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    Russia Adds 70 New Aircraft to Military District Around Crimea
    Jan26

    Russia Adds 70 New Aircraft to Military District Around Crimea

    Russia has purchased 70 new army jets and helicopters which will be stationed across the annexed Crimean peninsula over the course of the coming year. The move is part of a massive overhaul of the facilities in its Southern Military District, which stretches between the Caspian and the Black seas. The new southern-based units consist of 50...

    Malaysia Airlines’s Latest Woe: An Attack by the ‘Cyber Caliphate’
    Jan26

    Malaysia Airlines’s Latest Woe: An Attack by the ‘Cyber Caliphate’

    With two of its planes down last year, you’d think Malaysia Airlines might be due for a break. Some hackers apparently disagree. For several hours beginning Sunday night, Malaysia Airlines’s website displayed the words “ISIS WILL PREVAIL” and “404 — Plane Not Found: Hacked by Cyber Caliphate” over the image of a Malaysia Airlines...

    Ex-KGB Litvinenko Said Putin Ordered His Death: Inquiry Opens
    Jan26

    Ex-KGB Litvinenko Said Putin Ordered His Death: Inquiry Opens

    LONDON—As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin. More than eight years on and with the U.K.-Russia relations at their iciest since the Cold War, a public inquiry opens Tuesday into the killing of the Russian intelligence agent turned...

    Who killed Litvinenko? Inquiry opens into ex-KGB man’s death
    Jan26

    Who killed Litvinenko? Inquiry opens into ex-KGB man’s death

    LONDON (AP) — As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin. More than eight years on and with the U.K.-Russia relations at their iciest since the Cold War, a public inquiry opens Tuesday into the killing of the Russian intelligence agent...

    Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68
    Jan26

    Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

    World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
    Jan26

    Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    KYIV, Ukraine — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. Ukraine’s top rebel leader said an offensive had begun on the strategically important port. Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of...

    Pro-Russian Ukraine rebels rip up current ceasefire deal, launch new offensive
    Jan26

    Pro-Russian Ukraine rebels rip up current ceasefire deal, launch new offensive

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting. The main separatist leader in the rebellious Donetsk region vowed to push Ukrainian soldiers out...

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions
    Jan26

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions

    Russian-backed separatists promised Thursday to follow up a devastating victory over Ukrainian forces at Donetsk airport with a further advances, defying an agreement between Moscow and Kiev to return to a previous ceasefire line and raising fears of an all-out offensive. The threat came after a mortar attack on a bus and tram in Donetsk killed...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Battered shell of Donetsk’s ruined airport reflects hopelessness of Ukraine conflict
    Jan26

    Leonid Bershidsky: Battered shell of Donetsk’s ruined airport reflects hopelessness of Ukraine conflict

    Donetsk Airport has become a dystopian ruin, with its runways so cratered, only a helicopter could land. Yet both sides in the fight over it keep claiming to control it. Ukrainians consider it a symbol of their military resurgence since last summer’s painful defeats. Instead, it is coming to embody the senselessness of seeking any military...

    11 civilians killed in attack on commuter bus near army checkpoint in eastern Ukraine
    Jan26

    11 civilians killed in attack on commuter bus near army checkpoint in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine — An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 11 people Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. Across Donetsk, the city that Russian-backed separatists call their capital, explosions and the sound of shells whistling overhead are again unnerving the...