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    Twelve civilians, five troops killed in eastern Ukraine fighting
    Jan30

    Twelve civilians, five troops killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine – At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Full-blown fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government forces erupted anew at the start of January following a month of relative tranquility. The city hall in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said Friday...

    Merkel to visit Hungary at time of huge political challenges
    Jan30

    Merkel to visit Hungary at time of huge political challenges

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is traveling to Budapest next week for talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that come at a time of strain between the two nations, with Orban moving closer to Russia and imposing higher taxes and other burdens on German and other foreign companies operating in the country....

    NATO to deploy units to Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria
    Jan30

    NATO to deploy units to Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria

    NATO is deploying small units in six eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    New Clashes in Eastern Ukraine Leave 12 Dead
    Jan30

    New Clashes in Eastern Ukraine Leave 12 Dead

    At least 12 people have died in eastern Ukraine within the past day, in clashes between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia separatists. Local officials said at least seven civilians were among the victims of Friday’s violence, the latest in a month of clashes after a cease-fire ruptured at the beginning of the year. The latest battles have...

    Facing extradition, Israeli ‘sex rabbi’ tells Dutch daily he survived Holocaust
    Jan30

    Facing extradition, Israeli ‘sex rabbi’ tells Dutch daily he survived Holocaust

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A rabbi born in pre-State Israel fighting extradition from Holland over alleged sex crimes told a Dutch daily that he is a Holocaust survivor. Eliezer Berland, a charismatic rabbi from Jerusalem who fled Israel after several women and one minor complained he sexually assaulted them, made the claim in an interview with the Dutch...

    FP’s Situation Report: The Pentagon has a Bergdahl problem; Congress’s make-or-break surveillance moment; American contractors killed in Kabul; and much more from around the word.
    Jan30

    FP’s Situation Report: The Pentagon has a Bergdahl problem; Congress’s make-or-break surveillance moment; American contractors killed in Kabul; and much more from around the word.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Pentagon has a Bowe Bergdahl problem. The Army is deciding whether to charge the former prisoner of war with desertion. Whatever the outcome, critics will slam the White House and revive the controversy over whether President Barack Obama should have traded five detainees for a soldier many believe...

    Russia gives $3 billion Crimea bridge contract to Putin ally
    Jan30

    Russia gives $3 billion Crimea bridge contract to Putin ally

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has awarded the contract for the construction of a $3 billion bridge to Crimea to a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin. In a decree published online Friday, the government said that a company owned by Arkady Rotenberg would be given the commission to build a bridge linking Crimea — the Black Sea...

    12 Civilians, 5 Troops Killed in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 Civilians, 5 Troops Killed in Eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine— At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Full-blown fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government forces erupted anew at the start of January following a month of relative tranquility. The city hall in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said Friday...

    Russian government awards construction of $3 billion bridge to Crimea to Putin ally
    Jan30

    Russian government awards construction of $3 billion bridge to Crimea to Putin ally

    The Russian government has awarded the contract for the construction of a $3 billion bridge to Crimea to a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: FOX...

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Bismarck...