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    Deaths mount daily as renewed fighting hits eastern Ukraine
    Jan31

    Deaths mount daily as renewed fighting hits eastern Ukraine

    Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Trump Presidency Thus Far? Russia, for One, Is Pleased
    Jan31

    Trump Presidency Thus Far? Russia, for One, Is Pleased

    Russians have largely greeted Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House with high hopes for a new era of improved relations with the United States. And judging by this week’s reaction, the first telephone call between Presidents Trump and Putin has done nothing to diminish those expectations. In his influential weekly news program...

    Fighting between Ukraine and Russia is heating up again
    Jan31

    Fighting between Ukraine and Russia is heating up again

    “The current escalation in Donbass is a clear indication of Russia’s continued blatant disregard of its commitments under the Minsk agreements.” …read more Source: Business...

    Eastern Ukraine hit by outburst of fighting
    Jan31

    Eastern Ukraine hit by outburst of fighting

    Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Eastern Ukraine hit by outburst of fighting
    Jan31

    Eastern Ukraine hit by outburst of fighting

    Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ After Fighting Escalates In Eastern Ukraine
    Jan31

    ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ After Fighting Escalates In Eastern Ukraine

    The OSCE said renewed fighting around the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka between government troops and Russia-backed separatists has sparked a humanitarian emergency. The group said that 17,000 civilians were left without power and heat due to heavy shelling. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame over surge in fighting
    Jan31

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame over surge in fighting

    Eight Ukrainian troops have been killed and 26 wounded since fighting intensified on Sunday …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Is Putin stepping up the violence in eastern Ukraine?
    Jan31

    Is Putin stepping up the violence in eastern Ukraine?

    A surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine over recent days has led to the highest death toll in weeks. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Nikki Haley Pledges to Block Anti-Israel Actions by United Nations
    Jan31

    Nikki Haley Pledges to Block Anti-Israel Actions by United Nations

    Nikki Haley, the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, phoned her Israeli counterpart on Monday to reinforce America’s “ironclad support” for the Jewish state. Haley pledged to Ambassador Danny Danon that she would block anti-Israel actions taken by the U.N., citing the security council’s decision last...

    Europe is suffering multi-morbidity’: a conversation with Claus Offe in Berlin
    Jan31

    Europe is suffering multi-morbidity’: a conversation with Claus Offe in Berlin

    John Keane, University of SydneyThe writer-political thinker Albert Camus once commented that the true source of strength of modern Europe has been its ability to live on its contradictions, flourish amid its differences and, under pressure, to reinvent itself as “a civilisation on which the whole world depends even when rejecting...