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    Ukraine president confident of getting US weapons
    Feb04

    Ukraine president confident of getting US weapons

    U.S. President Barack Obama has opposed sending lethal assistance to Ukraine’s government, but a senior administration official told The Associated Press earlier this week the surge in fighting has spurred the White House to review the policy. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine president confident of getting US weapons
    Feb04

    Ukraine president confident of getting US weapons

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he “doesn’t have a slightest doubt” that the United States will send weapons to his country to help it fight pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukrainian president has no doubt U.S. will send in weapons to fight rebels
    Feb04

    Ukrainian president has no doubt U.S. will send in weapons to fight rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he “doesn’t have a slightest doubt” that the United States will send weapons to his country to help it fight pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Global...

    Fighting For Debaltseve Persists Despite Ukraine Truce Call
    Feb04

    Fighting For Debaltseve Persists Despite Ukraine Truce Call

    ​Fighting for control of the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve continued despite a call by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for a cease-fire to allow for the evacuation of civilians facing a “catastrophic” situation in the besieged transport hub. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US, Russia at odds over energy in Cold War-style conflict
    Feb04

    US, 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. …read more Source: U.S....

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Feb04

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. At least 12 people were killed after a Taiwanese plane crashed through a freeway barrier and into a river shortly after take-off. 2. Jordan executed two Iraqi militants in retribution for the killing of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants. 3. Greece will meet with...

    11 killed in car crash in southern Russia
    Feb04

    11 killed in car crash in southern Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says 11 people were killed and five others injured in southern Russia when a passenger van crashed into a truck. The Interior Ministry said on its website on Wednesday that the van was driving about 50 kilometers from the Ukrainian border to the east early in the morning when it jumped into the incoming...

    Fighting For Ukrainian Town Of Debaltseve Persists Despite OSCE Truce Call
    Feb04

    Fighting For Ukrainian Town Of Debaltseve Persists Despite OSCE Truce Call

    Fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels for control of the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve continued despite the OSCE’s call for a cease-fire to allow for the evacuation of civilians. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east, military says
    Feb04

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east, military says

    Kiev military said separatist forces had launched around 80 attacks by artillery and rocket systems on Ukrainian positions and villages in the past 24 hours …read more Source: The Globe and...

    At least 9 dead as Taiwan plane cartwheels into river on take-off
    Feb04

    At least 9 dead as Taiwan plane cartwheels into river on take-off

    TAIPEI (Reuters) – At least 12 people were killed and more than a dozen were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crashed into a Taipei river shortly after take-off on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said. Dramatic pictures taken by a motorist and posted on Twitter showed the...