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    Ukraine’s parliament calls for Russia, France, Germany to aid freeing pilot held by Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine’s parliament calls for Russia, France, Germany to aid freeing pilot held by Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament is calling on the leaders of Russia, Germany and France to make efforts to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Bus Attack Kills 10 as Airport Battle Worsens
    Jan13

    Ukraine Bus Attack Kills 10 as Airport Battle Worsens

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – A passenger bus came under heavy fire in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, Ukrainian authorities said, and fighting intensified around the international airport in the city of Donetsk as separatists tried to oust government forces. The latest violence flared after Russia, Ukraine, France...

    Ukraine’s Donbass and Jim Crow — A Poor Analogy
    Jan13

    Ukraine’s Donbass and Jim Crow — A Poor Analogy

    In his WorldPost essay titled “Ukraine’s Donbas Is Like America’s Deep South,” Dr. Alexander Motyl presents the reader with a depiction of the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk (Donbass) and Crimea and concludes that their people have “proven to be the most reactionary, intolerant and illiberal...

    Civilians killed in rebel shelling of Ukrainian military checkpoint, officials say
    Jan13

    Civilians killed in rebel shelling of Ukrainian military checkpoint, officials say

    Bus driving near an army checkpoint in eastern Ukraine hit by a rebel shell, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding 13, local officials say. …read more Source: Toronto...

    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue
    Jan13

    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday reinforced Western assistance for war-torn Ukraine by promising up to $2 billion in loan guarantees if that effort is matched by economic and political reforms in Kiev. The U.S. State Department said it intends to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees in the first half of 2015 and an additional $1...

    Ukraine truce staggering as bus attack kills 11
    Jan13

    Ukraine truce staggering as bus attack kills 11

    Across Donetsk, explosions and the sound of shells whistling overhead are unnerving the population …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Kim Jong-Un May Have Just Accepted Putin’s Invitation To Visit Moscow
    Jan13

    Kim Jong-Un May Have Just Accepted Putin’s Invitation To Visit Moscow

    Kim Jong-Un may take his first ever foreign visit as Supreme Leader of North Korea, NK News reports citing a South Korean diplomatic source that spoke to the Yonhap News Agency. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim in December to Moscow next May to participate in the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. If Kim does accept...

    Ukraine bus attack kills 11, could herald grim future as truce staggers
    Jan13

    Ukraine bus attack kills 11, could herald grim future as truce staggers

    An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine Tuesday killed 11 people, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. …read more Source: CTV...

    Nazi-Era German Word ‘Luegenpresse’ Makes a Comeback
    Jan13

    Nazi-Era German Word ‘Luegenpresse’ Makes a Comeback

    BERLIN (Reuters) – A German linguists’ panel has chosen a Nazi-era term “Luegenpresse” (lying press), which anti-immigrant protesters have revived and shouted at the media, as the country’s non-word of the year. Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the demands – an end to multiculturalism – of the...

    Oil dives close to six-year lows; European stocks rise
    Jan13

    Oil dives close to six-year lows; European stocks rise

    London (AFP) – Oil prices tumbled towards six-year lows Tuesday on global oversupply and after OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia said the era of $100 crude was over, analysts said. Brent crude for February delivery fell as low as $46.40 per barrel — the lowest since March 2009 — and US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for the...