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    Civilians Killed as Shell Hits Bus in Donetsk
    Jan22

    Civilians Killed as Shell Hits Bus in Donetsk

    The war in Ukraine continued in bloody fashion today as government forces retreated from key parts of Donetsk airport and a mortar shell hit a public bus, leaving several civilians dead. There were conflicting reports on the number of those killed on the bus, but estimates range between eight and 13. It is currently unclear who fired the shell,...

    Ukraine leader says pro-Russia rebels paid ‘high price’ for attacks
    Jan22

    Ukraine leader says pro-Russia rebels paid ‘high price’ for attacks

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that pro-Russian rebels had paid a “high price” for their escalating attacks on government forces across the separatist east.”Our enemy paid a high price for its opportunistic attacks on our armed forces,” his office quoted Poroshenko as telling an...

    These Are The Weapons That Russia Is Pouring Into Eastern Ukraine
    Jan22

    These Are The Weapons That Russia Is Pouring Into Eastern Ukraine

    As Russian military supplies continue to enter Ukraine, it becomes harder by the day for Putin to deny that Moscow is providing arms to the separatists. In fact Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the US Army’s top commander in Europe, says that Russian support for separatists has “doubled” since reached a tentative ceasefire. “When you...

    Ukraine Asks IMF for New Rescue Package
    Jan22

    Ukraine Asks IMF for New Rescue Package

    Ukraine has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new and broader bailout package and will attempt to renegotiate its debt with bond holders. IMF chief Christine Lagarde announced the request made by Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday after a meeting the two had on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

    U.S. to sending training units to Ukraine
    Jan22

    U.S. to sending training units to Ukraine

    American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin training four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard, writes Paul McLeary of Defense News. The number of troops heading to the Yavoriv Training Area near the city of L’viv — which is about 40 miles from the Polish border — is still being determined, however, Paul McLeary of...

    NATO: Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Fiercer Than Ever
    Jan22

    NATO: Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Fiercer Than Ever

    BRUSSELS—Fighting in eastern Ukraine is fiercer than ever in some locations, NATO’s top commander in Europe said Thursday — adding that the weapons systems seen now in the region have in the past heralded a fresh incursion by Russian troops. “Violence has intensified and changed character in Ukraine,” U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove...

    A Neanderthal Foreign Policy
    Jan22

    A Neanderthal Foreign Policy

    Neanderthals generally get a bad rap. If history is written by the winners, they are the world’s very first losers. After all, Neanderthals came out on the wrong end of the great evolutionary battle with our Homo Sapiens ancestors. Ever since, they have been portrayed as big, stupid, artless, lumbering brutes. Our smarter forebears wiped...

    Georgians in Ukraine fight shadow war
    Jan22

    Georgians in Ukraine fight shadow war

    The return of a Georgian fighter’s body to his homeland from Ukraine on Thursday was a grim reminder of how eastern Ukraine’s conflict carries traces of a war of a…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    DAVOS WATCH: Anxiety over Greece, currency wars, QE support
    Jan22

    DAVOS WATCH: Anxiety over Greece, currency wars, QE support

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of “improving the state of the world.” In practice, it’s a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists. Here are some glimpses of what’s happening and...

    Merkel: Russia ‘violated’ EU with Ukraine actions
    Jan22

    Merkel: Russia ‘violated’ EU with Ukraine actions

    Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has maintained her forceful line on Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine, despite the economic impact on Germany. …read more Source:...