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    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...

    Heavy Shelling Hits Ukraine Town Where Rebels Reject Ceasefire
    Feb16

    Heavy Shelling Hits Ukraine Town Where Rebels Reject Ceasefire

    The town of Debaltseve came under heavy shelling despite the ceasefire being announced. …read more Source:...

    Battles persist for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battles persist for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

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    EU Expands Ukraine-Crisis Sanctions List
    Feb16

    EU Expands Ukraine-Crisis Sanctions List

    The European Union has blacklisted an additional 19 individuals and nine entities for “undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cease-fire being threatened as fighting persists in east Ukraine
    Feb16

    Cease-fire being threatened as fighting persists in east 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. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire At Risk As Government, Russia-Backed Rebels Accuse Each Other Of Violations
    Feb16

    Ukraine Cease-Fire At Risk As Government, Russia-Backed Rebels Accuse Each Other Of Violations

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels accused each other Monday of violating a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a day before the parties are due to start withdrawing heavy weaponry under a recently brokered deal. The cease-fire, which went into effect on Sunday, had raised cautious hopes for an end to the...

    Ukraine, rebels accuse each other of violating cease-fire
    Feb16

    Ukraine, rebels accuse each other of violating cease-fire

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels accused each other Monday of violating a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a day before the parties are due to start withdrawing heavy weaponry under a recently brokered deal. The cease-fire, which went into effect on Sunday, had raised cautious hopes … …read...