Donetsk echoed to the sound of heavy artillery fire, including salvoes from multiple rocket launchers and heavier thuds from artillery coming from the direction of the airport, a constant battlefield.
Rebels cancel peace talks as civilians are killed in Donetsk ~ link ~
Peace talks between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government scheduled for Friday (30 January) were cancelled amid lethal fighting in eastern Ukraine. In recent weeks the region has witnessed some of the deadliest violence since the conflict erupted in April last year.
A battle raged around the strategic town of Debaltseve on Friday, with some sources reporting that rebels had captured the town of Vuhlehirsk.
Multiple deaths in Donetsk after the shelling of a humanitarian aid center and a bus stop ~ link ~
The Dontest People's Republic Defense Ministry claims the attack was carried out from nearby residential area which is according to them "a neutral zone located to the north of Donetsk Airport." The spokesman says "the Ukrainian forces approach, attack and then step back to their positions."
The humanitarian headquarters has stopped aid distribution across Donetsk in order to keep locals and volunteers safe.
Civilians die in artillery battle as independent militia calls off peace talks due to deaths ~ link ~
Displaying few signs of backing down from pledges to dismantle punitive belt-tightening measures at the heart of the debt-choked country’s international rescue programme, the leftwing radical put together a 40-strong cabinet clearly aimed at challenging Athens’s creditors.
After falling two seats short of attaining a 151-seat majority in Greece’s 300-seat parliament, Syriza was forced into a coalition with the populist rightwing Independent Greeks party. The junior partner is openly Eurosceptic and withering of the way international creditors have turned Greece into an “occupied zone, a debt colony”. Its leader, Panos Kammenos, who has declared that Europe is governed by “German neo-Nazis”, assumes the helm of the defence ministry.
Investors have woken up to Greece's risk to the established order in Europe ~ link ~ The Global Banksters, always the rude criminal trash that they are, despise humanity and are determined to rape us all and always manage to be shocked when we show some backbone! Stirling
Alexis Tsipras begins rolling back Greek Austerity Fascism ~ link ~
In a dramatic start to his tenure in office, Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has begun unpicking the deeply unpopular austerity policies underpinning the debt-stricken country’s bailout programme.
After storming to power on Sunday, the leftwinger said there was no time to waste. “We will continue with our plan,” he told his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday. “We don’t have the right to disappoint our voters.”
Greece: NO to cooperation with 'troika' or any "aid" extension ~ link ~
“Israel’s illegal decision is unacceptable for us and the international community,” said the statement, adding, “This Israeli action shows that they neglect the Palestinians’ recent international initiative.”
Under Israel’s new settlement expansion plan, 112 new illegal settler units will be built in Geva Binyamin, also known as Adam, 156 in Elkana, 78 in Alfei Menashe and 84 in Kiryat Arba settlements.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has denounced the move with Wassel Abu Yusef, a PLO official, saying that the expansion of settlements amounted to a “war crime.”
“What the Israelis announced is part of a wider war... against the Palestinian people,” Abu Yusef added.
He warned that the Israeli settlement issue would be taken to the International Criminal Court.
Israel to cut electricity supplies to Palestinians in the middle of Winter ~ link ~ The more crap like this that happens the more people around the world become totally disgusted with the Israelis!!! However, the Zionists just can't seem to help themselves as many consider all the gentiles to be but two-legged soulless animals!!! This hate and hyper-racism will be the downfall of the Zionist state!!! Stirling
ISIS created by Israel and American governments to spread Islamophobia ~ link ~
According to a report by a leading Pakistani newspaper, an ISIL leader has confessed to getting funds via the United States.
The ISIL operative, identified as Yousaf al-Salafi, told Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies that he received funding through the US, The Express Tribune reported on Wednesday.
Salafi, a Pakistani Syrian, was taken into custody in December 2014, according to the paper, although other reports say he was arrested on January 22.
The ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
They have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.