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    Putin is playing out his childhood nightmare
    Jan30

    Putin is playing out his childhood nightmare

    The Russian president is stepping up both the war in Ukraine and his confrontational rhetoric against NATO and the West In a book of interviews published when he first became Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin told a story of his early scares: a rat he had cornered had nowhere to go and jumped out at him. Having pushed himself into a...

    Ukraine to ask U.N. to call Russia a terrorism sponsor
    Jan30

    Ukraine to ask U.N. to call Russia a terrorism sponsor

    Ukraine will submit draft resolution to U.N. General Assembly soon. …read more Source: USA...

    Bodies on the Street as at Least 6 Killed in Donetsk Shelling
    Jan30

    Bodies on the Street as at Least 6 Killed in Donetsk Shelling

    Engulfed in grief in Donetsk. Bodies in the street as at least six people are killed after shelling strikes near a trolley bus and cultural center in Ukraine’s rebel-held city. The separatist administration in the city says at least at least seven people were killed. A witness describes panic in the streets. …read more Source: The...

    Donetsk People’s Republic Has ‘Full Support of Texas’, Says Pro-Russian Rebel
    Jan30

    Donetsk People’s Republic Has ‘Full Support of Texas’, Says Pro-Russian Rebel

    The self-proclaimed foreign minister for the pro-Russian separatist group the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), which is currently battling Kiev’s forces in eastern Ukraine, has announced plans to host a “summit of unrecognized states” such as Flanders, the Basque country and Texas in a video initially broadcast on the local...

    Russian activist charged with treason after phoning Ukrainian embassy
    Jan30

    Russian activist charged with treason after phoning Ukrainian embassy

    VYAZMA, Russia – Nine months after Russian activist Svetlana Davydova called the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn that Russian soldiers were making their way to Ukraine, an investigator with an order for her arrest showed up at her door. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
    Jan30

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed. Five people were killed as they were waiting for...

    Fighting kills at least12 civilians in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    Fighting kills at least12 civilians in eastern Ukraine

    Five people were killed as they were waiting for humanitarian aid outside a community centre …read more Source: Toronto...

    Kerry to Visit Ukraine, Germany
    Jan30

    Kerry to Visit Ukraine, Germany

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks with officials, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday that Kerry will travel to Kyiv, where he will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The meeting comes amid heightened tensions...

    Met Opera: Love and Obsession in ‘Iolanta’ and ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’
    Jan30

    Met Opera: Love and Obsession in ‘Iolanta’ and ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

    At first thought, the heroines of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common. But as the Metropolitan Opera’s snow-delayed opening of those two seemingly disparate one-acts showed, both are simply looking for love in a couple of very unlikely places, especially in the...

    The Horrific History of Ghost Town Oradour-sur-Glane Haunts Us Still
    Jan30

    The Horrific History of Ghost Town Oradour-sur-Glane Haunts Us Still

    In 1944, nearly every man, child, and woman in Oradour-sur-Glane, France, was massacred. Its empty buildings and still streets remain as a reminder of the horror. Some continue to this day to seek justice against the German SS soldiers responsible—soldiers who were then 18 or 19, and now are close to 90. 642 people were killed, including 254...