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    Ex-KGB Litvinenko Said Putin Ordered His Death: Inquiry Opens
    Jan26

    Ex-KGB Litvinenko Said Putin Ordered His Death: Inquiry Opens

    LONDON—As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin. More than eight years on and with the U.K.-Russia relations at their iciest since the Cold War, a public inquiry opens Tuesday into the killing of the Russian intelligence agent turned...

    Who killed Litvinenko? Inquiry opens into ex-KGB man’s death
    Jan26

    Who killed Litvinenko? Inquiry opens into ex-KGB man’s death

    LONDON (AP) — As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin. More than eight years on and with the U.K.-Russia relations at their iciest since the Cold War, a public inquiry opens Tuesday into the killing of the Russian intelligence agent...

    Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68
    Jan26

    Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

    World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rocket attacks trigger new tensions over Ukraine
    Jan26

    Rocket attacks trigger new tensions over Ukraine

    Rocket attacks in Mariupol, Ukraine, a strategically situated port city in southeastern Ukraine, alarmed the West and looked likely further to aggravate relations with Russia. (Jan. 25) …read more Source: USA...

    Christmas under fire: Conditions increasingly dire for citizens of rebel-held Ukrainian town
    Jan26

    Christmas under fire: Conditions increasingly dire for citizens of rebel-held Ukrainian town

    DONETSK, Ukraine — The blasts were so powerful they nearly knocked Antonina Sumina off her feet and shattered windows on the opposite side of the apartment. But after five months living under fire, the Grad rocket strike that slammed into the courtyard of her home in Pervomaisk, 80 kilometres north-east of Donetsk, was a familiar event. Vasily...

    Putin: Ukraine’s Army Is A NATO Proxy Aimed At ‘Containing Russia’
    Jan26

    Putin: Ukraine’s Army Is A NATO Proxy Aimed At ‘Containing Russia’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Ukraine’s army is a NATO proxy whose geopolitical aim is to constrain Russia. “This is not the army, per se, this is a foreign proxy, in this case a foreign NATO legion, which, of course, doesn’t pursue the objective of national interests of Ukraine. “They have entirely...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy
    Jan26

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy

    KYIV, Ukraine — The vote by Ukraine’s parliament to drop its nonaligned status, which could pave the way for a bid to join NATO, challenges the Kremlin’s ardent desire to keep NATO from taking a giant step toward the Russian heartland. The move is likely to add difficulties to Wednesday’s round of talks aimed at resolving the...

    Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
    Jan26

    Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    KYIV, Ukraine — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. Ukraine’s top rebel leader said an offensive had begun on the strategically important port. Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of...

    Pro-Russian Ukraine rebels rip up current ceasefire deal, launch new offensive
    Jan26

    Pro-Russian Ukraine rebels rip up current ceasefire deal, launch new offensive

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting. The main separatist leader in the rebellious Donetsk region vowed to push Ukrainian soldiers out...

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions
    Jan26

    Ukrainian rebels threaten an all-out offensive, defying agreement to return to ceasefire positions

    Russian-backed separatists promised Thursday to follow up a devastating victory over Ukrainian forces at Donetsk airport with a further advances, defying an agreement between Moscow and Kiev to return to a previous ceasefire line and raising fears of an all-out offensive. The threat came after a mortar attack on a bus and tram in Donetsk killed...