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    EU official: Tensions with Russia must not obfuscate Holocaust record
    Jan27

    EU official: Tensions with Russia must not obfuscate Holocaust record

    PRAGUE (JTA) — Political tensions with Russia must not be allowed to obfuscate the historical record on the Holocaust, a senior European Union official said. Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission — the E.U.’s executive branch — made the plea Monday at an event in Prague commemorating the 70th anniversary of...

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    In Tuesday’s rare joint declaration outside their regular summit meetings, the 28 leaders asked an extraordinary meeting of EU foreign ministers on Thursday “to consider any appropriate action, in particular on further restrictive measures” if the situation in eastern Ukraine does not improve fast. …read more Source: San...

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. In Tuesday’s rare joint declaration outside their regular summit meetings, the 28 leaders asked an extraordinary...

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in War-torn East
    Jan27

    Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in War-torn East

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said nine soldiers have been killed and 29 others wounded in ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine since Monday, as the United Nations’ political chief expressed his concerns the escalating conflict has violated humanitarian law. Military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said the fighting was the most intense near...

    Op-Ed Contributors: Save the New Ukraine
    Jan27

    Op-Ed Contributors: Save the New Ukraine

    The pro-European reformers desperately need financial aid to survive Russia’s assault. …read more Source: The New York...

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among other European leaders Tuesday on the anniversary of the death camp’s liberation, his absence coming amid a deep chill between Russia and the West over the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Before and after photos: War reduces Ukraine’s Donetsk airport to rubble
    Jan27

    Before and after photos: War reduces Ukraine’s Donetsk airport to rubble

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Built for almost $1 billion dollars ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship, Donetsk airport — once a shining gem of the regional capital — has been the focus of intense fighting during the conflict in eastern Ukraine since May, as Russian-backed separatist rebels battle Kiev’s government forces for control over its...

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors and world leaders are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among those present. Poland apparently snubbed Putin, failing to send him an invitation. Poland’s government is extremely critical of...

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors and world leaders are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among those present. Poland apparently snubbed Putin, failing to send him an invitation. Poland’s government is extremely critical of...