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    New Model Dictator
    Feb13

    New Model Dictator

    For most of the West, Vladimir Putin is a bogeyman. His love affair with the thuggish separatists in eastern Ukraine has blotched his image across the democratic world. In November, he had to slink away prematurely from the G20 Summit in Australia after he was snubbed by just about every leader who counted. Yet the reception he got during his...

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns
    Feb13

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

    Paris (AFP) – France basked Friday in the “historic” first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet to Egypt in a contract clinched in a breakneck three months, despite criticism over rights abuses by Cairo.For Paris the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) sale is a rare triumph after six failed attempts to export its flagship...

    ‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’
    Feb13

    ‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’

    A group of Russian students has rejected the Kremlin’s narrative of the Ukraine conflict, releasing a video in which they ask Ukrainians for forgiveness. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The 5 Reasons Russia Has It Bad (But Ukraine Has It Worse)
    Feb13

    The 5 Reasons Russia Has It Bad (But Ukraine Has It Worse)

    After tense, all-night negotiations on Wednesday, European leaders reached a shaky deal with Russia for a ceasefire in Ukraine. That didn’t stop the violence, and many doubt a ceasefire can hold. Here are the five reasons showing that even if Russia has it bad, Ukraine has it worse: 1. Abysmal economics The Russian economy nearly entered...

    Charles Krauthammer: America’s passive president leaves the world to burn
    Feb13

    Charles Krauthammer: America’s passive president leaves the world to burn

    WASHINGTON — His secretary of defense says “the world is exploding all over.” His attorney general says that the threat of terror “keeps me up at night.” The world bears them out. On Tuesday, American hostage Kayla Mueller is confirmed dead. On Wednesday, the U.S. evacuates its embassy in Yemen, cited by President Barack Obama last September as...

    Ukraine fighting continues ahead cease-fire deadline, killing at least 25
    Feb13

    Ukraine fighting continues ahead cease-fire deadline, killing at least 25

    Clashes appeared only to have increased since a peace agreement with European leaders was sealed Thursday in Minsk. On Friday in eastern Ukraine Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub, killing at least 25 people across region. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    EU a wavering ally for Ukraine
    Feb13

    EU a wavering ally for Ukraine

    Ukraine remains trapped between the weight of Russian history and the force of European economics. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russian Parliament Warns Europe’s Longstanding Peace in Jeopardy
    Feb13

    Russian Parliament Warns Europe’s Longstanding Peace in Jeopardy

    An extraordinary letter, addressed to major European bodies, compares the Ukraine crisis to WW2. …read more Source:...

    No Deal to Free Ukrainian Pilot, Russia Says
    Feb13

    No Deal to Free Ukrainian Pilot, Russia Says

    A spokesman for President Vladimir V. Putin said the pilot, Nadiya V. Savchenko, was not covered by accords negotiated by Russia and Ukraine this week. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine fighting surges ahead of cease-fire, at least 25 killed
    Feb13

    Ukraine fighting surges ahead of cease-fire, at least 25 killed

    Massive artillery barrages hit a strategic railway junction in eastern Ukraine on Friday as Russia-backed separatists intensified their efforts to take Debaltseve from Ukrainian government forces ahead of the Sunday start of a cease-fire, Ukrainian officials reported. …read more Source: Los Angeles...