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    Greek government set for first talks with eurozone partners
    Jan30

    Greek government set for first talks with eurozone partners

    Athens (AFP) – Greece’s new anti-austerity government is set to hold its first talks Friday with its eurozone partners about its ambitions to secure a reduction in the massive debts linked to its 240-billion-euro ($269 billion) international bailout.But the talks come hot on the heels of a warning by the European Union and Germany...

    Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev separately warn about Ukraine crisis blowing out of control
    Jan30

    Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev separately warn about Ukraine crisis blowing out of control

    As Russian-backed rebels scored another victory is Eastern Ukraine Thursday, two giants of 20th-century geopolitics issued separate warnings about the crisis, suggesting it could evolve into a deeper, direct conflict between the United States and Russia with dangerous consequences. Testifying at a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing,...

    EU moves toward tougher Russian penalties over Ukraine conflict
    Jan30

    EU moves toward tougher Russian penalties over Ukraine conflict

    BERLIN — European Union governments moved toward imposing further economic sanctions on Russia, casting a pall over plans to resume talks Friday in Belarus over the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    EU Extends Targeted Sanctions on Russia
    Jan30

    EU Extends Targeted Sanctions on Russia

    European Union foreign ministers agreed Thursday to extend by six months targeted sanctions against individuals and companies in Russia and eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions
    Jan30

    Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions

    Minsk (AFP) – Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe are set to hold fresh peace talks Friday in a bid to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels, with tensions running high after the EU hit Moscow with more sanctions.The talks in Belarus’s capital Minsk will bring together the contact group of...

    Russia sanctions fail to stop Ukraine fighting
    Jan30

    Russia sanctions fail to stop Ukraine fighting

    The Obama administration condemned new attacks by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine Thursday, and the European Union extended sanctions against Moscow and its allies because of the continued fighting. “We have shown that the EU is ready to take further measures,” EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said at a meeting …...

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda
    Jan30

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda

    As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin faces international pressure over Ukraine and a failing economy, unofficial domestic groups are rallying to his support. One such youth organization, CET, or Network, uses creative multimedia to appeal to Russia’s urban youth with patriotic propaganda. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports....

    Russian power struggle: Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite?
    Jan30

    Russian power struggle: Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite?

    Russia faces an economic crisis, but with the ruble falling, the superwealthy are buying the latest luxury cars and may end up being the source of President Vladimir Putin’s biggest power struggle, the CBC’s Susan Ormiston reports from Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace
    Jan30

    Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace

    Britain summoned Russia’s ambassador Thursday to explain why two Russian Bear long-range bombers flew close to British airspace, forcing British authorities to divert civil aircraft. The Foreign Office said in a statement that Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept the Russian bombers, which were in a “U.K. area of...

    New recruits tearfully waved off in Kiev
    Jan30

    New recruits tearfully waved off in Kiev

    Tearful scenes play out at a recruiting office in Kiev as dozens of reservists were called up to participate in the fighting in the east of Ukraine. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...