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    Back and Forth in Central African Republic’s Unholy War
    Jan15

    Back and Forth in Central African Republic’s Unholy War

    That Central African Republic even managed to squeeze into last year’s news cycle is a grim feat. After all, it was stacked against heavyweights like the July downing of a Malaysian jet over eastern Ukraine, protests across the U.S. over several police killings of unarmed black men, an unprecedented Ebola outbreak, as well as a summer war...

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression
    Jan15

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression

    Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. “Russian aggression is continuing. There has been a significant surge in the intensity of...

    Russia Just Made A Bold Move To Keep Its Gas Leverage On Europe
    Jan15

    Russia Just Made A Bold Move To Keep Its Gas Leverage On Europe

    On Wednesday Russia’s announced that it will shift all its natural gas flows to Europe via Turkey, instead of Ukraine, reports Bloomberg News. “…the Turkish Stream us the only route along which 63 billion cubic metres of Russian gas can be supplied, which at present transit Ukraine. There is no other way,” the head of...

    FP’s Situation Report: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula takes global spotlight; Senate threatens to scuttle Iran nuclear deal; Top U.S. war crimes diplomat steps down; and more of what you need to know from around the world.
    Jan15

    FP’s Situation Report: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula takes global spotlight; Senate threatens to scuttle Iran nuclear deal; Top U.S. war crimes diplomat steps down; and more of what you need to know from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Yes-No-Maybe? AQAP claims it orchestrated the Charlie Hebdo attacks under orders by the network’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri. That raises questions about just how much — if any — command and control core al Qaeda has over its franchises and how it manages to evade intelligence officials, who don’t...

    Ukraine steps up defences, citing growing Russian aggression
    Jan15

    Ukraine steps up defences, citing growing Russian aggression

    Ukraine’s parliament votes to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east
    Jan15

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine held a day of mourning Thursday after 13 people were killed two days ago when their bus was hit by what the government says was a shell fired by Russian-backed separatists. Surveillance camera footage of Tuesday’s deadly attack shows shells falling near the government checkpoint where the bus was hit, although...

    Georgian Man Killed Fighting In Ukraine
    Jan15

    Georgian Man Killed Fighting In Ukraine

    Georgian authorities say a man from the South Caucasus nation has been killed fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast that government blames on Russian-backed separatists
    Jan15

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast that government blames on Russian-backed separatists

    Ukraine is holding a day of mourning after 13 people were killed when a bus was hit by what the government says was a shell fired by Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: FOX...

    Cameron to Lobby Obama on Last UK Resident Held in Guantanamo
    Jan15

    Cameron to Lobby Obama on Last UK Resident Held in Guantanamo

    Prime Minister David Cameron plans to lobby U.S. President Barack Obama for the release of the last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay on his two-day visit to Washington this week, a government source and the detainee’s lawyer said. The trip, starting on Thursday and focused on the economy and security, is his last planned visit to...

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east
    Jan15

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is holding a day of mourning after 13 people were killed when a bus was hit by what the government says was a shell fired by Russian-backed separatists. President Petro Poroshenko said respects would be paid Thursday for all people killed by rebel military offensives in eastern Ukraine. Separatists deny responsibility...