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    Ukrainian rail hub falls to rebels
    Feb18

    Ukrainian rail hub falls to rebels

    A strategic rail hub in eastern Ukraine has fallen to rebel forces after weeks of relentless fighting. Ukrainian forces have been seen retreating and Ukraine’s president confirms that he has ordered troops to withdraw. (Feb. 18) …read more Source: USA...

    After Debaltseve, What Comes Next in the Fight for Eastern Ukraine?
    Feb18

    After Debaltseve, What Comes Next in the Fight for Eastern Ukraine?

    When German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande returned from Minsk over the weekend, there was a fragile hope that the cease-fire agreement they secured might halt fighting in eastern Ukraine. That hope was smashed this week in Debaltseve, a rail junction between the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. On...

    Russia’s Yandex files antitrust complaint against Google
    Feb18

    Russia’s Yandex files antitrust complaint against Google

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s search engine provider Yandex asked local antitrust authorities Wednesday to investigate Google for unfairly keeping its rivals’ services off its mobile devices.The request came with Google making recent inroads in the Russian market thanks to its popular Android-powered smartphones.The European...

    Cameron: sanctions against Russia could last years
    Feb18

    Cameron: sanctions against Russia could last years

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, Feb. 18 (UPI) — British Prime Minister David Cameron warned economic sanctions against Russia could last years, but will not be eased until Russia changes its Ukraine policy. …read more Source: United Press...

    Donetsk Rebel Leader Wounded on Ukraine Frontline
    Feb18

    Donetsk Rebel Leader Wounded on Ukraine Frontline

    Initial reports suggest Alexander Zaharchenko was shot in the foot in the town of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance
    Feb18

    Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

    In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10. Meeting with Cairo’s military strongman Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Putin bestowed on his host a macabre but perhaps characteristic gift: a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. According to media, the...

    Ukraine Begins to Withdraw from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine Begins to Withdraw from Debaltseve

    Ukrainian troops are moving out of Debaltseve. Tanks and armored personnel carriers, many carrying troops weary from fighting, are leaving behind an ongoing conflict that threatens an international ceasefire deal struck last week. President Petro Poroshenko blames pro-Russian rebels for threatening the peace. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukrainian Forces Quit Besieged Town After Rebel Assault
    Feb18

    Ukrainian Forces Quit Besieged Town After Rebel Assault

    By Gleb Garanich and Anton Zverev ARTEMIVSK/BULAVYNE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine pulled thousands of troops out of an encircled town on Wednesday after a massive assault by pro-Russian rebels, who ignored a new ceasefire to seize the strategic railway junction. The fall of the besieged town of Debaltseve was one of the worst defeats of the war...

    This Anti-Bank Activist Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks
    Feb18

    This Anti-Bank Activist Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks

    If the Podemos party wins Spain’s national elections, Pablo Iglesias could become the next prime minister. While the anti-austerity Syriza coalition has taken power in Greece, the grassroots party Podemos is also quickly gaining popularity in Spain, Europe’s fifth largest economy. Last May, Podemos surprised many when it received 1.2...

    Behind Rebel Lines In Debaltseve, Ukraine
    Feb18

    Behind Rebel Lines In Debaltseve, Ukraine

    Separatist fighters maneuvered inside the town of Debaltseve on February 18 after Ukrainian government troops began withdrawing from the town. For several weeks, Debaltseve has been at the epicenter of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian militants, which continued despite a cease-fire meant to take effect on February 15....