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    Welcome to Obama Land
    Feb06

    Welcome to Obama Land

    Since 2008, Barack Obama has struggled with how precisely to define his presidency. Was he the risk-ready transformer his base hoped for and his opponents feared? The hope-and-change candidate who promised to move beyond Washington’s partisan, shark-infested waters? Or was he the risk-averse transactor who by 2014 was talking more soberly...

    Rebels, Ukraine govt forces jointly evacuate war-hit town
    Feb06

    Rebels, Ukraine govt forces jointly evacuate war-hit town

    In the freezing, muddy winter that plagues eastern Ukraine, dozens of buses rolled down a highway Friday, bringing a glimmer of hope to those trapped for weeks in the crossfire of a relentless war. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Ukrainian forces, rebels evacuate war-torn town of Debaltseve
    Feb06

    Ukrainian forces, rebels evacuate war-torn town of Debaltseve

    Pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian authorities sent in buses Friday to remove civilians from the epicentre of fighting in the town of Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine
    Feb06

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande were heading to Moscow on Friday to press for peace in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels were fighting government troops. The United States has been reconsidering whether to provide Ukraine defensive weapons and other lethal aid since the recent spike in violence...

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine
    Feb06

    Biden casts doubt on Putin’s peace commitment in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is questioning the willingness of Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek peace in Ukraine as the leaders of Germany and France are seeking such a deal in Moscow…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Diplomatic push for Ukraine peace focus at Munich conference
    Feb06

    Diplomatic push for Ukraine peace focus at Munich conference

    MUNICH (AP) — Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are converging on Munich for a security conference that comes amid a frantic diplomatic push to end the violence in eastern Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukrainian Authorities, Rebels Evacuate Civilians from Front Line Town
    Feb06

    Ukrainian Authorities, Rebels Evacuate Civilians from Front Line Town

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Gleb Garanich DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Convoys of buses carrying many local residents to safety left the besieged town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine on Friday as government forces kept up artillery fire to defend their positions against pro-Russian separatists. The two convoys of empty buses, one of around 20...

    Reporter’s Notebook: E. Ukraine Remains an Open Wound
    Feb06

    Reporter’s Notebook: E. Ukraine Remains an Open Wound

    Editor’s note: VOA’s London-based senior foreign correspondent, Al Pessin, spent six days in eastern Ukraine last week reporting on the Ukrainian military, frontline villages and towns, refugees and efforts to care for wounded troops. A thick layer of ice and a thin layer of snow cover much of eastern Ukraine. But it’s melting,...

    Russia Cannot ‘Redraw the Map of Europe,’ Biden Says
    Feb06

    Russia Cannot ‘Redraw the Map of Europe,’ Biden Says

    Joe Biden warned Friday that Russia “cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe” and that Ukraine was suffering a “military onslaught” from Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Australian PM to Face Leadership Vote After Party-Room Revolt
    Feb06

    Australian PM to Face Leadership Vote After Party-Room Revolt

    Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he will fight a challenge to his leadership at a party-room meeting next week after disgruntled government lawmakers on Friday sought to oust him following weeks of divisive speculation. A member of Abbott’s ruling conservative Liberal Party, Western Australian MP Luke Simpkins, sent an...