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Ukraine News - Apr 10, 2015

Ukraine outlaws Communist names in fresh break with Soviet past, It also bans Nazi symbols and propaganda - Yahoo News

Decommunisation: Dismantlement of monuments, all cities and streets with Soviet names to be renamed -

Poroshenko: Hitler and Stalin to blame for World War II - UNIAN news

VIDEO (English Subs): Poroshenko blames Hitler and Stalin for outbreak of WWII - YouTube

Ukraine’s Parliament Votes To Open Soviet-Era KGB Archives To Public -

Ukraine recognizes ultranationalists as freedom and independence fighters, Organizations include the UPA and OUN - Sputnik

Historian on the legal status of Ukrainian independence fighters: Was this crude distortion of the past really necessary? Can one legislate historical events in such a fashion? - ukraineanalysis

Martial law bill passed in first reading by Verkhovna Rada - Russia Beyond The Headlines

New Martial Law Lets Poroshenko Seize Assets at Will - offguardian

Ukraine sets sights on joining NATO - Reuters

Ukraine to sign new cooperation agreements with NATO: PM - Global Times

Ukrainian Armed Forces working towards meeting NATO military standards: Poltorak -

Ukroboronprom to shift to NATO arms production standards by 2019 - Russia Beyond The Headlines

US, Russian war games rekindle Cold War tensions in Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News

Russian Defense Ministry: NATO needs Ukraine crisis to justify its existence - TASS

Russia Warns US That It Can Counter Its Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems: Sees PGS Of US As A Serious Threat -

Russian Missile Operators Brought Up to Speed on Iskander-M - Sputnik International

As Russia Improves Its Surface-to-Air Missiles, US Looks To Counter - Defense One


Amnesty International reports execution-style killings of captured Ukrainian soldiers - Reuters

Amnesty: Separatists must urgently remove from their ranks anyone suspected of war crimes and cooperate with an investigation - Amnesty

Interview with Amnesty official on the executed Ukrainian soldiers, 'I must emphasize that we have evidence of this happening on both sides' - rferl

'I kill if I want to': Russian rebel commander ‘Motorola’ says he shot dead 15 Ukrainian POWs (VIDEO) -

Ukrainian rebel ‘Motorola' can officially be considered a war criminal now (VIDEOS) - Ukraine@war

Ukraine separatist leader Zakharchenko warns of possible return to war - Yahoo News

Pro-Russian Rebels Told: Major Attack on Ukraine Imminent -

East Ukraine Ceasefire Violations Increase Near Mariupol As Pro-Russian Rebels Prepare For Combat -

OSCE: Ukrainian forces moving new heavy weaponry to buffer zone in Donbas - InSerbia News

Fortification work on demarcation line in Donbas to cost UAH 1 bln: ATO deputy commander -

OSCE mission reports increase in ceasefire violations in Donbas -

Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours-military spokesman (VIDEO) -


Main players in Ukraine debt battle prepare to face off - Reuters

Ukraine Creditor Group Has Plan to Avoid Writedown in Debt Talks - Bloomberg Business

IMF expects Ukraine agreement with creditors by June - Reuters

Ukraine’s Tanking Economy, Car-Production Plunges 96% And Many Banks Also Fail - Dissident Voice

Ukraine’s exhausted economy to rely on agriculture in Q2 - Reuters

Ukraine: Another crisis for ′Europe′s bread basket′ - DW.DE

Ukraine's cash-strapped Metinvest announces default, seeks breather from debt repayments - Reuters

Ukraine Seeks to Scrap Utility Sales in Move Against Tycoons - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine: Poroshenko earned $16 mln last year: report - InSerbia News

VIDEO: Supposedly another vid of Ukrainian radicals humiliating an allegedly corrupt official, in Ivano-Frankivsk. Nasty - Shaun Walker on Twitter


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Ukraine News - Apr 7, 2015

Poroshenko denounces federalization at the constitutional reform commission, Rebels say 'these things are absolutely unacceptable…we did not receive any invitations' -

Poroshenko: the Ukrainian language is and will remain the only state language of Ukraine -

Poroshenko: defense, national security and foreign policy of Ukraine not affected by decentralization -

Poroshenko: tougher punishments for separatist statements, let alone actions, so that people are afraid to even think about it -

Poroshenko: I won’t allow people carrying illegal weapons to walk around free -

Poroshenko submits presidential bill on legal regime of martial law -

Yatseniuk: Russia has no right to dictate to Ukraine form of its constitution - UNIAN news

Ukraine to resume paying pensions in occupied Donbas after control is restored: justice ministry -

Donbass leaders to Germany, France: Make Kiev pay pensions approved by Minsk deal - RT News

Lavrov says constitutional reform must agree with militants -

Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: Ukraine Nationalist Leader Joins Government: Right Sector MP Yarosh given Defence Ministry position - YouTube

Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In 24 Hours; Daily Death Toll Rising With A Total Of 13 Having Been Killed In Three Days - Interpreter_Mag

Donetsk Separatists Release 16 Captured Ukrainian Soldiers -

Over 150 children killed or injured by landmines in east Ukraine: UNICEF - Novorossia Today

Russian bomb defusers on Ukraine's front lines, Battlefields in Donetsk and Luhansk are strewn with mines and other unexploded ordnance posing serious risks to civilians -

Russia's Role in Ukraine Seen Shifting to Training Rebels - The Moscow Times

VIDEO: Drone video from Donetsk shows huge Russian military bases w/ heavy weapons (ceasefire violation) - Ukraine Reporter on Twitter

Ukraine bans broadcast of many Russian films - The Washington Post


Crisis-hit Ukraine’s annual inflation rate hit 45.8 percent after a sharp acceleration of 10.8 percent in March - Business Insider

After a year at war, Ukraine at financial breaking point - Yahoo News

Ukrainian economy in free fall, National Bank projects an economic decline of 15 percent for the first quarter of 2015 -

Ukrainian government approves framework for $15 billion debt-swap: Finance Ministry - Reuters

Cabinet approves list of eurobonds to be restructured: finance ministry -

Russia expects Kiev to pay off debt in late 2015: deputy finance minister - TASS

Ukraine bank in plea for loan relief - The Sunday Times

Ukraine Pension Fund Is Bankrupt: Social Policy Minister -

Ukraine to Triple Cheaper Gas Imports from Russia, Kiev is to pay $248 per 1,000 cubic meters during the April-June quarter - Oil and Gas News

Naftogaz imports gas from EU at average of $304 per 1,000 cubic meters in Q1 2015 -

Ukraine reduces gas imports from Hungary in early April -

Russia steps in as job losses, closures ravage east Ukraine - timesofindia

Russian state companies face bans from Ukraine investment - RT Russian politics

The American Woman Who Stands Between Putin and Ukraine - businessweek


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Iran News - Apr 6, 2015

Obama Strongly Defends Iran Nuclear Deal (VIDEO) -

Interview with Obama on the Iran nuclear deal (VIDEOS) -

Obama’s ‘technocratic’ approach: How Iran nuclear deal came together proton by proton - Telegraph

Netanyahu blasts ‘very, very bad’ Iran nuclear agreement - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Netanyahu: Iran nuke deal "very bad" - CNN

Dianne Feinstein: Iran Deal Does Not Threaten Israel's Survival, I wish that Netanyahu would contain himself (VIDEO) -

Senate Democrat Murphy: Netanyahu's Version of an Iran Deal is Unrealistic (VIDEO) - NBC

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Believes A Nuclear Deal With Iran Is 'Our Best Promise In The Region' -

Corker works overtime to get last few votes to ensure Congress has mandatory review of Iran nuke deal - Fox News

G.O.P.’s Israel Support Deepens as Political Contributions Shift -

Pentagon Worked to Improve Biggest ‘Bunker-Buster’ Bomb as Iran Talks Unfolded - WSJ

How the U.S. Would Destroy Iran’s Nuclear Program - TIME

Iran Top General Signals Supreme Leader Backing of Nuclear Deal - Bloomberg Business

If an agreement is seen as too weak, Saudi Arabia will try to find a way to counter-balance it: Western diplomat - Yahoo News

Pope backs Iran nuke deal, urges end to extremist violence -

VIDEO: Pope Francis welcomes Iran nuclear deal - CBS


White House looks to scientists to sell Iran deal, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has emerged as the face of the push - POLITICO

VIDEO: Energy secretary Moniz: Iran deal blocks pathways to bomb - CBS News

TRANSCRIPT: Face the Nation: Moniz, Graham, Santorum - CBS News

Conservatives Trash Iran Deal Framework That Experts Call "A Very Convincing Agreement" - Media Matters for America

Proposed accord far tougher on Iran than expected, experts say - McClatchy Washington Bureau

Five views on the Iran nuclear framework - Washington Post

William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: The Fruits of Diplomacy With Iran -

Anthony Cordesman: Verify and Trust May Come with Iran: The Parameters for the Proposed Joint Comprehensive Plan - Center for Strategic and International Studies

Joseph Cirincione: Why the Iran nuclear deal is a victory for American national security -

NPR talks on the Iran nuclear deal with Gary Samore, executive director at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government - WGBH News

Is The Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement A Good Deal? We speak with Ariane Tabatabai -

Former intelligence head Amos Yadlin: Israel mustn't reject Iran deal - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Is Iran nuke deal good or bad for US? John Yang, Ali Arouzi, Hillary Mann Leverett and Ayman Mohyeldin join to discuss the complex details of the nuclear deal with Iran - MSNBC

VIDEO: Former IAEA inspector Olli Heinonen reacts to framework deal with Iran - Fox News Video

VIDEO: Analyst Michael Genovese: Reasons For Caution, Reasons For Hope In Iran Pact - YouTube

The Iran Nuclear Deal, by the Numbers (CHARTS) - The Atlantic

Outline of Nuclear Deal Sounds Different in the U.S. and Iran Accounts of Their Agreements -

Joint Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif - European Union, EEAS

Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear Program - US State Department

English translation of Iranian Fact Sheet on the Nuclear Negotiations - Iran Matters


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Iran News - Apr 2, 2015


Iranian chief negotiator Araghchi: no deal without a ‘framework for the removal of all sanctions', disagreement on R&D of centrifuges - newsmax

VIDEO: Iranian chief negotiator Araghchi: no deal without a 'framework for the removal of all sanctions' - YouTube

Iran negotiator Baeidinejad: P5+1 countries agreed to remove oil, gas, and banking sanctions, remaining only technical aspects - Breitbart

VIDEO: Iran negotiator Baeidinejad: 'Oil, gas, banking sanctions issues resolved’ - PressTV

Iran nuclear talks: Delays in agreement blamed on repeated consultation with Supreme Leader Khamenei - The Independent

Iranian President Rouhani trumps the supreme leader Khamenei — on Twitter, at least -


POLL: Iranians already seeing better economic conditions with the limited easing of international sanctions last year -


Deal Prospects Stir Hopes of Iranian Consumers, Importers - WSJ


Iran nuclear deal could unlock huge economic potential - CNN


VIDEO: Impact of lifting sanctions on Iran - CNN Video


VIDEO: Companies waiting for Iran sanctions to end - DW.DE


VIDEO: Sanctions push poultry prices up in Iran - BBC News


Iran’s oil: Rusty taps - The Economist


CHARTS: Iran GDP | 1965-2015 - tradingeconomics


Background: Explaining The Iran Sanctions - Eurasia Review


Navigating the Iran Sanctions Thicket - RealClearWorld


A Look at Iran's Various Nuclear Assets - ABC News



GOP slaps Obama over Iran talks extension -

GOP calls for Iran sanctions get louder, as nuclear talks drag on - TheHill

Statement of GOP Sen. Cruz: Obama Administration’s Iran Deal is Only Getting Worse - Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator for Texas

GOP senator Kirk: Sanctions will strengthen Iran deal - TheHill

POLL: GOP, voters at odds over policy towards Iran - MSNBC

Limited Progress On Iran Talks Unlikely To Impress Even Senate Democrats -


Menendez indictment stifles prominent Democratic critic of Obama foreign policy, calls into question the future of Iran legislation -


