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    13 Soldiers Killed in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb01

    13 Soldiers Killed in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian officials say 13 soldiers have been killed in the past day during fighting against Russia-backed rebels in the eastern part of the country. A defense spokesman in Kyiv said Sunday another 20 soldiers were wounded. There is no immediate word on casualties to rebels, but the French news agency, AFP, reports that six civilians died. The...

    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified
    Jan31

    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change — even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict
    Jan31

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change, even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations
    Jan31

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations

    With relations between Russia and the West spiraling to new lows over Ukraine, bilateral ties between London and Moscow themselves are becoming more strained as the inquest into the murder of a former Russian spy gets underway. A judge this week began hearings into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after ingesting polonium-210,...

    Ukraine Talks Convene as Heavy Fighting Continues
    Jan31

    Ukraine Talks Convene as Heavy Fighting Continues

    Ukrainian government and separatist negotiators convened talks in Belarus on Saturday with mediators from Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The talks, aimed at restoring a cease-fire, came as heavy fighting continued at the crossroads town of Debaltseve, on the border between Donetsk and Luhansk, the two regions...

    Kerry, Lavrov to Hold Talks on Ukraine
    Jan31

    Kerry, Lavrov to Hold Talks on Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks on issues including the heightened tensions over what the U.S. and its Western allies say is Russian aggression in Ukraine. Kerry is expected to raise the issue when he meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of a security conference in...

    NATO: Georgia Training Facility Could Open in 2015
    Jan31

    NATO: Georgia Training Facility Could Open in 2015

    NATO said Friday that it hoped to open a training center in Georgia by the end of the year, signaling a strengthening of its relationship with the former Soviet republic that is likely to antagonize Russia. Georgia’s government has long hoped to join the military alliance. But Russia, which fought a 2008 war with Georgia over two...

    Aviation Leaders to Seek Mandate on Safety Standards
    Jan31

    Aviation Leaders to Seek Mandate on Safety Standards

    Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade. Efforts to adopt new standards for global plane tracking and cooperation on the risks of flying over conflict...

    Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Ally’s Company
    Jan31

    Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Ally’s Company

    A company whose main owner is a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a contract to build a bridge linking mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula. A government order published Friday said Stroygazmontazh Corporation, whose majority owner is billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, was awarded the contract. Reports out of...

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided Over Conflict
    Jan31

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided Over Conflict

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves right in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are worried and afraid, but others say they would welcome the change, even when a rebel shell lands in...

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