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    Ukraine talks end amid fighting
    Feb01

    Ukraine talks end amid fighting

    Talks aimed at finding a diplomatic resolution to the bitter conflict in eastern Ukraine began Saturday in Minsk, Belarus, despite this week’s escalation in fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source:...

    Cancer movie wins top prize at Sundance
    Feb01

    Cancer movie wins top prize at Sundance

    Los Angeles (AFP) – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a moving drama about a teenager who befriends a classmate with cancer, won the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday.Sundance winners regularly go on to critical and awards success at Hollywood’s main prize-giving ceremonies. Last year’s top winner,...

    Clashes intensify between Armenia, Azerbaijan
    Feb01

    Clashes intensify between Armenia, Azerbaijan

    AGDAM, Azerbaijan — Overshadowed by the fighting in Ukraine, another armed conflict in the former Soviet Union — between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh — has escalated with deadly ferocity in recent months, killing dozens of soldiers on each side and pushing the countries perilously close to open war. …read...

    Cease-fire talks resume on Ukraine
    Feb01

    Cease-fire talks resume on Ukraine

    ARTEMOVSK, Ukraine — Envoys representing Ukraine, Russia and a European monitoring group opened a new round of cease-fire talks Saturday aimed at ending a 2-week-old flare-up in violence in the Ukraine war. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse, Kiev and Separatists Trade Blame
    Feb01

    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse, Kiev and Separatists Trade Blame

    Envoys from both sides of the Ukraine peace talks leave negotiations just over four hours after they begin. The talks in the Belarus capitol, Minsk, have collapsed and there’s no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire. Instead, representatives from the Ukrainian government as well as the separatists envoys — like the two seen here...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse As Fighting Continues
    Feb01

    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse As Fighting Continues

    Both sides blamed each other for the failure of the peace talks, aimed at ending a conflict that has claimed at least 5,000 lives. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s ability to fight separatist forces is tested by economic and military challenges
    Feb01

    Ukraine’s ability to fight separatist forces is tested by economic and military challenges

    KIEV, Ukraine — To hear it from their president, the Ukrainian people have never been more determined to beat back what they see as a threat to Western civilization — all the way to the Russian border.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse, Kiev And Separatists Trade Blame
    Feb01

    Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse, Kiev And Separatists Trade Blame

    (Reuters) – Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine’s representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukrainians under fire in besieged Debaltseve, even while fleeing
    Feb01

    Ukrainians under fire in besieged Debaltseve, even while fleeing

    A month of relative quiet in eastern Ukraine was shattered in early January by full-blown fighting as the separatists attempted to claw back additional territory from government hands. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a telephone conversation, all expressed hope that...

    Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay  off debts
    Feb01

    Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who had a tense meeting with Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athens on Friday, has...