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    Russia Says It’s Helping Restore Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Jan21

    Russia Says It’s Helping Restore Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    As violence flared in southeastern Ukraine, the Russian foreign minister said his government had secured a promise from separatists to honor a cease-fire brokered in September. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine asks International Monetary Fund for new financial rescue program as economy worsens
    Jan21

    Ukraine asks International Monetary Fund for new financial rescue program as economy worsens

    The head of the International Monetary Fund says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked for a new program of financial rescue loans. …read more Source: FOX...

    How to Survive a Russian Invasion
    Jan21

    How to Survive a Russian Invasion

    With its mild climate and shuttered nuclear reactor, Lithuania has spent more than 20 years of independence largely free of both natural and technological disasters. But a new emergency-response manual being distributed by the Defense Ministry aims to prepare Lithuanians for a catastrophe far worse than a chemical spill or the occasional tornado....

    Russian FM says Moscow hopes for success of Syria talks
    Jan21

    Russian FM says Moscow hopes for success of Syria talks

    Sergey Lavrov told Wednesday’s press conference that Russian diplomats wouldn’t try to mediate the talks expected later this month between the Syrian government and the opposition. Russia, which has staunchly backed Syrian President Bashar Assad throughout the nation’s civil war, hopes the talks could raise its international...

    Poroshenko At World Economic Forum: Russia Promotes Violence So World Gets ‘Ukraine Fatigue’
    Jan21

    Poroshenko At World Economic Forum: Russia Promotes Violence So World Gets ‘Ukraine Fatigue’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko passionately criticized Russia at the “Future of Ukraine” event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, demanding its military stop supplying pro-Russian rebels and pull entirely out of Ukraine per the Minsk agreement to end the escalating violence in the east of the...

    Russian FM Says Ukraine, Rebels Should Pull Back as Big Battle Looms
    Jan21

    Russian FM Says Ukraine, Rebels Should Pull Back as Big Battle Looms

    MOSCOW—Moscow proposed Wednesday that both Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels pull heavy weapons back to a previously agreed-upon division line to help reduce hostilities, but said nothing about the rebels surrendering any territory they gained by violating the peace deal. On the ground, fighting between Ukraine and the rebels appeared to be...

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, says Ukraine talks should focus on frontline
    Jan21

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, says Ukraine talks should focus on frontline

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow proposed Wednesday that both Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels pull heavy weapons back to a previously agreed-upon division line to help reduce hostilities, but said nothing about the rebels surrendering any territory they gained by violating the peace deal. On the ground, fighting between Ukraine and … …read...

    ONE ON ONE: Richard Edelman on the Evaporation of Public Trust
    Jan21

    ONE ON ONE: Richard Edelman on the Evaporation of Public Trust

    “Trust levels are at an all time low; comparable to those of the 2009 ‘Great Recession.'” – Richard EdelmanAs we look back on 2014, we saw a year of unimaginable events: from the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines 370 and the attack on their civilian aircraft over the Ukraine, to the Ebola epidemic that spread throughout...

    New flashpoint in east Ukraine; Russia backs arms pullback
    Jan21

    New flashpoint in east Ukraine; Russia backs arms pullback

    MOSCOW — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine deployed large quantities of arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative taking shape. Ukraine’s president to cut short a visit to Switzerland to deal with the unfolding crisis. …read more Source: Boston...

    Russia Says no Proof it Sent Troops, Arms to East Ukraine
    Jan21

    Russia Says no Proof it Sent Troops, Arms to East Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sought to fend off fresh accusations from Kyiv that Moscow is sending soldiers and weapons to Ukraine and said he hoped for progress at talks on the conflict on Wednesday despite renewed fighting. Kyiv accused Russian regular forces on Tuesday of attacking its troops in eastern Ukraine, one of its boldest...