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    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions
    Jan23

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions

    Rebel leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic said he will push the front so far back that no Ukrainian artillery will be able to fall on the city …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine rebels hint at major offensive
    Jan23

    Ukraine rebels hint at major offensive

    Pro-Russian separatist leader rejects peace efforts, vows to claim new ground as death toll tops 5,000 …read more Source:...

    The Best Pictures of the Week: Jan. 16 – Jan. 23
    Jan23

    The Best Pictures of the Week: Jan. 16 – Jan. 23

    From escalating violence in eastern Ukraine and a thousands strong march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala. to priests photographing Pope Francis in the Philippines and a surprising, glowing seascape in Hong Kong, TIME presents the best pictures of the week. …read more Source:...

    How your brain heals itself
    Jan23

    How your brain heals itself

    Photograph by Jaime Hogge A South African man with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that often leaves its sufferers immobile, walks his symptoms into submission. A Broadway singer, silenced for 30 years by multiple sclerosis, recovers his voice. And in California, a psychiatrist and pain specialist rids himself of 13 years of...

    Pro-Moscow rebel faction snubs further cease-fire talks in tense eastern Ukraine
    Jan23

    Pro-Moscow rebel faction snubs further cease-fire talks in tense eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk will not initiate further cease-fire talks with Ukraine and plan to expand battles for new territory, their leader was quoted as saying Friday in warnings that all but ensure fresh confrontations in eastern Ukraine.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    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...

    Politicians Do Not Usually Brandish Big Chunks of Metal When Giving Speeches
    Jan23

    Politicians Do Not Usually Brandish Big Chunks of Metal When Giving Speeches

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, did just that at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. He had brought with him a bit of a bus destroyed in shelling that killed 13 civilians last week in the east of the country. …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...