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    Ukrainian President Calls For NATO To Send Weapons Amid Conflict
    Feb05

    Ukrainian President Calls For NATO To Send Weapons Amid Conflict

    BERLIN, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on NATO states to send weapons to his country, saying in a newspaper interview that civilian deaths and the growing conflict should provide the Western alliance with enough reason to come to Ukraine’s aid. The United States is reconsidering whether to provide...

    Amid Economic Woes and Public Discontent, Putin Critic Sees Opening
    Feb05

    Amid Economic Woes and Public Discontent, Putin Critic Sees Opening

    In an interview, Aleksei A. Navalny said economic woes and public antagonism toward the nation’s role in Ukraine have made President Vladimir V. Putin vulnerable. …read more Source: The New York...

    Donetsk hospital shelled in Ukraine, killing at least 5
    Feb05

    Donetsk hospital shelled in Ukraine, killing at least 5

    Rocket salvoes hit a previously safe section of Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, rebels said. …read more Source: CTV...

    Nuclear Issues, Russia-Ukraine on NATO Ministers’ Agenda
    Feb05

    Nuclear Issues, Russia-Ukraine on NATO Ministers’ Agenda

    NATO defense ministers will meet Thursday in Brussels to discuss nuclear issues, the conflict in Ukraine and the threat of Russian aggression near NATO’s eastern border. Also on the agenda are Georgia’s aspirations to join the 28-member alliance. This will be the fifth defense ministers meeting for Chuck Hagel, who is making his final...

    U.S. Unveils NATO Weapons Program
    Feb05

    U.S. Unveils NATO Weapons Program

    (Adds comment from Pentagon nominee) By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Wednesday announced a two-year project aimed at making it easier for NATO and member countries to share costs and buy weapons as a group as they struggle to stretch scarce defense budgets. Under the initiative, …read more Source:...

    Hungary PM: Strong Diplomatic Ties with Russia, Germany a Priority
    Feb05

    Hungary PM: Strong Diplomatic Ties with Russia, Germany a Priority

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday that his main foreign policy goal was maintaining good ties with Russia and Germany, adding that the United States was an important partner but not the central focus of foreign policy. A maverick leader whose warm relations with Moscow have irked European and American partners at a time of...

    News of the day from across the globe, Feb. 5
    Feb05

    News of the day from across the globe, Feb. 5

    Rocket salvos hit a previously safe section of Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, rebels said. Embattled Brazilian oil company Petrobras said Wednesday the company’s chief executive officer and five other top figures stepped down...

    Under-equipped Ukrainian army relies on donated gear
    Feb05

    Under-equipped Ukrainian army relies on donated gear

    CBS News’ Elizabeth Palmer reports from Ukraine on how the outmatched-military is depending on donations from around the world for much-needed equipment …read more Source:...

    Defense Nominee Will Have an Easy Path to a Difficult Job
    Feb05

    Defense Nominee Will Have an Easy Path to a Difficult Job

    Ashton Carter, the White House’s nominee to lead the Pentagon, only left the five-sided building a little over a year ago, but his nomination hearing Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee highlighted just how much the world has changed in the meantime — and just how difficult his new job will be as a result. When Carter...

    Ashton Carter airs differences with Obama on Guantanamo, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan
    Feb05

    Ashton Carter airs differences with Obama on Guantanamo, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan

    President Obama’s pick to be the next defense secretary on Wednesday assured senators reviewing his nomination that he will be an independent voice inside the administration, even going as far as to suggest his perspective differs from the White House on such critical issues as Guantanamo Bay, Ukraine and putting … …read more...