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    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to “separatists”
    Jan16

    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to “separatists”

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan is conducting military drills simulating a response to a would-be separatist threat amid jitters over the Ukrainian crisis. The Defense Ministry said Friday the three-day exercise was prompted by “geopolitical changes,” but didn’t elaborate. Under the scenario, Kazakh troops thwart an incursion by “extremists,...

    Bloodshed mounts in eastern Ukraine
    Jan16

    Bloodshed mounts in eastern Ukraine

    Ongoing fight for airport in rebel territory dims prospects as Ukraine and Russia hope to begin peace talks …read more Source:...

    Russian FM Hails Prospective Syria Peace Talks in Moscow
    Jan16

    Russian FM Hails Prospective Syria Peace Talks in Moscow

    MOSCOW— Russia’s foreign minister says he expects the prospective Syria peace talks in Moscow to be a success despite reports about some key opposition groups’ refusal to attend. Sergey Lavrov on Friday cast those reports as part of “tactical maneuvering” ahead of the negotiations, but he wouldn’t say whom Moscow expects to see...

    FP’s Situation Report: Air Force runs short on drone pilots; Boko Haram transforms northern Nigeria into a living hell; U.S. economy shines among cloudy economic skies; and more news from around the world.
    Jan16

    FP’s Situation Report: Air Force runs short on drone pilots; Boko Haram transforms northern Nigeria into a living hell; U.S. economy shines among cloudy economic skies; and more news from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Help Wanted: Even drones need pilots, and the Air Force is running short of them. A cornerstone of the Obama administration’s fight against the Islamic State is drone surveillance and strikes in Iraq and Syria. For years, the military has had difficulties keeping up with the vast amounts of intelligence...

    Strong Dollar Clouds Forecast at Davos
    Jan16

    Strong Dollar Clouds Forecast at Davos

    Good news for the U.S. economy could turn out to be bad news for the rest of the world in 2015, a growing number of economists are warning. While the U.S. economic recovery is a boon for Americans and the countries from which they import, the dollar’s rising strength could also bring out lurking problems in less-developed countries. Growth...

    Russia’s FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on cease-fire, rebuilding eastern Ukraine
    Jan16

    Russia’s FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on cease-fire, rebuilding eastern Ukraine

    Russia’s foreign minister says planned Ukraine peace talks are focusing on ensuring a stable cease-fire. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian FM hopes Ukraine peace talks to focus on cease-fire
    Jan16

    Russian FM hopes Ukraine peace talks to focus on cease-fire

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says planned Ukraine peace talks are focusing on ensuring a stable cease-fire. Sergey Lavrov said Friday that a truce in eastern Ukraine should be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He said the agenda for the peace talks tentatively set for Friday in the Belarusian...

    Russia Threatens Ukraine With Forced Default Over $3 Billion Loan
    Jan16

    Russia Threatens Ukraine With Forced Default Over $3 Billion Loan

    Russia is threatening to call in its $3 billion loan to Ukraine early in a move that could push the war-torn country into default. Last week Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced that Ukraine had breached the terms on the loan that was agreed between Moscow and then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the country following...

    Verdasco wins Kooyong tennis title over injured Dolgopolov
    Jan16

    Verdasco wins Kooyong tennis title over injured Dolgopolov

    Melbourne (AFP) – Spain’s Fernando Verdasco claimed a second title five years after his first at the Kooyong Classic on Friday when opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov was forced to retire with a knee injury.With the Australian Open starting on Monday, the Ukrainian now fears he will not be able to play after feeling pain in the first set...

    Obama, Cameron Meet at White House
    Jan16

    Obama, Cameron Meet at White House

    President Barack Obama held a working dinner with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House Thursday night, a week after Europe was shaken by terror in Paris. The two leaders wrote a joint editorial this week in the Times of London newspaper, vowing a united front against Islamic extremists. Britain has long been the closest ally of...