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    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east
    Jan28

    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says three soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters on Wednesday that the situation remains tense and that pro-Russian rebels are attacking the army on all fronts. The military conflict between Russia-backed separatists...

    Ukrainian Students Call On Russian Counterparts To End ‘Information War’
    Jan28

    Ukrainian Students Call On Russian Counterparts To End ‘Information War’

    Ukrainian students have released an emotional video calling on their Russian counterparts not to believe what Russia’s state-controlled media are saying about their country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU to extend Russia sanctions
    Jan28

    EU to extend Russia sanctions

    The European Union plans to extend its sanctions on Russia, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting showed. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Greek Markets Tremble At New PM’s Confrontation With Europe
    Jan28

    Greek Markets Tremble At New PM’s Confrontation With Europe

    Greece’s new government came to power on a promise of a clean break with capitalist orthodoxy. Two days into the experiment, capital is making a pretty clean break with Greece instead. The Athens stock market has fallen 11% since Alexis Tsipras‘ left-wing Syriza party won Sunday’s elections, and the yield on Greece’s three-year...

    Russia Considers Condemning ‘Annexation’ of East Germany
    Jan28

    Russia Considers Condemning ‘Annexation’ of East Germany

    MOSCOW— The speaker of the Russian Duma has asked a parliamentary committee to study a proposal to condemn the reunification of Germany in 1990. Sergei Naryshkin earlier this week faced scathing criticism of Russia’s annexation of Crimean peninsula when he spoke at the Parliament Assembly of Europe. Russian news agencies say Communist...

    Russian Govt Details Spending Cuts In View Of Crisis
    Jan28

    Russian Govt Details Spending Cuts In View Of Crisis

    MOSCOW— The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy except military and social programs. Russia’s economy has been battered by lower energy prices, a collapse in the value of the ruble and Western sanctions...

    FP’s Situation Report: The Kurds set sight on Mosul; Former DoD brass take aim at Obama on Capitol Hill; Russia has a friend in Greece; and much more from around the world.
    Jan28

    FP’s Situation Report: The Kurds set sight on Mosul; Former DoD brass take aim at Obama on Capitol Hill; Russia has a friend in Greece; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Kurds set their sights on Mosul after taking back Kobani. The Islamic State appeared unstoppable when it swept Mosul with ease last June. Now, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official says government forces are readying to oust the extremists. But the Kurds are going to need help. FP’s Elias Groll: “Mosul is...

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions
    Jan28

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions

    The European Union will extend by six months sanctions imposed on Russia last March over its annexation of Crimea, add new people to those under sanctions and prepare new measures, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting showed. EU foreign ministers will meet on Thursday in Brussels for emergency talks to address renewed fighting in...

    UN agency signs pact with Russia as West deplores new Ukraine aggression
    Jan28

    UN agency signs pact with Russia as West deplores new Ukraine aggression

    Even as the West is considering tighter economic sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation for its sharply increased military aggression in Ukraine, the United Nations’ flagship anti-poverty agency has signed a new development partnership with Moscow “focused on cooperation at the regional and global level,” according to the...

    Russia considers condemning “annexation” of East Germany
    Jan28

    Russia considers condemning “annexation” of East Germany

    Sergei Naryshkin earlier this week faced scathing criticism of Russia’s annexation of Crimean peninsula when he spoke at the Parliament Assembly of Europe. Russian news agencies say Communist deputy Nikolai Ivanov on Wednesday proposed a resolution to condemn what he called the “annexation” of East Germany in 1990. …read...