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    ISIS, Ukraine Wars Confront Defense Nominee Ashton Carter
    Feb04

    ISIS, Ukraine Wars Confront Defense Nominee Ashton Carter

    Obama’s nominee for his fourth secretary of defense may carve new paths in the face of multiple conflicts. …read more Source: U.S....

    US Leans on Europe For Stronger Smackdown Against Russia
    Feb04

    US Leans on Europe For Stronger Smackdown Against Russia

    With Russia accused of escalating aggressions in Ukraine, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is pushing Europe anew to step up its own response. European officials are set to meet next week on whether to extend and broaden economic sanctions to punish Moscow for its military meddling in eastern Ukraine and goading separatists there into violence....

    US: Ukrainian lawmaker’s life at risk in Russian prison
    Feb04

    US: Ukrainian lawmaker’s life at risk in Russian prison

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says the life of a Ukrainian air force officer and elected lawmaker “hangs in the balance” after more than seven weeks of a hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: U.S....

    Poland defends its right to consulate building in Russia
    Feb04

    Poland defends its right to consulate building in Russia

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland opposes as unlawful a Russian court’s order to vacate the country’s consulate building in St. Petersburg. Tension is growing between Poland and Russia over Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine. The eviction order also calls for Poland to pay $1 million in rent. The Polish Embassy in Moscow said...

    Ukraine Anticipates Arms From West
    Feb04

    Ukraine Anticipates Arms From West

    Ukraine’s president suggested the West is close to sending arms to Kiev to help fight off pro-Russia rebels, as the capital prepares for a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Deadly shelling in Ukraine hits rebel stronghold
    Feb04

    Deadly shelling in Ukraine hits rebel stronghold

    Donetsk attack damages hospital, schools, kindergartens, prompting call for temporary truce to ensure safe evacuation of civilians …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Civilians Flee Battle-Scarred Town
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Civilians Flee Battle-Scarred Town

    Ukrainian military forces are helping civilians evacuate the town of Debaltseve, which has been hit by heavy shelling amid ongoing clashes. Servicemen also brought in supplies of bread for residents who were unable or unwilling to leave. Officers said they were attempting to establish a safe corridor to facilitate travel in and out of the...

    U.S., Russia at odds over energy in Cold War-style conflict
    Feb04

    U.S., Russia at odds over energy in Cold War-style conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian energy. It’s a Cold War reprise, but not for … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb04

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon says he will seek better use of taxpayer dollars but that Congress must bring stability back to the military’s budget. …read more Source: U.S....

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force
    Feb04

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to military threats from Moscow, officials said. Adam Thomson, Britain’s permanent...