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    Russian Prosecutors Demand 10 Years for Kremlin Critic
    Feb17

    Russian Prosecutors Demand 10 Years for Kremlin Critic

    Russian prosecutors called on Tuesday for Kremlin critic and protest leader Alexei Navalny be jailed for 10 years as they appealed against a suspended sentence he received last year in a theft case, arguing it was “too soft.” Navalny and his brother Oleg were convicted last year of stealing 30 million rubles — nearly $500,000 at the...

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal
    Feb17

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal

    VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is cautiously optimistic about Thursday’s ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russia, saying he’ll remain skeptical until Russia honours its end of the bargain. The peace deal was hammered out following all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany at a summit in...

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukrainian town
    Feb17

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukrainian town

    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: CTV...

    Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce
    Feb17

    Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce

    Destroyed Ukrainian military armored vehicles are seen on the northern outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Feb. 17. Despite a ceasefire, which began on Sunday, artillery shelling was heard in the nearby town of Debaltseve. Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images A ceasefire imposed Saturday night on Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatists was...

    Europe must tell Ukraine it will never join its military alliance, Russian ally says
    Feb17

    Europe must tell Ukraine it will never join its military alliance, Russian ally says

    EU’s inability to develop a coherent Ukraine-Russia policy independent of U.S. interests has contributed to instability, Austrian official says. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine slams separatist rebels for violating truce
    Feb17

    Ukraine slams separatist rebels for violating truce

    The Ukrainian presidential office on Tuesday called on the European Union and NATO to condemn the Russia-backed rebels for violating the cease-fire after the rebels claimed to have taken the key transportation hub of… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    AP PHOTOS: Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet
    Feb17

    AP PHOTOS: Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet

    AP PHOTOS: Born without arms, Crimean woman draws with her feet, dreams of singing on stage …read more Source: ABC...

    AP PHOTOS: Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet
    Feb17

    AP PHOTOS: Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet

    AP PHOTOS: Born without arms, Crimean woman draws with her feet, dreams of singing on stage …read more Source: ABC...

    The Path Of Blood: Remembering Ukraine’s Maidan Massacre
    Feb17

    The Path Of Blood: Remembering Ukraine’s Maidan Massacre

    Between February 18 and 21, 2014, antigovernment protests in central Kyiv descended into deadly violence. Ukrainian government forces fought fierce battles with the demonstrators. One year on, witnesses recall those dramatic days. (Produced by Claire Bigg, Andrew Wills, Anastasia Moskvychova) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebels say will start pulling back heavy weaponry in Ukraine
    Feb17

    Rebels say will start pulling back heavy weaponry in Ukraine

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine say they will begin withdrawing heavy weaponry from the sections of the frontline where the cease-fire holds.Rebel military spokesman Eduard Basurin was quoted on Tuesday as saying that they will take the “initiative” and pull back on some parts of the frontline....