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    US, Russia at odds over energy in Cold War-style conflict
    Feb04

    US, Russia at odds over energy in Cold War-style conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian energy. …read more Source: U.S....

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Feb04

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. At least 12 people were killed after a Taiwanese plane crashed through a freeway barrier and into a river shortly after take-off. 2. Jordan executed two Iraqi militants in retribution for the killing of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants. 3. Greece will meet with...

    11 killed in car crash in southern Russia
    Feb04

    11 killed in car crash in southern Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says 11 people were killed and five others injured in southern Russia when a passenger van crashed into a truck. The Interior Ministry said on its website on Wednesday that the van was driving about 50 kilometers from the Ukrainian border to the east early in the morning when it jumped into the incoming...

    Fighting For Ukrainian Town Of Debaltseve Persists Despite OSCE Truce Call
    Feb04

    Fighting For Ukrainian Town Of Debaltseve Persists Despite OSCE Truce Call

    Fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels for control of the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve continued despite the OSCE’s call for a cease-fire to allow for the evacuation of civilians. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east, military says
    Feb04

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east, military says

    Kiev military said separatist forces had launched around 80 attacks by artillery and rocket systems on Ukrainian positions and villages in the past 24 hours …read more Source: The Globe and...

    At least 9 dead as Taiwan plane cartwheels into river on take-off
    Feb04

    At least 9 dead as Taiwan plane cartwheels into river on take-off

    TAIPEI (Reuters) – At least 12 people were killed and more than a dozen were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crashed into a Taipei river shortly after take-off on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said. Dramatic pictures taken by a motorist and posted on Twitter showed the...

    Ukraine boosts conscription drive to tackle renewed separatist offensive
    Feb04

    Ukraine boosts conscription drive to tackle renewed separatist offensive

    After a series of demoralizing military defeats, Kiev uses creative methods to bolster the ranks …read more Source: The Globe and...

    The West is losing Ukraine
    Feb04

    The West is losing Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama has joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in saying that the West should take a patient, long-term approach to dealing with Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The real message to Kyiv: You’re on your own in fighting pro-Russian rebels and Russian troops. Obama, in an interview on Sunday with CNN’s...

    Ukraine sees resistance to vital economic reforms
    Feb04

    Ukraine sees resistance to vital economic reforms

    Reforms to raise tax revenue and cut out corruption in Ukraine could deter investment when the country desperately needs it. …read more Source:...

    Social Media Becomes Lifeline for Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine
    Feb04

    Social Media Becomes Lifeline for Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine

    In the midst of the latest violence, online social-networking groups dedicated to specific towns in eastern Ukraine are offering some of the most vivid, real-time glimpses into the conflict’s crushing impact on civilians. …read more Source: The Wall Street...