Obama Adviser on Iran Worked for Pro-Regime Lobby - Breitbart


Netanyahu Meets Boehner, Warns Against Emerging Iran Deal - Bloomberg Business


VIDEO: Netanyahu Blasts 'Unconscionable' Iran Deal - Breitbart


Israel tests U.S.-backed missile shield as Iran nuclear talks churn - Reuters


Fabius: Iran talks a 'few metres from the finishing line' - ITV News


Lavrov, Zarif claim breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks - Yahoo News


On sanctions relief, Russia and China are on Iran’s side - Quartz


'Oman can become trade hub if international sanctions on Iran are lifted’ - Times of Oman


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Iran News - Mar 31, 2015

POLL: Clear majority of Americans supports nuclear deal with Iran - The Washington Post

POLL: Most Americans Say Congress Should Have Final Authority Over Nuclear Deal - Pew Research Center

With or Without Iran Deal, Obama Faces Fight With Congress - Bloomberg Politics

Will Senate Democrats really help kill an Obama nuclear deal with Iran? - The Washington Post

More Harmful than Helpful: The U.S. Senate Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 - Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

Netanyahu: The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne confirms our concerns and even worse - Yahoo News

McConnell, in Israel, shares Netanyahu’s concerns about Iran nuke deal - McClatchy DC

Iran nuclear talks: Prospect of deal with Iran pushes Saudi Arabia and Israel into an unlikely alliance - The Independent

Arab nations alarmed by prospect of US nuclear deal with Iran - The Guardian

How France Became an Iran Hawk - Foreign Policy


Slow economy could prompt Iran to take nuclear deal - The Washington Post

Iran Riches Coveted by Big Oil After Decades of Conflict - Bloomberg Business

Nuclear Deal Could Drive Foreign Investors to Iran Stocks - WSJ

Rouhani to Merkel: Any Nuclear Deal Must End in Lifting Sanctions - Islamic Invitation Turkey

Dem: 'Sanctions will be tightened' if no Iran deal - TheHill

Russia, China oppose UNSC automatic imposition of sanctions proposed by US and Europe if Iran violates the deal - Business Standard News

The sanctions on Iran are already falling apart - Business Insider

Iran nuclear talks: What are the sanctions on Iran? - BBC News

Factbox: Sanctions on Iran’s oil sector - Reuters

Oil Declines as Potential Iran Nuclear Deal Seen Boosting Glut (VIDEO) - Bloomberg Business


Where the Iran nuclear talks stand: the gaps as crunch time arrives - AP

Here's a guide to the key terms and major concerns animating the Iran nuclear talks - CNN

Iranian conservatives say they're getting a bad deal - Al-Monitor

IAEA Wants 'Snap Inspections' as Part of Iran Nuclear Deal - Breitbart

Watchdog group: We could detect an Iranian nuclear test - CNN

White House denies reports of Iran balking on nuclear shipments - Washington Times

Does Iran Have Secret Nukes in North Korea? - The Daily Beast

Negotiating Issue: Preventing Proliferation Assistance between Iran and other Proliferant States or Entities -

Opinion: How to Know if the Iran Deal Is a Good Deal -

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Mar 30, 2015


RNC on Clinton: 'Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes' - TheHill

RNC Statement On Hillary Clinton Erasing All Emails From Her Secret Server - GOP

Statement by Chairman Gowdy: Congress will need to speak with Clinton about her decision to delete emails - Select Committee on Benghazi

Letter by Clinton's Counsel David Kendall stating that Clinton wiped server clean, deleted all emails - Select Committee on Benghazi

Statement by Cummings on letter from Clinton’s counsel: it is time for Republicans to stop a 'political charade' - Select Committee on Benghazi

New probe into Clinton's Muslim assistant Huma Abedin started by Senate -


Kerry orders State Department review of records retention amid Clinton email controversy - Fox News


Republican National Committee criticizes Clinton Foundation donors, some of whom also have links to Bush family - Sun Sentinel


RNC Statement On The Clinton Foundation’s Shady Foreign $$ - GOP


Senator’s questions over Clinton Foundation Nigerian donor spark GOP infighting - Fox News


Clinton family facing RICO racketeering case filed in federal court in Florida -


Fiorina Likely GOP Presidential Candidate, Attacks Clinton - ABC News


VIDEO: Chris Wallace Asks Carly Fiorina About Hillary Clinton & Running In 2016 - Fox News Sunday



POLL: Hillary Clinton favorability down 12 points since November 2013: poll - Washington Times

VIDEO: CBS Poll Shows Email Scandal Taking A Toll On Hillary Clinton - CBS

POLL: Who would Americans consider voting for in 2016? - CBS News

O'Malley: Democrats shouldn't coronate Hillary Clinton - Baltimore Sun


VIDEO: Former Gov. Martin O'Malley on ABC's This Week - YouTube


Clinton Hiring Raises Question About Future Openings -


Clinton Hiring Raises Question About Future Openings -


Musical about Bill, Hillary Clinton to make off-Broadway debut - CBS News



Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network - ProPublica

Hillary, Benghazi, and Those Troublesome E-mails - Breitbart

ARCHIVE: Benghazi attack was preventable: Senate panel - NY Daily News


ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton's State Department cut security in Libya before deadly terror attacks, Sen. Ron Johnson says - PolitiFact Wisconsin


ARCHIVE: Trail of Benghazi security lapses leads to State Department senior leadership, records show - Fox News


ARCHIVE: On Benghazi, Hillary Clinton and Four Dead Americans - Breitbart


ARCHIVE: Fallen SEAL's Father: Hillary Told Me 'We're Going Arrest ... The Man That Made The Video' - Breitbart


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Yemen News - Mar 27, 2015

Saudi Arabia threatens ground invasion of Yemen - Telegraph

Yemen conflict poised to escalate as Egypt prepares to send in troops - The Guardian

GCC statement: Gulf countries respond to Yemen developments - The National

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia-led coalition strikes at Houthi targets in Yemen - YouTube

Sudan confirms joining Saudi-led Yemen operation providing ground troops as well as warplanes - Yahoo News

Turkey's Erdogan Turkey expresses support for anti-Houthi operation in Yemen, says can't tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East - Daily Mail Online

Arab League pledges full support for Saudi-led campaign in Yemen - Yahoo News

Arab foreign ministers agree on joint military force: Arab League chief - Yahoo News

Saudi Ambassador: Iran Revolutionary Guard, Hezbollah Advising Yemen Rebels - ABC News


Yemen Rebels Protest Saudi-led Airstrikes - VOA

VIDEO: Houthi protesters denounce Saudi Arabia over airstrikes - YouTube

Houthi Official: Yemen Strikes By Saudi Arabia Will Set Off 'Wide War’ -

VIDEO (English): Houthi spokesman: `This aggression unlawful and unjustifiable` - YouTube

Thousands of Houthis Concentrated Along Yemen-Saudi Border - Sputnik International

Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh seen pulling strings as rebels advance - Yahoo News

Houthi Leader Abdul Malik Al Houthi: The Shiite Thorn on Yemen’s side -

Houthi Who?: The History of Houthi Alliances - Foreign Affairs

VIDEO (Documentary): The Rise of the Houthis -

ARCHIVE: The Huthi Ascent to Power - Middle East Institute


U.S. Backs Saudi-Led Yemeni Bombing With Logistics, Spying - Bloomberg Business

Officials: Saudi-led action in Yemen relied heavily on U.S. intelligence - The Washington Post

US weighs tanker and radar planes for Saudi Yemen op - Business Standard News

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Situation in Yemen - The White House

The United States favors a negotiated solution in Yemen but understands Saudi concerns that led to military action: State Dept -

How U.S. weapons will play a huge role in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen - The Washington Post

Two U.S. Warships Ready to Respond if Needed in Yemen -

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen - The Washington Post

Iran-backed rebels loot Yemen files about U.S. spy operations - LA Times

EU's Mogherini says military action not a solution in Yemen - Yahoo News

Statement of the EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the situation in Yemen - European Union

Russia's Putin to Iran: Immediate ceasefire needed in Yemen - Yahoo News

Comment by the Russia Foreign Ministry on the situation in Yemen - MFA of Russia

China urges all Yemeni parties involved to resolve the dispute through political dialogue - Yahoo News


Yemen war clouds raise dangers for top oil shipping route - Reuters

Why Bombing the 39th Biggest Oil Producer Is Roiling Markets - Washington Post

Oil leaps 5 percent, most in a month, on air strikes in Yemen - Reuters

US doesn’t want to see a threat to the Bab-el-Mandeb strait that could affect the security of the Suez Canal - The National

U.S. will work to ensure Bab-el-Mandeb strait remains open: U.S. general - Yahoo News


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Israel/Iran News - Mar 25, 2015

Obama: Recent Remarks by Prime Minister Netanyahu Dim Hope for End to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ABC News

VIDEO: Obama: Recent remarks by Prime Minister Netanyahu dim hope for a negotiated two-state solution (Part 1) - POLITICO

VIDEO: Obama: My dispute with Netanyahu is a policy difference that has great consequences for both countries and the region (Part 2) - You Tube

At the J-Street Conference White House Chief of Staff McDonough Says the Israeli Occupation 'Must End' -

VIDEO: Obama’s Chief Of Staff McDonough To J-Street Conference: Israel’s “Occupation That Has Lasted 50-Years Must End" - YouTube

VIDEO: Obama’s Chief Of Staff McDonough: Netanyahu comments 'very troubling' - YouTube

VIDEO: Obama Staff Chief McDonough's Full Speech to J Street's Conference - YouTube

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro Says Obama Administration Reevaluating Policy Toward Israel -

James Baker to J-Street: Netanyahu Wrong on Iran, Palestinians -

Jeb Bush ‘disagrees’ with James Baker’s position on Israel - The Washington Post

Netanyahu’s Reelection Pushes J Street to Move the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict to the United Nations -

At J-Street conference, chief Palestinian negotiator Erekat rejects Israeli claims that there is no partner for peace -

Tensions among U.S. Jews over Israel on display as Hillel leader pulls out of J-Street speech - The Washington Post

J Street U Students March on Hillel -

Analysis: Netanyahu may seek unity government as needed cure for a divided Israel - Fox News

Netanyahu Won the Israeli Election by Stealing Conservative Votes from Other Conservative Parties, Not Liberal Ones -

Arab Leaders In Israel Turn Down Netanyahu's Apology -

Abbas meets with Joint Arab List members, praises Arab vote - Israel News, Ynetnews

Gaza women take up arms for next Israel war - The Times

Israeli group's documentary accuses Hamas of training child soldiers - Fox News



Israel reportedly spied on Iran nuclear talks in effort to lobby Congress against deal - Fox News

VIDEO: Obama: U.S. briefs Israel on Iran nuclear talks, there will be "significant transparency" as the U.S. works a deal - Washington Post

Israeli minister warns French against 'bad accord' with Iran - Yahoo Maktoob News

In a letter 367 House members warn Obama on Iran - TheHill

Text of the letter to President Obama signed by 367 members of Congress - House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats

U.S. Senate will vote on sanctions bill if there is no Iran deal - Reuters

As Cotton speaks, Code Pink activists surround him over Iran letter -

VIDEO: Code Pink interrupts Tom Cotton's Iran speech -

Arab Press Harshly Criticizes Obama Administration On Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Accuses Him Of Turning Its Back On Arab Friends, Leading Region To Disaster - Right Side News

Top Iranians signal support for a nuclear deal - LA Times

Will R&D agreement seal the Iran deal? - Al-Monitor

Iran isn’t providing needed access or information, IAEA says - The Washington Post

VIDEO: IAEA chief calls for beefed up verification of Iran’s nuclear program - PBS

Iran Criticizes IAEA Snap Inspection Demand - VOA

Oil prices could fall further if Iran nuclear deal is reached - Vox

Progress in Iran talks puts oil traders on edge -



America and Iran 'taking part in joint military operations in Iraq', US providing intelligence from air to Iran-backed attack on Tikrit - Telegraph

US mulls air strikes for Tikrit offensive in which Iran has played a prominent role: Official - AFP

Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes ‘imminent': diplomat - Reuters

Ahead of nuclear deal Iran expands regional 'empire' from Iraq to Lebanon, and Syria to Yemen - Reuters

Yemen is latest in string of victories for Iran -

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Iran News - Mar 23, 2015


Obama said Iranian negotiators have made concessions in nuclear talks, though not enough to seal an agreement - Bloomberg

In Video, Obama Address Iranian Youth in Celebration of the Persian New Year -

VIDEO (Persian subtitles): Obama's address to the Iranian people in celebration of the Persian New Year - YouTube

Obama urges release of US prisoners in Iran - TheHill


Kerry to Iran: It's Time for Tough Decisions on Nuclear Program - VOA


CIA head: U.S. intel has 'robust' knowledge of Iran nuclear capabilities, Warns of ‘tremendous' consequences if it decides to develop nuclear weapons -


Lawmakers on Both Sides Push to Cut Funding for Iran Nuclear Deal -


AIPAC, Netanyahu Sabotaging Iran Deal - American Free Press


Text of Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 Approved by the Senate Committee -



Iran President Rouhani says all nuclear issues can be resolved -

As crowd chants 'Death to America,' Khamenei backs nuclear talks - LA Times

UN sanctions emerge as possible Iran talks 'deal breaker' - Yahoo News

Draft Nuclear Agreement To Cut Iran's Centrifuges By 40%, At 6,000 For Decade - AP

France balks at the US-Iranian deal on five counts – not least with an eye on its Gulf ties - DEBKAfile


Israel reaches out to France about preventing what it considers an unfavourable nuclear deal with Iran - Reuters


Netanyahu: Israel May Accept Some Iran Centrifuges - Arutz Sheva


Saudi Arabia Says It Will Want Same Enrichment Rights as Iran if Nuclear Deal is Done - VICE News


Covert sabotage of Iran unlikely to end with nuclear deal -


How a Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Affect Gas Prices -



Tikrit assault stalls as Obama withholds U.S. airstrikes to avoid Iran ties, analysts say - Washington Times

CIA Director: Iran general ‘destabilizing' efforts in Iraq as he advises Shiite militias battling Islamic State in the Tikrit offensive - ABC News

Iran general in Iraq 'whenever we need': Shiite militia chief - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: Iran Military & Iraq battle for Tikrit - PBS

US trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues - Fox News


Petraeus: Iran, Not ISIS, Poses Most Significant Threat to Iraq -


The Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy war is heating up in Yemen - Business Insider


Pakistan Declines to Join Saudi Arabia's Anti-Iran Alliance - US News


U.N. Monitor Says Iran Is Worsening on Rights, Executions on the Rise -


Saudi Arabia: Unprecedented spike in death penalty, half of the executions carried out so far this year were for drug-related offences - Amnesty International


Learn 10 brutal facts about Saudi Arabia's appalling human rights record - Amnesty International


A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks - The Washington Post 


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Mar 21, 2015

Trey Gowdy to Hillary Clinton lawyer: Turn over server to third party - POLITICO

Trey Gowdy Threatens Possible House Action if Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Hand Over Her Server -

Text of the letter Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Gowdy sent to Clinton’s attorney -

VIDEO: Chairman Of Benghazi Committee Ask Hillary Clinton To Release Servers Or Else - YouTube

State Department: No record of Clinton signing 'separation' form stating she turned over all official documents upon leaving office - Fox News

Emails sought of nearly a dozen U.S. State Department workers under Clinton - Reuters

U.S. State Dept. archives fewer emails than previously disclosed - Reuters

Hillary Clinton's State Department wanted to cut back on email saving duties - POLITICO

National Archives, union press State Department for answers over Clinton email - Fox News

It Could Take Up to 30 Years for Hillary Clinton’s Emails to Reach the National Archives -

Feds argue they had no duty under FOIA to search Hillary Clinton's emails - POLITICO

Was Hillary Clinton running her own rogue intel operation? - Washington Times

Clinton's Keystone XL emails sought, ties to TransCanada lobbyist hit -

Delay of Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Haunts Hillary Clinton, a Very Well-Heeled Donor May Have Influenced That Policy - PJ Tatler

Report: Hillary's Email Server Was in Danger of Being Hacked -

Expert: Clinton Emails Could Have Been Compromised By Third-Party Spam-Filtering Company - The Daily Caller

Exclusive: Jailed hacker Guccifer boasts, “I used to read [Clinton’s] memos… and then do the gardening” - PandoDaily

POLL: Hillary Clinton Support Down 15 Points Among Democratic Voters, Many Democrats Want Independent Email Probe - Reuters

POLL: 54% Think Democrats Should Run A Fresh Face in 2016 - Rasmussen Report

VIDEO: Strong Clinton Supporters Are Worried About The Email Scandal - YouTube

Pelosi: GOP Will Investigate Clinton ‘Whether It’s Her Emails Or Hair’ - CBS


Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary was Secretary of State had ties to foreign governments, report says - Fox News

Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton promise, charity did not disclose donors - Reuters

Rand Paul: Foreign donations to Clinton Foundation ‘thinly veiled bribes’, Hillary should return money from 'abusers of women's rights' - POLITICO

VIDEO: Rand Paul Urges Clinton to Return Foreign Money - YouTube

We asked Clinton donors why they gave. Here's what they said -

How the Clintons’ Haiti development plans succeed — and disappoint - The Washington Post

The Clinton Foundation and Haiti Contracts - WSJ

VIDEO: Haitians protest outside Clinton Foundation in New York over alleged loss of “billions of dollars” meant to help rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake - Washington Free Beacon

Role of Hillary Clinton’s brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton's Brother Defends Haiti Gold Mine Deal: 'I Raise Money for a Lot of People' - Breitbart

That time Bill and Hillary Clinton went to a voodoo ceremony in Haiti - The Washington Post


Politicians Could Use ‘Camp For Adults’ to Foster Bipartisanship, Hillary Clinton Says at the American Camp Association Conference  - CBS

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: We Really Need Camps for Adults, There is 'Fun Deficit' in America - YouTube

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Full Keynote Speech to the American Camp Association Conference - YouTube

Hillary Clinton’s ‘fun deficit’ is a real problem for poor kids - The Washington Post

Hillary’s Speaking Fee Could Cost Non-Profit The Camp Association 10 Percent Of Its Budget -

Hillary Clinton's unanswered questions on marriage equality - MSNBC

Hillary Clinton and the case of Chen Guangcheng, the blind dissident says Clinton’s State Department pressured him to take a bad deal with the Chinese government - POLITICO

Hillary supporters launch ‘Bill for First Lady’ ad campaign (VIDEO) - New York Post

Welcome to the Clintons’ $11 Million Dollar Mansion in New York State - UFP NEWS

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Ukraine/Russia News - Mar 19, 2015

Poroshenko signs law on Donbas special status, postpones autonomy to Luhansk and Donetsk until elections under Ukrainian law - Sputnik

Poroshenko: we will deal [only] with representatives of Donetsk and Luhansk elected legitimately, according to the Ukrainian law - interfax

Ukraine plans to regain control over Donbas by all means: PM Yatsenyuk - TASS

DPR, LPR separatists leaders: no compromise with Kiev until decision on Donbas status is canceled - TASS

DPR Negotiator: Minsk accord says that all issues concerning elections should be coordinated with DPR and LPR envoys - Sputnik

Ukrainian rebels make new threat to abandon cease-fire - Fox News

VIDEO (Eng subs): DPR PM Zakharchenko: Ukraine govt undermines Minsk agreement with new law on Donbas special status - YouTube

VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR PM Zakharchenko answers Ukrainian TV reporter question on new law on Donbas special status - YouTube

1 Soldier Killed And 5 Wounded With Attacks Near Donetsk And Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag

Protests and Riots After Ukrainian Soldiers Run Over Child With Armored Vehicle North of Donetsk (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

APA - Ukraine to build fortifications along contact line with rebels

Poltorak: Size of Ukrainian armed forces to reach 250,000 in a month - UNIAN news

The Making of a Christian Taliban in Ukraine - The Intercept

Ukraine's industrial production fell 22.5 percent in February compared with a year earlier - UNIAN news

Hot water rates to increase by 55-57% from April 1, heating by 73% - UNIAN news

Cold water rates may increase by 25% - UNIAN news

Ukraine may cancel state regulation of food prices - UNIAN news

Corruption in Ukraine Aids Organized Crime Syndicates: US State Department - Sputnik International

Why Economies Of Ukraine and Russia Are Almost Inseparable - Hromadske International


Russia Says Kyiv Violates Ukraine Peace Deal Over Autonomy Laws -

External Influence Could Bring Kiev to Reason: Russia's Envoy to OSCE - Sputnik International

Russian launches military exercises from the Arctic to the Pacific, missiles in the Baltic and nuclear-capable bombers in Crimea - Business Insider

What's behind Russia's massive muscle-flexing? Virtually every unit, from paratroopers to antisubmarine forces, appears to be on drills - CSMonitor

Russia says drills prove ability to quickly deploy forces - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Russia sends nuclear capable 'Iskander' missile system to Kaliningrad -

VIDEO: Russian nuclear submarines takes part in large-scale military drills -

Russia Kicks Off Tank Drills With 1,500 Personnel in Western District - Sputnik International

Putin sends spy ships to Britain to intercept military communications - Daily Express

100,000 gather in central Moscow to celebrate the anniversary of Crimea reunification - RT News

Russia Was Ready for Crimea Nuclear Standoff, Putin Says in Documentary 'Crimea - Way Back Hom’ - Bloomberg Business

VIDEO (English subs): 'Crimea - Way Back Home' documentary, TV announcement - YouTube

VIDEO (English subs): 'Crimea - Way Back Home' documentary, Part 1 - - 

VIDEO (English subs): 'Crimea - Way Back Home' documentary,  Part 2 -

Boeing was hit by Buk: Submunitions that hit Malaysian Boeing coincide with warhead filling of the newest Russian anti-aircraft missile (PHOTOS) -

MH17: Did Sukhoi-25 take down passenger plane? Fighter jet designer says 'could not technically have shot down MH17’, allegations a cover-up -

Exclusive: From 'Red October' village, new evidence on downing of Malaysian plane over Ukraine - Reuters

Vladmir Babak and Reuters’ Missile Launch Witnesses – How Do They Fit With What We Know About MH17 So Far? - bellingcat


US Army Delays Ukraine Training in Effort to Preserve Ceasefire -

US should focus on economic support for Ukraine which is a more important priority: Defense Secretary Carter - Sputnik

Top US General in Europe: Arming Ukraine 'Isn't a Strategy' - Foreign Policy

Why Pentagon is hesitant to arm Ukraine - Yahoo News

Don’t send weapons to Ukraine, top Russian Kremlin critic says - The Washington Post

How The Ukrainian Diaspora In The US Is Funding The War Effort In East Ukraine -

US Plans Show-of-Force Exercise in E. Europe -

U.S. To Conduct Patriot Missile Test in Poland In Response to Russian Aggression - Interpreter_Mag

Here are all the NATO military ships in the black sea (SLIDESHOW)- Business Insider

Germany to send 500 troops for drills in Lithuania - The Peninsula Qatar


Merkel Not Going Along with Poroshenko - EIRNS

Seven EU Countries to Oppose New Anti-Russian Sanctions at Summit - Sputnik International

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Israel News - Mar 17, 2015

Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected  - AFP

Netanyahu says Jerusalem as a whole to continue under Israel's control, blasts Livni/Herzog stances on the holy city - Algemeiner

If reelected, Netanyahu vows wave of E.Jerusalem building - Yahoo News

Israeli right-wingers scramble to woo 200,000-strong settler vote - THE DAILY STAR

Right-wing demonstration in Tel Aviv: A substantial proportion of demonstrators at Sunday's event were religious, and the settler movement dominated -

Opinion: Israel’s settlement enterprise has not blocked a two-state solution - Haaretz

Israeli Establishment Turns Back on Netanyahu Ahead of Election -

Business leaders see peace boost if Netanyahu loses Israeli election - Jewish Journal

