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    Rebels in eastern Ukraine claim control of big prize: The out-of-service airport
    Jan16

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine claim control of big prize: The out-of-service airport

    Russian-backed separatists on Friday claimed control over the entirety of the long-contested and devastated Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, shattering hopes for any lasting peace deal. “Today, we can speak about control over the territory of Donetsk airport and its surroundings,” read a statement by the military authorities of the...

    Photos of the Week: 1/10-1/16
    Jan16

    Photos of the Week: 1/10-1/16

    This week we have images of the “no pants” subway ride in Mexico City and New York, fish collected from an abandoned department store in Bangkok, Pope Francis on a week-long Asian tour, Ukraine’s festival of Malanka, snowy surfing in Northern Ireland, and much more.This article was originally published at...

    Lithuania Begins Trial of Two Alleged Spies With Suspected Links to Russia
    Jan16

    Lithuania Begins Trial of Two Alleged Spies With Suspected Links to Russia

    The Vilnius District Court in the Lithuanian capital has heard the cases of at least two alleged Belarusian spies on Friday, both also under investigation for ties to Russian intelligence, Baltic news agency Delfi reported. The first alleged spy, 28-year-old Lithuanian military medic Andrejus Ošurkovas, who was arrested in January last year, is...

    EU Considers Bigger Loan for Ukraine
    Jan16

    EU Considers Bigger Loan for Ukraine

    European Union governments are considering increasing the amount the bloc lends to Ukraine in the medium term. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Health Of Hunger-Striking Ukrainian Pilot Said To Be ‘Deteriorating’
    Jan16

    Health Of Hunger-Striking Ukrainian Pilot Said To Be ‘Deteriorating’

    A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot held in Russia on charges of complicity in the murder of two journalists, say her health is declining. Savchenko has been on hunger strike for more than four weeks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Could Soon Run Multiple Ukraine-Sized Operations
    Jan16

    Russia Could Soon Run Multiple Ukraine-Sized Operations

    Russia is working to develop within a few years the capability to threaten several neighbors at once on the scale of its present operation in Ukraine, a senior American general said. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Kazakhstan holds military drills intended to simulate response to “separatists”
    Jan16

    Kazakhstan holds military drills intended to simulate response to “separatists”

    Kazakhstan is conducting military drills simulating a response to a would-be separatist threat amid jitters over the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian-Backed Rebels Claim to Have Control of Strategic Donetsk Airport
    Jan16

    Russian-Backed Rebels Claim to Have Control of Strategic Donetsk Airport

    Central government officials, however, deny that the long-sought prize in the continuing battle in eastern Ukraine has fallen. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to “separatists”
    Jan16

    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to “separatists”

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan is conducting military drills simulating a response to a would-be separatist threat amid jitters over the Ukrainian crisis. The Defense Ministry said Friday the three-day exercise was prompted by “geopolitical changes,” but didn’t elaborate. Under the scenario, Kazakh troops thwart an incursion by “extremists,...

    Bloodshed mounts in eastern Ukraine
    Jan16

    Bloodshed mounts in eastern Ukraine

    Ongoing fight for airport in rebel territory dims prospects as Ukraine and Russia hope to begin peace talks …read more Source:...