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    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers
    Feb11

    Key sticking points in Ukraine peace talks: borders/buffers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Significant differences remain between Ukraine and Russia as their leaders gather for crucial talks that aim to end the fighting between the Russian-backed separatists and government forces that has torn up eastern Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    French, German, Ukraine Leaders to Hold a ‘Short Talk’ Before Meeting Putin
    Feb11

    French, German, Ukraine Leaders to Hold a ‘Short Talk’ Before Meeting Putin

    French President Francois Hollande, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko will hold a “short talk” before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Minsk, a source in the French delegation said. …read more Source:...

    5 more killed in Ukraine fighting as leaders head to peace talks
    Feb11

    5 more killed in Ukraine fighting as leaders head to peace talks

    Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine hoping to achieve peace to end conflict that has claimed 5,300 lives since April. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke disaster?
    Feb11

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke disaster?

    Harlan Ullman It appears that the United States, possibly with NATO allies, may soon embark on providing arms to Ukraine to help Kiev counter Russian and separatist aggression in the east. …read more Source: United Press...

    Pilot Warns of ‘Great Danger’ As ISIS Fire on Baghdad Flights
    Feb11

    Pilot Warns of ‘Great Danger’ As ISIS Fire on Baghdad Flights

    A former Iraqi Airways captain has resigned due to the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) militants shooting at flights arriving and departing from Baghdad International Airport, it has been revealed. The pilot, speaking on condition of anonymity and who is now working for a rival airline, explained the reasons for his resignation in an email seen by...

    Jewish woman killed by shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb11

    Jewish woman killed by shelling in eastern Ukraine

    (JTA) — A Jewish woman was killed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk when shells fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit her home. Irina Gregoryivna Shelkayeba, a retiree, was killed Tuesday night, Donetsk community chairman Yehuda Kelerman told JTA. She will be buried Thursday in the Jewish cemetery of Donetsk, Kelerman confirmed. The attack...

    Putin’s Push for Peace Renews Hopes for a Ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb11

    Putin’s Push for Peace Renews Hopes for a Ceasefire in Ukraine

    Throughout the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has tried hard to keep himself apart from the warring sides. He has neither met publicly with the leaders of Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatist rebellion nor engaged in a formal round of peace talks with their enemies in the Ukrainian government. The Kremlin, he...

    Ukraine fighting shifts to Mariupol as diplomats meet
    Feb11

    Ukraine fighting shifts to Mariupol as diplomats meet

    Ed AdamczykMARIUPOL, Ukraine, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Heavy fighting continued in eastern Ukraine Wednesday as separatist rebels approached the port city of Mariupol and a summit conference was convened. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Sees Boost Ahead of Talks
    Feb11

    Russia Sees Boost Ahead of Talks

    The aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus to efforts to bring it to an end. Even Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov talking of hopes of progress ahead of the latest peace talks – if the...

    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting
    Feb11

    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting

    MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, with Ukraine’s pro-Moscow separatists tightening the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison. …read more Source: The Toronto...