Interview: Netanyahu era coming to an end, says former ally Lapid - Reuters

Kahlon rejects Netanyahu's Finance Ministry portfolio offer, citing lack of trust - Israel News, Ynetnews

How the parties stand on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process - Jerusalem Post

Israel Immigration Seen Fueling Housing Boom Amid Shortage - Bloomberg Business


Isaac Herzog's Op-Ed: My responsibility, my promise - The Times of Israel

VIDEO (English): Exclusive: Interview with Isaac Herzog - i24news

VIDEO: Isaac Herzog: "Israel not a Jewish state but a nation-state for Jews" - YouTube

Isaac Herzog: The front-runner in Israel's election comes from a distinguished family considered the Kennedy clan of Israel - usatoday

The Herzogs: Three generations of Israeli leadership - Ynetnews

Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog - The Times of Israel

Former prime minister Ehud Barak endorses Isaac Herzog - Jerusalem Post

Arab Alliance Rises as Force in Israeli Elections -

Arab citizens of Israel face defining moment in election -

Joint Arab List leader Ayman Odeh Op-Ed: With Israeli Arabs united, this election can bring positive change to everybody - The Guardian

In private, Abbas, Palestinian officials reportedly voice hope that Benjamin Netanyahu will lose - Jerusalem Post

Hamas: Leftist Govt. Disaster 'No Less than Bibi' - Arutz Sheva

Out of tune? Arab-Israeli rapper calls on Palestinians to vote for the Joint Arab List in upcoming Israeli elections (VIDEO) - Al Bawaba

Israel’s female politicians are becoming more prominent: Women are a crucial part of the political parties’ strategy -


Source: Senate panel probing ‎possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort - Fox News

VIDEO: Obama Administration Against Bibi? - Senate Panel Probing Anti-Netanyahu Push - Fox News

White House Treading Carefully in Israeli Elections -

Benjamin Netanyahu claims foreign money is being used to help left-wing Zionist Union beat him - The Independent

Anti-Netanyahu Nonprofit Forms New Entity After Congress Says It Violated Tax Law - Washington Free Beacon

New Israel Fund Received More Than $1 Million From U.S. State Department - The Daily Caller

Background on the Latest Anti-NIF Campaign - New Israel Fund Australia Foundation

Israel boycott movement 'isn't working' says top trade envoy Amit Lang -

The Generational Divide in American Jews on Israel - The New Republic

Ex Mossad head predicts dramatic improvement in US-Israel relations if Netanyahu loses election - The Independent

Exclusive: Netanyahu Canceled Intel Briefing for U.S. Senators on Iran Dangers - TIME

VIDEO: Jon Voight Backs Netanyahu In New Ad: 'Obama Does Not Love Israel' - Fox Nation


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Israel News - Mar 12, 2015

POLL: As Israel vote looms, centre-left pulls ahead of PM Netanyahu's Likud - Yahoo News

Israel Elections 2015: Social And Economic Issues, Not Iran, Dominate Political Race -

Israel Election: Pocketbook Issues Trump Security Concerns -

Herzog claims Israel's economy is suffering due to overfocus on defense, vows only to raise defense budget if social needs are met - Arutz Sheva

Isaac Herzog says he trusts Obama "to get a good deal” with Iran, favors two state solution for the Palestinians - The Globe and Mail

Herzog: I'll evict settlers but only in an agreement and after talking to the settlers themselves, I may appoint an Arab minister - Arutz Sheva

Herzog: I want to unite, while Netanyahu divides - Ynetnews

Zionist Union unveils party platform - Ynetnews

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Isaac Herzog official election ad  - YouTube


As Election Day Nears, Benjamin Netanyahu Talks of a ‘Worldwide’ Effort to Defeat Him -

POLL: Netanyahu Support Among Democrats Plunges After Iran Speech -

Benjamin Netanyahu to blame for security failures, worsened relationship with US, former Mossad Chief says - Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu leads a nation with its own nuclear secrets, the country now has about 200 nuclear bombs and missile warheads - Washington Post

Jewish Congresswoman says Israeli voters should oust Benjamin Netanyahu for damaging the country’s relationship with the U.S –

Benjamin Netanyahu retreats on Palestinian state - Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu apologizes for campaign ad after union vows not to vote Likud - Ynetnews

Tens Of Thousands Attend Anti-Netanyahu Rally In Tel Aviv -

Lieberman says Israel should execute Arabs who carry out deadly attacks, although the death penalty is on the statute only one person has been executed in the country's history - Reuters


Israel’s Arab political parties have united for the first time - The Washington Post

POLL: Defying calls to boycott next week's vote, turnout among Israeli Arab voters is projected to rise (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: Israel’s Arab citizens brandish new electoral power - euronews

Head of joint Arab-Israel party Ayman Odeh: the surprise of the 2015 campaign - i24news

Israeli Election: Interview with Head of joint Arab-Israel party Ayman Odeh -

PA president Abbas voices support for Joint Arab List in Israeli elections - Israel Hayom

With eye to Israel's election, Palestinian Authority trying to prevent flare-up of tensions in West Bank - Jerusalem Post

PA holding 50 Islamic militants, fearing terror attack will give election to Likud - Haaretz

Concerns Rise Over Plots to Oust Abbas - US News

POLL: Gaza Residents Blame Hamas for Palestinian Division - The Tower

U.N. inquiry on Gaza war crimes seeks delay of report to June: statement - Reuters


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Ukraine/Russia News - Mar 10, 2015

Chairman and top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee press Obama on military aid for Ukraine -

Corker, Menendez Send Letter to Obama Seeking Report on Defensive Lethal Assistance for Ukraine - US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Schedule of Hearings On U.S. Policy In Ukraine: Countering Russia and Driving Reform, Tue Mar 10 - US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

VIDEO: Sheduled Video of Victoria Nuland Testimony on US Policy Toward Ukraine, Tue Mar 10 -

Amid Looming Federal Corruption Charges, Sen.Menendez Pushes White House for Military Aid to Ukraine -

McCain joins Murphy in Connecticut to call for military support to Ukraine -

VIDEO: Murphy, McCain speak to Hartford’s Ukrainian community - FOX CT

German Ambassador: Last Month Obama Agreed With Merkel Not to Send Arms to Ukraine - ABC News

Germany Concerned about Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Germany downplays report of rift with NATO over Breedlove comments - Reuters

VIDEO: Exclusive Interview: NATO Commander in Europe Philip Breedlove on Ukraine - watch on -

European commission president Juncker calls for EU army, says this military development would persuade Russia the bloc is serious about defending its values - The Guardian

Ukraine Crisis: US Sending 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor To Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania For NATO Military Exercises -

NATO holds exercises in Black Sea (VIDEO) -

Russian Navy Spotted In Black Sea Ahead Of NATO Exercise -

Russian Jets Run ‘Attack Scenarios’ on NATO Ships - Washington Free Beacon

REPORT: Russia's Military Options in Ukraine: Gaming a Russian Offensive - Stratfor

VIDEO: A narrated animation outlining six offensive military options Russia could conduct in Ukraine - Stratfor

VIDEO: Stratfor's George Friedman discusses the concept of wargaming with an eye toward the Russia-Ukraine conflict - Stratfor

Putin Says He Decided To Take Crimea Just Hours After Yanukovych's Ouster -

VIDEO (Eng subs): Putin on Crimea: The Road to Motherland (documentary teaser) - YouTube

POLL: Surveys showing Crimeans content with secession from Ukraine -

Russia massing sophisticated weapons in Crimea: NATO - Business Standard News

Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief - LA Times

POLL: Russia’s Anti-American Sentiment At Its Worst Since 1988 -


POLL: Ukrainians support neutrality between Europe and Russia, disagree on war -

Ukraine Says Rebels Violating Cease-Fire -

Ukraine accuses rebels of using heavy weapons near Mariupol - Yahoo News

Ukraine president says 64 soldiers killed since Feb 15 ceasefire - Yahoo News

Separatists say Kiev considering Donbass republics' proposals - Russia Beyond The Headlines

VIDEO: Female rebel fighters take part in Donetsk beauty pageant - RT

Poroshenko: Quarter of Ukraine’s industry stopped because of war - UNIAN news

Ukraine hopes to get its industry connected with global market, but faces isolation and crisis - AP

Ukraine's Economy Is Worse Than It Looks - Bloomberg View

Exclusive: IMF assumes Ukraine to get $15.4 billion from creditor talks - Reuters

Separatist leader Zakharchenko announces nationalization of Zasyadko mine where 34 miners have died this week

VIDEO: Ukrainian miners protest against Ukraine's government intentions to close down 12 state mines -

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Mar 7, 2015

Clinton created multiple email addresses on private server, data show (VIDEO) - Fox News

VIDEO: Hacker exposes Hillary Clinton had multiple private emails - Fox News

Source: Top Aides Used Clinton Secret Email Accounts at State Dept. -

Hillary's State Department used personal email widely, cited nine times by its own inspector general for improperly use - The Daily Caller

Clinton Wants You to See Her E-Mails, Except the Ones She Didn't Hand Over - Bloomberg Business

A Hillary Clinton Email That the State Department Could Not Find - The Atlantic

Clinton e-mail review could find security issues - The Washington Post

Experts tell Gawker: Hillary’s shoddy private e-mail security is a potential national security disaster - Hot Air

Clinton Email Domain Hosted by a Company That Was Hacked in 2010 and Had Data Redirected to Ukraine,  IP Address Reveals Link to British Virgin Islands -

6 questions that still need answers in the Hillary email controversy - The Washington Post

Hacker "Guccifer" first discovered Clinton's backchannel path - The Smoking Gun


It could be very long time before Hillary Clinton’s State Department e-mails see the light of day - The Washington Post

Exclusive: Internal cable from Clinton State Department office barred use of personal email - Fox News

Hillary’s State Dept. Forced The Resignation Of An Ambassador For Using Private E-Mail - TheHill

VIDEO: State Department Briefing: Hillary Clinton Emails -

White House was not aware that personal account was Clinton sole method of email and that she wasn’t keeping a record of her emails at the State Department - AP

White House alerted to potential Clinton email problem in August - POLITICO

VIDEO: Press Secretary Josh Earnest Asked About Hillary Email Scandal -


Associated Press Threatens Legal Action Over Request for Hillary Clinton Information -

Benghazi investigation gets boost with Clinton email revelations - Bloomberg

Dems denounce subpoena for Hillary Clinton emails - POLITICO

Emails show Clinton aides running interference during Benghazi attack - Fox News

Dad of SEAL Killed in Benghazi Blasts Hillary Over Records Exposed By JW - Judicial Watch


POLL: Clinton loses ground against GOP in hypothetical 2016 matchups - McClatchy DC

Former HHS secretary Donna Shalala to run Clinton Foundation as Hillary prepares possible 2016 run - Fox News

Men Make Up Top 8 Most Highly Compensated Clinton Foundation Employees, Key women earned 63 cents for every dollar key men made - The Weekly Standard

Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions - Breitbart

Clinton Can’t Shake Her Ties to Bob Menendez’s & His Pending Corruption Charges -

Clinton And Menendez’s Deep Ties - GOP


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Libya News - Mar 5, 2015

Oil fields burned by Islamic State militants, Libyan authorities say - EUROPE ONLINE

Airstrikes target purported Islamic State militants after they attack central Libyan oil field - Star Tribune

Libya Declares Force Majeure on Oil Fields in Central Region - WSJ

Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State: letter - Reuters

Italian Navy sending ships towards Libya's coast, energy group ENI owns offshore oil platforms and a pipeline -

Why Libya is ringing alarm bells in Italy - The Local

Italy rescues 1000 refugees from Mediterranean over two days, 10 people found dead - The Guardian

US official: ISIS Has Turned Libya Into New Support Base, Safe Haven (VIDEO) -

Libya FM: 5,000 Foreign Fighters Flock to Libya as ISIS Call for Jihadists -

ISIS Sets Sights on the Mediterranean -

Abdelhakim Belhadj, a U.S.-backed rebel, reportedly leads Islamic State in Libya - Washington Times

