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    Report: Georgian MPs Support New Law To Punish Those Fighting Abroad
    Jan19

    Report: Georgian MPs Support New Law To Punish Those Fighting Abroad

    Georgian lawmakers from both the ruling coalition and the opposition have expressed their support for proposed new legislation that will make fighting in, or calling on others to fight in, illegal armed groups abroad punishable by a prison term. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Apple Ends Its Relationship With Developers In Crimea (AAPL)
    Jan19

    Apple Ends Its Relationship With Developers In Crimea (AAPL)

    Apple has sent out emails to app developers in Crimea telling them that they can no longer develop iPhone apps, TechCrunch reports. The move is based on new US sanctions against Crimea, the Russian-annexed area of Ukraine, which stop US companies from importing goods or services from the region. The US sanctions mean that it’s illegal for...

    Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Battle for Donetsk Airport
    Jan19

    Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Battle for Donetsk Airport

    Intense fighting between government and pro-Russian separatist forces continued Monday in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    EU Maintains Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Conflict Rages
    Jan19

    EU Maintains Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Conflict Rages

    BRUSSELS—The European Union foreign ministers are ruling out any immediate easing of sanctions against Russia as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Monday that since the fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine had intensified, “this is no...

    Dashed Hopes in Gay Ukraine
    Jan19

    Dashed Hopes in Gay Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — It was a quiet evening in late autumn, perfect for going to the movies. Kiev’s Zhovten (October) theater, the oldest one in the city and a favorite with art-movie buffs, was showing a new French film called Les Nuits d’Été (Summer Nights), about a married man in 1950s France who leads a perfectly normal life — except...

    Ukraine continues battling for control of airport against rebel forces
    Jan19

    Ukraine continues battling for control of airport against rebel forces

    Andrew V. PestanoDONETSK, Ukraine, Jan. 19 (UPI) — The battle for the strategic airport in Donetsk, Ukraine, has escalated between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebel forces. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine and rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine and rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    After days of intense fighting, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday they had seized control of Donetsk airport once again. The Ukrainian military denied this but acknowledged that the fighting for the… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Crimea Faces Challenges as Part of Russia
    Jan19

    Crimea Faces Challenges as Part of Russia

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea—Crimea, promised Russian President Vladimir Putin, “will be a home to all the peoples living there.” Yet 10 months since the Kremlin tore up the map of Europe and seized the strategic Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, many of Crimea’s 2.2 million inhabitants face a future rife with uncertainty and present-day hardships...

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
    Jan19

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Mixing pro-Islamic chants and anti-Western rhetoric, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov criticized Europe to...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim control of Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim control of Donetsk airport

    After days of intense fighting, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday they had seized control of Donetsk airport once again. The Ukrainian military denied this but acknowledged that the fighting for the rubble-strewn trophy had been fierce. …read more Source: CTV...