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    War Reporter Explains How Ukraine Became A ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Nightmare
    Jan08

    War Reporter Explains How Ukraine Became A ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Nightmare

    A journalist who spent nearly two years in eastern Ukraine before the war hit has written for Mashable about the stark differences he noticed when he returned to report on the conflict-ridden area. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Last spring, eastern Ukraine was a struggling, rust-belt region of mines and metal works
    Jan08

    Last spring, eastern Ukraine was a struggling, rust-belt region of mines and metal works

    Now it’s a battle zone where armies face off with heavy weapons, and where nearly 5,000 people have died. In Russia, one man claims to have touched off the conflagration, and he says he’s proud of what he did. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    EU offers Ukraine more loans if it makes promised reforms
    Jan08

    EU offers Ukraine more loans if it makes promised reforms

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has offered to give extra rescue loans to Ukraine, which is struggling with recession and a costly war, but only if it makes its promised economic and political reforms. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia’s Migrant Workforce Is Dwindling
    Jan08

    Russia’s Migrant Workforce Is Dwindling

    Russia’s attractiveness to migrant workers is dwindling. The flow of migrants into Russia has fallen by 70% over the first week of January when compared to the same period last year, reports The Moscow Times. This isn’t completely unexpected because migrant workers are facing two major problems: the ruble’s plunge and increased...

    Why 2014 Wasn’t So Terrible
    Jan08

    Why 2014 Wasn’t So Terrible

    In bidding farewell to 2014, most of us gave the year a swift kick in the rear end as it exited the calendar. On foreign policy in particular, few people had nice things to say about the recently departed. After all, it was a banner year for all manner of evils. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa dominated the headlines, and the trumped-up fear of...

    Facing Shrinking Budgets, Pentagon Moves to Cut European Bases
    Jan08

    Facing Shrinking Budgets, Pentagon Moves to Cut European Bases

    Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the Pentagon said on Thursday it was ending operations at an air base in Britain and handing it and 14 other sites in Europe back to their home governments in a move projected to save $500 million annually. The Pentagon said it would divest RAF Mildenhall northeast of London, home to tanker,...

    Latvian minister: Russia open to resolving Ukraine issue
    Jan08

    Latvian minister: Russia open to resolving Ukraine issue

    Ed AdamczykRIGA , Latvia, Jan. 8 (UPI) — Russia appears to be more open to a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict, Latvia’s foreign minister said Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    EU Offers Ukraine $2.12 Billion More In Loans If Reforms Made
    Jan08

    EU Offers Ukraine $2.12 Billion More In Loans If Reforms Made

    The European Commission has offered to lend Ukraine a further 1.8 billion euros ($2.12 billion) in medium-term loans to help the country’s beleaguered economy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News Analysis: Bombing Campaign Opens New Front In Battle For Ukraine
    Jan08

    News Analysis: Bombing Campaign Opens New Front In Battle For Ukraine

    A low-level, but frightening bombing campaign is being waged across Ukraine, with the cities of Odesa and Kharkiv particularly in the crosshairs. Dozens of explosions are testing the abilities and will of the state and the resilience of the Ukrainian people. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Yatsenyuk Says Russia Must Remove ‘Bandits’ From Ukraine
    Jan08

    Yatsenyuk Says Russia Must Remove ‘Bandits’ From Ukraine

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russia is still sending military forces into Ukraine despite a September 5 deal on a cease-fire and steps toward peace. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...