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    World Briefs: Ukrainian rebels move to seize hub
    Jan29

    World Briefs: Ukrainian rebels move to seize hub

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    PACE Again Suspends Russia
    Jan29

    PACE Again Suspends Russia

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided again to strip Russia of the right to vote or take part in the assembly’s governing bodies until April, 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Strains in US-Russia Relations Predate Current Crisis
    Jan29

    Strains in US-Russia Relations Predate Current Crisis

    There are signs of increased strains in U.S. relations with Russia. On Monday, the U.S. accused three Russian citizens in the United States of having ties to a Russian spy ring, a charge Russia denies. The charges follow stepped up U.S. criticism of Russia for what Western powers say is Moscow’s continued support of separatists in Ukraine....

    Survivors in Donetsk forced underground
    Jan29

    Survivors in Donetsk forced underground

    Donetsk, a formerly bustling Ukrainian city, is now a hollow shell. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Calls For Savchenko Release
    Jan29

    U.S. Calls For Savchenko Release

    The United States has voiced deep concern over the health of a Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia after her capture by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebels Claim Advances In Eastern Ukraine
    Jan29

    Rebels Claim Advances In Eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claim they have nearly encircled government forces in a strategic town. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Clamps Down on Travel to and From Rebel Areas
    Jan29

    Ukraine Clamps Down on Travel to and From Rebel Areas

    After the recent implementation of new border restrictions — requiring a special pass that can be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain — a policy of isolating and frustrating rebel-held regions has taken a major and maddening turn. …read more Source: The New York...

    Biden: Russia To Face Increasing Penalties Unless It Changes Course
    Jan29

    Biden: Russia To Face Increasing Penalties Unless It Changes Course

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says Russia must face increasing penalties unless it changes course on Ukraine.Biden spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (por-oh-SHEHN’-koh) on Wednesday, just as advances by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine were threatening to torpedo the chances of reviving an...

    War of words between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels heats up
    Jan29

    War of words between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels heats up

    CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from Ukraine that rhetoric from Russian president Vladimir Putin could escalate the conflict …read more Source:...

    War in Ukraine flares amid worsening tensions
    Jan29

    War in Ukraine flares amid worsening tensions

    There’s been a new round of fighting in Eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels face off with Ukranian soldiers. As Elizbeth Palmer reports, the war of words is back on as well. …read more Source:...