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    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission
    Feb19

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Wednesday for an international peacekeeping mission in his nation’s war-torn east, a stark admission that his nation can no longer fend off pro-Russian rebels after a major battlefield defeat. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire
    Feb19

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire

    RELATED LINKSFighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce (Some) quiet on the eastern front as Ukraine’s cease-fire goes into effect Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia GWEN IFILL: As we reported earlier, thousands of Ukrainian troops withdrew today from Debaltseve in Eastern Ukraine...

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape
    Feb19

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape

    When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Unplugging Putin TV
    Feb19

    Unplugging Putin TV

    How to Beat Back the Kremlin Propaganda February 18, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. …read more...

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety
    Feb19

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled in convoys of trucks as pro-Russian forces shot at them along the way.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb19

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the 10 major stories you need to know in markets today. The ECB offered Greek banks more emergency assistance. The European Central Bank has extended its liquidity program for Greek banks by two weeks, according to a Dow Jones report via CNBC. According to CNBC, it is a “a roughly €68 billion ($77.63 billion),...

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin
    Feb19

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin

    Despite a European-brokered “ceasefire,” the war in eastern Ukraine rages on. Russian separatists continue their assault on the city of Debaltseve, forcing the Ukrainian army to withdraw its troops. And yet, the U.S. State Department continues to hold out hope that the ceasefire will work. “We don’t consider it dead,” said spokeswoman Jen...

    Somalia on the Mediterranean
    Feb19

    Somalia on the Mediterranean

    The Islamic State’s beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, and Egypt’s subsequent airstrikes on Libyan soil, have relaunched debate over what to do about the mounting crisis in that country. The situation in Libya — previously seen as a success of Western intervention and a victory for the heady, if unsteady, forces of...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce
    Feb19

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the U.N. to intervene in his country’s escalating internal crisis on Wednesday, asking for peacekeeping forces to be deployed to enforce a cease-fire he claims is being violated by pro-Russian rebels. Poroshenko said the peacekeepers would help maintain security “in a situation where the...