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    Russian-backed Ukraine rebels overrun another town in east
    Jan29

    Russian-backed Ukraine rebels overrun another town in east

    Military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said the separatist forces, backed by tanks, attacked the town of Vuhlehirsk on Thursday and government troops were fighting to push them out. September’s cease-fire deal signed in the Bealarusian capital, Minsk, envisaged a pullback of heavy weapons and other steps to end hostilities in eastern...

    Greece Is Quickly Turning Into Europe’s Worst Nightmare
    Jan29

    Greece Is Quickly Turning Into Europe’s Worst Nightmare

    Greece is quickly turning into a nightmare for Europe. Syriza, the radical left-wing political party which won the Greek parliamentary elections over the weekend, surprised the EU by challenging economic reforms as well as the sanctions imposed on Russia. Berlin and its European partners insist on reforms as a condition for receiving more aid...

    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east
    Jan29

    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s military has acknowledged that Russia-backed separatists have overrun another town in their onslaught against government troops in the east of the country. …read more Source: U.S....

    The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In
    Jan29

    The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In

    GENEVA — As 2015 begins, the values enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are under threat. Around the world, personal liberty, human rights, and democracy are at risk — even in countries that have embraced democratic ideals. The international community is deeply divided, blocking...

    Georgian FM Says South Ossetia Could Be Annexed Like Crimea
    Jan29

    Georgian FM Says South Ossetia Could Be Annexed Like Crimea

    Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili has warned that Russia could annex the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia as it did Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    HRW: Security Measures Erode Human Rights Worldwide
    Jan29

    HRW: Security Measures Erode Human Rights Worldwide

    The international organization Human Rights Watch says world governments make a serious mistake when they sacrifice human rights in the name of tightening security measures. In its annual review of global human rights released Thursday, the group said Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Israel and the United States are among the nations using security concerns...

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan29

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU agreed Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels.Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War...

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan29

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine

    Fighting continued Thursday in the northern sector of the former cease-fire line in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive aimed at moving the line farther west. The battle has left Popasna, and many other towns in the Luhansk region, on edge. The mayor says about a quarter of the population of 22,000 has fled, including...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine

    Gorbachev says West has ‘dragged’ Russia into new Cold War that could heat up …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukrainians flee frontline town under daily crossfire
    Jan29

    Ukrainians flee frontline town under daily crossfire

    Svitlodarsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Wheeling suitcases and hauling bags, residents of Svitlodarsk peered into a bus departing from this heavily shelled east Ukrainian town. “Is there still room?” one woman asked, anxious to send her teenage son to safety.The town, controlled by Ukrainian government authorities, has been under rocket...