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    Ban Ki-moon on preventing terrorism by protecting human rights
    Feb20

    Ban Ki-moon on preventing terrorism by protecting human rights

    RELATED LINKSObama: Nations have ‘responsibility’ to deny that extremism represents Islam What’s driving European Muslims to extremism? Obama to call for joint efforts against violent extremism at summit JUDY WOODRUFF: Private meetings among the ministers were held throughout the day, as they search for a full-spectrum response to a...

    Sanctions Imposed on the U.S.?
    Feb20

    Sanctions Imposed on the U.S.?

    A Spanish satirical drawing published in La Campana de Gràcia (1896), criticizing U.S. behavior regarding Cuba. Text below reads: “Keep the island so it won’t get lost.” Another year, another set of coups that we can expect to be administered by the West. This year, it is all beginning in February. First the onslaught against Argentina and...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    Pro-Russia rebels walk in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-ba… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    John Ivison: Supplying weapons to Ukraine would be the next logical move for Canada
    Feb20

    John Ivison: Supplying weapons to Ukraine would be the next logical move for Canada

    The breakdown of the ceasefire in Ukraine prompted one prominent German lawmaker to suggest it would undermine his country’s opposition to arming the Ukrainian military. “We will no longer be able to stop weapons deliveries from the U.S. and Canada,” said Karl-Georg Wellman, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic...

    Fighting Rages in Ukraine After Rebels Seize Key Town
    Feb20

    Fighting Rages in Ukraine After Rebels Seize Key Town

    Pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of the important railway hub of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Given 15 Days In Custody
    Feb20

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Given 15 Days In Custody

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. A district court in Moscow ruled Thursday that Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who spearheaded protests against President Vladimir Putin’s rule, violated the law when he campaigned...

    Ukraine cease-fire hopes in doubt
    Feb20

    Ukraine cease-fire hopes in doubt

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Lingering hopes for a Ukraine cease-fire appeared in danger of slipping away Thursday as fighting flared along a front stretching from a railway hub seized by pro-Moscow rebels to a strategic port that could be their next target. The anticipation of more war — rather than a peace deal reached last week — has pushed...

    Canadian jets destroyed Islamic State bomb factory on Friday: military
    Feb20

    Canadian jets destroyed Islamic State bomb factory on Friday: military

    OTTAWA – The military says Canadian CF-18 fighter jets conducted a single attack in Iraq last week, leading a coalition strike that destroyed a factory making improved explosive devices.Navy Capt. Paul Forget says the attack on Friday was a success.He says coalition air attacks and Iraqi ground efforts continue to degrade the operational...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Has Putin had enough?
    Feb20

    Leonid Bershidsky: Has Putin had enough?

    At first glance, the pro-Russian rebels’ takeover of the railroad hub of Debaltseve this week, and reports of some shelling elsewhere, seem like a blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement reached last week in Minsk. Yet Ukrainian troops’ orderly retreat from Debaltseve was the best possible outcome — and not just for the troops...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    Rebel fighters hug, pose for pictures as they take control of key east Ukrainian town …read more Source:...