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    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’
    Jan14

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that a new round of peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine could take place soon, as the country’s prime minister and parliament urged the international community to designate the Russia-backed separatists’ self-proclaimed republics as “terrorist organizations.”...

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine
    Jan14

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Dudareva’s voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in … …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Terror Attacks in France: Sanity and Decency in Terrible Times
    Jan14

    Terror Attacks in France: Sanity and Decency in Terrible Times

    The terror attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7 which killed 12 people in a military style assault was followed by two other attacks causing the death of five more people. The victims were Jewish, Muslim, atheistic or Christian, French and non French. The immediate reaction of a huge majority of people in France was to...

    Ukraine’s president calls attention to crisis in east with #JeSuisVolnovakha campaign
    Jan14

    Ukraine’s president calls attention to crisis in east with #JeSuisVolnovakha campaign

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 14 (UPI) — President Petro Poroshenko asked the international community on Wednesday to express solidarity with Ukraine following a deadly attack on a bus near Volnovakha. …read more Source: United Press...

    Pro-Russian Forces Enter Donetsk Airport As Ukrainian Military Loses Ground
    Jan14

    Pro-Russian Forces Enter Donetsk Airport As Ukrainian Military Loses Ground

    The Ukrainian military has lost part of Donetsk airport Wednesday after four days of intense artillery bombardment from advancing pro-Russian fighters, according to reports from the Ukrainian Independent Information Agency (UNIAN), citing Hromadske TV, a Ukrainian television channel. …read more Source: International Business...

    Interim NATO rapid-response force of several thousand now active
    Jan14

    Interim NATO rapid-response force of several thousand now active

    BERLIN – NATO’s interim agile expeditionary force is now active but planning continues for a permanent “spearhead” unit, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin the interim force is made up of troops from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and “some others.” NATO said it had...

    Sweden Confirms It Launched A Second Hunt For A Suspected Russian Submarine In October
    Jan14

    Sweden Confirms It Launched A Second Hunt For A Suspected Russian Submarine In October

    Sweden’s military spokesman confirmed on Jan. 11 that the country had carried out a second search for a suspected Russian submarine just shortly after a high-profile sub hunt concluded in late October. Military spokesman Jesper Tengroth confirmed that Sweden carried out a second search for a Russian submarine on Oct. 31, 2014. This second...

    NATO’s Rapid-Response Force Now Operational
    Jan14

    NATO’s Rapid-Response Force Now Operational

    BERLIN—NATO’s secretary-general says a core version of the alliance’s new agile expeditionary force is now operational. Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that the interim force is made up of troops from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and “some others.” He says “an interim solution is in place and we are focused...

    Russia Delays Mistral Legal Action Against France Until February
    Jan14

    Russia Delays Mistral Legal Action Against France Until February

    Russia has delayed legal action against France for its failure to deliver the Vladivostok helicopter-landing ship until February, according to a Wednesday report from the RIA Novosti news agency. The ship, which is the first of two contracted to be built by French defense company DCNS for the Russian navy, was delayed amid escalating...

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens
    Jan14

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens

    Russia’s finance minister called on Wednesday for a cut in planned spending to weather an economic crisis, warning of a more than $45 billion drop in revenues this year if the average oil price is $50 a barrel. In comments underlining the government’s growing concern at the downturn, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said all budget...