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    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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Opposition day motions tilt toward campaigning, away from oversight
    Feb03

    Opposition day motions tilt toward campaigning, away from oversight

    It has become a weekly, sometimes daily, Commons ritual: An opposition MP implores Speaker Andrew Scheer to schedule an emergency debate on a matter of urgent public business — the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, say, or a particularly persistent supply chain problem affecting grain farmers in Western Canada. After allowing the MP a few minutes to...

    NATO’s leader to meet Russia’s foreign minister for 1st time
    Feb03

    NATO’s leader to meet Russia’s foreign minister for 1st time

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Russia’s foreign minister for the first time — an encounter that comes as relations between Moscow and the West have plunged to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said Tuesday that Stoltenberg and Sergey Lavrov, the...