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    Donetsk hospital shelled in Ukraine, killing at least 5
    Feb05

    Donetsk hospital shelled in Ukraine, killing at least 5

    Rocket salvoes hit a previously safe section of Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, rebels said. …read more Source: CTV...

    U.S. Unveils NATO Weapons Program
    Feb05

    U.S. Unveils NATO Weapons Program

    (Adds comment from Pentagon nominee) By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Wednesday announced a two-year project aimed at making it easier for NATO and member countries to share costs and buy weapons as a group as they struggle to stretch scarce defense budgets. Under the initiative, …read more Source:...

    Hungary PM: Strong Diplomatic Ties with Russia, Germany a Priority
    Feb05

    Hungary PM: Strong Diplomatic Ties with Russia, Germany a Priority

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday that his main foreign policy goal was maintaining good ties with Russia and Germany, adding that the United States was an important partner but not the central focus of foreign policy. A maverick leader whose warm relations with Moscow have irked European and American partners at a time of...

    News of the day from across the globe, Feb. 5
    Feb05

    News of the day from across the globe, Feb. 5

    Rocket salvos hit a previously safe section of Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, rebels said. Embattled Brazilian oil company Petrobras said Wednesday the company’s chief executive officer and five other top figures stepped down...

    Under-equipped Ukrainian army relies on donated gear
    Feb05

    Under-equipped Ukrainian army relies on donated gear

    CBS News’ Elizabeth Palmer reports from Ukraine on how the outmatched-military is depending on donations from around the world for much-needed equipment …read more Source:...

    Defense Nominee Will Have an Easy Path to a Difficult Job
    Feb05

    Defense Nominee Will Have an Easy Path to a Difficult Job

    Ashton Carter, the White House’s nominee to lead the Pentagon, only left the five-sided building a little over a year ago, but his nomination hearing Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee highlighted just how much the world has changed in the meantime — and just how difficult his new job will be as a result. When Carter...

    Obama Defense Nominee Favors Lethal Military Aid for Ukraine
    Feb05

    Obama Defense Nominee Favors Lethal Military Aid for Ukraine

    President Barack Obama’s pick to be America’s next secretary of defense says he favors sending U.S. military aid to Ukraine and speeding arms sales to Jordan — and lists Iran and the Islamic State as major threats in the Middle East. Ashton Carter testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee,...

    Ashton Carter airs differences with Obama on Guantanamo, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan
    Feb05

    Ashton Carter airs differences with Obama on Guantanamo, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan

    President Obama’s pick to be the next defense secretary on Wednesday assured senators reviewing his nomination that he will be an independent voice inside the administration, even going as far as to suggest his perspective differs from the White House on such critical issues as Guantanamo Bay, Ukraine and putting … …read more...

    Civilians Suffer as Fighting Intensifies on Ukraine Front Line
    Feb05

    Civilians Suffer as Fighting Intensifies on Ukraine Front Line

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine—The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted people boarding evacuation buses with overflowing...

    NATO Ministers Meeting to Consider Further Actions to Defend Against Russia
    Feb05

    NATO Ministers Meeting to Consider Further Actions to Defend Against Russia

    BRUSSELS—With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter or respond to military threats from Moscow. Adam Thomson, Britain’s permanent representative to NATO, predicted...