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    Syriza Rolls the Dice
    Feb11

    Syriza Rolls the Dice

    The coming out party for Greece’s new government didn’t go off as planned. Freshly appointed Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who was sworn in just two weeks ago, bombed in London, Berlin, and Brussels. He’d arrived with a plan for Europe to give Greece a three-month holiday, during which it would abrogate the terms of the...

    Ukraine Crisis: Ceasefire Agreed Upon, Russian Source Says
    Feb11

    Ukraine Crisis: Ceasefire Agreed Upon, Russian Source Says

    A ceasefire was agreed upon late Tuesday night by Russian and Ukrainian officials and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) — collectively known as the Trilateral Contact Group, or TCG — along with pro-Russian separatists, according to a Russian source, just hours before four-way talks between Russian...

    Agreement on Tentative Deal for Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reported
    Feb11

    Agreement on Tentative Deal for Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reported

    Negotiators meeting in Belarus were said to have reached a tentative deal on Tuesday night, setting the stage for a meeting of the leaders to sign the agreement on Wednesday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama phones Russian, Ukrainian leaders ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Obama phones Russian, Ukrainian leaders ahead of peace talks

    The White House is pushing Russia to reach a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    With New Moves, Russia’s Parliament Looks To Rewrite History
    Feb11

    With New Moves, Russia’s Parliament Looks To Rewrite History

    Russia’s seizure of Crimea has been widely criticized. But what if Crimea was given away illegally to Ukraine back in 1954? Russian lawmakers are hard at work on their own version of history.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, 12 dead in artillery attack ahead of peace talks …read more Source:...

    Russia claims it’s in the early stages of developing an aircraft carrier that can hold 100 planes
    Feb11

    Russia claims it’s in the early stages of developing an aircraft carrier that can hold 100 planes

    Russia’s government-owned Krylov State Research Center is on its way towards developing Russia’s latest aircraft carrier, according to Russian media. The aircraft carrier is in a very rudimentary stage of its development. It’s still under conceptual testing in Krylov’s laboratory. But if the tests prove successful and the...

    Dashboard video captures new shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb11

    Dashboard video captures new shelling in eastern Ukraine

    SARTANA, Ukraine – Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine Tuesday as pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian troops sought to extend their gains ahead of crucial peace talks, and the government accused the separatists of shelling a town far behind the front lines, killing 12 people and wounding scores. Germany, which has joined with France to try to...

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City
    Feb10

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City

    Editor’s note: On the eve of planned peace talks in Minsk, at least 15 people died amid battles in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk Tuesday. Most of the victims were hit by rockets that apparently were fired by separatist rebels trying to dislodge Ukrainian government forces. The rockets were aimed at Kramatorsk’s airport and military...

    Obama Tells Putin In Call To Agree To Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb10

    Obama Tells Putin In Call To Agree To Ukraine Peace Deal

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss escalating violence in eastern Ukraine and urged him to agree to a peace deal, the White House said. “President Obama underscored the rising human toll of the fighting and underscored the importance of President Putin...