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Ukraine president holds two mitts full of Russian passports and military IDs dropped by soldiers

MUNICH — Ukraine’s president pushed Saturday for a quick cease-fire in his country’s troubled east, insisting that the conflict must be resolved and not “frozen,” and pressed Kyiv’s case to be supplied with defensive weapons. 999 more words

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At least one German policymaker is talking sense: its Joschka Fischer (surprise!)

In college, one of mine (and Mattis’) favorite politicians was Joschka Fischer, a leader in the German Green Party and former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor. 970 more words

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Paris rallies in ‘solidarity’ after horrific Charlie Hebdo shooting


A sophisticated, calculated attack carried out by masked gunmen who tried to silence the voice of a satirical French magazine instead prompted thousands to take to the streets of Paris Wednesday night with a message of their own: “Not Afraid.” 7 more words

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