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    Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions, EU says
    Jan19

    Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions, EU says

    European Union foreign ministers said on Monday there were no grounds to lift economic sanctions against Russia despite conciliatory proposals from the EU’s foreign policy chief as violence intensified in eastern Ukraine. Federica Mogherini had suggested in a confidential memo seen by Reuters that member states could start talking to Russia...

    Ukraine’s Military: Troops Retake Most of Donetsk Airport
    Jan18

    Ukraine’s Military: Troops Retake Most of Donetsk Airport

    Ukrainian troops launched a “mass operation” overnight retaking almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine lost to separatists in recent weeks, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday. The army’s offensive at the airport brought the fighting close to the city of Donetsk itself, center of a pro-Russian separatist...

    Ukraine Tries to Reinforce Embattled Airport
    Jan18

    Ukraine Tries to Reinforce Embattled Airport

    Ukraine rushed fresh troops and supplies Saturday to the devastated remains of a key airport near the Russian border as explosions and heavy rebel gunfire shook the area and hopes for peace talks continued to fade. Troops described the shelling by pro-Russian separatists at Donetsk airport as some of the worst of the nine-month rebellion, with...

    More Soldiers, Civilians Killed in E. Ukraine Fighting
    Jan16

    More Soldiers, Civilians Killed in E. Ukraine Fighting

    Fighting between Ukrainian government and separatist forces in the country’s east claimed more lives Friday, as an intense battle for control of the Donetsk airport continued. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said six servicemen had been killed and 18 wounded over the preceding 24 hours, and that a civilian had been killed in a...

    Health System Collapsing in Conflict-ridden E. Ukraine
    Jan16

    Health System Collapsing in Conflict-ridden E. Ukraine

    The World Health Organization reports the health care system in eastern Ukraine’s conflict-ridden Donbas region is collapsing. WHO says more than five million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in areas under the control of pro-Russian militants fighting for a separate state are in dire need of health care services. Ukraine’s...

    Obama, Cameron Meet at White House
    Jan16

    Obama, Cameron Meet at White House

    President Barack Obama held a working dinner with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House Thursday night, a week after Europe was shaken by terror in Paris. The two leaders wrote a joint editorial this week in the Times of London newspaper, vowing a united front against Islamic extremists. Britain has long been the closest ally of...

    EU Parliament Accuses Russia of ‘Acts of Terrorism’ in Ukraine
    Jan15

    EU Parliament Accuses Russia of ‘Acts of Terrorism’ in Ukraine

    The European Parliament is accusing Russia of what it calls “acts of terrorism” in Ukraine. Meeting in Brussels, the European Union legislative body passed a resolution condemning what it called Russia’s “aggressive and expansionist policy” and “the acts of terrorism and criminal behavior” by...

    Police Stand By for Now as Kremlin Critic Defies House Arrest
    Jan15

    Police Stand By for Now as Kremlin Critic Defies House Arrest

    Ten days after cutting off his monitoring tag and declaring he would not stay under house arrest, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says Russian police are standing by while he walks out of his door. Although the house arrest order has not been lifted since an embezzlement case against him ended in a suspended sentence on December 30, no one has...

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression
    Jan15

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression

    Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. “Russian aggression is continuing. There has been a significant surge in the intensity of...

    Obama, Cameron Pledge Firm Stand Against Extremists
    Jan15

    Obama, Cameron Pledge Firm Stand Against Extremists

    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will not allow terrorists to suppress free speech and free expression. In joint opinion piece published in The Times of London, the two leaders promised to “defeat these barbaric killers and their distorted ideology.” Obama and Cameron said the world would...

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