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    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State rises in North Africa; Terror hits Denmark; Cease-fire holds in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.
    Feb16

    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State rises in North Africa; Terror hits Denmark; Cease-fire holds in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Islamic State demonstrates its reach in North Africa. Militants released a video showing the mass execution of 21 kidnapped Egyptian Coptic Christians, lined up on a beach and summarily beheaded. The group’s growing presence in North Africa shows why President Barack Obama asked Congress to broaden...

    5 Ukrainian security forces killed, ceasefire monitors denied access
    Feb16

    5 Ukrainian security forces killed, ceasefire monitors denied access

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 16 (UPI) — Five security personnel for Ukraine were killed and 22 were wounded following the ceasefire imposed after midnight on Sunday …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian army not willing to withdraw heavy weapons as shelling continues
    Feb16

    Ukrainian army not willing to withdraw heavy weapons as shelling continues

    Ukrainian armed forces are not ready to withdraw heavy weapons, as agreed at the Minsk four-power peace talks, because separatists are violating the ceasefire, a Kyiv military spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    The Daily Vertical: Don’t Talk About Crimea
    Feb16

    The Daily Vertical: Don’t Talk About Crimea

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Says Almost 300,000 Ukrainians Asked For Asylum
    Feb16

    Russia Says Almost 300,000 Ukrainians Asked For Asylum

    An official of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) says almost 300,000 Ukrainian citizens have asked Russia either for temporary asylum or a refugee status. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Battles persists in Ukraine, threatening cease fire agreement
    Feb16

    Battles persists in Ukraine, threatening cease fire agreement

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine – Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists around a strategic town in the east persisted Monday in fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered last week. The warring sides are under an agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France...

    France set to ink controversial jet sale to Egypt
    Feb16

    France set to ink controversial jet sale to Egypt

    Paris (AFP) – France and Egypt are poised to sign a multi-billion-euro deal for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet despite human rights concerns. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to travel to Cairo Monday to ink the 5.2-billion-euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters that Paris hopes will prompt others to...

    Shelling could mean ceasefire violations
    Feb16

    Shelling could mean ceasefire violations

    Eastern Ukraine shows signs of shelling which would mean a violation the ceasefire between Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian separatists. Julie Noce reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    EU adds 19 more names to sanctions list over Ukraine conflict
    Feb16

    EU adds 19 more names to sanctions list over Ukraine conflict

    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 Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Canada opposes Palestinian attempts to join UN treaties
    Feb16

    Canada opposes Palestinian attempts to join UN treaties

    OTTAWA – Canada has formally opposed Palestinian attempts to join 15 different United Nations treaties and conventions – a position that puts the federal government on the wrong side of history and at odds with its citizenry, the Palestinian envoy in Ottawa says. Canada is objecting in writing to the UN because it maintains Palestine is not a...