiger! Putin flies a jet fighter! Putin defeats opponents in martial arts! Putin fishes and rides horseback — shirtless! As Russian President Vladimir Putin consolidated power during his first three terms in office, the media regularly painted him as a macho superhero. The purpose of these displays is to represent...

    Ukraine fighting rages on amid conflicting claims and no ceasefire
    Feb17

    Ukraine fighting rages on amid conflicting claims and no ceasefire

    Several Ukrainian government soldiers have been ambushed and taken prisoners in Debaltseve, the defence ministry says, but it denies rebel claims that they have seized control of the key transportation hub. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine rebels claim key city as pullback deadline passes
    Feb17

    Ukraine rebels claim key city as pullback deadline passes

    Both sides indicated Monday that they would begin the pullout only after the other party does so. …read more Source: USA...

    Rebels Claim to Capture Key Ukraine Rail Hub of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Rebels Claim to Capture Key Ukraine Rail Hub of Debaltseve

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease Fire Already Looking Shaky
    Feb17

    Ukraine Cease Fire Already Looking Shaky

    Anton Zverev of Reuters reports that …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Days into truce, fighting rages on at Ukrainian rail junction
    Feb17

    Days into truce, fighting rages on at Ukrainian rail junction

    Ukrainian troops and separatists battled for control of the strategic railway junction of Debeltseve on Tuesday, with each side blaming the other for violating a weekend cease-fire meant to end 10 months of combat in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    E. Ukraine Cease-fire Breach Traps Thousands of Civilians
    Feb17

    E. Ukraine Cease-fire Breach Traps Thousands of Civilians

    The U.N. human rights office says it is very alarmed by reports thousands of civilians are trapped in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve. The agency says pitched battles between pro-Russian rebels and government forces continue despite the recently declared cease-fire. The U.N. human rights office says it has not managed to get reliable...

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet
    Feb17

    Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet

    LESNOVKA, Crimea—Marina Khodiy, 21, learned to draw early in childhood like most children. The only difference was that she had to do it with her toes, since she was born without arms. She also learned to use her feet to work on a computer and even to tap out text messages on her cell phone. With her dexterous feet, she can drink a cup of tea and...

    Ukraine’s military is facing a make or break moment in a crucial besieged city
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s military is facing a make or break moment in a crucial besieged city

    A city critical to the Ukrainian military may have fallen to Russian-backed separatists, despite the existence of a ceasefire in the country. And it could get ugly. Citing claims made by the separatists to the Associated Press, The Guardian has reported that the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve has fallen to the rebels. If the claims are true,...