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    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse, Kiev And Separatists Trade Blame
    Feb01

    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse, Kiev And Separatists Trade Blame

    (Reuters) – Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine’s representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukrainians under fire in besieged Debaltseve, even while fleeing
    Feb01

    Ukrainians under fire in besieged Debaltseve, even while fleeing

    A month of relative quiet in eastern Ukraine was shattered in early January by full-blown fighting as the separatists attempted to claw back additional territory from government hands. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a telephone conversation, all expressed hope that...

    Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay  off debts
    Feb01

    Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who had a tense meeting with Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athens on Friday, has...

    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified
    Jan31

    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change — even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Donetsk Resident: “It’s Like the Last Judgment”
    Jan31

    Donetsk Resident: “It’s Like the Last Judgment”

    With the conflict in eastern Ukraine laying waste to its cities and infrastructure, residents of war-torn Donetsk are being forced to live with the bare minimum. …read more...

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict
    Jan31

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change, even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
    Jan31

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations
    Jan31

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations

    With relations between Russia and the West spiraling to new lows over Ukraine, bilateral ties between London and Moscow themselves are becoming more strained as the inquest into the murder of a former Russian spy gets underway. A judge this week began hearings into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after ingesting polonium-210,...

    Ukraine Fighting Continues as Talks Stall
    Jan31

    Ukraine Fighting Continues as Talks Stall

    Envoys representing Ukraine, Russia and a European monitoring group opened a new round of cease-fire talks in Belarus on Saturday, but without leaders of the Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
    Jan31

    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    The government-held town of Debaltseve has been without power, water and gas for at least 10 days, prompting many to flee from an intense artillery duel between government and Russian-backed separatist forces. …read more Source:...