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    Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions
    Jan30

    Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions

    Minsk (AFP) – Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe are set to hold fresh peace talks Friday in a bid to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels, with tensions running high after the EU hit Moscow with more sanctions.The talks in Belarus’s capital Minsk will bring together the contact group of...

    Russia sanctions fail to stop Ukraine fighting
    Jan30

    Russia sanctions fail to stop Ukraine fighting

    The Obama administration condemned new attacks by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine Thursday, and the European Union extended sanctions against Moscow and its allies because of the continued fighting. “We have shown that the EU is ready to take further measures,” EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said at a meeting …...

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda
    Jan30

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda

    As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin faces international pressure over Ukraine and a failing economy, unofficial domestic groups are rallying to his support. One such youth organization, CET, or Network, uses creative multimedia to appeal to Russia’s urban youth with patriotic propaganda. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports....

    Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace
    Jan30

    Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace

    Britain summoned Russia’s ambassador Thursday to explain why two Russian Bear long-range bombers flew close to British airspace, forcing British authorities to divert civil aircraft. The Foreign Office said in a statement that Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept the Russian bombers, which were in a “U.K. area of...

    Russian power struggle: Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite?
    Jan30

    Russian power struggle: Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite?

    Russia faces an economic crisis, but with the ruble falling, the superwealthy are buying the latest luxury cars and may end up being the source of President Vladimir Putin’s biggest power struggle, the CBC’s Susan Ormiston reports from Moscow. …read more Source:...

    New recruits tearfully waved off in Kiev
    Jan30

    New recruits tearfully waved off in Kiev

    Tearful scenes play out at a recruiting office in Kiev as dozens of reservists were called up to participate in the fighting in the east of Ukraine. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    EU to Extend Existing Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jan30

    EU to Extend Existing Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS—The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday. “We have shown that the EU is ready to take further measures,” EU foreign affairs chief Federica...

    Ukraine: Russia-Backed Rebels Overrun Another Town in East
    Jan30

    Ukraine: Russia-Backed Rebels Overrun Another Town in East

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine’s military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub. A soldier wounded in combat for the town, Vuhlehirsk, said armored vehicles and tanks were used in the attack on government positions,...

    EU Official Expects Clashes but No Rash Actions From Athens
    Jan30

    EU Official Expects Clashes but No Rash Actions From Athens

    ATHENS, Greece—The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country’s bailout — not rash actions from Athens. European Parliament president Martin Schulz said he had concluded after discussions with 40-year-old Prime Minister...

    New Russia sanctions: How far will they go?
    Jan30

    New Russia sanctions: How far will they go?

    The grip of Western sanctions around the neck of the Russian economy may be squeezed even tighter this week, as the death toll in Ukraine rises. …read more Source:...