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    Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Ally’s Company
    Jan31

    Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Ally’s Company

    A company whose main owner is a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a contract to build a bridge linking mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula. A government order published Friday said Stroygazmontazh Corporation, whose majority owner is billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, was awarded the contract. Reports out of...

    Forced Underground in Ukraine
    Jan31

    Forced Underground in Ukraine

    It’s a cruel winter in Debaltseve. Fighting rages around the eastern Ukrainian city. People seek shelter where they can — like in the basement of this art school. Living underground means relying on the kindness of others and the hope they will be willing to help out. This is now home to 16 people. Local resident Yuri says he has no...

    Weekend Roundup: Greece Revolts!
    Jan31

    Weekend Roundup: Greece Revolts!

    No sooner did the global elites leave their annual talking shop high in the Alps at Davos last week than the people spoke in Greece. In a mutiny against an untenable status quo, those who are run over have revolted against those who run things. Now righteous populism must face economic, financial and political realities if other European states...

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided Over Conflict
    Jan31

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided Over Conflict

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves right in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are worried and afraid, but others say they would welcome the change, even when a rebel shell lands in...

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Ukraine
    Jan31

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed. Five people were killed as they were waiting for...

    Fighting intensifies between Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels
    Jan31

    Fighting intensifies between Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels

    CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer on conflict in eastern Ukraine, where things are going from bad to worse, especially for civilians …read more Source:...

    Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge
    Jan31

    Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge

    The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine General Says Russia Knew Rebel Offensive Was Coming
    Jan31

    Ukraine General Says Russia Knew Rebel Offensive Was Coming

    Civilian and military casualties mount as fighting over strategic transport hub in eastern Ukraine rages, while efforts in Minsk to revive cease-fire talks failed. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Why the West’s Strategy of Containing an ‘Aggressive’ Putin Is Misplaced
    Jan31

    Why the West’s Strategy of Containing an ‘Aggressive’ Putin Is Misplaced

    Since the March 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea and the initial forays of Russian military forces into Eastern Ukraine, Western policymakers, academics and media figures have frequently depicted Russia as an aggressive power and Putin as a belligerent statesman who seeks to destabilize the international system to maximize Russian power. The...

    Romney’s final flip-flop: No 2016 run
    Jan31

    Romney’s final flip-flop: No 2016 run

    WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s presidential dream died as it lived — with a final, dramatic flip-flop.Romney has completed his second U-turn on the question of whether he’ll run in 2016 and is back where he started: He’s not running for president anymore.His announcement Friday came after a weeks of heavy public flirtation...