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    Ukrainian president: 6 dead, 100 wounded in withdrawal
    Feb18

    Ukrainian president: 6 dead, 100 wounded in withdrawal

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president says six servicemen were killed during the withdrawal from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve.The Interfax news agency also cited Petro Poroshenko as telling a meeting of the national security council late Wednesday that more than 100 were injured in the pullout.Poroshenko earlier in the day...

    The US is pretty much the sole reason global defense spending is falling
    Feb18

    The US is pretty much the sole reason global defense spending is falling

    The world is racked with conflict these days: The war in Syria is in its fourth year; a recent and much-touted ceasefire in Ukraine ended almost as soon as it began. And there are plenty of ambitious emerging countries that are sprinting to raise their military status: China, India, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are in the...

    Let’s Call the Ukrainian Cease-Fire What It Is
    Feb18

    Let’s Call the Ukrainian Cease-Fire What It Is

    One need only look to the forced retreat of Ukrainian forces Feb. 18 in the strategic city of Debaltseve to see that the cease-fire that emerged last week from the meeting of French, German, Ukrainian, and Russian leaders in Minsk is less than meets the eye. Even if a shaky truce begins to hold after the Ukrainian retreat, the cease-fire...

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Hints At New Sanctions On Russia, But Effectiveness Questioned
    Feb18

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Hints At New Sanctions On Russia, But Effectiveness Questioned

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday after weeks of brutal fighting by pro-Russian separatist forces. The move raised questions about the effectiveness of a ceasefire agreement signed last week and blessed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, European governments must weigh how to...

    Increased concerns over Putin’s credibility despite Ukraine peace deal
    Feb18

    Increased concerns over Putin’s credibility despite Ukraine peace deal

    The surrender of the key eastern Ukraine town of Debaltseve to pro-Russian rebels is raising debate over whether the ceasefire deal brokered only last week is already dead. …read more Source: FOX...

    Watch:  Ukraine Village Pummeled, With Drone Videos as Evidence
    Feb18

    Watch: Ukraine Village Pummeled, With Drone Videos as Evidence

    Russian-backed rebels pound strategic Debaltseve despite ceasefire. (No Audio) …read more Source: ABC...

    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire
    Feb18

    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire

    Mykhailo Palinchak/Reuters One of the enduring ironies about ceasefires is that they can immediately produce more violence as combatants struggle for advantage before the deadline to put down their weapons. The lag between the signing and the implementation of last week’s Ukrainian ceasefire reflected this pattern. Nor did the fighting end...

    The Most Outspoken Chinese Real Estate Mogul Just Made Some New Enemies
    Feb18

    The Most Outspoken Chinese Real Estate Mogul Just Made Some New Enemies

    As the focus of a growing personality cult and the architect of a sweeping crackdown on dissent, Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the strongest leader China has seen in decades. But that hasn’t stopped Ren Zhiqiang, a 64 year-old real estate mogul and outspoken blogger with 29 million followers on Chinese social media platform Sina...

    An American Filmmaker in Moscow
    Feb18

    An American Filmmaker in Moscow

    Russia is spooky. With Vladimir Putin at the helm, his annexation of Crimea, support for separatist in the Ukraine, it gets spookier every day. But to a 9-year-old girl years ago, Russia was a romantic and artistic country, despite the fact that we were then in the midst of the Cold War.I was that young girl who saw a movie called Never Let Me...

    UK Says Photos Show Russian Missiles in Ukraine
    Feb18

    UK Says Photos Show Russian Missiles in Ukraine

    Britain released photographs on Wednesday of what it described as Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft artillery system, being operated in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia’s military involvement in the conflict. …read more Source:...