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    Ukrainian Veteran Recalls Liberation Of Auschwitz
    Jan27

    Ukrainian Veteran Recalls Liberation Of Auschwitz

    Mykola Karpenko was just 17 when he was drafted into the Soviet Army from his village in Ukraine. His unit was among those that freed the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on January 27, 1945. Karpenko, now 86, recalls the horrors he witnessed at the Nazi death camp. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...

    Schäuble Urges Ukraine to Start Talks With Creditors
    Jan27

    Schäuble Urges Ukraine to Start Talks With Creditors

    Germany’s finance minister said that Kiev should begin negotiations on how to restructure its debts as part of a wider plan to stabilize the conflict-ridden country. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation 70 Years On
    Jan27

    Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation 70 Years On

    BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes. That girl, today 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, doesn’t know who that soldier...

    Ukraine rebels “knowingly targeted civilians”
    Jan27

    Ukraine rebels “knowingly targeted civilians”

    Security Council told shelling of eastern town may amount to war crimes, as U.S. ambassador says bloodshed “made in Moscow” …read more Source:...

    Dutch judge approves hacking suspect’s extradition to US
    Jan27

    Dutch judge approves hacking suspect’s extradition to US

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack. The ruling at The Hague District Court clears the way for Vladimir Drinkman to be sent to New Jersey, where he is one of four Russians and a Ukrainian charged in a sophisticated...

    Ukraine Parliament Calls Russia ‘Aggressor State,’ Seeks More Aid, Sanctions
    Jan27

    Ukraine Parliament Calls Russia ‘Aggressor State,’ Seeks More Aid, Sanctions

    Ukraine’s parliament has adopted a statement branding Russia an “aggressor state,” a move that deputies hope will pave the way for punishment under international law. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow Court Refuses to Lift Navalny’s House Arrest
    Jan27

    Moscow Court Refuses to Lift Navalny’s House Arrest

    MOSCOW— The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Navalny was convicted in late December of fraud and given a 3 1/2 -year suspended sentence, but was ordered to remain under house arrest until his appeals were exhausted. Navalny claimed this was illegal...

    Did 65 million people get an iPhone 6 for Christmas?
    Jan27

    Did 65 million people get an iPhone 6 for Christmas?

    Tech Week continues today, with Apple and Yahoo! releasing their quarterly earnings – and the big question is how many iPhone 6s Apple just sold (the average estimate: 65 million.) Tomorrow, Facebook reports their quarterly earnings – following a brief outage this morning that prompted panic among many a social-media addict. Today’s also...

    The Daily Vertical: A Dangerous Delusion
    Jan27

    The Daily Vertical: A Dangerous Delusion

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Leaders Threaten More Anti-Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU Leaders Threaten More Anti-Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS— European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. In Tuesday’s rare joint declaration outside their regular summit meetings, the 28 leaders asked an extraordinary meeting of...