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    Dutch team recovers human remains from village near MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine
    Feb02

    Dutch team recovers human remains from village near MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine

    The Dutch defense ministry says a team of experts has recovered a small amount of human remains from a village near the site where a Malaysia Airlines jet was downed last July in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: FOX...

    Jackson Diehl: Democrat rift widens over Obama foreign policy
    Feb02

    Jackson Diehl: Democrat rift widens over Obama foreign policy

    For more than two years, a breach has been opening between President Obama and the foreign policy establishment of the Democratic Party. Last week, as Russia pressed a new offensive in Ukraine and the Senate debated sanctions on Iran, it cracked open a little wider. First came the introduction in the Senate, and lopsided passage by the Banking...

    Letters: More discussion on the Victims of Communism Memorial
    Feb02

    Letters: More discussion on the Victims of Communism Memorial

    Look elsewhere for inspiration Re: Memorial ‘bleak and brutal’: Top judge, Jan. 27. I have followed the strong opinions of renowned architects and, now, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. As a second-generation Ukrainian who lost many relatives, ironically, exactly a century ago, I wholeheartedly...

    Ukraine rebels plan to boost ranks with 100,000 fighters
    Feb02

    Ukraine rebels plan to boost ranks with 100,000 fighters

    Rebel leader Zakharchenko did not say where he aimed to find apparently tens of thousands of troops. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Explainer: As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies, So Does Debate On Providing Lethal Military Aid
    Feb02

    Explainer: As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies, So Does Debate On Providing Lethal Military Aid

    The perception in the West that the five-month-old Minsk cease-fire agreement has failed to contain the Ukraine crisis and that Moscow has increased its military aid to separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified the debate in Washington about providing lethal military aid to Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dictatorship ain’t what it used to be
    Feb02

    Dictatorship ain’t what it used to be

    The concept of dictatorship is badly in need of revision. The old model of remote tyrants inflicting arbitrary, often eccentric, edicts on their cowed or indoctrinated subjects, with few constraints on their behavior and few threats to their survival, no longer applies. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad are two of...

    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel
    Feb02

    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel

    The White House says President Barack Obama will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Monday at the White House. It says the two leaders plan to meet in the Oval Office followed by a working lunch to discuss a wide range of topics, including Ukraine, the fight against terrorism and Islamic State, and Afghanistan and Iran. They will also talk...

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army
    Feb02

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilization and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying the...

    Ukrainian Troops Fight to Avoid Being Surrounded by Russia-Backed Rebels
    Feb02

    Ukrainian Troops Fight to Avoid Being Surrounded by Russia-Backed Rebels

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine—Ukrainian troops battled Monday to repel waves of Russia-backed separatists trying to surround a strategic railway hub in eastern Ukraine, while in an ominous sign for peace efforts, the rebels announced plans to boost the size of their armed forces. Elsewhere, the rebel stronghold of Donetsk came under heavy, sustained...

    Ukrainian troops repel rebels trying to surround key rail hub
    Feb02

    Ukrainian troops repel rebels trying to surround key rail hub

    Ukrainian troops battled Monday to repel waves of Russian-backed separatists trying to surround a strategic railway hub in eastern Ukraine, while in an ominous sign for peace efforts, the rebels announced plans to boost the size of their armed forces. …read more Source: CTV...