PHOTO: Would that be the same Abdelhakim Belhadj that SenJohnMcCain is so chummy with? Asking for a friend - Patrick Poole on Twitter


Libya: clashes between army-ISIS in central Benghazi -

Another Copt Beheaded in Libya as Patriarch Meets Families of 21 Martyrs - Breitbart

The Ancient Sites Now Under Threat From ISIS in Libya -

Egypt gearing up for major attack on militants in Libya - Washington Times


At the UN Security Council special envoy Leon warns Libya faces disintegration if political crisis is not resolved -

Libya crisis ‘festering,’ UN envoy Leon warns, urging decisive action to build national unity - United Nations News Centre

Coverage of Security Council Briefing on Festering Unrest in Libya - ReliefWeb

UN announce details of Libya peace talks, will discuss the positions of prime minister and deputy prime minister in the proposed national unity government - spyghana

Anti-ISIS deal between Tripoli, Tobruk 'never closer': UN special envoy -

UN report paints damning picture of foreign complicity in rearming Libya -

Rival forces in Libya carry out tit-for-tat strikes before UN talks -

Libya's Haftar appointed army chief for recognized government - Reuters


House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe, she ran her own email server while in office - The Washington Post

Using Private Email, Hillary Clinton Thwarted Record Requests -

Clinton’s E-Mail System Built For Privacy Though Not Security - Bloomberg Business

Why Clinton's Private Email Server Was Such a Security Fail - WIRED

Panel's head Democrat: Make Clinton's Benghazi emails public -

Hacked emails: Money from “wealthy Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia” financed Benghazi attack, Intel reportedly sent to Hillary Clinton by staffer -

State Dept. misled on Benghazi bombing three months before the Sept. 11 attack on the same compound? Declassified Pentagon documents show no response to previous terror strike -

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Avoids Email Scandal at Emily's List Gala, Teases Presidential Run - YouTube


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Ukraine/Russia News - Mar 4, 2015

In Bid To Halt Devaluation, Inflation Ukraine Raises Key Rate to World’s Highest Amid Hryvnia Rout - Bloomberg Business

Analyst: Ukraine unofficially has 272 percent inflation - The Washington Post

Ukraine central bank declares fourth-largest lender insolvent, it closed thirty banks last year and declared ten bankrupt since 2015 - Reuters

Ukraine agrees tough austerity package to gain $17.5bn IMF bailout, budget sees drastic pension cuts and energy bills tripling (VIDEO) - RT

VIDEO: 'Budget of genocide'? Ukraine makes amendments to meet IMF demands - RT

Ukrainian Economic Reforms are Humiliation for Populace: Putin - Sputnik International

Ukraine ranked fourth among world’s most miserable economies -

Ukraine's economy is starting to disintegrate: Polish Deputy PM - Reuters

Ukrainians are seeing signs the economy is cracking under the weight of war and the risk of default - Bloomberg

Ukraine Economy Crisis: Rebels Reportedly Open Donetsk Banks Amid Economic Collapse, Growing Black Market For Cash -

The Other Ukrainian Crisis: While most of the West focuses on Russia's next moves, it may be Ukraine's internal politics that determine the future of the region - Stratfor

Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal For The Month Of March -

Russia and Ukraine Agree to Discuss Summer Gas Package - The Moscow Times

Ukraine is trying to end its dependence on Russian gas at the worst possible time - Business Insider

Russia Bans Crop Imports From Ukraine - Financial Tribune Daily

Russia, EU officials to discuss Ukraine-EU association agreement implementation - TASS

Ukraine: Ukraine Imposed Additional 5-10 Percent Duties on Import - USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

More on Ukraine additional import charge - Lexology

VIDEO: Watch Ukrainian Rada erupt in mass brawl - YouTube


Three servicemen dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling - Reuters

EU, U.S. ready to step up sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated - Yahoo News

Obama extends for one year some sanctions against Russia, related to crisis in Ukraine - TASS

White House Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Ukraine - The White House

Top US military officer Dempsey backs arming Ukraine against separatists 'in the context of NATO allies’ - Yahoo News

Director of National Intelligence Clapper: Give Ukraine ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’ -

US Soldiers Readying for Deployment to Train Ukrainian Forces -

Russia Warns NATO: Any Threat in Ukraine Could Warrant Military Response - Russia Insider

NATO Says Russia Moving Its Weapons Systems In Crimea -

Russia stepping up nuclear exercises amid events in Ukraine: NATO deputy chief -

Ukraine to take part in the NATO crisis management exercise CMX15 - MFA of Ukraine

Ukraine's neighbor Romania to host Portuguese troops for NATO policing mission in May - Star Tribune

Passenger planes dodged Russian bombers in Irish-controlled airspace -

Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels: U.S. commander Hodges - Reuters

Nemtsov's 'Evidence of Russian Troops in Ukraine' Taken by Police -

The story of a Russian soldier's war in Ukraine: "We all knew what we had to do and what could happen” - Euromaidan Press |

'It Is a Government Crime': The Coffins of Russia's Ghost Soldiers In Ukraine Are Coming Home - VICE News

VIDEO: Killed in "Unknown Circumstances": Russia's Ghost Army in Ukraine (Part 1) - VICE News

VIDEO: Russia’s Ghost Army in Ukraine (Part 2) - VICE News

Russia’s 17th Humanitarian Aid Convoy Leaves for Ukraine’s Donbas: EMERCOM - Sputnik International

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Feb 27, 2015

Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept. - The Washington Post

Green groups divided on Hillary Clinton's oil interest ties - Reuters

Hillary Clinton Won’t Talk About Keystone. And Greens Are OK With That. -

Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties - WSJ

Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank - The Guardian

Hillary Clinton paid $300,000 for her Silicon Valley speech to explain what ails the middle class (VIDEO) - Yahoo Finance

No Crudités, but Hillary Clinton Still Has a Long List of Demands for Speeches -

Hillary’s State Department OK’d Bill Clinton’s big-money speeches - POLITICO

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Psaki defends Clinton Foundation donation - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Psaki: Ethics Deal Broken By The Clinton Foundation? No problem - whitehousedossier

White House dodges questions on Clinton Foundation donations - Washington Times

VIDEO: White House spokesman dodges questions on Clinton Foundation donations - YouTube

Carly Fiorina criticizes Clinton over foundation money - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Carly Fiorina Ramps Up Hillary Clinton Attacks - YouTube

Clinton Foundation: 2010 donation broke Obama administration agreement -


POLL: Clinton leads big in Iowa, new poll finds - Bradenton Herald

POLL: Hillary Clinton leading all of her potential Republican candidates - Public Policy Polling

Hillary Clinton Will Run 'As a Female Candidate' in 2016 -

The maps that show why Hillary Clinton is likely to continue talking about gender - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton calls Silicon Valley out for gender inequality, says women still can’t seem to access equal pay as men - The Michigan Chronicle

As senator, Clinton paid women 72 cents for each dollar paid to men - Washington Free Beacon

VIDEO: Fox News Covers Free Beacon Report on Hillary's Equal Pay Hypocrisy - YouTube

Hillary Clinton dinged for 'All Madam President's Men,' her near all-male staff - Washington Times


Officials: Hillary Clinton's war on Libya damaged U.S. intelligence, Gadhafi helped U.S. target Qaeda figures and thwart attacks - Washington Times

Hillary Clinton takes fire from Democrats as Libya chaos creates terrorist safe haven - Washington Times

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: Libya a 'magnet' for terrorism - Washington Times

Libya: Hold Policymakers Accountable For Another Washington War Gone Bad -

State Dept Documents Reveal Top Hillary Clinton Advisers Knew Immediately That Assault on Benghazi Was Armed Attack - Judicial Watch

Full Text of the State Department Benghazi Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch - Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Forces Obama Administration to Release Pentagon Benghazi Attack Documents - Judicial Watch

Full Text of the Pentagon Benghazi Attack Docs - Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch: Pentagon knew truth on Benghazi at start and tied attack to Qaeda affiliate, Clinton did not take any steps to coordinate with the military and protect the killed Americans (VIDEO) - newsmax

VIDEO: Judicial Watch president talks ‘smoking gun’ emails on Benghazi -

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton Won't Be 'Considered For The Higher Office' Because Of Benghazi (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

London mayor: Hillary Clinton thinks Europe is being ‘wimpy’ against Putin - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton: Can 'never condone' what Edward Snowden did - Washington Times

Dissident lawyer flatly contradicts Hillary Clinton’s account of rescuing him from house arrest in China - National Post


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 25, 2015

Moscow threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine - Reuters

Russia demands Ukraine pay for natural gas shipped directly to rebel-held areas of the country - Bloomberg Business

Medvedev warns Kiev to pay for “separatist” gas -

Naftogaz CEO: Kiev plans to increase reverse gas supplies from Europe - TASS

No Time for Laughter: Gas Prices in Ukraine to Increase Fourfold on April 1 - Sputnik International

European Gas Prices Rise as Russia Limits Supplies to Ukraine - Bloomberg Business

Ambitious EU blueprint for energy union to loosen Russian grip on gas - The Guardian

EU courts Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan gas as Russian links sour -

Russia Lays Groundwork for New Gas Pipeline in Europe - VOA

Pipeline politics: new gas route revives Russian rivalry with West - Reuters

Hungary’s Viktator says Europe needs Russia - Georgia Straight

EU concerned about Hungary-Russia nuclear deal - Vatican Radio


Ukraine's hryvnia closes 11.1 percent lower on Tuesday,  It has halved in value since the start of this year after tumbling by 50% in 2014 - Reuters

Ukraine Tightens Capital Controls as Hryvnia Drop Fuels Risk - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine Signals It Needs Cash Fast as Capital Controls Tightened - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine Creditors Face Harsher Terms as Hryvnia Dives, BofA Says - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine company bonds slide as currency controls tightened - Reuters

Conflict clouds Ukraine’s debt distress -

Russia Not Considering Restructuring Ukraine's Debt - Sputnik International

VIDEO: Ukraine conflict: economic consequences - DW.DE

VIDEO: Ukraine economy in free fall - inflation, energy tariffs soar - RT

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Food prices soar in Donetsk as currency collapses and supply falls - Telegraph

Yatseniuk suspends management of State Fiscal Service and orders corruption investigation - UNIAN news

Ukraine's Tarnished Poster Child for Reform - Bloomberg View


Ukraine Says Russian-Backed Rebels Still Attacking -

Rebels’ claim of weapons withdrawal ‘empty words’, Ukraine says - Reuters

Ukraine Signs Defense Deal With UAE, To Buy Weapons -

Ukraine concludes 20 contracts on arms supply at IDEX-2015 show: Poroshenko - TASS

VIDEO: Poroshenko purchasing new weapons -

Poroshenko pledges to return Crimea to Ukraine -

VIDEO: Most Crimeans backs Mother Russia's tough love, one year on - AFP

Ukrainian Separatists Take Two Towns in Push on Key Port Mariupol -

VIDEO: Militants move tanks towards Mariupol amid fears of major offensive -

Amnesty report: Cluster bombs have been used in Ukraine conflict by both sides - AP

Putin says "apocalyptic" war unlikely with Ukraine - GlobalPost

Russia rejects beefed up OSCE Ukraine border monitoring - GlobalPost

Four Russian Drones Violate Ukrainian Airspace in One Day -

Russia Sends 16th Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Donbas: Emergencies Ministry - Sputnik International

POLL: More Americans still oppose (53%) than favor (41%) the U.S. sending arms and military supplies to the Ukrainian government - Pew Research Center

US arming Kiev would ‘explode’ situation in E. Ukraine: Russian Foreign Ministry - RT News

Britain to send military advisers to Ukraine, announces Cameron - The Guardian

Pentagon chief Ash Carter warns Russia on nukes - POLITICO


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 19, 2015

Russia-backed rebels capture key city Debaltseve in devastating blow to Ukraine -

VIDEO: Rebel flag of Novorossia has been hoisted above Debaltseve - YouTube

Poroshenko says the withdrawal was "planned and organised" but soldiers say “we didn't hear anything about an order to pull out” - AFP

