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    Moscow and NATO Trade Barbs as Fighting Intensifies in Ukraine
    Jan27

    Moscow and NATO Trade Barbs as Fighting Intensifies in Ukraine

    Clashes continued to escalate in Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas region Monday after a weekend of fierce fighting and shelling in the country’s southeast rendered a five-month-old peace accord all but dead. On Monday, pro-Russian insurgents encircled a government garrison in the town of Debaltseve that lies along a main road and rail route...

    Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm
    Jan27

    Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm

    Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) – Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday to honour victims and sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.On the eve of the landmark event, which is expected to draw several heads of state, a leading Jewish...

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
    Jan27

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned
    Jan27

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held against a backdrop of hostilities in Ukraine and warnings of a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. The commemoration on Tuesday at the site in southern Poland where the Nazis killed about 1.5...

    Attack on Ukraine’s Mariupol targeted civilians: UN
    Jan27

    Attack on Ukraine’s Mariupol targeted civilians: UN

    Moscow (AFP) – The UN said a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-Moscow insurgency.A senior UN official told an emergency Security Council meeting that the deadly rocket barrage on the port city of...

    Raw grief at Ukraine graves
    Jan27

    Raw grief at Ukraine graves

    Funerals are held in Mariupol, Ukraine, for the 30 people who were killed by a missile strike over the weekend. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports. …read more Source:...

    US Warns of More Sanctions Against Russia; Ukraine Waiting for ‘Lethal’ Aid
    Jan27

    US Warns of More Sanctions Against Russia; Ukraine Waiting for ‘Lethal’ Aid

    The United States is echoing concerns from Western allies about Russia’s continued interference in eastern Ukraine. U.S. military officials say Moscow’s support for separatists is “troubling,” as is the presence of what they call “a strong Russian force postured along the Ukrainian-Russian border.” VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports from...

    Undercover Banker: Feds Bust Russian Spy Ring in New York
    Jan27

    Undercover Banker: Feds Bust Russian Spy Ring in New York

    On April 8, 2013, Victor Podobnyy sat down for a conversation with his boss, Igor Sporyshev, in the New York offices of Russia’s foreign intelligence agency, the SVR. Podobnyy had recently met a consultant who hoped to strike it rich in Russia’s oil industry, and Podobnyy hoped to pump him for information. “He got hooked on Gazprom,”...

    Washington to Play Bigger Role in Yemen Terror Fight
    Jan27

    Washington to Play Bigger Role in Yemen Terror Fight

    The United States is continuing airstrikes against al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen while facing questions about how to carry on such operations without a trusted partner on the ground following the collapse of the country’s fragile, pro-Western government. The U.S. strategy until now has been centered on CIA drone strikes on al Qaeda...

    Long-Awaited Litvinenko Inquiry To Begin in London
    Jan27

    Long-Awaited Litvinenko Inquiry To Begin in London

    LONDON (Reuters) – A long-awaited public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko begins in London on Tuesday, nine years after the former KGB spy died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in the British capital. From his deathbed, Kremlin-critic Litvinenko, who had been granted British citizenship, accused...