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    Illegal Immigration 2015: Asylum Seekers In US Worry About Obama’s Executive Actions For Undocumented Immigrants
    Feb16

    Illegal Immigration 2015: Asylum Seekers In US Worry About Obama’s Executive Actions For Undocumented Immigrants

    When President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration take effect this week, there will still be tens of thousands of backlogged applications for people seeking asylum in the U.S. The excess of applicants is expected to worsen with the ongoing crises in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    New EU Sanctions Against Russia Target Deputy Ministers And Popular Singer
    Feb16

    New EU Sanctions Against Russia Target Deputy Ministers And Popular Singer

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – A veteran Russian singer who voiced support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been subjected to EU sanctions in a new blacklist published by the European Union on Monday. Moscow said the EU had “contradict(ed) common sense” by imposing new sanctions one day after the start...

    Fool Me Twice, Shame on Minsk
    Feb16

    Fool Me Twice, Shame on Minsk

    What is our red line in Ukraine? I can’t seem to find any mention of one in any of the president’s or his senior staff’s statements. Closest thing I could find was his former defense secretary telling Der Spiegel, “At some point, we are going to have to draw a line. Based on all kinds of historical lessons, it’s...

    EU puts 19 more individuals on its Ukraine sanctions list
    Feb16

    EU puts 19 more individuals on its Ukraine sanctions list

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has added 19 more individuals, including a Russian deputy minister of defense, on its sanctions list for their actions linked to the fighting in eastern Ukra… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russian Activist To Ask For Political Asylum In Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russian Activist To Ask For Political Asylum In Ukraine

    Russian civil rights activist Pavel Shekhtman plans to request political asylum in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire in government-held town
    Feb16

    Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire in government-held town

    Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kyiv said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse a day after it took effect. …read more Source:...

    Breaches Threaten Shaky Ukraine Ceasefire
    Feb16

    Breaches Threaten Shaky Ukraine Ceasefire

    A shaky truce in Ukraine was already at risk on its second day Monday with both the Kiev government and pro-Russian separatists accusing each other of attacks holding up an agreed pull-back of heavy weapons from the frontline. …read more Source:...

    After Attacks, Europe Fights Call for Mass Migration of Jews
    Feb16

    After Attacks, Europe Fights Call for Mass Migration of Jews

    PARIS— Despite desecrated Jewish graves in France and a deadly attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, European leaders on Monday rejected calls from the Israeli prime minister for a mass immigration of the continent’s Jews, urging unity instead. Hundreds of Jewish tombstones were found vandalized in eastern France on Sunday, hours after a...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. …read more Source: Boston...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Strained by Violence
    Feb16

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Strained by Violence

    Ukraine’s 36-hour-old cease-fire came under pressure as fighting blazed around a contested eastern city and elsewhere, with both sides warning the violence is too intense to begin pulling back heavy weapons as mandated. …read more Source: The Wall Street...