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    Ukrainian cease-fire gets rocky start
    Feb17

    Ukrainian cease-fire gets rocky start

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 17 (UPI) — While the Ukrainian front is relatively quiet after the start of a cease-fire, a pullback of government and separatist weapons has not happened. …read more Source: United Press...

    FP’s Situation Report: Egypt and Libya pound Islamic State targets; More similarities between Copenhagen and Paris attacks emerge; Ukrainian military and separatists battle for a key eastern city; and much more from around the world.
    Feb17

    FP’s Situation Report: Egypt and Libya pound Islamic State targets; More similarities between Copenhagen and Paris attacks emerge; Ukrainian military and separatists battle for a key eastern city; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Egypt and Libya pound Islamic State targets in eastern Libya. Egyptian and Libyan warplanes bombed targets in Libya one day after Islamic State militants executed 21 Coptic Christians, opening a new front in the fight against the terror group. The Washington Post’s Erin Cunningham and Heba Habib: “The...

    Ukraine army, rebels fighting despite pullback deadline
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels fighting despite pullback deadline

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian warships are back in the English Channel
    Feb17

    Russian warships are back in the English Channel

    A Royal Navy ship, the HMS Argyll, intercepted a Russian frigate travelling with a tanker in the English Channel on Wednesday. The Neustrashimy class frigate Yaroslav Mudryy — “Yaroslav the Wise” — is part of Russia’s Baltic fleet and is equipped with anti-ship missiles, the Kashtan anti-aircraft system and torpedoes. The HMS...

    Ukraine Army, Rebels Face Deadline to Start Weapons Pullback
    Feb17

    Ukraine Army, Rebels Face Deadline to Start Weapons Pullback

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine— Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground. Ukrainian military spokesman Anatoliy Stelmakh said in televised comments Tuesday that the separatists...

    Ukraine army, rebels fighting despite pullback deadline
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels fighting despite pullback deadline

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground.Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday that the separatists continued to attack...

    5 more Ukrainian forces killed
    Feb17

    5 more Ukrainian forces killed

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    Ukraine army, rebels face deadline to start weapons pullback
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels face deadline to start weapons pullback

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground.Ukrainian military spokesman Anatoliy Stelmakh said in televised comments Tuesday that the separatists...

    Ukraine army, rebels face deadline to start weapons pullback
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels face deadline to start weapons pullback

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    German investor confidence rises to highest level in a year
    Feb17

    German investor confidence rises to highest level in a year

    BERLIN (AP) — A survey shows that investor confidence in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, has risen to its highest level in a year though the increase was a little short of expectations amid concerns over Ukraine and Greece. …read more Source: U.S....