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Ukraine chief of staff ‘thwarts Western allegations’ by admitting no combat with Russian troops
The Ukraine army’s chief of staff has admitted that Kiev troops are not engaged in combat with Russian units, thereby thwarting all Western allegations of Moscow's “military invasion,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

30.01.2015 20:21

Thousands of Ukrainian troops thought to be trapped in Donbass
At least 7,000 Ukrainian troops are believed to be surrounded near the village of Debaltsevo in Donbass, as militia units cut off the only road linking the pocket to Kiev-held territory. The servicemen have been offered the chance to surrender.

30.01.2015 12:55

'It’s business': Poland ready to sell weapons to Ukraine if Kiev has money
The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs has told local media that Warsaw was “open” to sell weapons to Ukraine, regarding it as sheer “business.” It comes as the situation in the east of Ukraine has significantly deteriorated in recent weeks.

30.01.2015 12:22

Boko Haram to use cows, goats and cobblers to stage attacks – Nigerian govt
Boko Haram insurgents plan to use goats and cows as bomb couriers to carry out deadly attacks, in addition to a new batch of disguised suicide bombers, a spokesperson for the Nigerian federal government warned.

30.01.2015 14:35

134-day Islamic State siege of Kobani lifted
The apparently unstoppable progress of the IS terrorist group now seems to have come to an end on the Syrian-Turkish border. Kurdish fighters, opposition forces and coalition air strikes have thwarted the Caliph's designs on the town of Kobani.

30.01.2015 12:37

'We Palestinian Christians say Allahu Akbar'
The only Palestinian Orthodox Christian bishop in the Holy Land speaking about the suffering of Palestinian Christians, their unity with Muslims in the Palestinian struggle, about Orthodox Christian martyrs, and Ukraine.

30.01.2015 11:59

Poland to launch civilian military training in response to Ukrainian crisis
Poland plans to allow civilians to sign up for military training. With anti-Russian hysteria spreading like wildfire, Warsaw has rushed to step up its defense systems amid fears over the ongoing military conflict in neighboring eastern Ukraine.

30.01.2015 10:31

Professor fired over anti-Israel tweets sues University of Illinois
A professor who lost his job over anti-Israel tweets is suing several officials at the University of Illinois. He claims his termination violates freedom of speech and was influenced by the institution’s “donors”.

30.01.2015 09:08

'Ukraine is pretext for US lobby to go on with sanctions against Russia'
Anti-Russian sanctions are imposed as a hard neo-conservative lobby in America puts pressure on some European countries to go along with these sanctions, and to persuade other countries to do the same, journalist Neil Clark, told RT.

30.01.2015 10:43

‘Pigs might fly; Greece will pay its debt to EU’
Greece will inevitably get a debt haircut as it’s not able to cope with the €240 billion bailout loan given by the EU, said Hugh Bronson from the Alternative for Germany party. No national structure is able to cope with that amount of debt, he added.

30.01.2015 10:13

12 killed in shelling of humanitarian aid center, bus stop in Donetsk
At least 12 civilians were killed in Donetsk after Ukrainian troops shelled the city from a neutral zone north of the airport, the republic’s officials said. Kiev has blamed rebels, though, calling the attack an attempt to undermine the Minsk peace talks.

30.01.2015 12:24

​Limit live terror attack TV coverage, Scotland Yard urges broadcasters
​Scotland Yard has asked news broadcasters to refrain from showing live footage of special forces or police officials preparing to intercept any future terror siege in London to safeguard the lives of captives and armed officers.

30.01.2015 11:12