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    EU won't ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages
    Jan19

    EU won't ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages

    BRUSSELS — The European Union foreign ministers are ruling out any immediate easing of sanctions against Russia as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences.Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Monday that since the fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine had intensified, “this...

    AP PHOTOS: Crimea’s people face challenges as part of Russia
    Jan19

    AP PHOTOS: Crimea’s people face challenges as part of Russia

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Crimea, promised Russian President Vladimir Putin, “will be a home to all the peoples living there.”… …read more Source: Associated...

    AP PHOTOS: Crimea’s people face challenges as part of Russia
    Jan19

    AP PHOTOS: Crimea’s people face challenges as part of Russia

    The sun-blessed region’s main industry, tourism, is in virtual free fall, with the European Union adding to its troubles by recently banning the sale of Crimea-bound travel packages as well as stops by EU-flagged cruise ships at Yalta, Sevastopol and other ports. Since Crimea’s annexation by Russia in March, prices for foodstuffs have...

    AP PHOTOS: Crimea’s people face challenges as part of Russia
    Jan19

    AP PHOTOS: Crimea’s people face challenges as part of Russia

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Crimea, promised Russian President Vladimir Putin, “will be a home to all the peoples living there.” Yet 10 months since the Kremlin tore up the map of Europe and seized the strategic Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, many of Crimea’s 2.2 million inhabitants face a future rife with uncertainty and present-day...

    Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions, EU says
    Jan19

    Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions, EU says

    European Union foreign ministers said on Monday there were no grounds to lift economic sanctions against Russia despite conciliatory proposals from the EU’s foreign policy chief as violence intensified in eastern Ukraine. Federica Mogherini had suggested in a confidential memo seen by Reuters that member states could start talking to Russia...

    Kazakh Editor Protests Magazine Closure With Hunger Strike
    Jan19

    Kazakh Editor Protests Magazine Closure With Hunger Strike

    The editor of a Kazakh magazine that was shut down by the authorities has started a hunger strike in the nation’s largest city, Almaty. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebels claim control of Donetsk airport; no confirmation from Kyiv
    Jan19

    Rebels claim control of Donetsk airport; no confirmation from Kyiv

    Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday that they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting. Ukrainian officials have not confirmed a retreat. …read more Source: CTV...

    More clashes near Donetsk airport, three Ukrainian soldiers killed
    Jan19

    More clashes near Donetsk airport, three Ukrainian soldiers killed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists and government forces clashed near the main airport in Donetsk today after a counter-offensive on Sunday by Ukrainian troops to reclaim lost ground and the Kiev military said three Ukrainian soldiers had been killed. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    FP’s Situation Report: An expanded air campaign against the Islamic State stalls; Ground efforts in Iraq are failing; U.S. collects evidence against North Korea through a hack of its own; and much more from around the world.
    Jan19

    FP’s Situation Report: An expanded air campaign against the Islamic State stalls; Ground efforts in Iraq are failing; U.S. collects evidence against North Korea through a hack of its own; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Plans to expand air strikes against the Islamic State are stalled. The United States and Turkey still are unable to agree on priorities in the bombing campaign in Syria and, as a result, the expected expansion of American-led bombings is going nowhere. The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: Syrian President...

    Ukraine’s Donetsk airport under pro-Russian control, rebels say
    Jan19

    Ukraine’s Donetsk airport under pro-Russian control, rebels say

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claim they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting. Ukrainian officials have not confirmed a retreat. …read more Source:...