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    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among other European leaders Tuesday on the anniversary of the death camp’s liberation, his absence coming amid a deep chill between Russia and the West over the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Before and after photos: War reduces Ukraine’s Donetsk airport to rubble
    Jan27

    Before and after photos: War reduces Ukraine’s Donetsk airport to rubble

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Built for almost $1 billion dollars ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship, Donetsk airport — once a shining gem of the regional capital — has been the focus of intense fighting during the conflict in eastern Ukraine since May, as Russian-backed separatist rebels battle Kiev’s government forces for control over its...

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors and world leaders are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among those present. Poland apparently snubbed Putin, failing to send him an invitation. Poland’s government is extremely critical of...

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Jan27

    Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors and world leaders are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among those present. Poland apparently snubbed Putin, failing to send him an invitation. Poland’s government is extremely critical of...

    Moscow and NATO Trade Barbs as Fighting Intensifies in Ukraine
    Jan27

    Moscow and NATO Trade Barbs as Fighting Intensifies in Ukraine

    Clashes continued to escalate in Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas region Monday after a weekend of fierce fighting and shelling in the country’s southeast rendered a five-month-old peace accord all but dead. On Monday, pro-Russian insurgents encircled a government garrison in the town of Debaltseve that lies along a main road and rail route...

    Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm
    Jan27

    Survivors return to Auschwitz, 70 years on, as leaders sound alarm

    Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) – Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday to honour victims and sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.On the eve of the landmark event, which is expected to draw several heads of state, a leading Jewish...

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
    Jan27

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Attack on Ukraine’s Mariupol targeted civilians: UN
    Jan27

    Attack on Ukraine’s Mariupol targeted civilians: UN

    Moscow (AFP) – The UN said a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-Moscow insurgency.A senior UN official told an emergency Security Council meeting that the deadly rocket barrage on the port city of...

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned
    Jan27

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held against a backdrop of hostilities in Ukraine and warnings of a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. The commemoration on Tuesday at the site in southern Poland where the Nazis killed about 1.5...

    Raw grief at Ukraine graves
    Jan27

    Raw grief at Ukraine graves

    Funerals are held in Mariupol, Ukraine, for the 30 people who were killed by a missile strike over the weekend. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports. …read more Source:...