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    Five stories in Canada we’re watching
    Feb13

    Five stories in Canada we’re watching

    REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper Five stories in the news today, Feb. 13, from The Canadian Press: MOHAMED FAHMY LEAVES PRISON ON BAIL After more than 400 days in a Cairo prison, Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy was freed late Thursday, less than 24 hours after an Egyptian court ordered him released on bail. However, the 40-year-old’s...

    Ukraine battles persists ahead of cease-fire
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles persists ahead of cease-fire

    Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine says that eight troops have been killed and 34 wounded overnight, despite a peace deal and a looming cease-fire deadline.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine battles persists ahead of cease-fire
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles persists ahead of cease-fire

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine says that eight troops have been killed and 34 wounded overnight, despite a peace deal and a looming cease-fire deadline. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine fighting resumes as ceasefire set to start Sunday
    Feb13

    Ukraine fighting resumes as ceasefire set to start Sunday

    Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fight fiercely for control of a strategic railway junction despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. …read more Source:...

    Leonid Bershidsky: A win for Putin
    Feb13

    Leonid Bershidsky: A win for Putin

    When world leaders pull an all-nighter, something has to come out of it. What came out of the 17-hour, Ironman-level endurance test in Minsk is a ceasefire deal for eastern Ukraine that mitigates the Kyiv government’s defeat in a war it could not have won, gives Russian-backed rebels two days to make final territorial gains and freezes the...

    FP’s Situation Report: U.N. peace efforts in Syria backfire; U.S. and Iranian interests align in Yemen; Carter cruises to confirmation; and much more from around the world.
    Feb13

    FP’s Situation Report: U.N. peace efforts in Syria backfire; U.S. and Iranian interests align in Yemen; Carter cruises to confirmation; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat U.N. peace plans in Syria backfire. The U.N. was counting on fears about the rise of the Islamic State to bring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and groups who oppose him to the bargaining table. Months later, the opposite has occurred. FP’s Colum Lynch: “In the end, the Syrian government and the...

    Five stories in the news today, Feb. 13
    Feb13

    Five stories in the news today, Feb. 13

    Five stories in the news today, Feb. 13, from The Canadian Press:MOHAMED FAHMY LEAVES PRISON AFTER GRANTED RELEASE ON BAILAfter more than 400 days in a Cairo prison, Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy was freed late Thursday, less than 24 hours after an Egyptian court ordered him released on bail. However, the 40-year-old’s legal battles are...

    Ukraine Says 8 Troops Killed in Past 24 Hours Despite Peace Deal
    Feb13

    Ukraine Says 8 Troops Killed in Past 24 Hours Despite Peace Deal

    MOSCOW — Despite a peace deal and a looming cease-fire deadline, Ukraine said Friday that eight soldiers were killed and 34 wounded overnight. Vladislav Seleznyov, spokesman for the Ukrainian army general staff, said in comments carried by Interfax-Ukraine news agency on Friday that much of the fighting had taken place in Debaltseve, a key...

    Deadly fighting in Ukraine as ceasefire deadline nears
    Feb13

    Deadly fighting in Ukraine as ceasefire deadline nears

    Despite a peace deal and a looming ceasefire deadline, Ukraine said Friday that eight soldiers were killed and 34 wounded overnight. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU stands by sanctions against Russia after Ukraine truce sealed
    Feb13

    EU stands by sanctions against Russia after Ukraine truce sealed

    MINSK, Belarus — A last-gasp cease-fire to stem the conflict that has devastated eastern Ukraine failed to ease skepticism over the prospects for peace, as European leaders said the Moscow government will have to wait for relief from economic sanctions. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...