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    Ukraine Conflict: Kiev Claims It’s Threatened By Rebel Air Power Backed By Russia
    Jan20

    Ukraine Conflict: Kiev Claims It’s Threatened By Rebel Air Power Backed By Russia

    As fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces escalates for control of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, Kiev’s armed forces could face the threat of Moscow-supported air attacks, local media reported Tuesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    IMF cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan, BRICS
    Jan20

    IMF cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan, BRICS

    TOKYO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecasts for global growth over the next two years, warning Tuesday that weakness in most major economies will trump gains from lower oil prices. The IMF’s report was released as China reported its slowest growth in 24 years. The IMF downgraded projections it issued in October by 0.3...

    Kharkiv Blast Injures 12 As Fighting Rages In Donetsk
    Jan20

    Kharkiv Blast Injures 12 As Fighting Rages In Donetsk

    An explosion near a court house in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has left 12 people wounded, four of them seriously. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian tanks in Ukraine, PM says
    Jan20

    Russian tanks in Ukraine, PM says

    Russian military forces and equipment have entered Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says, according to a report from Ukraine’s state-run media on Monday. …read more Source:...

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast
    Jan20

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago, saying lower oil prices did not offset pervasive weaknesses around the globe.The IMF said poorer prospects in China, Russia, the euro area and Japan will hold world growth to just 3.5 percent this year and...

    Russian Military Forces, Weapons Enter Ukraine, Confirms Prime Minister
    Jan20

    Russian Military Forces, Weapons Enter Ukraine, Confirms Prime Minister

    Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 40, confirmed Russian military forces and equipment have entered Ukraine, state-run media reported Monday. “I have just spoken with the national defense and security council secretary,” Yatsenyuk said. “Ukrainian military intelligence confirm the fact military personnel and equipment have been...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels
    Jan20

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels

    The authorities in Kiev said 700 soldiers, with artillery and antiaircraft systems, crossed Russia’s border into the war zone in eastern Ukraine, a claim that was impossible to verify. …read more Source: The New York...

    Photos: Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany With Icy Plunge
    Jan20

    Photos: Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany With Icy Plunge

    Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe, including conflict-plagued Ukraine, celebrated the feast of the Epiphany on Monday by taking a dip in freezing cold water, regardless of the subzero temperatures outside. The feast of the Epiphany is traditionally dated January 6 when using the more generally-used Gregorian Calendar. However, according...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Renew Attack on Eastern Ukraine
    Jan20

    Pro-Russian Separatists Renew Attack on Eastern Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake”. Ukrainian officials said three soldiers had been killed and 66 wounded over the past 24 hours, during...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 19, 2015
    Jan20

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 19, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Berivan Orucoglu tracks the striking divergence between reactions to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Turkey and the West. Maryam Al-Khawaja relates her ordeal in the clutches of the regime in Bahrain, where she was recently jailed when she tried to visit her imprisoned...