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    Agreement on Tentative Deal for Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reported
    Feb11

    Agreement on Tentative Deal for Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reported

    Negotiators meeting in Belarus were said to have reached a tentative deal on Tuesday night, setting the stage for a meeting of the leaders to sign the agreement on Wednesday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama phones Russian, Ukrainian leaders ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Obama phones Russian, Ukrainian leaders ahead of peace talks

    The White House is pushing Russia to reach a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, 12 dead in artillery attack ahead of peace talks …read more Source:...

    Russia claims it’s in the early stages of developing an aircraft carrier that can hold 100 planes
    Feb11

    Russia claims it’s in the early stages of developing an aircraft carrier that can hold 100 planes

    Russia’s government-owned Krylov State Research Center is on its way towards developing Russia’s latest aircraft carrier, according to Russian media. The aircraft carrier is in a very rudimentary stage of its development. It’s still under conceptual testing in Krylov’s laboratory. But if the tests prove successful and the...

    Dashboard video captures new shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb11

    Dashboard video captures new shelling in eastern Ukraine

    SARTANA, Ukraine – Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine Tuesday as pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian troops sought to extend their gains ahead of crucial peace talks, and the government accused the separatists of shelling a town far behind the front lines, killing 12 people and wounding scores. Germany, which has joined with France to try to...

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City
    Feb10

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City

    Editor’s note: On the eve of planned peace talks in Minsk, at least 15 people died amid battles in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk Tuesday. Most of the victims were hit by rockets that apparently were fired by separatist rebels trying to dislodge Ukrainian government forces. The rockets were aimed at Kramatorsk’s airport and military...

    Obama talks to leaders of Russia, Ukraine ahead of talks
    Feb10

    Obama talks to leaders of Russia, Ukraine ahead of talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (por-oh-SHEHN’-koh) is updating President Barack Obama about a new round of peace talks aimed at securing a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama Presses Putin to Strike Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb10

    Obama Presses Putin to Strike Ukraine Peace Deal

    US President Barack Obama called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, urging him to embrace a negotiated solution.Expressing unease at Russia’s ongoing support for separatists in Ukraine, Obama warned that… …read more Source:...

    A Bridge Too Far
    Feb10

    A Bridge Too Far

    Obama is playing a dangerous game with Russia and Iran, and Washington’s realists and neo-isolationists are making it worse Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Washington has been divided in raucous debate. Is Syria the next Vietnam? Will Obama get bogged down in Syria? In doing so, America relinquished leadership and failed to...

    Obama Tells Putin In Call To Agree To Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb10

    Obama Tells Putin In Call To Agree To Ukraine Peace Deal

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss escalating violence in eastern Ukraine and urged him to agree to a peace deal, the White House said. “President Obama underscored the rising human toll of the fighting and underscored the importance of President Putin...