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    Watch (and Read) Live: The State of the Union
    Jan21

    Watch (and Read) Live: The State of the Union

    President Obama goes before the nation Tuesday to deliver his seventh State of the Union address. Watch live here: The full text of the president’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror...

    Kateryna Bilyk, Ukrainian grandmother dubbed ‘The Punisher,’ trains for pro-Russian separatists
    Jan21

    Kateryna Bilyk, Ukrainian grandmother dubbed ‘The Punisher,’ trains for pro-Russian separatists

    A 68-year-old math teacher in western Ukraine has taken part in volunteer training to take on pro-Russian separatists, should the day arrive. In a YouTube video posted Jan. 17 by Ukraine Today, Ekaterina Bilyik, nicknamed “The Punisher,” bounds with a rifle in hand. She and other volunteers are … …read more Source: The...

    State Of The Union Live Blog: Updates From Obama’s 2015 SOTU Address
    Jan21

    State Of The Union Live Blog: Updates From Obama’s 2015 SOTU Address

    President Barack Obama was poised Tuesday to deliver his sixth State of the Union address amid improving public approval ratings and growing international tensions over terrorism, the global economy and Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. Obama’s speech was largely expected to focus on domestic affairs, including the president’s...

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians
    Jan21

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. AP reporters saw the bodies of two people who were killed while waiting for a bus in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. Separatist authorities said another person died from an...

    Top US Commander Goes To Ukraine For Talks As East Ukraine War With Pro-Russia Rebels Heats Up
    Jan21

    Top US Commander Goes To Ukraine For Talks As East Ukraine War With Pro-Russia Rebels Heats Up

    A top U.S. commander will meet Ukrainian officials this week to discuss the military relationship between the two countries. The trip comes amid increased fighting in East Ukraine, as pro-Russian rebels, possibly with the help of Russian troops, and Ukraine’s military contest the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. …read more Source:...

    News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 21
    Jan21

    News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 21

    Trust in institutions has fallen to levels not seen since the financial crisis, after a year that produced the twin Malaysia Airlines disasters and the conflict in Ukraine, a global survey found Tuesday. Nuke worker death: A worker at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing...

    Russian invasion of Ukraine no surprise to Baltic neighbours, Lithuanian minister says
    Jan21

    Russian invasion of Ukraine no surprise to Baltic neighbours, Lithuanian minister says

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine might have been a surprise to the West. For the countries that border Ukraine, it was anything but. “I hear people saying that what happened, and is still happening in Ukraine, was completely unexpected and unpredictable, that it was a kind of wake up call,” Lithuania’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas told a...

    ‘Russian forces’ attack Ukraine troops in separatist east
    Jan21

    ‘Russian forces’ attack Ukraine troops in separatist east

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian forces of attacking its soldiers after crossing over into the ex-Soviet state’s war-wrecked separatist east in violation of a September truce deal.The charges — met with initial silence by Moscow — should add further tensions to difficult talks in Berlin on Wednesday aimed at...

    Diplomatica
    Jan21

    Diplomatica

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine might have been a surprise to the West. For the countries that border Ukraine, it was anything but. “I hear people saying that what happened, and is still happening in Ukraine, was completely unexpected and unpredictable, that it was a kind of wake up call,” Lithuania’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas told a...

    Icy Faces: Eastern Orthodox Christians Take Chilly Epiphany Plunge
    Jan21

    Icy Faces: Eastern Orthodox Christians Take Chilly Epiphany Plunge

    Eastern Orthodox Christians took an icy plunge on Sunday to mark the Epiphany feast. Thousands of faithful Orthodox Christians in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries shed their clothes and armed themselves with bravery before diving into icy rivers and ponds to participate in the ancient cleansing tradition, RT reports. The ritual commemorates...