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    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue
    Jan13

    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday reinforced Western assistance for war-torn Ukraine by promising up to $2 billion in loan guarantees if that effort is matched by economic and political reforms in Kiev. The U.S. State Department said it intends to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees in the first half of 2015 and an additional $1...

    Ukraine’s Donbass and Jim Crow — A Poor Analogy
    Jan13

    Ukraine’s Donbass and Jim Crow — A Poor Analogy

    In his WorldPost essay titled “Ukraine’s Donbas Is Like America’s Deep South,” Dr. Alexander Motyl presents the reader with a depiction of the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk (Donbass) and Crimea and concludes that their people have “proven to be the most reactionary, intolerant and illiberal...

    Ukraine truce staggering as bus attack kills 11
    Jan13

    Ukraine truce staggering as bus attack kills 11

    Across Donetsk, explosions and the sound of shells whistling overhead are unnerving the population …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Nazi-Era German Word ‘Luegenpresse’ Makes a Comeback
    Jan13

    Nazi-Era German Word ‘Luegenpresse’ Makes a Comeback

    BERLIN (Reuters) – A German linguists’ panel has chosen a Nazi-era term “Luegenpresse” (lying press), which anti-immigrant protesters have revived and shouted at the media, as the country’s non-word of the year. Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the demands – an end to multiculturalism – of the...

    Kim Jong-Un May Have Just Accepted Putin’s Invitation To Visit Moscow
    Jan13

    Kim Jong-Un May Have Just Accepted Putin’s Invitation To Visit Moscow

    Kim Jong-Un may take his first ever foreign visit as Supreme Leader of North Korea, NK News reports citing a South Korean diplomatic source that spoke to the Yonhap News Agency. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim in December to Moscow next May to participate in the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. If Kim does accept...

    Ukraine bus attack kills 11, could herald grim future as truce staggers
    Jan13

    Ukraine bus attack kills 11, could herald grim future as truce staggers

    An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine Tuesday killed 11 people, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. …read more Source: CTV...

    World War 3? Gorbachev Warns of Possibly Nuclear War as Russia Deals With North Korea
    Jan13

    World War 3? Gorbachev Warns of Possibly Nuclear War as Russia Deals With North Korea

    The potential for a World War 3 is almost always present, but former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the current situation in Ukraine could spark it sooner rather than later. Russia and most European countries are facing off over Ukraine, with tensions growing steadily. The situation is one that the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner...

    Oil dives close to six-year lows; European stocks rise
    Jan13

    Oil dives close to six-year lows; European stocks rise

    London (AFP) – Oil prices tumbled towards six-year lows Tuesday on global oversupply and after OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia said the era of $100 crude was over, analysts said. Brent crude for February delivery fell as low as $46.40 per barrel — the lowest since March 2009 — and US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for the...

    Missile hits civilian bus in Ukraine; 10 reported dead
    Jan13

    Missile hits civilian bus in Ukraine; 10 reported dead

    A missile struck a passenger bus near a town in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, leaving 10 civilians dead and 13 wounded, officials said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Rocket strikes civilian bus at eastern Ukraine checkpoint, killing 11
    Jan13

    Rocket strikes civilian bus at eastern Ukraine checkpoint, killing 11

    Eleven people were killed and 13 others injured after a shell struck a bus at a roadblock in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, highlighting the continuing dangers to civilians as fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels intensifies. See also: The war came to me: From U.S. Peace Corps to Ukraine conflict reporter The bus was...