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    UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II
    Feb21

    UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the World Food Program says the U.N. agency is confronting its worst challenge since World War II in trying to tackle five top-level humanitarian crises at the same time. Ertharin Cousin said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that the five crises — in Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, South...

    Former ambassadors try their hand at second-guessing Putin
    Feb21

    Former ambassadors try their hand at second-guessing Putin

    A dusty movement pattern analysis study by the Pentagon speculated that he has Asperger’s syndrome. A committee report this week from the British House of Lords excoriated Foreign Office diplomats for not reading his mind more efficiently. Many dollars and countless hours have been spent trying to answer the question: What is going on in...

    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate
    Feb21

    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate

    Some scholars say that neither Minsk cease-fire agreements nor sanctions imposed on Russia are enough to end hostilities and stabilize Ukraine. Executive Director of the McCain Institute at Arizona State University, Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO said that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is definitely not working. People are...

    Moody’s downgrades Russia debt to ‘junk’ level
    Feb21

    Moody’s downgrades Russia debt to ‘junk’ level

    Washington (AFP) – Moody’s cut Russia’s debt rating by one notch into ‘junk’ territory Friday, saying the Ukraine crisis and the fall in oil prices and the ruble will further undermine Russia’s economy.Just over one month since its last downgrade of Moscow’s credit rating, Moody’s said Russia...

    Putin the Improviser
    Feb21

    Putin the Improviser

    The Ukraine crisis is even more alarming than it looks: Yet again, Russia’s strongman is making up his next moves on the fly. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Wawrinka loses in quarterfinals at Open 13
    Feb21

    Wawrinka loses in quarterfinals at Open 13

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Second-seeded Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Open 13 by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine after a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 loss in… …read more Source:...

    As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains
    Feb21

    As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains

    As battle-ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of new fighting tests nerves …read more Source:...

    Putin vs Poroshenko: Check and Mate?
    Feb21

    Putin vs Poroshenko: Check and Mate?

    Lucian Kim at Reuters writes that: …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia
    Feb21

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia

    A new report says the European Union “sleepwalked” into the current crisis in Ukraine, because of “catastrophic misreading” of the mood in Russia. Regional analysts say unless Brussels takes a more pragmatic view of the Kremlin’s agenda, tensions between Europe and Russia will only increase. Lord Tugendhat, chairman of the British...

    Ukrainian PM: ‘I truly commend the efforts of your government’
    Feb21

    Ukrainian PM: ‘I truly commend the efforts of your government’

    ‘I am not happy, neither with Minsk nor with the format of talks,’ Arseniy Yatsenyuk says …read more Source: The Globe and...