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    Ukraine says separatist attacks intensifying, at least 6 troops killed
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatist attacks intensifying, at least 6 troops killed

    At least six Ukrainian troops have been killed in more than two days of fighting as separatists intensified shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week, Ukrainian military officials said Friday. …read more Source: CTV...

    European Court of Human Rights Becomes UK Electoral Battleground
    Jan09

    European Court of Human Rights Becomes UK Electoral Battleground

    The building of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg shimmers in the winter sunshine. Its two asymmetrical steel cylinders and futuristic glass atrium are a beacon of hope for those in Europe who feel their human rights have been violated – but many miles away in London’s Downing Street the building represents something...

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks

    Ukraine says separatists intensify attacks on government positions as peace talks beckon …read more Source:...

    Eastern Ukraine Shelling Kills Government Troops
    Jan09

    Eastern Ukraine Shelling Kills Government Troops

    Ukraine’s military says four its soldiers have been killed and eight wounded as a result of shelling by Russia-backed separatists over the past 24 hours. Military spokesman Andrei Lysenko said Friday that the rebels had fired rockets and mortars at government forces more than 30 times during that period. He linked the upsurge in shelling to...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Shares France’s Pain
    Jan09

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Shares France’s Pain

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his country shares France’s pain following a deadly attack against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo two days ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Drilldown: National pipeline project will be English-only, says NEB
    Jan09

    The Drilldown: National pipeline project will be English-only, says NEB

    Get the Drilldown brief straight to your inbox each weekday. Just click here. ~ • ~ The Lead Despite the Energy East pipeline’s right-of-way through Quebec and New Brunswick, proponent TransCanada Corp. will not have to submit its 30,000 page application to the National Energy Board (NEB) in French, the regulator said. The Official...

    Putin Seeks to Influence Radical Parties in Bid to Destabilise Europe
    Jan09

    Putin Seeks to Influence Radical Parties in Bid to Destabilise Europe

    This past November, Russia’s Berlin ambassador, Vladimir Grinin, invited two representatives of the surging new party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) for a meeting. According to German news media, Grinin offered the party strategic advice. In an email to Newsweek, the embassy declined to comment on the meeting, but one of the guests was...

    Beneath the Front Lines of the War in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan09

    Beneath the Front Lines of the War in Eastern Ukraine

    The miners didn’t hear the impact of the shell and kept extracting coal from the earth more than half a mile below the battlefield. They continued their work for several minutes, oblivious to the danger they were suddenly facing. The shell, said to have been fired on Nov. 22 by the Ukrainian army in its war against pro-Russian separatists,...

    Russia Puts Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko In Solitary Confinement
    Jan09

    Russia Puts Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko In Solitary Confinement

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko has been placed in solitary confinement at a pretrial detention center in Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: Western fears are realized in ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack; Europe’s anti-Muslim sentiment could boil over; Paris gunmen are in a standoff with French police; and much more.
    Jan09

    FP’s Situation Report: Western fears are realized in ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack; Europe’s anti-Muslim sentiment could boil over; Paris gunmen are in a standoff with French police; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The West’s worst fears are realized in the Charlie Hebdo attack. The alleged masterminds, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, have been advocating Islamic extremist causes since the Iraq war. Cherif was part of a Parisian jihadi outfit known as the 19th Arrondissement Network, which recruited French Muslims...