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    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel
    Feb02

    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel

    The White House says President Barack Obama will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Monday at the White House. It says the two leaders plan to meet in the Oval Office followed by a working lunch to discuss a wide range of topics, including Ukraine, the fight against terrorism and Islamic State, and Afghanistan and Iran. They will also talk...

    Ukrainian Troops Fight to Avoid Being Surrounded by Russia-Backed Rebels
    Feb02

    Ukrainian Troops Fight to Avoid Being Surrounded by Russia-Backed Rebels

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine—Ukrainian troops battled Monday to repel waves of Russia-backed separatists trying to surround a strategic railway hub in eastern Ukraine, while in an ominous sign for peace efforts, the rebels announced plans to boost the size of their armed forces. Elsewhere, the rebel stronghold of Donetsk came under heavy, sustained...

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army
    Feb02

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilization and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying the...

    Dictatorship ain’t what it used to be
    Feb02

    Dictatorship ain’t what it used to be

    The concept of dictatorship is badly in need of revision. The old model of remote tyrants inflicting arbitrary, often eccentric, edicts on their cowed or indoctrinated subjects, with few constraints on their behavior and few threats to their survival, no longer applies. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad are two of...

    Ukrainian troops repel rebels trying to surround key rail hub
    Feb02

    Ukrainian troops repel rebels trying to surround key rail hub

    Ukrainian troops battled Monday to repel waves of Russian-backed separatists trying to surround a strategic railway hub in eastern Ukraine, while in an ominous sign for peace efforts, the rebels announced plans to boost the size of their armed forces. …read more Source: CTV...

    Israel at a Turning Point
    Feb02

    Israel at a Turning Point

    The news today about Israel is often negative. While 135 nations have recognized a Palestinian state, the PLO has gained admission to the International Criminal Court where it wants Israel to be found guilty of war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A recent study found that the State Department has cited Israel as the #4 state in the world...

    Obama Reconsidering Lethal Assistance To Ukraine
    Feb02

    Obama Reconsidering Lethal Assistance To Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is reconsidering sending lethal assistance to Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday, but continues to have concerns about taking that step.This official, who requested anonymity to speak because the person wasn’t authorized to talk publicly about internal deliberations, said the...

    White House Keeping Options Open In Ukraine
    Feb02

    White House Keeping Options Open In Ukraine

    The New York Times reported that administration and military officials are edging toward providing “defensive” arms to Ukrainian forces. …read more Source:...

    5 Ukrainian soldiers die in east Ukraine fighting
    Feb02

    5 Ukrainian soldiers die in east Ukraine fighting

    5 Ukrainian troops killed as fighting continues for key eastern railway hub …read more Source:...

    Crimean Tatars Oppose Stalin-Churchill-Roosevelt Monument
    Feb02

    Crimean Tatars Oppose Stalin-Churchill-Roosevelt Monument

    Crimean Tatars protested a decision by the annexed region’s Kremlin-backed government to erect a monument to Josef Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...