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    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense
    Feb15

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

    Woman looks out from a window of her apartment that was damaged in recent shelling between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Svitlodarsk, Ukraine, Sunda… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Israeli Cabinet approves plan to encourage Jewish immigration
    Feb15

    Israeli Cabinet approves plan to encourage Jewish immigration

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Cabinet has approved a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France, Belgium and Ukraine, countries where large numbers of Jews have expressed interest in moving to Israel. A government statement says the plan aims to bring about a “significant increase” in the number of immigrants by boosting Hebrew...

    Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West
    Feb15

    Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West

    THE pens were on the table in Minsk, Belarus’s capital, for the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine to sign a deal to end a year-long war fuelled by Russia and fought by its proxies. But on February 12th, after all-night talks, they were put away. “No good news,” said Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president....

    Travel company wants to organize trips to war-torn Ukraine
    Feb15

    Travel company wants to organize trips to war-torn Ukraine

    A Russian travel company wants to organize vacations to war-torn eastern Ukraine, reports the pro-Kremlin Izvestiya newspaper. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Shelling in most of Ukraine has stopped amid cease-fire
    Feb15

    Shelling in most of Ukraine has stopped amid cease-fire

    Eighteen hours into a new cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatists, shelling has continued in the strategic transit hub of Debaltseve, but gone quiet in the rest of the country. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding; shelling heard from railway hub
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding; shelling heard from railway hub

    A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, officials said, except for around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve. …read more Source: CTV...

    Denmark chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu call to make aliyah
    Feb15

    Denmark chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu call to make aliyah

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Denmark’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for European Jews to move to Israel in the wake of a terror attack on a Copenhagen synagogue. “Terror is not a reason to move to Israel,” said Denmark Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior said Sunday. His remarks came in response to a statement...

    Ukraine ceasefire mostly in effect but shelling reported around Debaltseve
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire mostly in effect but shelling reported around Debaltseve

    A ceasefire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, officials said, except for around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Being Respected
    Feb15

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Being Respected

    The cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists was largely being observed on its first day despite sporadic exchanges of fire, the head of an international monitoring mission said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Despite Truce, Shelling Continues in Parts of Ukraine
    Feb15

    Despite Truce, Shelling Continues in Parts of Ukraine

    Ukraine said Sunday that the separatists had violated the cease-fire, while the rebels said that the army had initiated the fighting. …read more Source: The New York...