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    Ukraine crisis overlooked amid Mideast turmoil: ‘Onus is on Russia’
    Jan30

    Ukraine crisis overlooked amid Mideast turmoil: ‘Onus is on Russia’

    Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — While America seems transfixed on a spate of six separate Middle East crises, there’s been far less attention paid on the brewing storm in Europe. Thus as politico/military efforts are […] The post Ukraine crisis overlooked amid Mideast turmoil: ‘Onus is on Russia’...

    Artillery Fire Kills At Least 12 Civilians in Ukraine
    Jan30

    Artillery Fire Kills At Least 12 Civilians in Ukraine

    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 center and two people were killed...

    France pledges tanks, armored vehicles to NATO force
    Jan30

    France pledges tanks, armored vehicles to NATO force

    PARIS (AP) — France is pledging tanks and armored vehicles to bolster NATO forces in Poland, where leaders are increasingly uneasy about Russia. In a joint statement Friday after a meeting between French President Francois Hollande and Polish Prime Minister Eva Kopacz, the two governments also called for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, where...

    The Relationship With Saudi Arabia Is the Starting Point for U.S. Long-term Interests
    Jan30

    The Relationship With Saudi Arabia Is the Starting Point for U.S. Long-term Interests

    There are many reasons behind the scramble by the United States, both at the level of the executive branch and the legislative branch, to affirm to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz that Washington is determined to maintain and develop the historical relationship between the two countries, especially at this critical juncture. Part of the rush to...

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
    Jan30

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — 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. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia, United States Discuss John Kerry Trip To Moscow Amid Ukraine Conflict: Report
    Jan30

    Russia, United States Discuss John Kerry Trip To Moscow Amid Ukraine Conflict: Report

    American and Russian leaders are amid discussions on a potential trip by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Moscow to discuss the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to a report. A source did not provide an exact date for the proposed Kerry trip, though it could occur “in the coming days or weeks.” …read more Source:...

    NATO Units Set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria
    Jan30

    NATO Units Set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria

    BRUSSELS—NATO said Friday it will deploy small units in six eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the units in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania will be the first of their kind there. Defense...

    NATO to deploy units to Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria
    Jan30

    NATO to deploy units to 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: CTV...

    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...