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    Kelly McParland: Hold the praise for Angela Merkel until she actually succeeds at something
    Feb17

    Kelly McParland: Hold the praise for Angela Merkel until she actually succeeds at something

    There’s a bit of a boom on for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. The German press has been all worked up over the central role she’s played in trying to corral Russian President Vladimir Putin while simultaneously working to contain the fallout of the recent Greek election. Bild called her “The World Chancellor.”Britain’s...

    Rebels Claim to Capture Key Ukraine Rail Hub of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Rebels Claim to Capture Key Ukraine Rail Hub of Debaltseve

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease Fire Already Looking Shaky
    Feb17

    Ukraine Cease Fire Already Looking Shaky

    Anton Zverev of Reuters reports that …read more Source: The Weekly...

    E. Ukraine Cease-fire Breach Traps Thousands of Civilians
    Feb17

    E. Ukraine Cease-fire Breach Traps Thousands of Civilians

    The U.N. human rights office says it is very alarmed by reports thousands of civilians are trapped in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve. The agency says pitched battles between pro-Russian rebels and government forces continue despite the recently declared cease-fire. The U.N. human rights office says it has not managed to get reliable...

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Days into truce, fighting rages on at Ukrainian rail junction
    Feb17

    Days into truce, fighting rages on at Ukrainian rail junction

    Ukrainian troops and separatists battled for control of the strategic railway junction of Debeltseve on Tuesday, with each side blaming the other for violating a weekend cease-fire meant to end 10 months of combat in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet
    Feb17

    Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet

    LESNOVKA, Crimea—Marina Khodiy, 21, learned to draw early in childhood like most children. The only difference was that she had to do it with her toes, since she was born without arms. She also learned to use her feet to work on a computer and even to tap out text messages on her cell phone. With her dexterous feet, she can drink a cup of tea and...

    Ukraine’s military is facing a make or break moment in a crucial besieged city
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s military is facing a make or break moment in a crucial besieged city

    A city critical to the Ukrainian military may have fallen to Russian-backed separatists, despite the existence of a ceasefire in the country. And it could get ugly. Citing claims made by the separatists to the Associated Press, The Guardian has reported that the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve has fallen to the rebels. If the claims are true,...

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal
    Feb17

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal

    VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is cautiously optimistic about Thursday’s ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russia, saying he’ll remain skeptical until Russia honours its end of the bargain. The peace deal was hammered out following all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany at a summit in...