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    Shelling breaks Ukraine ceasefire silence
    Feb16

    Shelling breaks Ukraine ceasefire silence

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    Ukrainian Leaders Lay Flowers at Memorial to Afghanistan Veterans
    Feb16

    Ukrainian Leaders Lay Flowers at Memorial to Afghanistan Veterans

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Ukrainian leaders laid flowers on Sunday (February 15) at a monument in Kiev honoring soldiers who served in the Soviet war with Afghanistan. Poroshenko, who along with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko attended the memorial, made no comments about the ceasefire that...

    Cease-fire in Ukraine shaky, with sporadic shooting
    Feb16

    Cease-fire in Ukraine shaky, with sporadic shooting

    KIEV, Ukraine — The battlefields of eastern Ukraine fell mostly silent Sunday as a shaky cease-fire went into effect, but both sides in the fight between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government accused the other of sporadic small-arms and mortar fire. A conflict-monitoring mission run by the Organization for Security and...

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack
    Feb16

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen’s main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel’s friends in Europe. Netanyahu issued his call during the weekly meeting of his...

    The Toll of War on Ukraine’s Children
    Feb16

    The Toll of War on Ukraine’s Children

    Ten months of conflict claimed thousands of lives, shattered countless others. …read more Source: ABC...

    Photos: (Some) quiet on the Eastern Front: photos from Ukraine’s cease-fire
    Feb16

    Photos: (Some) quiet on the Eastern Front: photos from Ukraine’s cease-fire

    The cannonade ceased and guns fell suddenly silent across eastern Ukraine at midnight Saturday as a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels took effect. As of Sunday afternoon, the truce held in much of the country, but rebels had already launched new attacks against the town of Debaltseve, which sits astride a strategically...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Holds, Despite Shelling Reports
    Feb16

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Holds, Despite Shelling Reports

    The cease-fire took effect Sunday morning, but there have already been accusations of shelling in the city of Debaltseve. NPR’s Arun Rath talks to Karoun Demirjian from The Washington Post on the latest from the conflict zone.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    French Fighter Jet Sale to Egypt: Triumph and Questions
    Feb15

    French Fighter Jet Sale to Egypt: Triumph and Questions

    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is due in Cairo Monday to sign off on a $5.9 billion purchase by Egypt of 24 French Rafale fighter jets and a frigate. The deal boosts France’s struggling economy and helps bolster Egypt’s military arsenal in the face of rising insecurity. Some are questioning why France is going ahead with...

    Ukraine, World Leaders Agree to Next Phase of Cease-Fire
    Feb15

    Ukraine, World Leaders Agree to Next Phase of Cease-Fire

    The Ukrainian president held a telephone conference Sunday with the world leaders who forged a cease-fire to the violence in eastern part of the country. …read more Source:...

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack
    Feb15

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following the shooting attack outside a Copenhagen synagogue that killed a Danish Jew. Netanyahu says the government on Sunday will discuss a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France,...