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    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...

    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’
    Jan15

    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’

    At least 40 heads of state and government are expected at next week’s meeting of the rich and powerful at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will give a keynote speech, organizers said Wednesday. The World Economic Forum, the Geneva-based think tank that organizes the annual get-together, said 2,500...

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’
    Jan14

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that a new round of peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine could take place soon, as the country’s prime minister and parliament urged the international community to designate the Russia-backed separatists’ self-proclaimed republics as “terrorist organizations.”...

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens
    Jan14

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens

    Russia’s finance minister called on Wednesday for a cut in planned spending to weather an economic crisis, warning of a more than $45 billion drop in revenues this year if the average oil price is $50 a barrel. In comments underlining the government’s growing concern at the downturn, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said all budget...

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