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    Rebel leader: No Ukraine truce
    Jan23

    Rebel leader: No Ukraine truce

    A leader of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region says he is not interested in a truce with the Ukrainian government in Kiev because his troops are on the offensive. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Mount New Offensive on Ukraine-Held Territory
    Jan23

    Pro-Russian Rebels Mount New Offensive on Ukraine-Held Territory

    The ceasefire between the government of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist fighters in the country’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions has collapsed as fighting between the two sides took a new turn today, with rebels mounting an offensive on territories currently held by Ukraine. Kiev-loyal forces are preparing to repel advancing...

    Rebel chief announces new offensive in Ukraine
    Jan23

    Rebel chief announces new offensive in Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykDONETSK, Ukraine, Jan. 23 (UPI) — A pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine rejected future peace talks Friday, saying as an escalation in the military conflict could be expected. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russians Will ‘Eat Less’ for Putin, Says Top Official
    Jan23

    Russians Will ‘Eat Less’ for Putin, Says Top Official

    DAVOS, Switzerland— Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin’s support. Russia has for the past year been sliding into recession amid a slump in...

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions
    Jan23

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions

    Rebel leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic said he will push the front so far back that no Ukrainian artillery will be able to fall on the city …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine rebels hint at major offensive
    Jan23

    Ukraine rebels hint at major offensive

    Pro-Russian separatist leader rejects peace efforts, vows to claim new ground as death toll tops 5,000 …read more Source:...

    How your brain heals itself
    Jan23

    How your brain heals itself

    Photograph by Jaime Hogge A South African man with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that often leaves its sufferers immobile, walks his symptoms into submission. A Broadway singer, silenced for 30 years by multiple sclerosis, recovers his voice. And in California, a psychiatrist and pain specialist rids himself of 13 years of...

    The Best Pictures of the Week: Jan. 16 – Jan. 23
    Jan23

    The Best Pictures of the Week: Jan. 16 – Jan. 23

    From escalating violence in eastern Ukraine and a thousands strong march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala. to priests photographing Pope Francis in the Philippines and a surprising, glowing seascape in Hong Kong, TIME presents the best pictures of the week. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Moscow rebel faction snubs further cease-fire talks in tense eastern Ukraine
    Jan23

    Pro-Moscow rebel faction snubs further cease-fire talks in tense eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk will not initiate further cease-fire talks with Ukraine and plan to expand battles for new territory, their leader was quoted as saying Friday in warnings that all but ensure fresh confrontations in eastern Ukraine.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: Rebels Reject Ceasefire, Go On Offensive
    Jan23

    Ukraine Crisis Update: Rebels Reject Ceasefire, Go On Offensive

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have rebuffed a ceasefire plan proposed by Ukrainian and Russian negotiators and will press forward with an offensive, a rebel leader said Friday. Rebel fighters just one day earlier pushed Ukrainian forces back from Donetsk’s airport, which was the scene of brutal combat between both sides this week....