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    Washington to Play Bigger Role in Yemen Terror Fight
    Jan27

    Washington to Play Bigger Role in Yemen Terror Fight

    The United States is continuing airstrikes against al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen while facing questions about how to carry on such operations without a trusted partner on the ground following the collapse of the country’s fragile, pro-Western government. The U.S. strategy until now has been centered on CIA drone strikes on al Qaeda...

    Deadly attack on Ukrainian city of Mariupol could be a war crime: UN
    Jan27

    Deadly attack on Ukrainian city of Mariupol could be a war crime: UN

    Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that “knowingly targeted civilians” violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Long-Awaited Litvinenko Inquiry To Begin in London
    Jan27

    Long-Awaited Litvinenko Inquiry To Begin in London

    LONDON (Reuters) – A long-awaited public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko begins in London on Tuesday, nine years after the former KGB spy died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in the British capital. From his deathbed, Kremlin-critic Litvinenko, who had been granted British citizenship, accused...

    S.&P. Cuts Russian Debt One Notch to Junk Level
    Jan27

    S.&P. Cuts Russian Debt One Notch to Junk Level

    Between Western sanctions on Russia and the sliding price of oil, the ratings agency cited narrowing possibilities for its government and companies to service their debt. …read more Source: The New York...

    Auschwitz Ceremony Marks 70 Years Since Liberation
    Jan27

    Auschwitz Ceremony Marks 70 Years Since Liberation

    Survivors of Auschwitz visited the site of the former concentration camp in Poland on Monday to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The private visits by survivors to the camp came on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which honors those who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators, including...

    UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime
    Jan27

    UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that “knowingly targeted civilians” violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday. Jeffrey Feltman told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council that monitors from the Organization...

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
    Jan27

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk. Speaking to students in St. Petersburg, Putin said the...

    Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring
    Jan27

    Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring

    Vladimir Putin sits with the head of Russia’s spy agency, Mikhail Fradkov (right), in December. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters) Secret rendezvous and document handoffs. Coded messages. Using money and sex as recruitment tools. A trip to Atlantic City to scout out a casino deal that turned out to be bogus. The charges that the...

    UN Official Says Mariupol Attacks Targeted Civilians
    Jan27

    UN Official Says Mariupol Attacks Targeted Civilians

    A senior UN official says the deadly rocket attacks on the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol intentionally targeted civilians and were a ‘violation of international humanitarian law’ …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN Urges Moscow to Press for End to Separatist Violence in Ukraine
    Jan27

    UN Urges Moscow to Press for End to Separatist Violence in Ukraine

    The U.N.’s political chief urged Russia on Monday to use its influence among separatist rebels in Ukraine to stop hostilities. The appeal comes as the situation has escalated over the past three days, following separate deadly rocket attacks on a bus carrying civilians in Donetsk and shelling in the port city of Mariupol. Jeffrey Feltman...