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    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected
    Feb20

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for Ukraine’s cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist rebels were still firing on government positions and that Russia was sending in more tanks. Francis delivered the plea for peace Friday during a meeting with Ukrainian bishops visiting Rome. He...

    There has been a dramatic decline in the size and capability of the UK’s armed forces
    Feb20

    There has been a dramatic decline in the size and capability of the UK’s armed forces

    New data from the Ministry of Defence show that the UK’s armed forces are in a long-term decline. Despite Britain being one of only four NATO member countries that spend more than 2% of GDP on defence, that figure has been creeping downwards over recent years. Successive governments have sought to remodel the UK’s armed forces away...

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a cease-fire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. …read more Source: Global...

    FP’s Situation Report: Centcom outlines plans to retake Mosul; Ukraine calls Russia’s bluff on peacekeepers; Russia slams Obama’s terror summit; and much more from around the world.
    Feb20

    FP’s Situation Report: Centcom outlines plans to retake Mosul; Ukraine calls Russia’s bluff on peacekeepers; Russia slams Obama’s terror summit; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat U.S. Central Command develops plans to retake Mosul. In a highly unusual briefing to reporters about future battle plans, a Pentagon official said U.S. forces will train five Iraqi brigades to launch a spring offensive to recapture the city lost to the Islamic State last year. Planners have yet to decide if...

    Rebel Artillery in East Ukraine Belies Cease-fire, Military Says
    Feb20

    Rebel Artillery in East Ukraine Belies Cease-fire, Military Says

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into the country despite a cease-fire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a cease-fire that was supposed to take…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Conflict Flares in Myanmar as Reforms Slip Into Reverse
    Feb20

    Conflict Flares in Myanmar as Reforms Slip Into Reverse

    WALLAY, BURMA–When foreign dignitaries visit Myanmar, still known as Burma in much of the West, they don’t walk the rural hills over which the central government and assorted ethnic groups, such as the Karen, fought for decades. Like Wallay village, which required an extended boat ride through territory that could aptly be described...

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine’s Third Force
    Feb20

    The Daily Vertical: Ukraine’s Third Force

    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...

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a cease-fire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times over the past day, despite a cease-fire that was called into effect five days ago.read more …read more Source: CNS...