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    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive
    Feb15

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepened Monday with the resignation of the deputy prosecutor general — who accused his boss of running a dead institution with no independence. Two years after the Maidan protests that ousted a president accused of corruption, the fight against corruption has taken center stage with a key debate on the...

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria
    Feb15

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria

    The Turkish military confirmed Monday its forces shelled Syrian Kurdish positions of the PYG for a third consecutive day. During a visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned the PYG that it will face what he called the “fiercest response” if it makes further territorial gains. Ankara accuses the group of being a terrorist...

    Russia Blocks Ukraine Transit at its Borders, after Ukraine Blockade
    Feb15

    Russia Blocks Ukraine Transit at its Borders, after Ukraine Blockade

    Russia has blocked Ukraine-registered trucks from entering its territory, in a tit-for-tat response to expanding efforts by Ukraine activists to block Russian transit from crossing into or leaving Ukraine. The Russian move, ordered Sunday by the Transit Ministry, follows a push in several Ukrainian regions last week to block Russian cargo transit...

    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...

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