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    First time in 13 years: Afghanistan not on NATO agenda
    Feb06

    First time in 13 years: Afghanistan not on NATO agenda

    First time in 13 years: NATO members at a meeting that started Thursday have focused instead on the latest military conflicts facing the alliance — the threat of Islamic extremists flowing out of North Africa and the Russian-backed separatists battling Ukraine’s government forces along the country’s eastern border. …read more...

    Former NATO chief says Putin’s true goal is to return to position of ‘great power’ and Europe isn’t ready to fight back
    Feb06

    Former NATO chief says Putin’s true goal is to return to position of ‘great power’ and Europe isn’t ready to fight back

    President Vladimir Putin has dangerous ambitions beyond Ukraine and aims to test Western resolve in the Baltic states, the former head of NATO has warned. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former secretary-general of the Atlantic alliance, said the Kremlin’s true goal was to shatter NATO solidarity and reassert Russian dominance over Eastern...

    Newsmaker of the day: Angela Merkel
    Feb06

    Newsmaker of the day: Angela Merkel

    Carsten Koall/Getty Images Ukraine’s descent into ever-deeper violence may be unstoppable, at least until much more blood is spilled. But if there is to be a diplomatic solution, it will almost certainly owe much to the interventions of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel is in Moscow today with French President François Hollande in the...

    Ukraine Passes Law to Shoot Deserters
    Feb06

    Ukraine Passes Law to Shoot Deserters

    The Ukrainian parliament has approved a motion to allow commanders in the armed forces to fire at army deserters and use force against servicemen for “negligence” or “drinking alcohol” while on duty. The motion was discussed in a session yesterday afternoon, with 260 MPs passing it out of a total 320, according to Ukrainian news agency Unian...

    Tania Bruguera: “In Cuba We Have Learned Our Duties Very Well But Not Our Rights”
    Feb06

    Tania Bruguera: “In Cuba We Have Learned Our Duties Very Well But Not Our Rights”

    Tania Bruguera (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 4 February 2015 – This coming February 22 Tania Bruguera should be in Madrid to present one of her works at the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, but she knows she isn’t going to make it. Trapped by Cuban justice since last December 30, when she was arrested during her...

    AP Interview: NATO head says Ukraine ceasefire top priority but must be properly monitored
    Feb06

    AP Interview: NATO head says Ukraine ceasefire top priority but must be properly monitored

    NATO’s chief says his top priority will be supporting French and German efforts to bring about a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but if a truce is negotiated it must be monitored so the Russian-backed separatists don’t use it to regroup and rearm. …read more Source: FOX...

    Podcast: Head Games
    Feb06

    Podcast: Head Games

    Is Russia moving beyond propaganda, into something more nefarious? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Least Terrible Option
    Feb06

    Ukraine’s Least Terrible Option

    Compromise in the Ukraine conflict is obstructed by a significant historical reality: Once Russian troops have established control over a piece of neighboring territory, it is lost for good. …read more Source:...

    Rival Libyan Factions Travel to Kiev and Moscow Seeking Support
    Feb06

    Rival Libyan Factions Travel to Kiev and Moscow Seeking Support

    Libyan politicians from rival factions have travelled to Ukraine and Russia in the hope of bolstering ties with Kiev and Moscow, according to the Libya Herald. A hardline politician from the Islamist Libya Dawn group, Abdurrahman Sewehli, who fiercely opposed the creation of the internationally-recognised government and House of Representatives...

    As Ukraine Talks Open, Civilians Evacuate from Embattled Strategic Town
    Feb06

    As Ukraine Talks Open, Civilians Evacuate from Embattled Strategic Town

    Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels began evacuating civilians from a strategic town in eastern Ukraine Friday, as French and German leaders arrived in Moscow in an effort to replace a tattered cease-fire agreement. With fighting erupting in several places north, east and south of the regional commercial center of Donetsk, rebel forces have...