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    Ukrainian troops retreat from battlefield in railway town
    Feb18

    Ukrainian troops retreat from battlefield in railway town

    The separatists said they have taken control of the town and offered the Ukrainian troops the opportunity to surrender and abandon their weapons, a claim Ukraine denied. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Thousands of Refugees Are Pouring Into China to Escape Fighting in Burma
    Feb18

    Thousands of Refugees Are Pouring Into China to Escape Fighting in Burma

    Burmese President Thein Sein granted the nation’s military wide-ranging powers this week to take the fight to ethnic Chinese rebels, after ongoing skirmishes in the country’s northeast sent thousands of refugees fleeing into neighboring China. On Wednesday, the state-backed Global New Light of Myanmar ran two notices on its front page...

    Meet the Anti-Bank Activist Who Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks
    Feb18

    Meet the Anti-Bank Activist Who Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks

    If the Podemos party wins Spain’s national elections, Pablo Iglesias could become the next prime minister. While the anti-austerity Syriza coalition has taken power in Greece, the grassroots party Podemos is also quickly gaining popularity in Spain, Europe’s fifth largest economy. Last May, Podemos surprised many when it received 1.2...

    Putin and Biden in war of words over Ukraine
    Feb18

    Putin and Biden in war of words over Ukraine

    Rhetoric over the Ukrainian conflict stepped up overnight, with both U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin weighing in. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicenter of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin Says Ukrainian Forces Should Surrender to Rebels as Violence Escalates
    Feb18

    Putin Says Ukrainian Forces Should Surrender to Rebels as Violence Escalates

    Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine Tuesday to allow its troops surrender to rebel forces, as fighting escalated sharply in the country’s eastern region. “I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons,” said Putin, according to...

    Ukraine says rebels continuing onslaught on railroad hub
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continuing onslaught on railroad hub

    Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicentre of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    The reality of Ukraine cease-fire: An explosion every few seconds
    Feb18

    The reality of Ukraine cease-fire: An explosion every few seconds

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Yuri was on the phone with his mother when the explosion from the shell blew off both his legs. “There was this flash and suddenly I just didn’t understand anything,” he said, lying in bed at Horlivka Hospital Two, wincing from pain as there is no access to proper painkillers. See also: The ‘tough as...

    How to arm Ukraine without starting WW3
    Feb18

    How to arm Ukraine without starting WW3

    The Feb. 12 Minsk II Ukrainian ceasefire agreement brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a fragile arrangement. Most analysts hold modest expectations. The past few days are proving them right. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...