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    Kerry Reaffirms US Support for Europe on Ukraine, Refugees
    Feb13

    Kerry Reaffirms US Support for Europe on Ukraine, Refugees

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has affirmed the strong bond between the United States and Europe, saying the United States has “a profound interest” in its strength and success as it faces new tensions with Russia and a near-unprecedented flood of refugees. Kerry made his comments in a speech at the NATO security conference in...

    Russian PM: West has Re-Started Cold War
    Feb13

    Russian PM: West has Re-Started Cold War

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has accused the West of restarting the Cold War, speaking at a security conference in Germany where Ukraine is high on the agenda. Medvedev told delegates Saturday that “NATO’s policies related to Russia remain unfriendly and opaque. One could even go so far as to say we have slid back to a new...

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid
    Feb12

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid

    Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyberattack, and has prompted fears both within Ukraine and...

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid
    Feb12

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday major powers have agreed to seek a cessation of hostilities in Syria to begin in one week’s time. Jan Egeland, the chairman of the the United Nations humanitarian meeting in Germany where the Munich Agreement was reached said it “could be the breakthrough we’ve been waiting...

    Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe
    Feb12

    Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Friday after the Western military alliance and the United States announced plans for the biggest military build-up in Europe since the Cold War. The United States is planning to quadruple military spending in Europe to $3.4 billion in 2017 as NATO increases troops on...

    Russia Offers Cease-fire Proposal for Syria
    Feb11

    Russia Offers Cease-fire Proposal for Syria

    Russia says it is ready to discuss a cease-fire in Syria as foreign ministers gather in Munich, Germany to seek an end to a bloody civil war that has devastated the Arab country. The U.S., Russia and other members of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group are holding a series of talks on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. A...

    HRW: Both Sides in Ukraine Conflict Targeted, Used Schools
    Feb11

    HRW: Both Sides in Ukraine Conflict Targeted, Used Schools

    Human Rights Watch said Thursday that both sides in the conflict in Ukraine have indiscriminately attacked schools, which could amount to a war crime. In a report entitled “Studying Under Fire,” the rights group documented how both the Ukrainian military and Russian-backed rebels have carried out attacks on schools and used them for...

    Russia’s Catholics, Orthodox Hopeful on Historic Pope-Patriarch Meet
    Feb11

    Russia’s Catholics, Orthodox Hopeful on Historic Pope-Patriarch Meet

    Russia’s Catholic minority has welcomed an historic first meeting this Friday in Cuba between the Pope and the Patriarch of Russia’s dominant Orthodox Church. There are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, but in Orthodox Russia there are around 700,000, only half of one percent of the population. In contrast, three...

    NATO to Increase Forward Presence in East Europe
    Feb10

    NATO to Increase Forward Presence in East Europe

    NATO’s secretary general says the alliance’s increased “forward presence” in Eastern Europe sends a “clear signal” to any would-be aggressor. Speaking Wednesday in Brussels before a two-day NATO defense ministers meeting, Jens Stoltenberg said with an obvious reference to Russia, that “NATO will respond as one to any...

    IMF Chief Warns Ukraine Over Slow Pace of Reform
    Feb10

    IMF Chief Warns Ukraine Over Slow Pace of Reform

    The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has warned Ukraine it would be unable to keep supporting it financially if the country doesn’t step up its reforms efforts. Ukraine relies on funding from the IMF and international donors as it battles deep economic problems, in large part resulting from the conflict in the...

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