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    UN Says Ukraine Death Toll Above 5,350 After Sharp Escalation
    Feb03

    UN Says Ukraine Death Toll Above 5,350 After Sharp Escalation

    ​A senior UN official says the death toll in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached at least 5,358 and urged all sides to halt a potentially “catastrophic” escalation in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Escalation in Ukraine fighting raises death toll to 5,358: UN
    Feb03

    Escalation in Ukraine fighting raises death toll to 5,358: UN

    The United Nations has raised the death toll from fighting in eastern Ukraine to over 5,350 people and is condemning the high number of civilians killed in the indiscriminate shelling there. …read more Source: CTV...

    Eastern Ukraine artillery fire leaves 8 civilians dead
    Feb03

    Eastern Ukraine artillery fire leaves 8 civilians dead

    Artillery fire in eastern Ukraine has killed at least eight people and wounded 22 others in the past day, rebels in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk said Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Inside the Bloody Battle for Ukraine’s Donetsk Airport
    Feb03

    Inside the Bloody Battle for Ukraine’s Donetsk Airport

    Slavik’s voice was laced with panic. “No one is coming for us. We are surrounded by the enemy,” he had told me over a crackling telephone line. There were, he said, many losses, many soldiers lying on the floor around him – “some dead, some injured. Commanders need to send in reinforcements, or start negotiating a way out.” I would get the...

    FP’s Situation Report: Obama sticks to the Asia pivot; Ukraine rebels prepare for all-out war; Carter would consider troops in Afghanistan; and much more from around the world.
    Feb03

    FP’s Situation Report: Obama sticks to the Asia pivot; Ukraine rebels prepare for all-out war; Carter would consider troops in Afghanistan; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Obama’s $4 trillion budget sticks to the Asia-Pacific pivot. Crises in Ukraine and the Middle East are hot right now. But President Barack Obama’s 2016 spending plan shows that the White House doesn’t believe these problems are lasting. The long-term challenges are in Asia, FP’s Gopal...

    Swastikas again deface Babi Yar memorial monument
    Feb03

    Swastikas again deface Babi Yar memorial monument

    (JTA) — For the third time in recent months, Nazi swastikas were discovered on the Babi Yar memorial monument for Holocaust victims in Kiev. The latest incident was discovered Jan. 30 by employees of the National Historical Memorial Site in Babi Yar, where Nazi troops killed more than 33,000 Jews in 1941. The swastikas were daubed on a monument...

    Ukrainians Bid Tearful Farewell To Singer
    Feb03

    Ukrainians Bid Tearful Farewell To Singer

    Hundreds of Ukrainians gathered to remember singer Andriy Kuzmenko, better known by his stage name Skryabin, who was killed in a car crash on February 2. Police said his car collided with a milk tanker. The 47-year-old was hugely popular in Ukraine, and like many Ukrainian musicians had also been politically active – recently playing a...

    Greece Outlines Debt ‘Menu’ in Bid to Win Over Skeptical Euro Zone
    Feb03

    Greece Outlines Debt ‘Menu’ in Bid to Win Over Skeptical Euro Zone

    Greece’s new government dropped calls for a write-off of its foreign debt and proposed ending a standoff with its official creditors by swapping the debt for growth-linked bonds on Monday, a week after its election on an anti-austerity platform. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in London to reassure private investors that he was not...

    New historical dispute breaks out between Poland, Russia over World War II remembrance in May
    Feb03

    New historical dispute breaks out between Poland, Russia over World War II remembrance in May

    A new dispute concerning World War II remembrance has broken out between Poland and Russia as relations deteriorate between the two neighbors over Russian actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    8 Civilians Killed in Artillery Fire in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb03

    8 Civilians Killed in Artillery Fire in Eastern Ukraine

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine— Artillery fire in eastern Ukraine has killed at least eight people and wounded 22 others in the past day, rebels in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk said Tuesday. Hostilities between the pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government in Kiev resumed with a vengeance in January after a month of relative calm. The...