Soldiers share Debaltseve horrors, pull back made by commanders on the ground when they saw the situation catastrophic - Guardian

VIDEO (English ubs): Ukrainian soldiers talk about their flight from Debaltseve Cauldron -

Reports Of At Least 38 Dead And 167 Wounded Arriving In Artyomovsk - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: Body bags bear witness to Ukrainian deaths near Debaltseve - YouTube

Statement by the President Poroshenko on the situation in Debaltseve (VIDEO) - Official web-site of President of Ukraine

VIDEO: Footage shows Ukrainian troops withdrawing from Debaltseve - BBC

VIDEO: Footage of Ukrainian troops surrender in Debaltseve - YouTube

Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko 'recovering from injury’ in Debaltseve - Yahoo News

VIDEO (English subs): Interview with Zaharchenko in hospital alongside Igor Plotnitsky -

Militants in Donbas use advanced weapons to attack troops in Debaltseve: NATO -

Russian Surface-To-Air Missile System Near Debaltseve (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag

Buzzfeed Displays Russian Tanks at Debaltsevo - Interpreter_Mag

Ukraine NSDC calls for UN-mandated peacekeepers after rebels take key town - Yahoo News

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Poroshenko at the NSDC meeting on Debaltsevo - YouTube

The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine - Foreign Policy

Ukraine Bonds Slide Most on Record on Troop Withdrawal Concern - Bloomberg Business

VIDEO: Ukrainian Economy on Verge of Collapse Amid Troop Moves - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine GDP tanks 15% as fighting drags on -

Ukraine's hryvnia weakens 3 pct on fraying ceasefire deal - Reuters

Ukraine seen pushing back debt repayments amid economic struggles - Reuters

Dollar mortgage crisis in Ukraine (VIDEO) - euronews, economy

Gas price for consumers will rise by 280%, heat supply by 66%: Bank of Ukraine Head - Censor.NET

Russia remains Ukraine’s major trading partner in 2014: Ukrainian statistics service - TASS


Ukraine's Economy Needs Russia - Stratfor


White House Claims Eastern Ukraine separatists, Russia Fail to Live up to Minsk Deal - Sputnik International

Pentagon: Defeat of Debaltseve doesn't tip scale to arm Ukraine, "a U.S. military solution is not going to be had here” -

EU accuses Ukraine separatists of violating ceasefire, threatens action - Yahoo News

Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the violation of the ceasefire in Debaltseve - European Union - EEAS

Merkel: Europe committed to partnership with Russia, "We want to shape European peace order together with Russia, not against Russia” - UNIAN

POLL: Germans strongly back Merkel's handling of Ukraine crisis - dpa news

Russian draft resolution on Ukraine passed by UN Security Council - RT News

Putin says some countries supplying weapons to Ukraine - UNIAN news

Ukrainian government created Black Book of Kremlin's crimes against Ukraine - Euromaidan Press

REPORT: Full Text of the “Kremlin Black Book” Detailing Russia's Crimes Against Ukraine - Government of Ukraine

Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study - The Guardian

'We saw a glow, they were burned alive’, Ukrainian soldiers recall attacks by Grad launchers and heavy artillery which they are convinced came from within Russia - The Guardian

REPORT: Origin of Artillery Attacks on Ukrainian Military Positions in Eastern Ukraine Between 14 July 2014 and 8 August 2014 - bellingcat

Russian Top Military Commander Lentsov Allegedly Leading Ukraine’s Separatists in Debaltseve - Global Voices

VIDEO (Russian): Russian Military Commander Lentsov denies he was in Debaltseve - YouTube

Amnesty International finds 'deplorable lack of progress' in Ukraine into probe of Euromaidan deaths (VIDEO) -


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 17, 2015


Battle Rages for Debaltseve Town Where Ukraine Rebels Reject Cease-Fire - Reuters

Ukrainian military rejects rebel offer of corridor out of Debaltseve - Reuters

OSCE says Ukraine rebels turn back monitors from Debaltseve - Reuters

Ukraine army and Russian-backed separatists refuse to withdraw heavy weapons - Telegraph

VIDEO (Eng subs): Separatist PM Alexandr Zakharchenko's interview on the streets of Debaltesve - YouTube

VIDEO (Eng subs): Separatist PM Zakharchenko talks to Ukrainian POWs in Debaltseve - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine separatists shell Debaltseve - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

Escape from Debaltseve: How One Convoy Made It Out of Ukraine's Besieged City  - VICE News


Fighting In Shirokino, Near Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Releases Footage Of Fighting In Mariupol -


The Ukraine army confirms 5 KIA,25 WIA for day 1 of the ceasefire. Actual numbers are much higher. 8 KIA,27 WIA among Azov/Donbas battalions ONLY! - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


The untold story of the Maidan massacre. How did the shooting begin? Protest organisers have always denied any involvement - but one man told the BBC a different story (VIDEO) - BBC


Ukraine Bonds Drop on Debt Restructuring, Strains in Cease-Fire - Bloomberg Business


New Ukraine Bailout Deal May Mean MultiBillion-Dollar Pain for Creditors - WSJ


As IMF Extends $17.5 Billion Credit To Kiev, Gazprom Demands Debt Repayment -


Ukraine to spend $1 billion on strategic gas reserve to counter Russia - Business Insider


Is a New Russia-Ukraine “Gas War” Coming? - CIS 


Multibillionaire Kolomoisky files claim worth $180 mln against Ukraine over oil and gas deals -


While Ukraine's Economy Crashes, It's Sweet Business for Poroshenko - Sputnik International



EU gets tough with Russian military leaders – and Soviet-era 'Sinatra', Sanctions slapped on 9 organisations and 19 individuals - Guardian

U.S. Blames Russia And Separatists, Urges Them To 'Immediately' Halt Ukraine Attacks -

Press Statement of State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki: Cease-fire Violations in Ukraine -

POLL: Americans See Islamic State, Terrorism as Graver Threats Than Russia, Ukraine -

Putin meets Security Council to discuss Ukraine -

Russia carries out snap check of paratroopers in western Russia - Reuters


Russian Navy Holds Live Fire Exercise in Mediterranean - Sputnik International


East Ukrainian Republics Demand Non-Alliance Status for Ukraine, should Kiev join NATO they will consider the Minsk agreement null and void - Sputnik International


Ukraine crisis: What is Novorossiya role? - BBC News


Georgia calls in Ukraine envoy over ex-president Saakashvili's role in Kiev - Yahoo News


Poroshenko says Saakashvili to become a Ukraine’s representative abroad, Ex-Georgian president says will coordinate Ukraine arms supplies issue -


How to Lose Friends and Alienate People? Hire Saakashvili (VIDEO) - Sputnik International - Georgian MP nominated for top prosecution role in Ukraine -


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Libya News - Feb 16, 2015


Video released by the Islamic State shows 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya - The Long War Journal

VIDEO: Official IS Video Showing The Beheading Of  21 Christians In Libya: 'A Message Signed With Blood To The Nation Of The Cross’ - Vimeo

Latest Islamic State's Dabiq magazine includes article on the 21 Egyptians Christians, incl screenshots of today's video - Pieter Nanninga on Twitter

Full text of Dabiq 7, latest issue of the Islamic State magazine -

Coptic Christian Woman Unwittingly Becomes Focal Point of Islamic Clash With Christianity -


Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in Libya - Reuters


VIDEO: Egypt President Sisi condemns 'inhuman criminal killers’ - BBC News


Last week Islamic 'State of Sinai’ claimed 8 decapitations of alleged Egyptians and Israeli agents in North Sinai - Daily News Egypt


Egyptian Police Prevent Two Islamic State Suicide Attacks in Sinai - Sputnik International



New UN rights report depicts ‘turmoil, lawlessness’ in Libya (full report included) - United Nations News Centre

Libya official warns on spread of Islamic State militant threat - Reuters

Islamic State 'province' in Libya claims capture of town, seizes buildings including radio and television stations in Sirte - The Long War Journal

Libya's El Sarir oil pipeline remains halted after sabotage: official - Reuters

VIDEO: Explosion at Libya's El-Sarir Oil Field - Yahoo Yahoo UK

Libyan army says retook 2 oilfields from Islamic State - Worldbulletin News

Libya Warns of Oil Shutdown as Attacks Escalate - Bloomberg Business

The Battle for Libya’s Oil - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


With Oil Fields Under Attack, Libya's Economic Future Looks Bleak - NPR


Italy suspends Libya embassy operations and evacuates citizens, says it is ready to lead a coalition to battle against the advance of jihadi groups in Libya - THE DAILY STAR


Italy seeks military help as Islamic State seizes Gadaffi home town Sirte - The Times


Italy attempting rescue of 1,000 migrants in Mediterranean -


VIDEO: Italy: Coastguard moves to rescue at least 1,000 boat migrants - euronews


Islamic State Sprouting Limbs Beyond Its Base -


U.S. officials: Islamic State’s expanding network of affiliates raises fears of new global war on terror - Dallas Morning News


VIDEO: Is Islamic State in control of affiliates in Libya and other countries ? - CNN Video


White House says Congress shouldn't sidestep Islamic State measure, saying lawmakers must not "take a pass” - Reuters


Sunday show wrap-up: Islamic State dominates - TheHill


Benghazi Committee ‘Confirmed’ Forthcoming Testimony From Hillary Clinton, Will Interview White House Officials -


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 13, 2015

Ukraine cease-fire deal announced by Putin after marathon Minsk talks - Fox News

Key points of new Ukraine peace plan - Yahoo News

Full text of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine crisis - Telegraph

Ukraine ceasefire: Putin and Poroshenko disagree over autonomy of separatist regions -

VIDEO: Putin briefs press after marathon Minsk talks on Ukraine peace deal - YouTube

Poroshenko: Ukraine did not agreed to federalization or even autonomy to the Eastern region in Minsk talks - Fox News

Full text: Poroshenko on the ceasefire agreement - PRAGUE POST

Ukraine is to define Donbas territories with special status by mid-March: document - TASS

Ukraine’s new constitution to come into force by end of 2015 - TASS

New Ukraine agreement envisages restoring Kiev’s economic ties with Donbas - TASS

Court cancels the decision of Kiev concerning refuse of payments of pensions in the Eastern regions - Novorossia Today

Ukraine crisis: Donetsk rebels tout deal as path towards recognition -

Leaders of Ukraine's self-proclaimed republics sign documents on Donbas settlement, "All points need additional attention. The negotiations still continue” -

VIDEO: Separatist community in Donetsk downbeat on Ukraine ceasefire deal - euronews

VIDEO: More reactions in east Ukraine after Minsk deal announcement - Federal Times

Moscow will continue providing Donbas citizens with political support: Russia’s EU envoy - TASS

VIDEO: Russia’s EU envoy: a Ukrainian law should establish autonomous status of Donbass - CNN Video

Close Friend of Russian Leader Takes Role as a Negotiator for Ukraine -

Ukraine's Poroshenko Puts Detained Pilot Savchenko on Center Stage in Minsk - The Moscow Times

Russian State Duma says no automatic release for Savchenko - UNIAN news

Russia to Send 14th Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Southeastern Ukraine - Sputnik International

Russia Holds Largest-Ever Strategic-Missile Manuevers -

France May Now Sell Warships to Russia As Early As Next Week - Interpreter_Mag



Ukraine says rebels strengthened by tanks, missiles from Russia while marathon four-nation talks were taking place - Yahoo News

Putin says rebels want encircled Ukraine troops in Debaltseve to surrender - Yahoo!7

Vladimir Putin's statement on Debaltseve - President of Russia

US sending around 600 paratroopers to Ukraine to train troops - Fox News

Even if Obama decides to send U.S. weaponry to Ukraine delivery could take months, officials say - WSJ

Lethal Arms Are Not What Ukraine Needs -

Latest News from the Battles for Debaltseve - Censor.NET

Militants attack village of Shyrokyne near Mariupol: defense headquarters - UNIAN news

2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 21 got wounded in the last 24 hours - NSDC of Ukraine on Twitter


