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    Nearly 500 miners trapped in east Ukraine: ministry
    Jan26

    Nearly 500 miners trapped in east Ukraine: ministry

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine’s war-torn east were trapped on Monday after their pit lost power when a shell hit a regional electric substation.The accident occurred in rebel-controlled Donetsk city’s Zasyadko coal mine — one of eastern Europe’s largest, where the same type of incident...

    FP’s Situation Report: Internal U.S. dispute stymies U.N. push for South Sudan arms ban; Chaos reigns in northern Nigeria; Greek elections cast doubt on Europe’s future; and more from around the world.
    Jan26

    FP’s Situation Report: Internal U.S. dispute stymies U.N. push for South Sudan arms ban; Chaos reigns in northern Nigeria; Greek elections cast doubt on Europe’s future; and more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat An internal Obama administration squabble stalls U.N. efforts to ban weapons shipments to South Sudan. Foreign allies and even some top U.S. officials have for months sought to slap an arms embargo on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his security forces, who are suspected of killing thousands of...

    Mediating Mass Murder
    Jan26

    Mediating Mass Murder

    Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudan’s president, founding father, and long-time darling of Washington’s political class, stands accused of presiding over security forces responsible for killing thousands of civilians in a 13-month long civil war that has heightened fears of genocide and fueled international calls for the imposition of a...

    Armed Men Surround Crimean Tatar Television Channel
    Jan26

    Armed Men Surround Crimean Tatar Television Channel

    Armed, masked men in unmarked military clothing have surrounded the headquarters of the only television channel broadcasting in the Crimean Tatar language on the annexed Black Sea peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title
    Jan26

    Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

    Doral (United States) (AFP) – Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida.The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second...

    Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Past 24 Hours: Kiev Military
    Jan26

    Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Past 24 Hours: Kiev Military

    (Reuters) – Seven Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 24 wounded in fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Monday. Fighting in eastern Ukraine is at its worst level since a ceasefire was agreed last September. The rebels have launched an offensive on the...

    Seven Soldiers Killed in Ukraine
    Jan26

    Seven Soldiers Killed in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military said Monday seven of its soldiers have been killed in the past day during fighting in the separatist, war-torn eastern region. Officials say at least 24 soldiers have been wounded in the violence. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels in recent days has been at the worst level since agreement on a...

    Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine
    Jan26

    Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency has fallen by more than 3 percent after escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine
    Jan26

    Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine

    The Russian currency, buffeted by Western sanctions and plummeting oil prices, has already lost about half its value in the past year. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Russian ruble tumbles after violence in eastern Ukraine escalates and oil continues to drop
    Jan26

    Russian ruble tumbles after violence in eastern Ukraine escalates and oil continues to drop

    The Russian currency has fallen by more than 3 percent after escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. …read more Source: FOX...