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    Dutch minister: EU to extend first batch of Russia sanctions
    Jan29

    Dutch minister: EU to extend first batch of Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided to extend a first set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials which were due to expire in March by six months because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine. Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders said Thursday that all EU foreign ministers agreed on the decision and...

    Death Toll Mounts in Intense Clashes in East Ukraine
    Jan29

    Death Toll Mounts in Intense Clashes in East Ukraine

    Five Ukrainian soldiers and three civilians have been killed as a result of fighting in Ukraine’s separatist eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev authorities said on Thursday, reporting no let-up in violent clashes with pro-Russian rebels. A separatist advance launched last week appears to have buried the frequently violated truce,...

    Ukraine Separatists Plan ‘Summit Of Unrecognized States’
    Jan29

    Ukraine Separatists Plan ‘Summit Of Unrecognized States’

    The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic says it wants to host a summit of separatists, including participants from Texas, Venice and Spain’s Basque region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    London summons Russian envoy after bombers near UK airspace
    Jan29

    London summons Russian envoy after bombers near UK airspace

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has summoned Russia’s ambassador and asked him to explain why Russian warplanes flew near British airspace, disrupting civil aviation. The Foreign Office said Thursday that Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort Russian bombers in a “U.K. area of interest” on Wednesday. The Russian planes did not enter...

    Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks on Friday
    Jan29

    Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks on Friday

    Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks amid fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Town Surrounded by Rebels
    Jan29

    Ukraine Town Surrounded by Rebels

    Government troops in the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine have been almost fully encircled by pro-Russian soldiers. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Kremlin Seethes Over Polish WWII Commemoration Plan
    Jan29

    Kremlin Seethes Over Polish WWII Commemoration Plan

    The Kremlin has lashed out at Warsaw over plans for a meeting in Poland marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian rebels take another town in push against Ukraine troops
    Jan29

    Pro-Russian rebels take another town in push against Ukraine troops

    Ukraine’s military has acknowledged that Russia-backed separatists have overrun another town in their onslaught against government troops in the east of the country. …read more Source: CTV...

    New Pro-Putin Song Gets Panned Online
    Jan29

    New Pro-Putin Song Gets Panned Online

    A new Russian song heaping praise on President Vladimir Putin is sparking a storm of criticism online. “My Putin” praises the president’s annexation of Crimea and urges him to “revive” the Soviet Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east
    Jan29

    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s military has acknowledged that Russia-backed separatists have overrun another town in their onslaught against government troops in the east of the country. Military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said the separatist forces, backed by tanks, attacked the town of Vuhlehirsk on Thursday and government troops...