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    A Family Copes With Tragedy In Wartorn Donetsk
    Jan09

    A Family Copes With Tragedy In Wartorn Donetsk

    In December, a family in eastern Ukraine was torn apart by fighting between government troops and separatists fighters. Baby Nika and her brother Vitya lost their mother and their home in a shell attack. The children’s aunt is now taking care of them and her own young children as they struggle to put their lives back together. (Produced by...

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say separatists in the east have intensified their shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. An AP reporter heard rockets being fired Thursday evening into the separatist stronghold of Donetsk — an indication that government forces are also likely breaching...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Jan09

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Friday. 1. Police are closing in on the Paris terror suspects who have taken a hostage. 2. Officials say Said Kouachi, one of the suspects in the Paris attacks, trained with an al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen. 3. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hesitant to ease sanctions on Russia, saying on...

    Two Cheers for Obama’s Ukraine Policy
    Jan09

    Two Cheers for Obama’s Ukraine Policy

    While 2014 will certainly not be remembered as a particularly great year for U.S. foreign policy or American domestic politics, one important challenge where the Obama administration has made some real progress is in managing the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The United States embraced a measured and prudent policy in response to the so-called...

    Ukraine says separatists intensify attacks on government positions as peace talks beckon
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensify attacks on government positions as peace talks beckon

    Ukrainian military officials say separatists in the east have intensified their shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say separatists in the east have intensified their shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. The press office for military operations in eastern Ukraine said Friday that army outposts were targeted 50 times by small arms fire, mortars and rockets....

    BBC Finds Russians Fighting in Ukraine
    Jan09

    BBC Finds Russians Fighting in Ukraine

    The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Making Despots Legitimate
    Jan09

    Making Despots Legitimate

    It is curious and a bit tragic that as President Obama courageously and wisely acts to temper 50 years of hostility toward Cuba, the U.S., in conjunction with the European Union, is cranking up hostility toward Russia with punitive measures for its adventurism in the Ukraine. It’s as if nothing was learned from our unrelenting punishment of...

    Palestinians say ICC can examine war crimes allegations now
    Jan09

    Palestinians say ICC can examine war crimes allegations now

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court can immediately start examining allegations of war crimes against Israel if she chooses, the Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Thursday. Riyadh Mansour told a group of reporters that Palestine’s formal acceptance of the court’s jurisdiction starting June 13, 2014...

    Putin Is Bringing Darkness to the Edge of Europe
    Jan09

    Putin Is Bringing Darkness to the Edge of Europe

    KYIV — In 2014, Vladimir Putin discovered his inner Trotsky. For what Russia’s president is now offering Ukraine is a perverse twist on the formula Trotsky proclaimed during the peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk in 1918: “No war, no peace.” In doing so, Putin has not only moved to trap my country in a frozen conflict...