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    Russia slams Polish FM for saying Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz
    Jan23

    Russia slams Polish FM for saying Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz

    (JTA) — Moscow condemned as “sacrilegious” the Polish foreign minister’s suggestion that Ukrainians, not Russians, liberated Auschwitz. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna in an interview Wednesday with Polskie Radio, addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s absence from a ceremony scheduled to take place at the...

    Russian economy in bad shape, minister says
    Jan23

    Russian economy in bad shape, minister says

    Daniel J. GraeberDAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Russian economic woes predate the steady decline in oil prices and sanctions triggered by crises in Ukraine, a Russian minister said Friday from Switzerland. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Separatist: Rebels Will ‘Advance To Borders’ Of Donetsk Region
    Jan23

    Ukraine Separatist: Rebels Will ‘Advance To Borders’ Of Donetsk Region

    The leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region has said that rebel forces will seek to take over the entire province and will not initiate peace talks with government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Big rebel offensive feared in Ukraine as NATO warns of Russian arms
    Jan23

    Big rebel offensive feared in Ukraine as NATO warns of Russian arms

    Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko said rebel fighters will continue to fight for more territory …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming
    Jan23

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

    Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Ukraine Rebels Say 24 Fighters Killed By Rockets at Airport
    Jan23

    Ukraine Rebels Say 24 Fighters Killed By Rockets at Airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine say 24 of their fighters have been killed in a rocket attack on the recently captured airport outside their main stronghold city of Donetsk. Rebel defense spokesman Eduard Basurin said the terminal was targeted by Ukrainian government forces Friday with Uragan multiple rocket...

    FP’s Situation Report: The patriarch of the House of Saud dies; When a body count is not a body count; Someone’s missing in Davos; and much more from around the world.
    Jan23

    FP’s Situation Report: The patriarch of the House of Saud dies; When a body count is not a body count; Someone’s missing in Davos; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The patriarch of the House of Saud is dead. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died Thursday at the age of 90. His passing comes as the oil-rich kingdom battles low oil prices and the rise of extremism across the Middle East and Africa. And relations with the United States, a long-time...

    Ukraine rebels vow to conquer more territory in war-torn east
    Jan23

    Ukraine rebels vow to conquer more territory in war-torn east

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels on Friday vowed to conquer more territory in eastern Ukraine and ruled out peace talks after Kiev retreated from a long-disputed airport, casting aside Europe’s latest push for a truce.The defiant comments from Donetsk rebel chief Alexander Zakharchenko came as Ukraine renewed allegations...

    Ukraine Separatists to Press on With Offensive
    Jan23

    Ukraine Separatists to Press on With Offensive

    Pro-Russian separatists will press on with a military offensive in east Ukraine and will not initiate ceasefire talks with the Ukrainian authorities, their leader was quoted as saying on Friday. Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in east Ukraine, made clear the rebels were in no mood to compromise...

    Dozens Of Ukraine Rebels Killed In Rocket Attack On Captured Airport Outside Donetsk
    Jan23

    Dozens Of Ukraine Rebels Killed In Rocket Attack On Captured Airport Outside Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine say 24 of their fighters have been killed in a rocket attack on the recently captured airport outside their main stronghold city of Donetsk. Rebel defense spokesman Eduard Basurin said the terminal was targeted by Ukrainian government forces Friday with Uragan multiple rocket...