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    Opera house in Ukrainian rebel city raises spirits
    Feb07

    Opera house in Ukrainian rebel city raises spirits

    Inside the city’s opera house, the strains of Peter Tchaikovsky’s tragic masterpiece Eugene Onegin briefly drowned out the boom of artillery fire Saturday. For the few dozen spectators that turn up, the opera’s weekly performances serve as a respite from the war raging outside between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian...

    Ukraine president presses for quick cease-fire
    Feb07

    Ukraine president presses for quick cease-fire

    Ukraine’s president is pushing for a quick cease-fire in his country’s troubled east and insists that the conflict there must be resolved, not frozen. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Europe and the US clash over how to confront Putin over Ukraine
    Feb07

    Europe and the US clash over how to confront Putin over Ukraine

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel warned on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing a sharp rebuke from a leading U.S. senator who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. This while US Vice President Joe Biden pulled no punches about...

    Opera house in Ukrainian rebel city raises spirits
    Feb07

    Opera house in Ukrainian rebel city raises spirits

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Death and drama play out on the streets in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk almost daily.Inside the city’s opera… …read more Source:...

    Biden to Ukraine President: Tiger Woods Got Tooth Knocked Out By Camera
    Feb07

    Biden to Ukraine President: Tiger Woods Got Tooth Knocked Out By Camera

    Vice President Joe Biden had an interesting exchange with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. The two were speaking in front of reporters at the Munich Security Conference. The exchange was captured by the on-site pool reporter: As the pool came in, Mr. Biden and Mr. Poroshenko made small talk over the press pool and their handlers....

    Garry Kasparov, Master Chess Player, Speaks Out on the Cold War and the West’s Shameful Appeasement of Putin
    Feb07

    Garry Kasparov, Master Chess Player, Speaks Out on the Cold War and the West’s Shameful Appeasement of Putin

    Initially posted December 8, 2014. Original text below: “I think we’ve forgotten many important lessons of the Cold war,” says human-rights activist and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Especially when it comes to dealing with Russian leader Vladimir Putin: “You cannot project weakness….Putin’s game is [not chess but]...

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine peace deal
    Feb07

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine peace deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she’s still unsure of reaching a deal to calm the crisis in Ukraine, which France’s president said could feature a broad demilitarized zone and greater autonomy… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine peace deal
    Feb07

    Merkel uncertain of chances for Ukraine peace deal

    MUNICH (AP) — A flurry of diplomacy aimed at calming the conflict in Ukraine will bring German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other players together at a conference in Germany.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Demilitarized zone proposed as Ukraine peace talks continue
    Feb07

    Demilitarized zone proposed as Ukraine peace talks continue

    French President Francois Hollande says the French-German peace plan for Ukraine calls for a demilitarized zone in Ukraine and greater autonomy for the pro-separatist eastern region. …read more Source:...

    Putin: we don’t want war
    Feb07

    Putin: we don’t want war

    The Russian president’s remarks on Saturday to a trade union congress in the resort city of Sochi came as officials from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried to develop a new initiative for ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine crisis, which Moscow contends was sparked by Western manipulation, has brought punishing...