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    Explosion at Chemical Plant in Eastern Ukraine Sparks Fire
    Feb09

    Explosion at Chemical Plant in Eastern Ukraine Sparks Fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine—A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where fierce fighting has surged despite a renewed diplomatic push for peace. In Washington, President Barack Obama held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reviving an elusive...

    Raw: Shelling aftermath in Donetsk
    Feb09

    Raw: Shelling aftermath in Donetsk

    Heavy shelling around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk overnight on Sunday killed two people, according to a rebel official. (Feb. 9) …read more Source: USA...

    Big Challenges for G20 Leaders
    Feb09

    Big Challenges for G20 Leaders

    Security was tight as the G20 meeting got underway in Istanbul. Turkey’s neighbours Syria and Greece are causing headaches, as is unrest in nearby Ukraine. But the brave faces of European leaders were for once reflected by positive economic data. The ECB’s bond-buying plan has pushed up sentiment in the euro zone for a fourth straight...

    Obama, Merkel Meet to Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel Meet to Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    U.S. President Barack Obama met on Monday at the White House with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the best path to take to resolve the situation. Merkel discussed the peace initiative with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and has made clear she opposes providing lethal arms to the Ukraine government,...

    BBC Finds 2 Ukraine ‘Ghost Town’ Civilians
    Feb09

    BBC Finds 2 Ukraine ‘Ghost Town’ Civilians

    Leaders of Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to hold talks in Minsk on Wednesday, as part of the latest diplomatic push to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian Aggression Reinforces Western Unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian Aggression Reinforces Western Unity

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe, as they weighed the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict.Still, Obama held open the… …read more Source:...

    Open letter to Merkel: Give Ukraine the tools to fight for its life
    Feb09

    Open letter to Merkel: Give Ukraine the tools to fight for its life

    This is an open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel from Yaroslav Baran, Euromaidan Ottawa, on the occasion of Merkel’s flying visit to Ottawa to discuss the Ukraine crisis with Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Dear Chancellor Merkel: As head of government of the Federal Republic of Germany, there is no question that you are a friend of...

    Nine more Ukrainian soldiers killed
    Feb09

    Nine more Ukrainian soldiers killed

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 26 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions in the past 24 hours, a Kiev military spokesman said today. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    By STEVEN R. HURST read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Here are 8 school lunches from around the world that are way healthier than those served in the US
    Feb09

    Here are 8 school lunches from around the world that are way healthier than those served in the US

    It’s estimated that 30.6 million students in the US get their lunches in the school cafeteria versus bringing it from home. And that’s a problem: It’s been found that students who eat school lunches are at a higher risk for being an unhealthy weight. While new standards are in place, schools have had a difficult time putting the...