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    FP’s Situation Report: Obama warns not to overstate Islamic State threat; U.S. considers arming Ukraine; Nigerian army scores a victory; and much more from around the world.
    Feb02

    FP’s Situation Report: Obama warns not to overstate Islamic State threat; U.S. considers arming Ukraine; Nigerian army scores a victory; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Obama: Don’t overstate the Islamic State threat. The terror group moved across Syria and Iraq with ease, and Iraqi and Kurdish forces have made limited gains in turning it back. Still, President Barack Obama warned not to inflate the group’s capabilities. FP’s Kate Brannen: “The Islamic State...

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Vows To Mobilize 100,000 Men
    Feb02

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Vows To Mobilize 100,000 Men

    A pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has announced plans to recruit 100,000 men as fighting with government forces intensifies following the collapse of peace talks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Debaltseve Residents Seek Shelter Below Ground As Clashes Rage
    Feb02

    Debaltseve Residents Seek Shelter Below Ground As Clashes Rage

    The eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve is at the center of the latest clashes between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists. As shells strike residential areas, some civilians have retreated to their basements for safety. Many have been living without electricity, gas, or water for over a week. Photojournalist Petr Shelomovskiy...

    Ukraine rebels to recruit 100,000, U.S. considers supplying arms to government
    Feb02

    Ukraine rebels to recruit 100,000, U.S. considers supplying arms to government

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko announced plans to recruit 100,00 men as NATO and the United States consider providing Ukraine’s government weaponry. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine separatists aim to raise 100,000-strong army
    Feb02

    Ukraine separatists aim to raise 100,000-strong army

    Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilisation and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko ‘to raise 100,000 men’
    Feb02

    Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko ‘to raise 100,000 men’

    Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko has announced plans to recruit 100,000 men, as fighting with Ukrainian forces intensifies. The separatists are trying to capture the key town of Debaltseve, while central areas of rebel-held Donetsk have been hit by artillery fire. Dozens of civilians were killed on both sides of the front line...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin Goes For Broke
    Feb02

    The Daily Vertical: Putin Goes For Broke

    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...

    Spotify has cancelled its launch in Russia
    Feb02

    Spotify has cancelled its launch in Russia

    Spotify, one of the world’s biggest music streaming services, has cancelled its plan to launch in Russia. BBC Russia reports today that the Swedish company has taken a dramatic U-turn and dismissed the would-be head of the country’s division, Alexander Kubaneishvili. Kubaneishvili announced the news in a letter to partners, Russian...

    Ukraine separatist leader vows to mobilise 100,000 men
    Feb02

    Ukraine separatist leader vows to mobilise 100,000 men

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine’s rebel hub of Donetsk vowed Monday to mobilise 100,000 fighters for their latest offensive against Kiev forces.”There will be general mobilisation in the (separatist) Donetsk People’s Republic in 10 days’ time, we plan on mobilising up to...

    Russian Rocket Puts British Satellite Into Orbit
    Feb02

    Russian Rocket Puts British Satellite Into Orbit

    A Russian Proton-M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 1 carried the British Inmarsat-5F2 communications satellite into space. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...