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    Berlin Hosts Ukraine Crisis Meeting
    Jan21

    Berlin Hosts Ukraine Crisis Meeting

    The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine are due to meet on January 21 to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, which has witnessed a spike in fighting in recent days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Keeping Score on Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Jan21

    Keeping Score on Obama’s State of the Union Address

    President Barack Obama spent much of his State of the Union address on Tuesday touting improvements in the United States economy and advocating for new domestic initiatives including free community college and tax cuts for the middle class — ideas that are virtually certain to be dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled Senate and House. When...

    Organizers: Putin’s Chief of Staff to Attend Auschwitz Anniversary
    Jan21

    Organizers: Putin’s Chief of Staff to Attend Auschwitz Anniversary

    The head of President Vladimir Putin’s administration will represent Russia at events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, a spokesman for the organizers said on Tuesday. Heads of state will gather at the site of the Nazi camp near Krakow in southern Poland on Jan. 27 to remember...

    Obama Says ‘Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed’
    Jan21

    Obama Says ‘Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed’

    In his annual State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama has announced after years of war and recession, “the shadow of crisis has passed, and the state of the union is strong.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Drone shows wrecked airport
    Jan21

    Drone shows wrecked airport

    The airport in Donetsk was once a badge of pride for Ukraine. Fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine has left it devastated. Matthew Chance reports. …read more Source:...

    Barack Obama: ‘Tonight, we turn the page’
    Jan21

    Barack Obama: ‘Tonight, we turn the page’

    (Mandal Ngan, AP Photo) Text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice-President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that...

    Watch (and Read) Live: The State of the Union
    Jan21

    Watch (and Read) Live: The State of the Union

    President Obama goes before the nation Tuesday to deliver his seventh State of the Union address. Watch live here: The full text of the president’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror...

    Kateryna Bilyk, Ukrainian grandmother dubbed ‘The Punisher,’ trains for pro-Russian separatists
    Jan21

    Kateryna Bilyk, Ukrainian grandmother dubbed ‘The Punisher,’ trains for pro-Russian separatists

    A 68-year-old math teacher in western Ukraine has taken part in volunteer training to take on pro-Russian separatists, should the day arrive. In a YouTube video posted Jan. 17 by Ukraine Today, Ekaterina Bilyik, nicknamed “The Punisher,” bounds with a rifle in hand. She and other volunteers are … …read more Source: The...

    State Of The Union Live Blog: Updates From Obama’s 2015 SOTU Address
    Jan21

    State Of The Union Live Blog: Updates From Obama’s 2015 SOTU Address

    President Barack Obama was poised Tuesday to deliver his sixth State of the Union address amid improving public approval ratings and growing international tensions over terrorism, the global economy and Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. Obama’s speech was largely expected to focus on domestic affairs, including the president’s...

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians
    Jan21

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. AP reporters saw the bodies of two people who were killed while waiting for a bus in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. Separatist authorities said another person died from an...