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    Poland unearths one of WWII’s darkest secrets
    Dec04

    Poland unearths one of WWII’s darkest secrets

    Przemysl (Poland) (AFP) – Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones.She removes them with care, slipping them gently into a plastic container.Was it an Italian soldier? Or a Soviet? Identifying the bodies, while possible, is tricky.What is known is the man...

    70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military
    Dec04

    70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military

    Kiev (AFP) – The Ukraine military reported Thursday more than 70 rebel attacks on its positions in the past 24 hours.The attacks took place across several parts of the frontline in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said, including in Lugansk and the airport in Donetsk, where the two sides have this week tried to put ceasefires in place....

    Chechen police killed by militants during gun battle in Grozny
    Dec04

    Chechen police killed by militants during gun battle in Grozny

    KIEV, Ukraine – The streets of Grozny, the Chechen capital, were the scene of a deadly battle between local security forces and heavily armed militants early on Thursday. Chechen authorities and local media said militants traveling in several cars gunned down three traffic police at a checkpoint in Grozny before they stormed the centrally located...

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems
    Dec04

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems

    Russia’s currency, the ruble, this week fell to its lowest value in a quarter century. Oil prices also fell as finance officials changed their economic forecast for next year from slight growth to recession. Russia’s economy is taking a beating from Western sanctions over Ukraine, and foreign investment is fleeing the country. But...

    Kerry, Lavrov Expected To Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Dec04

    Kerry, Lavrov Expected To Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet on December 4 with the crisis in Ukraine expected to be among the topics up for discussion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    BREAKING: Explosion, Heavy Fighting Reported in Grozny, Chechnya
    Dec04

    BREAKING: Explosion, Heavy Fighting Reported in Grozny, Chechnya

    A loud explosion and sounds of heavy fighting have been reported in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny, according to sources on Twitter and some media outlets in the region. Multiple sources on Twitter are reporting that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motorcade has been seen pulling into the Kremlin in the middle of the night, around...

    Donetsk residents deal with continued shelling despite truce
    Dec04

    Donetsk residents deal with continued shelling despite truce

    The Ukrainian government accused Pro-Russia rebels of violating a truce around Donetsk airport on Wednesday. Amid the devastated buildings, fighting could still be heard. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine says nuclear transformer damage poses no danger
    Dec04

    Ukraine says nuclear transformer damage poses no danger

    Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday that a damaged transformer at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, an industrial center, cut electrical power production for several days but did not pose any danger. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine
    Dec04

    Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine

    Oleksiy Matsuka. (Photo by Ginger Shewell) While the West has been distracted by headlines about Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, it can be easy for us to forget that Ukraine is actually fighting a multi-front war with its own deep-rooted domestic concerns, from political corruption to the influence of the...

    Vladimir Putin’s state of union speech caps a bad year for Russia
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin’s state of union speech caps a bad year for Russia

    When President Vladimir Putin gives his state of the union address Thursday, he’ll be putting a cap on a tumultuous year for Russia. …read more Source:...