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    Mariupol, Ukraine residents defiant as Russia threat looms over crucial export hub
    Jan28

    Mariupol, Ukraine residents defiant as Russia threat looms over crucial export hub

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — In this city under siege, where many argue the fate of Ukraine rests, citizens are defiant. “Vladimir Putin, if you can hear me, you’re a dead man,” said Mariupol resident Vladimir Ivanovich, calling out Russia’s president, who is accused of sending thousands of troops into Ukraine to …...

    Australian leader vows to consult more widely on knighthoods
    Jan28

    Australian leader vows to consult more widely on knighthoods

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday promised to consult more widely before bestowing knighthoods in the future as he weathered an avalanche of criticisms over his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement that the Duke of Edinburgh...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: E.U. Sends Aid to East
    Jan28

    World Briefing: Ukraine: E.U. Sends Aid to East

    The European Union delivered three planeloads of aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, including blankets, tents, heaters and warm clothing. …read more Source: The New York...

    Heavy Fighting Drains Ukraine Government’s Options and Finances
    Jan28

    Heavy Fighting Drains Ukraine Government’s Options and Finances

    Ukrainian troops beat off fresh attacks by pro-Russia militants on a crucial rail hub Tuesday, part of recent heavy fighting that is sapping the Ukrainian administration of options and finances as it works to fend off a wider Russian-supported onslaught. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Lindsey Graham: Wrong on Everything
    Jan28

    Lindsey Graham: Wrong on Everything

    A week ago Sunday, Lindsey Graham found himself in a familiar place: on NBC’s “Meet The Press” trying to scare the hell out of Americans. Graham, a senator from South Carolina since 2003, is one of the Republican Party’s leading spokespeople on national security and international relations issues. This particular appearance, however,...

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about their concern over the “significant increase in violence” in eastern Ukraine. The leaders spoke by phone Tuesday as Obama traveled back to the U.S. from a trip to India and Saudi Arabia. Air Force One stopped briefly...

    News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 28
    Jan28

    News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 28

    Russia accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes. U.S. prosecutors said the defendants were directed to gather sensitive economic intelligence on potential U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and U.S. efforts to develop...

    Ukraine moves to shut Russian-backed rebels out of talks
    Jan28

    Ukraine moves to shut Russian-backed rebels out of talks

    KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated. The move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed the Ukrainian government to speak...

    US Official:’ A Free Europe Rises or Falls With Ukraine’
    Jan28

    US Official:’ A Free Europe Rises or Falls With Ukraine’

    A top U.S. official said Tuesday that the conflict in eastern Ukraine has become a battleground for a peaceful and free Europe. “We all know that today, a Europe whole, free and at peace rises or falls with Ukraine. Ukraine’s front line for freedom is ours as well,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told a gathering...

    Klaatu, Where Are You?
    Jan28

    Klaatu, Where Are You?

    Moscow is ending cooperation with the United States to secure nuclear material in Russia. But what about the aliens? No, not the illegal aliens. The space aliens. You know, extraterrestrials? E.T.? ALF? Bear with me here for minute. We’re Americans. We like to discuss really awkward or heavy topics using science fiction. And nuclear weapons...