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    Attack on Ukraine’s Mariupol targeted civilians: UN
    Jan27

    Attack on Ukraine’s Mariupol targeted civilians: UN

    Moscow (AFP) – The UN said a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-Moscow insurgency.A senior UN official told an emergency Security Council meeting that the deadly rocket barrage on the port city of...

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned
    Jan27

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held against a backdrop of hostilities in Ukraine and warnings of a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. The commemoration on Tuesday at the site in southern Poland where the Nazis killed about 1.5...

    Raw grief at Ukraine graves
    Jan27

    Raw grief at Ukraine graves

    Funerals are held in Mariupol, Ukraine, for the 30 people who were killed by a missile strike over the weekend. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports. …read more Source:...

    Undercover Banker: Feds Bust Russian Spy Ring in New York
    Jan27

    Undercover Banker: Feds Bust Russian Spy Ring in New York

    On April 8, 2013, Victor Podobnyy sat down for a conversation with his boss, Igor Sporyshev, in the New York offices of Russia’s foreign intelligence agency, the SVR. Podobnyy had recently met a consultant who hoped to strike it rich in Russia’s oil industry, and Podobnyy hoped to pump him for information. “He got hooked on Gazprom,”...

    US Warns of More Sanctions Against Russia; Ukraine Waiting for ‘Lethal’ Aid
    Jan27

    US Warns of More Sanctions Against Russia; Ukraine Waiting for ‘Lethal’ Aid

    The United States is echoing concerns from Western allies about Russia’s continued interference in eastern Ukraine. U.S. military officials say Moscow’s support for separatists is “troubling,” as is the presence of what they call “a strong Russian force postured along the Ukrainian-Russian border.” VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports from...

    Washington to Play Bigger Role in Yemen Terror Fight
    Jan27

    Washington to Play Bigger Role in Yemen Terror Fight

    The United States is continuing airstrikes against al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen while facing questions about how to carry on such operations without a trusted partner on the ground following the collapse of the country’s fragile, pro-Western government. The U.S. strategy until now has been centered on CIA drone strikes on al Qaeda...

    Deadly attack on Ukrainian city of Mariupol could be a war crime: UN
    Jan27

    Deadly attack on Ukrainian city of Mariupol could be a war crime: UN

    Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that “knowingly targeted civilians” violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Long-Awaited Litvinenko Inquiry To Begin in London
    Jan27

    Long-Awaited Litvinenko Inquiry To Begin in London

    LONDON (Reuters) – A long-awaited public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko begins in London on Tuesday, nine years after the former KGB spy died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in the British capital. From his deathbed, Kremlin-critic Litvinenko, who had been granted British citizenship, accused...

    S.&P. Cuts Russian Debt One Notch to Junk Level
    Jan27

    S.&P. Cuts Russian Debt One Notch to Junk Level

    Between Western sanctions on Russia and the sliding price of oil, the ratings agency cited narrowing possibilities for its government and companies to service their debt. …read more Source: The New York...

    Auschwitz Ceremony Marks 70 Years Since Liberation
    Jan27

    Auschwitz Ceremony Marks 70 Years Since Liberation

    Survivors of Auschwitz visited the site of the former concentration camp in Poland on Monday to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The private visits by survivors to the camp came on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which honors those who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators, including...