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    Ukraine Crisis Update: Rebels Reject Ceasefire, Go On Offensive
    Jan23

    Ukraine Crisis Update: Rebels Reject Ceasefire, Go On Offensive

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have rebuffed a ceasefire plan proposed by Ukrainian and Russian negotiators and will press forward with an offensive, a rebel leader said Friday. Rebel fighters just one day earlier pushed Ukrainian forces back from Donetsk’s airport, which was the scene of brutal combat between both sides this week....

    Russia And Ukraine Are At War
    Jan23

    Russia And Ukraine Are At War

    Moscow won’t admit it, but Russia is at war with Ukraine. It’s hard to draw any other conclusion from reports that Russian regular forces have moved into eastern Ukraine and are attacking Ukrainian military units amid a flare-up of violence… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Major Ukraine rebel offensive looming as death toll surpasses 5,000
    Jan23

    Major Ukraine rebel offensive looming as death toll surpasses 5,000

    Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Rebels Reject Peace Talks As Conflict Escalates
    Jan23

    Ukraine Rebels Reject Peace Talks As Conflict Escalates

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. A rebel leader said they will continue to fight and won’t join further peace talks — but left unclear whether they would respect this week’s agreement to pull back heavy weapons...

    What Greece’s Election Means For The Rest Of The World
    Jan23

    What Greece’s Election Means For The Rest Of The World

    Greece will vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday, nearly one month after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was forced to call a snap vote after parliament failed to agree on a new president. Polls indicate that radical left-wing party Syriza is set to take the most votes. Whether Syriza gains an outright majority or forms a ruling coalition,...

    UN: Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Exceeds 5,000
    Jan23

    UN: Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Exceeds 5,000

    The United Nations human rights agency says the death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has passed 5,000. Spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters Friday that the death toll could be far higher than the official estimate of 5,086 deaths, based on data collected by U.N. human rights monitors since the beginning of hostilities in April....

    U.S. Can’t Confirm Pakistani Ban on JuD, Haqqani Network; Abdullah in Talks Over Dual Citizen Nominees; New Details on Obama India Visit
    Jan23

    U.S. Can’t Confirm Pakistani Ban on JuD, Haqqani Network; Abdullah in Talks Over Dual Citizen Nominees; New Details on Obama India Visit

    Pakistan U.S. can’t confirm ban on JuD and Haqqani Network On Friday India’s NDTV reported that U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the United States could not confirm that Pakistan had banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa, designated by the United States as a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Haqqani Network (NDTV, ET, Dawn)....

    Belarusian Activists Sentenced Over Euromaidan Commemorations
    Jan23

    Belarusian Activists Sentenced Over Euromaidan Commemorations

    Five Belarusian activists detained while commemorating victims of a crackdown on antigovernment protests in neighboring Ukraine were sentenced to jail terms on January 23. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Separatists Vow to Take More Territory
    Jan23

    Ukraine Separatists Vow to Take More Territory

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Ukraine’s president vowed Sunday to reassert government control over eastern regions as the army unleashed a counter-offensive against Russian-backed separatist fighters vying for command over the airport in the city of Donetsk. The separatist stronghold was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire over the...

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming
    Jan23

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. A rebel leader said they will continue to fight and won’t join further peace talks — but left unclear whether they would respect this week’s agreement to pull back heavy weapons from...