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    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine

    Gorbachev says West has ‘dragged’ Russia into new Cold War that could heat up …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan29

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU agreed Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels.Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War...

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan29

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine

    Fighting continued Thursday in the northern sector of the former cease-fire line in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive aimed at moving the line farther west. The battle has left Popasna, and many other towns in the Luhansk region, on edge. The mayor says about a quarter of the population of 22,000 has fled, including...

    Hungary’s Experience Suggests Greece Will Follow E.U. on Russia – For a Price
    Jan29

    Hungary’s Experience Suggests Greece Will Follow E.U. on Russia – For a Price

    If there is one government in the European Union where the new leftist leader of Greece might look for a sympathetic ear, it is probably among his counterparts in Hungary. Both of them have a clear interest in breaking ranks with the E.U. over Russia — as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did on his first day in office this week, to the outrage...

    Russian woman arrested on treason charges after giving Ukraine information about troops’ moves
    Jan29

    Russian woman arrested on treason charges after giving Ukraine information about troops’ moves

    A Russian court has arrested a mother of seven on treason charges for providing Ukraine with information on Russian troop movements. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainians flee frontline town under daily crossfire
    Jan29

    Ukrainians flee frontline town under daily crossfire

    Svitlodarsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Wheeling suitcases and hauling bags, residents of Svitlodarsk peered into a bus departing from this heavily shelled east Ukrainian town. “Is there still room?” one woman asked, anxious to send her teenage son to safety.The town, controlled by Ukrainian government authorities, has been under rocket...

    russia ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko
    Jan29

    russia ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko

    A Ukrainian army officer held by Russian authorities was transferred from a prison to a hospital Thursday after losing more than 60 pounds during a hunger strike to challenge her arrest, her lawyer said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    EU Agrees To Extend Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU Agrees To Extend Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

    The European Union has decided to extend until September an initial group of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials due to the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and has plans for further action. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian woman arrested after giving information to Ukraine
    Jan29

    Russian woman arrested after giving information to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has arrested a mother of seven on treason charges for providing Ukraine with information on Russian troop movements. Moscow’s Lefortovsky court put Svetlana Davydova in custody last week on the charges, which carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years. The court didn’t provide details of the case, but...

    Ukraine’s National Guard during sweep of village
    Jan29

    Ukraine’s National Guard during sweep of village

    Reuters accompanies Ukrainian government forces as they sweep an empty village they believe is being used by rebels to transfer supplies. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...