Ukraine Offers Battlefield Bonuses to Rally Troops - Bloomberg Business


Ukrainians Evading Draft May Face Five Years in Prison - Sputnik International

Amnesty International declares arrested anti-war journalist in Ukraine prisoner of conscience - TASS

NYT whites out Ukraine’s brown shirts: a story from Mariupol hailing the Azov battalion without noting its neo-Nazi fighters - Consortiumnews

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Is Not Neo-Nazi, But Some People In Battalion Are - Hromadske on Twitter

Croatian volunteers ‘fighting for Ukrainian army in Donbas’ - UNIAN news

Moscow urges Croatia, other countries to stop mercenaries’ involvement in Ukraine - TASS


IMF, Ukraine Agree To $17.5 Billion Deal, part of an larger four-year, $40 billion funding package -

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Ukraine -

Transcript of a Press Conference on Ukraine by Managing Director Christine Lagarde -

VIDEO: Lagarde: IMF reached an agreement with the Ukraine government -

World Bank to provide up to USD 2 bn in aid to Ukraine - NewsHub

Ukraine's new bail-out: The austerity to come - The Economist

With IMF loan in hand, Gazprom calls on Kiev to settle debt -

Ukraine is heading for a total economic collapse - Quartz


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 10, 2015


Obama says arming Ukraine on the table if diplomacy with Russia fails, he has not yet decided whether to approve such a plan  - Fox News

Democrats Are Now Pushing Obama to Give Guns to Ukraine - The Daily Beast

Kerry Tells Lawmakers He's for Arming Ukraine - Bloomberg View

Senators launch Ukraine Caucus - TheHill

Senator John McCain statement on remarks by President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Ukraine -

VIDEO: Obama, Merkel hint at disagreements on Ukraine -

VIDEO: President Obama and Chancellor Merkel Full Press Conference -

TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in Joint Press Conference - The White House


German Defense Minister Says Giving Arms To Ukraine Would Be 'Catalyst' For War -


UK not to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine: foreign secretary - TASS


Spanish foreign minister warns against weapons for Ukraine - TASS


Le Pen Denounces Ukraine's 'War Crimes,' Calls for Dialogue With Russia - Sputnik International


Poland ready to back a US move to arm Ukraine -


Arming Ukraine is a ''Logical Move,'' Says Lithuania Minister -


Fico: Slovakia ready to supply more gas to Ukraine, but no arms - The Slovak Spectator


China opposes US plans to supply arms to Ukraine: Foreign Ministry - TASS


Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea - Foreign Policy


Don't arm Ukraine, Russia is seeking to defend a vital strategic interest -



Russia's Putin says Kiev on 'dead-end track fraught with catastrophe' in east Ukraine - Reuters

Putin says Ukrainians have to agree among selves to end crisis, Kiev must hold dialogue with Donbas separatists to end conflict - Yahoo News

Putin will not accept ultimatums over Ukraine, Renews blame on West - AFP

Excerpts of Putin Interview to Al-Ahram daily - TASS

Putin Full Interview to Al-Ahram daily -

POLL: Anti-American Attitude of Russians 'Worst It Has Been in 25 Years': Levada Center - Interpreter_Mag

CHART: Anti-Americanism is exploding in Russia - Vox

EU delays sanctions by a week to support Ukraine peace talks - Reuters

Donetsk militia assume full control over the village of Logvinovo, block strategic highway near embattled Debaltseve - TASS


City of Debaltseve emerges as a tipping point in Ukraine’s war -


Desperation and Destruction in Contested Ukraine City Debaltseve -


VIDEO (short version): Bloody aftermath of DPR’s battle for Logvinovo town on vital road to Debaltseve -


VIDEO (Eng subs, long version): Combat footage: separatists take Logvinovo locking the Debaltseve "cauldron” -


VIDEO: Rebels send more heavy weapons to front line in Debaltseve -


The worst case – The pocket of Debaltseve closes, trapping thousands of Ukrainian troops - Conflict Report


Separatists: Kiev Orders to Mine Entire Rail Infrastructure in Debaltseve - Sputnik


Ukraine releases names of Russian soldiers killed in Debaltseve - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


Soldiers' Mother Head in Prikumya Charged with Fraud; Raised Cases of Russian Soldiers Killed in Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Absolutely MASSIVE explosion rocking a Donetsk chemical plant, mistaken by locals for NUCLEAR blast - YouTube


The Claim Donbass Rebels Are after Crimea Land Bridge Is Absurd - Russia Insider


Ukraine Passes Law Allowing Military to Shoot Deserters - Newsweek


Newsweek article on Ukrainian deserters falls prey to Russian propaganda -


Ukrainian reporter Ruslan Kotsaba ‘charged with high treason’ after calls to dodge draft (VIDEO) - RT News


Transcript of Court Ruling against Ruslan Kotsaba, Ukraine Anti War Journo -


VIDEO: Another local protest against mobilization in Ukraine. This time in Velikaya Znamenka, Zaporozhie Oblast - Military Studies on Twitter



Donors plan Ukraine conference in April to raise $15 billion - Yahoo News

Ukraine calls parliament to discuss budget changes for IMF deal - Reuters

Ukraine Bailout: What Will It Take to Dodge Default in Wartime? - Bloomberg Business


Ukraine's Economy Is Collapsing And The West Doesn't Seem To Care -


Hryvnia official rate again hits new historic low - almost UAH 25 to dollar - UNIAN news


Gas transit via Ukraine in 2014 down 27.8%, import by 30.4% - TASS


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Ukraine News - Feb 5, 2015


Obama Pentagon nominee Carter says he would “very much incline" toward arming Ukraine - Yahoo News

White House may disagree with Carter on arms to Ukraine - Washington Times

White House: Supplying Ukraine to rival Russia’s weapons ‘unrealistic’ - Worldbulletin News

Lawmakers push Obama to send military aid to Ukraine - The Columbus Dispatch

Text of the Letter to President Obama by Senators Urging Military Assistance To Ukraine - BuzzFeed News

France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine: defence minister - Reuters

Poland cool on Ukraine military aid (VIDEO) - euronews

Critics say sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for U.S. - Reuters


Opinion: What the Flournoy and Friends' Plan To Arm Ukraine's Army Fails To Take Into Account - Defense One


Opinion: Why Arming the Ukrainians is a Bad Idea - Brookings Institution


Russians present in Ukraine in specialist roles: U.S. envoy - Reuters


NATO: Russia has deployed modern missiles in Donbas - Censor.NET


Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes - AP


Tracking the Weapons Used to Fight Ukraine's War -


US State Department: Russia and militants to blame for conflict in Donbas - UNIAN news


Volunteer Now! Russia Makes It Easy To Fight In Ukraine -


Russia frees woman accused of treason over Ukraine: husband - Reuters


POLL: 82% of Crimeans support annexation - UNIAN news



Advancing Ukraine rebels appear to capture frontline town - Reuters

Ukraine crisis: Deadly shelling hits rebel stronghold of Donetsk - CBS News

VIDEO: Aftermath of shelling of Donetsk hospital. Casualties - Military Studies on Twitter

Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours - Reuters

Here is the updated Ukraine army death toll list - marqs on Twitter

OSCE confirms Luhansk was shelled with cluster munitions - TASS


Ukrainian Military Claims Destruction Of Enemy Tanks Outside Debaltsevo - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Tank battle between Russian backed forces & Ukraine caught on film near Debaltseve - Military Studies on Twitter


Luhansk Carries Out First Air Attack Against Kiev-Led Forces - Sputnik International


Ukraine to Call Up Women Over 20 for Armed Forces -


Hacked Documents Reveal Ukrainian Military in Dire Conditions - Global Research


Ukraine will not be a federation but will remain a unitary state: Poroshenko - TASS



Ukraine calls for further military and financial support - The Guardian

IMF Said to Seek Limit to Ukraine Bailout Share as War Escalates - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine's new bail-out: Nothing yet - The Economist

Collapsing economy is second front in Ukraine's war -

Chinese rating agency Dagong doubts Ukraine can repay debt using internal resources - TASS


Hryvnia official rate again hits new historic low of UAH 16.72 to dollar - UNIAN news


Putin says Ukraine needs to repay a $3 billion loan because Russia needs the money to fight its financial crisis - Business Insider India


Bread prices in Ukraine to go up by 14% in February - TASS


Welcome to the most corrupt nation in Europe - The Guardian


EU Pressured Kiev to Sign Association Deal, Ukrainian Ex-PM Says - Sputnik International


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Syria/Iraq News - Feb 4, 2015


Jordanian Pilot Al-Kaseasbeh Purportedly Burned Alive In New Islamic State Video -

PHOTOS: Jordanian pilot al-Kaseasbeh burning live in a cage -

VIDEO: Full 22 Minute Islamic State Video of Jordanian Pilot Al-Kaseasbeh Burned Alive - vidme

A rush summary of the 22-minute IS video titled "Healing the Believers’ Chests” -

New issue of IS magazine Dabiq includes interview with Jordanian pilot at page 34, (link to the full magazine) - Harald Doornbos on Twitter

Jordan confirms grisly death of pilot held by Islamic State - Toronto Star

Jordan to execute Iraqi after Islamic State claims to have killed pilot - The Globe and Mail

VIDEO: Obama comment on the death of the Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State - YouTube

US special forces 'deployed from helicopters' into IS capital in vain attempt to rescue Jordanian pilot: Report -


After death of Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, U.S. announces $1B plan for aid increase to Jordan - Washington Times


Muath al-Kaseasbeh: Live updates after Jordanian pilot 'burned alive by Islamic State' - Mirror Online


VIDEO: Islamic State Beheads Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto - LeakSource


ISIS throws man off tower block for 'being gay' then stone him when he SURVIVED the fall - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: ISIS throw man off building for being gay, crowd stones him to death - YouTube


Syria 'adultress' survives jihadist stoning: monitor - Yahoo News


Islamic State distributing video game that allows players to play role of an Islamist and kill Westerners - Daily Mail Online


Islamic State fighters ransack Mosul’s historic libraries, burn books - THE DAILY STAR


UNESCO deplores ‘cultural cleansing’ of Iraq as armed extremists ransack Mosul libraries - United Nations News Centre


WFP alarmed by pictures of Islamic State logos on its Syria food parcels - Reuters


PHOTOS: IS Rebranding Stolen UN Food Rations with Its Own Logo - MUNCHIES


IS Opens Market for Spoils Stolen from Christians in Mosul - Breitbart



Islamic State in disarray, retreating from Kobane villages without resistance - Rudaw

VIDEO: Kurdish fighters celebrate victory over Isis in Kobani with traditional dance through streets -

Obama team: Success against Islamic State in Kobani, The battle seen as a test of whether the airstrikes could halt the terrorists -

Allied airstrikes continue to target Islamic State near Kobani: statement - Reuters

Islamic State admits defeat in Kobani; blames airstrikes -

VIDEO: Islamic State fighters: Airstrikes behind Kobani withdrawal - CNN Video

VIDEO: Kobane: Islamic State 'apocalypse' - BBC

ISIS Raqqa 'Governor' Allegedly Executed, Prompting Wave Of Arrests For Defection -


ISIS al-Hisba Head Flees Raqqa After Failed Coup; Islamic State Executes Co-Conspirators -


Islamic State Egyptian treasurer 'steals Zakat funds' and flees to Turkey -


ISIS getting 'desperate,' struggling to replenish fighters - CBC News


Disillusioned Islamic State recruits discover that it is a lot harder to leave than to join, The Syrian Observatory says the group has killed 120 of its own members in the past six months - Yahoo News


Hackers posing as beautiful women sent 'selfies' to Syrian rebels on Skype... and stole battle plans with hidden viruses - Daily Mail Online


Kurdish fighters in Iraq struggle to hold gains against IS - Yahoo News


Peshmerga forces report more gains against ISIS in Kirkuk and Mosul - ARA News


Islamic State chemical weapons expert trained under Saddam killed in airstrike near Mosul - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Kurdish peshmerga take on Islamic State near Kirkuk -


Kurdish forces free oil workers at Kirkuk crude station: officials - Reuters


Another Yazidi mass grave allegedly found near Sinjar, The bodies of 20 Kurdish Yazidi children, youths and seniors discovered - BasNews


