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    The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In
    Jan29

    The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In

    GENEVA — As 2015 begins, the values enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are under threat. Around the world, personal liberty, human rights, and democracy are at risk — even in countries that have embraced democratic ideals. The international community is deeply divided, blocking...

    HRW: Security Measures Erode Human Rights Worldwide
    Jan29

    HRW: Security Measures Erode Human Rights Worldwide

    The international organization Human Rights Watch says world governments make a serious mistake when they sacrifice human rights in the name of tightening security measures. In its annual review of global human rights released Thursday, the group said Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Israel and the United States are among the nations using security concerns...

    Georgian FM Says South Ossetia Could Be Annexed Like Crimea
    Jan29

    Georgian FM Says South Ossetia Could Be Annexed Like Crimea

    Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili has warned that Russia could annex the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia as it did Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan29

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine

    Fighting continued Thursday in the northern sector of the former cease-fire line in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive aimed at moving the line farther west. The battle has left Popasna, and many other towns in the Luhansk region, on edge. The mayor says about a quarter of the population of 22,000 has fled, including...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine

    Gorbachev says West has ‘dragged’ Russia into new Cold War that could heat up …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan29

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU agreed Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels.Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War...

    Ukrainians flee frontline town under daily crossfire
    Jan29

    Ukrainians flee frontline town under daily crossfire

    Svitlodarsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Wheeling suitcases and hauling bags, residents of Svitlodarsk peered into a bus departing from this heavily shelled east Ukrainian town. “Is there still room?” one woman asked, anxious to send her teenage son to safety.The town, controlled by Ukrainian government authorities, has been under rocket...

    Russian woman arrested on treason charges after giving Ukraine information about troops’ moves
    Jan29

    Russian woman arrested on treason charges after giving Ukraine information about troops’ moves

    A Russian court has arrested a mother of seven on treason charges for providing Ukraine with information on Russian troop movements. …read more Source: FOX...

    russia ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko
    Jan29

    russia ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko

    A Ukrainian army officer held by Russian authorities was transferred from a prison to a hospital Thursday after losing more than 60 pounds during a hunger strike to challenge her arrest, her lawyer said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    EU Agrees To Extend Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU Agrees To Extend Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

    The European Union has decided to extend until September an initial group of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials due to the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and has plans for further action. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...