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    FP’s Situation Report: An expanded air campaign against the Islamic State stalls; Ground efforts in Iraq are failing; U.S. collects evidence against North Korea through a hack of its own; and much more from around the world.
    Jan19

    FP’s Situation Report: An expanded air campaign against the Islamic State stalls; Ground efforts in Iraq are failing; U.S. collects evidence against North Korea through a hack of its own; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Plans to expand air strikes against the Islamic State are stalled. The United States and Turkey still are unable to agree on priorities in the bombing campaign in Syria and, as a result, the expected expansion of American-led bombings is going nowhere. The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: Syrian President...

    Ukraine’s Donetsk airport under pro-Russian control, rebels say
    Jan19

    Ukraine’s Donetsk airport under pro-Russian control, rebels say

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claim they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting. Ukrainian officials have not confirmed a retreat. …read more Source:...

    Rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after intense fight
    Jan19

    Rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after intense fight

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday that they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russian economy to shrink 4.8% this year: EBRD bank
    Jan19

    Russian economy to shrink 4.8% this year: EBRD bank

    London (AFP) – Russia’s battered economy will shrink by a far worse-than-expected 4.8 percent this year, as plunging oil prices add to fallout from the Ukraine crisis, the EBRD development bank forecast Monday.The London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development sharply revised its September prediction for a 0.2-percent...

    Ukrainian Troops Say They Retake Most Of Donetsk Airport From Rebels
    Jan19

    Ukrainian Troops Say They Retake Most Of Donetsk Airport From Rebels

    Ukrainian troops launched a “mass operation” overnight, retaking almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine lost to separatists in recent weeks, even as thousands gathered in Kiev for a state-sponsored peace march on Sunday. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russia capital flight more than doubled in 2014 to $151 bn
    Jan19

    Russia capital flight more than doubled in 2014 to $151 bn

    Moscow (AFP) – Net capital outflows from Russia more than doubled in 2014 to $151.5 billion, prompted by the Ukraine crisis and the plunging value of the ruble, according to statistics from the central bank.Russia in 2013 had already seen its high level of capital flight, a recurring problem for the country, reach $61 billion.In early...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Claim To Control Donetsk Airport After Days Of Intense Fighting
    Jan19

    Pro-Russian Rebels Claim To Control Donetsk Airport After Days Of Intense Fighting

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday that they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting. Ukrainian officials have not confirmed a retreat.”All attempts of Ukrainian army to take the airport and to get revenge for the defeat of the last year… have failed,”...

    Ukrainian troops retake most of Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukrainian troops retake most of Donetsk airport

    Ukrainian troops recaptured almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine they had lost to separatists in recent weeks. …read more Source:...

    E.U. Ministers Discuss Jihadist Threat in Wake of Charlie Hebdo Terror Attacks
    Jan19

    E.U. Ministers Discuss Jihadist Threat in Wake of Charlie Hebdo Terror Attacks

    Twenty-eight foreign ministers are set to meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss persistent threats against the European Union from Islamic militants, as well as the renewed fighting between the Ukrainian military and separatist insurgents. However, the ministers are not scheduled to hammer out any decisions regarding how the bloc will respond to...

    Pro-Russia rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after battle
    Jan19

    Pro-Russia rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after battle

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday that they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting. Ukrainian officials have not confirmed a retreat. …read more Source: Los Angeles...