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    Explosion hits chemical plant in rebel-held Ukrainian city
    Feb09

    Explosion hits chemical plant in rebel-held Ukrainian city

    A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    EU Puts Off Fresh Russia Sanctions Awaiting Minsk Talks
    Feb09

    EU Puts Off Fresh Russia Sanctions Awaiting Minsk Talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union decided Monday to hold off temporarily on slapping sanctions on more Russians and Ukrainian separatists and await the outcome of possible peace talks later this week. With the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine due to hold negotiations in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday, the EU has held off placing...

    Obama’s Ukraine Policy At Crossroads As Fighting Rages On
    Feb09

    Obama’s Ukraine Policy At Crossroads As Fighting Rages On

    By Warren Strobel, Matt Spetalnick and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON/MUNICH, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Russian-backed rebels’ violent offensive in eastern Ukraine leaves President Barack Obama with perplexing and urgent choices, but aides say he will exercise his typical caution in deciding his next move. Should Obama provide lethal weaponry to...

    Kyiv says 1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine; explosion hits chem plant
    Feb09

    Kyiv says 1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine; explosion hits chem plant

    A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Rebels said the plant was hit by government shelling. …read more Source: CTV...

    Merkel to brief Obama on 4-party talks on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Obama on 4-party talks on Ukraine

    Obama and the German chancellor are slated to meet at the White House, amid a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire
    Feb09

    Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine sparks fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion and fire have rocked a chemical plant outside a separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Rebels say it was hit by government shelling. No casualties or damage were immediately reported from the blast which was so powerful that it was heard as far as downtown Donetsk.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Separatists Fire Grad Missiles From Vuhlehirsk
    Feb09

    Separatists Fire Grad Missiles From Vuhlehirsk

    Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have continued military operations against government forces. On February 8, separatist forces in the town of Vuhlehirsk, near Debaltseve, were filmed by RFE/RL’s Current Time programme firing missiles from a Grad rocket launcher. The Ukrainian military said on January 29 that its troops had...

    Obama’s Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on
    Feb09

    Obama’s Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on

    When she meets Obama, Merkel, who has led the European Union response to the Ukraine crisis, is expected to voice European worries that arming Ukraine’s military will only escalate the bloodshed. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The True State of the Union 2015
    Feb09

    The True State of the Union 2015

    Mr. President, Members of Congress, and Fellow Citizens, The true State of the Union, and the state of the world, in 2015 can be described in one word: precarious. Despite our wealth, our technological knowhow, our global social media, we are a world at war with each other and with the planet itself. At home, we are at war with our children of...

    1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine as explosion hits chem plant in rebel-held city
    Feb09

    1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine as explosion hits chem plant in rebel-held city

    A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Rebels said the plant was hit by government shelling. …read more Source: CTV...