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    Baird declines invite for special Syria meeting at Davos that includes Iran
    Jan21

    Baird declines invite for special Syria meeting at Davos that includes Iran

    OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird plans to take a pass on this week’s high-level meeting, chaired by his Norwegian counterpart, on the future of Syria at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.However, Baird will attend separate sessions Thursday on the crisis in Ukraine and a meeting focused on the instability being...

    US says Russia’s latest ‘peace plan’ for Ukraine is nothing more than an ‘occupation plan’
    Jan21

    US says Russia’s latest ‘peace plan’ for Ukraine is nothing more than an ‘occupation plan’

    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says Russia’s latest “peace plan” for Ukraine is nothing more than an “occupation plan.” Power told the U.S. Security Council on Wednesday that “the current situation is dangerous” and urged Russia to implement a September cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine President Points to Russian Hand in Conflict
    Jan21

    Ukraine President Points to Russian Hand in Conflict

    DAVOS, Switzerland—Ukraine’s president courted European support Wednesday against what he says are 9,000 Russian troops occupying 7 percent of his nation’s territory. Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he appealed for political and financial support, President Petro Poroshenko held up a piece of a bullet-riddled bus...

    Ukraine president points to Russian hand in conflict
    Jan21

    Ukraine president points to Russian hand in conflict

    Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he appealed for political and financial support, President Petro Poroshenko held up a piece of a bullet-riddled bus as evidence of shelling last week by heavy artillery in “occupied” parts of Ukraine. Ukraine’s intelligence has confirmed from independent sources that there are...

    Rubio Knocks Potential 2016 Rivals On Foreign Policy Inexperience
    Jan21

    Rubio Knocks Potential 2016 Rivals On Foreign Policy Inexperience

    WASHINGTON — The next occupant of the White House must have serious foreign policy experience, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) argued Wednesday, a qualification he seems to believe some of his potential presidential rivals may lack. “The next president of the United States needs to be someone that has a clear view of what’s happening...

    Ukraine president, at Davos, says 9,000 Russian troops backing rebels in east
    Jan21

    Ukraine president, at Davos, says 9,000 Russian troops backing rebels in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that more than 9,000 Russian soldiers are backing up pro-Moscow rebels here in war-torn eastern Ukraine, where fighting raged on and the roars of artillery fire could be heard from all corners of the city on Wednesday. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending more troops across border
    Jan21

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending more troops across border

    Ukraine’s president on Wednesday accused Russia of moving additional troops and military hardware into his country, a charge the Moscow quickly denied amid intense fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    As new flashpoint emerges, Russian FM backs withdrawing heavy weaponry from Ukraine front line
    Jan21

    As new flashpoint emerges, Russian FM backs withdrawing heavy weaponry from Ukraine front line

    MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine are sending large quantities of arms and manpower to an emerging flashpoint, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative taking shape. The deployment of Russian-backed separatists to a tense checkpoint area northwest of the rebel-held city of Luhansk (loo-HAHNSK’) has prompted...

    Rebel moves in eastern Ukraine undermine hopes for peace
    Jan21

    Rebel moves in eastern Ukraine undermine hopes for peace

    MOSCOW — Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative taking shape.Responding to the developments, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko cut short a visit to the economic summit in Davos, Switzerland, where he courted European support in the...

    AIDS crisis in Crimea, East Ukraine looming after Russia closes methadone clinics
    Jan21

    AIDS crisis in Crimea, East Ukraine looming after Russia closes methadone clinics

    Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) — An AIDS epidemic is looming in Russian-annexed Crimea and Eastern Ukraine after methadone treatment programs were shut down. …read more Source: United Press...