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    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed
    Jan13

    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed

    Ten civilians were killed Tuesday when a shell or missile hit a bus south of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukrainian authorities reported. The press center for the Ukrainian government’s military operation against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine reported that 10 people were killed and 13 injured when Russia-backed...

    Russia Is Reinforcing 3 Crucial Geopolitical Frontlines
    Jan13

    Russia Is Reinforcing 3 Crucial Geopolitical Frontlines

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new military doctrine for the country on Dec. 26 last year. The new doctrine, beyond explicitly stating that NATO’s expansion was the main external threat facing Moscow, calls for reinforcing three geopolitical fronts that Russia sees as part of its existential security. In the coming years...

    Pro-Russian Forces About To Take Donetsk Airport As Ukraine Peace Talks Called Off
    Jan13

    Pro-Russian Forces About To Take Donetsk Airport As Ukraine Peace Talks Called Off

    The air traffic control tower at Donetsk Airport has been destroyed by pro-Russian forces surging from two sides against a depleted Ukrainian military. Separatist forces had offered a 5 p.m., local time, deadline (10 a.m. …read more Source: International Business...

    US to back $2B in loan guarantees for Ukraine
    Jan13

    US to back $2B in loan guarantees for Ukraine

    The U.S. plans to provide up to $2 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine this year to help stave off bankruptcy. …read more Source:...

    5 Global Risks You Should Care About Right Now
    Jan13

    5 Global Risks You Should Care About Right Now

    Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, and Nouriel Roubini, the founder of Roubini Global Economics, are two of the world’s preeminent risk forecasters. They joined me Tuesday morning at the offices of Time Inc. for our yearly look ahead about what you should—and shouldn’t—worry about in the geopolitical and economic landscape for...

    U.S. to guarantee $2 billion in Ukraine loans
    Jan13

    U.S. to guarantee $2 billion in Ukraine loans

    Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) — The United States’ $2 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine, announced Tuesday, is meant to keep Ukraine out of insolvency brought on by its separatist conflict. …read more Source: United Press...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 13, 2015
    Jan13

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 13, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Berivan Orucoglu laments the politically motivated suppression of a major corruption probe that implicated Turkey’s ruling party and presidential family. Christian Caryl challenges Salman Rushdie’s assertion that “religion” is to blame for last week’s...

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Vows To Die In Prison If Not Freed
    Jan13

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Vows To Die In Prison If Not Freed

    Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian Air Force pilot held in Russia, has been on hunger strike for four weeks. She has vowed to die in pretrial detention if Russia refuses to release her. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Considers Improved Russia Ties
    Jan13

    EU Considers Improved Russia Ties

    The European Union could significantly scale back sanctions and resume talks with Russia if Moscow moves to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to an EU discussion paper. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine Says Rocket Hits Bus In East, Killing At Least Six
    Jan13

    Ukraine Says Rocket Hits Bus In East, Killing At Least Six

    Ukrainian authorities say at least six civilians have been killed and more than a dozen wounded by a missile that hit a bus in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...