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    These Are The Weapons That Russia Is Pouring Into Eastern Ukraine
    Jan22

    These Are The Weapons That Russia Is Pouring Into Eastern Ukraine

    As Russian military supplies continue to enter Ukraine, it becomes harder by the day for Putin to deny that Moscow is providing arms to the separatists. In fact Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the US Army’s top commander in Europe, says that Russian support for separatists has “doubled” since reached a tentative ceasefire. “When you...

    U.S. to sending training units to Ukraine
    Jan22

    U.S. to sending training units to Ukraine

    American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin training four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard, writes Paul McLeary of Defense News. The number of troops heading to the Yavoriv Training Area near the city of L’viv — which is about 40 miles from the Polish border — is still being determined, however, Paul McLeary of...

    Ukraine Asks IMF for New Rescue Package
    Jan22

    Ukraine Asks IMF for New Rescue Package

    Ukraine has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new and broader bailout package and will attempt to renegotiate its debt with bond holders. IMF chief Christine Lagarde announced the request made by Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday after a meeting the two had on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

    Georgians in Ukraine fight shadow war
    Jan22

    Georgians in Ukraine fight shadow war

    The return of a Georgian fighter’s body to his homeland from Ukraine on Thursday was a grim reminder of how eastern Ukraine’s conflict carries traces of a war of a…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    A Neanderthal Foreign Policy
    Jan22

    A Neanderthal Foreign Policy

    Neanderthals generally get a bad rap. If history is written by the winners, they are the world’s very first losers. After all, Neanderthals came out on the wrong end of the great evolutionary battle with our Homo Sapiens ancestors. Ever since, they have been portrayed as big, stupid, artless, lumbering brutes. Our smarter forebears wiped...

    NATO: Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Fiercer Than Ever
    Jan22

    NATO: Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Fiercer Than Ever

    BRUSSELS—Fighting in eastern Ukraine is fiercer than ever in some locations, NATO’s top commander in Europe said Thursday — adding that the weapons systems seen now in the region have in the past heralded a fresh incursion by Russian troops. “Violence has intensified and changed character in Ukraine,” U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove...

    DAVOS WATCH: Anxiety over Greece, currency wars, QE support
    Jan22

    DAVOS WATCH: Anxiety over Greece, currency wars, QE support

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of “improving the state of the world.” In practice, it’s a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists. Here are some glimpses of what’s happening and...

    Shelling of city bus in east Ukraine leaves 13 dead
    Jan22

    Shelling of city bus in east Ukraine leaves 13 dead

    A mortar shell hit a bus Thursday in the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk, killing at least 13 people, the city’s leader said. It was not immediately clear which side was responsible for the attack, but angry residents punched and kicked a captured soldier dragged to the scene by the rebels. …read more Source: FOX...

    Merkel: Russia ‘violated’ EU with Ukraine actions
    Jan22

    Merkel: Russia ‘violated’ EU with Ukraine actions

    Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has maintained her forceful line on Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine, despite the economic impact on Germany. …read more Source:...

    NATO: Fighting in eastern Ukraine fiercer than ever
    Jan22

    NATO: Fighting in eastern Ukraine fiercer than ever

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine is fiercer than ever in some locations, NATO’s top commander in Europe said Thursday — adding that the weapons systems seen now in the region have in the past heralded a fresh incursion by Russian troops. What’s more, said Breedlove, NATO intelligence has begun to detect “the...