The Hague to investigate Kurdish Yazidi genocide, International Criminal Court (ICC) expected to announce a decision soon - BasNews


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 3, 2015


Officials Say U.S. Considers Supplying Arms to Ukraine Forces, Report Urges to Send $3 billion in Weapons and Equipment -

U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine: State Department - Fox News

White House adviser: More weapons not the answer to Ukraine crisis - Reuters

Military conflict between US and Russia over Ukraine would be unwise: President Obama on CNN - Firstpost

VIDEO: Obama on Russian relations - CNN Video

Obama asks for $168 Mln to counter Russia, the budget includes also $789 Mln to expand US military presence in Europe - Sputnik

Italian Newspaper: U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade Heading to Ukraine to Train Forces - AR15.COM

Merkel: Germany won't give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks - Yahoo News

Russia's Putin is "extremely concerned", calls for end to fighting in east Ukraine:TASS - Reuters

Experts fear US military aid to Ukraine would be dangerous move - GlobalPost


Opinion: Arming Ukraine Is Still a Terrible Idea - The American Conservative


Analysis: Ukraine’s Conflict With Russia Isn't America's Fight, Part 2 -


Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev separately warn about Ukraine crisis blowing out of control - National Post


REPORT: Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do - Brookings Institution


VIDEO: Presentation of the findings in the report entitled "Preserving Ukraine's Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do."- YouTube


West must be ready for long standoff with Russia: NATO official - Yahoo News


Keynote address by NATO Deputy Secretary General: Russia’s aggression is a game-changer in European security - NATO


VIDEO: NATO Secretary General's Annual Report 2014: Press Conference - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Introduction and Press conference by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, for the launch of the Annual Report 2014 - NATO


REPORT: The Secretary General's Annual Report 2014 - NATO


LPR parliament speaker says Kiev army uses NATO-marked munitions in eastern Ukraine - TASS


Putin s humanitarian convoy: 80 trucks arrive in Donetsk, 90 in Luhansk -  Ukrinform


Russia's Emergencies Ministry to form extra humanitarian convoy carrrying building materials to Donbas next week - TASS


Russian Soldiers' Mothers Organisation Reports Complaints Of Conscripts Forced To Sign Contracts, Sent To Rostov Region - Interpreter_Mag


Russia Begins WMD Defense Drills in Armenia and Near Ukraine - Sputnik International


Sanctions Send Russia's Gazprom East to Find Financing, Chinese Agency Dagong Assigned Gazprom its Highest AAA Credit Rating on Monday - The Moscow Times



Ukraine separatists vow to mobilise 100,000 fighters - Yahoo News UK

VIDEO: 'DPR will mobilise five additional brigades before spring’: Zakharchenko - YouTube

Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After an Infusion of Aid -

Kuchma: DPR, LPR envoys threatened in Minsk to resume full-scale fighting unless their demands are met -

Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels in Debaltseve - Yahoo News

Ukrainian Reinforcements, Including Attack Helicopters, Seen Headed Towards Debaltseve - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: What It's Like To Get Trapped Inside Devastating Debaltseve Battle In East Ukraine - YouTube

The Ukrainian line of defense further collapses: the fall of Nikishyne - Conflict Report


Ukraine Says It Still Holds Uglegorsk (Vuhlehirsk) But Russia Is Pouring In Fighters And Drones - Interpreter_Mag


PHOTO: This is wounded Ukraine militia leader Semenchenko now - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


Separatists captured near Debaltseve confirm they were trained by Russian officers (VIDEO) - Censor.NET


Ukraine: Horror of civilian bloodshed in indiscriminate attacks by both sides - Amnesty International


Ukraine's war is getting worse and not everyone wants to fight, Whether out of fear or political frustration some are dodging the Kiev government’s draft - GlobalPost


Number of Ukrainians of conscription age seeking refuge in Russia up by 20,000 in a week - TASS


Ukraine Gas Deadline Heightens Threat of Shrinking Stockpiles - Bloomberg Business


Lies And Deception In Ukraine's Energy Sector -


Hasenstab Sees $3 Billion Vanish in Ukraine as Big Bet Sours - Bloomberg Business


Russia to Stop Buying Ukrainian Space Rockets - The Moscow Times


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Libya News - Jan 30, 2015


Exclusive: Hillary Clinton undercut on Libya war by Pentagon and Congress, secret tapes reveal (VIDEO) - Washington Times

VIDEO: Iraq War Redux: Hillary Clinton Manufactured “Stupid Facts” that Led to the Invasion of Libya - Washington Times

AUDIO: Listen to the tapes: Intel undercuts Hillary Clinton’s primary argument for Libya military action - Washington Times

Admirals, generals: Pentagon tapes indict Hillary -

Admiral: U.S. could have ousted Gadhafi peacefully -


VIDEO: Questions raised about U.S. involvement in Libya after new revelations about the role of the state department and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton - YouTube


VIDEO: Clare Lopez, member of the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi: State Department policy facilitated the delivery of weapons to the al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya - YouTube


VIDEO: Sen Rand Paul calls out Hillary Clinton on Libya - YouTube


VIDEO: Clinton on Qaddafi: We came, we saw, he died - YouTube



Congressman: Hillary Clinton agrees to testify to House's Benghazi panel (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy: I cannot question Hillary on Benghazi if I don't have all the documents - YouTube

Gowdy Comes Out Swinging - FrontPage Magazine

Latest Benghazi documents may be a smoking gun, investigators claim -


Smoking Gun Benghazi Documents Show State Department Lied! - Eagle Rising


State Dept. ready to meet with special committee on Benghazi - AP



Libyan group loyal to ISIS claims Tripoli hotel attack - THE DAILY STAR

ISIS’s Rise in Libya - POLITICO Magazine

Attack in Tripoli: Islamic State heads west - The Economist

VIDEO: Islamic State Branches Out in North Africa - WSJ

Al-Qaeda ‘Islamic Police’ on Patrol in Libyan City of Benghazi Contested With ISIS - Newsweek


VIDEO: Father of American killed in Libya speaks out - CNN


U.N. says plans future Libya talks within country - Reuters


VIDEO: Will this general be Libya's new leader? - BBC News


Misrata feels economic pinch as Libyan infighting spreads - Reuters


Amnesty calls for UN sanctions, war crimes probe in Libya - Yahoo News


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Ukraine/Russia News - Jan 28, 2015


Ukraine parliament moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of peace talks by declaring them terrorists - Star Tribune

Terrorist organizations status for LPR and DPR may disrupt Minsk talks: LPR negotiator - TASS

Ukraine Declares 'State of Emergency' in Donbas but Stops Short of Martial Law - VICE News

Heavy Fighting Reported Across Front Lines - Interpreter_Mag

Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk - Reuters

Is the fall of Debaltseve imminent? – A threat assessment. - Conflict Report

VIDEO: Ukraine Army Sends Reinforcements to Debaltseve in Desperate Bid -


Ukrainians grow unwilling to serve in the army: media - TASS


Mass exodus of military age males plagues latest Ukraine mobilization. Only 6% reporting as told - Military Studies on Twitter


Ukraine's aircraft capacity falls by nearly half since war started last year (VIDEO) -


VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR PM Alexandr Zakharchenko sitrep - YouTube


VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR dept. Corps commander Eduard Basurin evening sitrep - YouTube


Ukrainian Authorities Arrest Spotter in Mariupol Shelling; Grad Commander is Russian Officer - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Mariupol ex-cop says he used Google maps, texted Ukraine army positions to Russia officer who missed by 1 km killing atleast 30 civilians - Lucian Kim on Twitter


Russian-Backed Separatist Commander Givi Tortures Ukrainian POWs (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Video Shows Both Dead and Alive POWs in Krasny Partizan - Interpreter_Mag



EU threatens more Russia sanctions for backing rebels in Ukraine - Chicago Tribune

New Greece PM objects to EU call for more Russia sanctions - Telegraph

News Analysis: How Greece Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia -

NATO Backs Kiev, Criticizes Russia at Emergency Meeting on Ukraine - The Moscow Times

NATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - NATO

Obama: We're Considering All Options 'Short Of Military Confrontation' To Pressure Russia - Business Insider

US’ Europe envoy: Ukraine crucial to Europe’s future, “A Europe whole, free, and at peace rises or falls with Ukraine” - Anadolu Agency


Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Emergency Briefing on Ukraine -


VIDEO: US Army Lt Colonel Confirms US Troops in Ukraine Since September 2014 - YouTube


Russian ambassador to UN rejects US accusations of escalating situation in Ukraine - TASS


Russian 12th relief aid convoy for Ukraine’s Donbas leaves for Rostov region - TASS


Ukrainian army names Russian commander leading east Ukraine winter offensive -


Russia Update: Court Upholds Definition of Soldiers’ Mothers of St. Petersburg as ‘Foreign Agent’ - The Interpreter


Russia's arms exports exceed 15 bln USD in 2014, President Vladimir Putin says - Global Times


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Ukraine News - Jan 24, 2015


Ukraine rebel leader announces new offensive "until we reach the borders of the Donetsk region” - VOA

VIDEO (Eng Subs): We're on the offensive, peace talks only after we reach the borders of the Donetsk region: Zakharchenko - YouTube

Ukrainian army reports over 100 attacks by militants in past 24 hours -

Mobilization 2015: 60% of potential recruits received draft notices: Ukraine Ministry of Defense - Censor.NET

Yatseniuk instructs regional governors to prepare war economy plans -

Russian aggression in the Donbas costs Ukraine $5-7 million daily, Finance Minister says - Censor.NET


Ukraine separatists say 24 of their fighters killed in rocket attack on Donetsk airport - Fox News


VIDEO (Russian): Donetsk rebels say they lost 24 fighters dead and 30 wounded in a day - Patrick Jackson on Twitter


DNR + LNR introduce new currency in Crimea. Printed in China - Ian Bateson on Twitter


Ukraine's richest oligarch Rinat Akhmetov reportedly questioned by prosecutor's office as part of a criminal investigation into the "financing of terrorism and illegal armed groups” - Interpreter_Mag


Rebel-led Donetsk Republic to approve death-penalty law -


Ukraine: The Rise of The Right -



Putin Addresses Russia's Security Council, blames Ukraine's criminal orders for new fighting - Sputnik International

Hard evidence, the regular Russian army invades Ukraine - Conflict Report

General Vyaznikov (commander of Russian Forces in Ukraine) relocated his HQ to rebel-held Soledar in Donetsk - Ukraine@war on Twitter

Russia launched military exercise in Crimea - Censor.NET

Defense chiefs conclude two days of talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels focusing on Ukraine and Middle East terrorism -

NATO to create offices in six countries of Central and Eastern Europe - UNIAN news

US Deploying Troops to Ukraine to Train its National Guard -

U.S. Should Stay Out Of The Russo-Ukrainian Quarrel: Why The Conflict In Ukraine Isn't America's Business, Part 1 - Forbes


Video And Reports Suggest Russian-Backed Forces Have Captured Krasny Partizan (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Analysis The Rus Verkhnotoretske offensive is significant and more successful than the CP31 one. RF forces captured 30km² in 48 hours !! - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


Soldiers in Russian army uniforms seen next to leader of Donetsk separatists (PHOTO) - Censor.NET


OSCE: A convoy of ten unmarked T-80 tanks was seen travelling west on highway 36km east of rebel-held Donetsk - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


VIDEO: Russian TV shows Russia's flag flying above Donetsk Airport - Military Studies on Twitter


VIDEO: Brand new Russian  Army 2B26 Grad-K system takes part in shelling of Donetsk airport  - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


PHOTO: Ukraine’s Right Sector leader and Russia's bogeyman Dmytro Yarosh recovering in hospital from his "light” injuries at the Donetsk airport - Nikolaus von Twickel on Twitter


Were Chemical Weapons Used in Donetsk Airport’s Last Stand? - bellingcat


Ilovaisk 2.0 in the making at Debaltseve - Ukraine@war


Russia stops coal supplies to Ukraine -


Electricity cut off in government controlled part of Luhansk region: governor -


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