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    FP’s Situation Report: Iran covers for Syria’s use of chemical weapons; Washington wants help from Europe in Ukraine; Ashton Carter walks an easy path to a tough job; and much more from around the world.
    Feb05

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran covers for Syria’s use of chemical weapons; Washington wants help from Europe in Ukraine; Ashton Carter walks an easy path to a tough job; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran gives Syria cover on chemical weapons. The United States wants to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people. Iran is using a series of backchannel diplomatic maneuvers to protect him. FP’s Colum Lynch with the exclusive: “The latest sign of...

    Will the U.S. arm Ukrainian forces?
    Feb05

    Will the U.S. arm Ukrainian forces?

    Kerry in Kiev to discuss how much more help battered troops can expect as they take on Russian-backed rebels …read more Source:...

    Separatist Injured Find Unofficial Refuge In Russia
    Feb05

    Separatist Injured Find Unofficial Refuge In Russia

    The majority of injured separatist fighters from eastern Ukraine are treated in Russia. But their treatment is not always organized officially. In the border regions of Russia, there are informal clinics and rehabilitation centers organized by the separatists. RFE/RL’s Current Time reports from one such center, in the city of Azov....

    The Daily Vertical: Truth In Trouble
    Feb05

    The Daily Vertical: Truth In Trouble

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mayday call issued just moments before deadly Taiwan plane crash
    Feb05

    Mayday call issued just moments before deadly Taiwan plane crash

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Moments before the TransAsia Airways propjet banked sharply and crashed into a river, one of its pilots said, “Mayday, mayday, engine flameout,” according to a Taiwanese aviation official. “Engine flameout” refers to flames being extinguished in the combustion chamber of the engine, so that it shuts down and no longer drives the...

    John Kerry visits Ukraine as U.S. considers sending weapons
    Feb05

    John Kerry visits Ukraine as U.S. considers sending weapons

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kyiv to help it fight Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: CTV...

    3 killed in shelling in rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine
    Feb05

    3 killed in shelling in rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine

    At least three people were killed in shelling in Donetsk overnight, local officials said Thursday, as fierce fighting continues in rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Diplomacy on Ukraine ‘cannot go on indefinitely’: Hollande
    Feb05

    Diplomacy on Ukraine ‘cannot go on indefinitely’: Hollande

    Paris (AFP) – President Francois Hollande said Thursday that while France and Berlin had chosen diplomacy rather than arming Kiev troops against the pro-Russian separatists, negotiations could not drag on forever.Other than arming Ukraine “there is another option, it is not certain it will succeed but if we don’t try we will...

    Hollande, Merkel to visit Kiev, Moscow in push for Ukraine peace
    Feb05

    Hollande, Merkel to visit Kiev, Moscow in push for Ukraine peace

    Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande said he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would visit Kiev later Thursday, before heading to Moscow, in a fresh push to find a solution to the raging conflict in eastern Ukraine.”Ukraine is at war. Heavy weapons are being used and civilians are being killed daily,” Hollande told...

    Hollande and Merkel head to Ukraine with new peace plan
    Feb05

    Hollande and Merkel head to Ukraine with new peace plan

    Hollande said the two will go to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal “based on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.” …read more Source: USA...