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    Ukraine launches counter-offensive ahead of peace summit
    Feb11

    Ukraine launches counter-offensive ahead of peace summit

    Ahead of a peace summit, Ukrainian government forces launch a counter-offensive near Mariupol with President Poroshenko saying his government is prepared to introduce martial law if the crisis escalates. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    The most divisive issues in Ukraine peace talks: Borders, buffer zones, NATO, rebel autonomy
    Feb11

    The most divisive issues in Ukraine peace talks: Borders, buffer zones, NATO, rebel autonomy

    Significant differences remain between Ukraine and Russia as their leaders gather for crucial talks that aim to end the fighting between the Russian-backed separatists and government forces that has torn up eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Photos Feb 11: Top images from around the world
    Feb11

    Photos Feb 11: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. Commuters walk between piles of snow on a street in downtown Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) The sun sets above a villa in downtown Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015....

    US Army to Start Training Ukrainian Troops, Commander Says
    Feb11

    US Army to Start Training Ukrainian Troops, Commander Says

    WARSAW, Poland—The U.S. military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said Wednesday. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said a battalion of U.S. soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Interior...

    Leaders Arrive for Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks
    Feb11

    Leaders Arrive for Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks

    MINSK, Belarus—The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have arrived for crucial peace talks in the Belarusian capital. The talks, brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, aim to negotiate a deal to end hostilities in eastern Ukraine, where more than 5,300 people have been killed in fighting...

    Instead of Seeking Revenge, We Must Fight ISIS by Advancing Ideologies of Human Solidarity
    Feb11

    Instead of Seeking Revenge, We Must Fight ISIS by Advancing Ideologies of Human Solidarity

    The excruciating death of our pilot, Muath al-Kaseasbeh, at the hands of Daesh/ISIS militants has rallied Jordanians and the world at large. Much like “Je suis Charlie,” “We are all Muath” as well. The truth of these proclamations is evident but the mission to which they call us is more intricate and transformative than...

    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers
    Feb11

    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Significant differences remain between Ukraine and Russia as their leaders gather for crucial talks that aim to end the fighting between the Russian-backed separatists and government forces that has torn up eastern Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, who are brokering Wednesday’s...

    Obama describes how he views Putin and Russia
    Feb11

    Obama describes how he views Putin and Russia

    President Barack Obama explained in an interview with BuzzFeed that he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin views everything through a Cold War lens. BuzzFeed pointed out to the president that Obama had a good relationship with former president and current Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, but that relations with Russia are now at their worst...

    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers
    Feb11

    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers

    MOSCOW (AP) – Significant differences remain between Ukraine and Russia as their leaders gather for crucial talks that aim to end the fighting between the Russian-backed separatists and government forces that has torn up eastern Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, who are brokering...

    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers
    Feb11

    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Significant differences remain between Ukraine and Russia as their leaders gather for crucial talks that aim to end the fighting between the Russian-backed separatists and government forces that has torn up eastern Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Wednesday that border controls could only be fully restored...