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    Death Toll Rises As Battles Rage For East Ukraine Town
    Jan30

    Death Toll Rises As Battles Rage For East Ukraine Town

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Full-blown fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government forces erupted anew at the start of January following a month of relative tranquility. The city hall in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said...

    When Politicians Struggle to Find a Pathway to Peace, Business Must Step It Up
    Jan30

    When Politicians Struggle to Find a Pathway to Peace, Business Must Step It Up

    It’s hard to disagree that with great power comes great responsibility. And, in today’s world, much of the power resides with global business. Nowhere is it more apparent than in Davos. Last week, I took part in a special session of the WEF, which was designed to bring business elites from Ukraine, Russia, Europe and the rest of the...

    Twelve civilians, five troops killed in eastern Ukraine fighting
    Jan30

    Twelve civilians, five troops killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine – Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk has killed at least 12 civilians as the fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops intensifies. Donetsk city hall says five people were killed early Friday afternoon as they were waiting for humanitarian aid outside a community centre and two people were killed...

    New Casualties In Ukraine, Plans For Talks Uncertain
    Jan30

    New Casualties In Ukraine, Plans For Talks Uncertain

    Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels traded accusations over deadly attacks in eastern Ukraine as uncertainty clouded plans for new peace talks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia May Need to Say ‘Do Svidaniya’ To Belarus
    Jan30

    Russia May Need to Say ‘Do Svidaniya’ To Belarus

    Over the course of his two decades in power, Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus’s autocratic president, has perfected the art of weaving between Russia and the West. But with the fighting in eastern Ukraine approaching his country’s doorstep and Russia’s struggling economy weighing down his own, Lukashenko has begun an unprecedented...

    Civilians In Separatist-Held Areas ‘Under Fire Daily’
    Jan30

    Civilians In Separatist-Held Areas ‘Under Fire Daily’

    In recent days, Russian-backed separatists have been advancing in eastern Ukraine. As Ukrainian forces strike back, there are reports that their shells have fallen in civilian areas, damaging homes and other property. On January 27, RFE/RL’s Shahida Yakub visited two areas – Hvardiyskiy, a district of Donetsk, and the village of Olenivka,...

    Russia cuts key rate to help economy, and ruble crumbles
    Jan30

    Russia cuts key rate to help economy, and ruble crumbles

    Amid steeply lower oil prices and the crunch imposed by EU sanctions, Russia’s central bank announced a surprise slash to the country’s key interest rate. That rate is now at…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Twelve civilians, five troops killed in eastern Ukraine fighting
    Jan30

    Twelve civilians, five troops killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine – At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Full-blown fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government forces erupted anew at the start of January following a month of relative tranquility. The city hall in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said Friday...

    NATO units set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria
    Jan30

    NATO units set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria

    NATO is deploying small units in six eastern European nations to help co-ordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Merkel to visit Hungary at time of huge political challenges
    Jan30

    Merkel to visit Hungary at time of huge political challenges

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is traveling to Budapest next week for talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that come at a time of strain between the two nations, with Orban moving closer to Russia and imposing higher taxes and other burdens on German and other foreign companies operating in the country....