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    EU Considers Bigger Loan for Ukraine
    Jan16

    EU Considers Bigger Loan for Ukraine

    European Union governments are considering increasing the amount the bloc lends to Ukraine in the medium term. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Health Of Hunger-Striking Ukrainian Pilot Said To Be ‘Deteriorating’
    Jan16

    Health Of Hunger-Striking Ukrainian Pilot Said To Be ‘Deteriorating’

    A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot held in Russia on charges of complicity in the murder of two journalists, say her health is declining. Savchenko has been on hunger strike for more than four weeks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Could Soon Run Multiple Ukraine-Sized Operations
    Jan16

    Russia Could Soon Run Multiple Ukraine-Sized Operations

    Russia is working to develop within a few years the capability to threaten several neighbors at once on the scale of its present operation in Ukraine, a senior American general said. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Kazakhstan holds military drills intended to simulate response to “separatists”
    Jan16

    Kazakhstan holds military drills intended to simulate response to “separatists”

    Kazakhstan is conducting military drills simulating a response to a would-be separatist threat amid jitters over the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian-Backed Rebels Claim to Have Control of Strategic Donetsk Airport
    Jan16

    Russian-Backed Rebels Claim to Have Control of Strategic Donetsk Airport

    Central government officials, however, deny that the long-sought prize in the continuing battle in eastern Ukraine has fallen. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to “separatists”
    Jan16

    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to “separatists”

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan is conducting military drills simulating a response to a would-be separatist threat amid jitters over the Ukrainian crisis. The Defense Ministry said Friday the three-day exercise was prompted by “geopolitical changes,” but didn’t elaborate. Under the scenario, Kazakh troops thwart an incursion by “extremists,...

    Bloodshed mounts in eastern Ukraine
    Jan16

    Bloodshed mounts in eastern Ukraine

    Ongoing fight for airport in rebel territory dims prospects as Ukraine and Russia hope to begin peace talks …read more Source:...

    Russian FM Hails Prospective Syria Peace Talks in Moscow
    Jan16

    Russian FM Hails Prospective Syria Peace Talks in Moscow

    MOSCOW— Russia’s foreign minister says he expects the prospective Syria peace talks in Moscow to be a success despite reports about some key opposition groups’ refusal to attend. Sergey Lavrov on Friday cast those reports as part of “tactical maneuvering” ahead of the negotiations, but he wouldn’t say whom Moscow expects to see...

    Strong Dollar Clouds Forecast at Davos
    Jan16

    Strong Dollar Clouds Forecast at Davos

    Good news for the U.S. economy could turn out to be bad news for the rest of the world in 2015, a growing number of economists are warning. While the U.S. economic recovery is a boon for Americans and the countries from which they import, the dollar’s rising strength could also bring out lurking problems in less-developed countries. Growth...

    FP’s Situation Report: Air Force runs short on drone pilots; Boko Haram transforms northern Nigeria into a living hell; U.S. economy shines among cloudy economic skies; and more news from around the world.
    Jan16

    FP’s Situation Report: Air Force runs short on drone pilots; Boko Haram transforms northern Nigeria into a living hell; U.S. economy shines among cloudy economic skies; and more news from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Help Wanted: Even drones need pilots, and the Air Force is running short of them. A cornerstone of the Obama administration’s fight against the Islamic State is drone surveillance and strikes in Iraq and Syria. For years, the military has had difficulties keeping up with the vast amounts of intelligence...