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    ‘Germany Is Out of the Danger Business’
    Feb26

    ‘Germany Is Out of the Danger Business’

    These words were spoken to me by the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, John Kornblum, in an interview I had with him in his office in Pariser Platz in Berlin which he had set up following his ambassadorship. Ambassador Kornblum went on to say that Germany was in a state of “spiritual paralysis.” But this interview was some years...

    Ukraine Begins Artillery Withdrawal, Recognizing Truce Is Holding
    Feb26

    Ukraine Begins Artillery Withdrawal, Recognizing Truce Is Holding

    By Peter Graff KIEV, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line with separatist rebels in the east, a move that amounts to recognition that a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 is holding at last. The pro-Russian rebels have already been pulling back heavy weapons...

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills (+video)
    Feb26

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills (+video)

    Russia is threatening to turn off the taps, claiming that Kiev needs to pay for the gas that Russia’s Gazprom is directing to rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Europe’s own gas supplies could be affected if a shutdown occurs. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine says it will begin pulling back heavy weapons
    Feb26

    Ukraine says it will begin pulling back heavy weapons

    Ukraine’s military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …
    Feb26

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …

    … “getting worse every day” and Western efforts to deter Russian intervention are having little effect … …read more Source: The Weekly...

    A Russian online retailer is selling Ukrainian separatist bikinis
    Feb26

    A Russian online retailer is selling Ukrainian separatist bikinis

    Voenpro is a Russian online retailer of military memorabilia and other gadgets. To “celebrate” the struggle of the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, it has launched a dedicated fashion line called “World of Novorossiya,” as reported by Newsweek. Novorossiya is the name the rebels use to call the eastern Ukrainian region they...

    Ukraine to start pulling back heavy weapons in east
    Feb26

    Ukraine to start pulling back heavy weapons in east

    Defense Ministry said it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a cease-fire agreement. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces,...

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    FP’s Situation Report: Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan; United States losing its tech edge; U.S. absence allows South Sudan’s civil war to rage on; ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked; and much more from around the world.
    Feb26

    FP’s Situation Report: Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan; United States losing its tech edge; U.S. absence allows South Sudan’s civil war to rage on; ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Detainee torture continues in Afghanistan. The United States is almost out of Afghanistan, but the controversial enhanced interrogation techniques it brought there remain. FP’s Justine Drennan: “[A] new United Nations report on torture in Afghan-run facilities is a reminder that Afghan security personnel...