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State Dept: Russian-Backed Separatists Continue Violating Ceasefire

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki claims Russian-backed separatists continue to violate the new ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine.   In a briefing today, Psaki condemned ongoing violence and called on Moscow to restrain separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Germany and France helped negotiate the latest ceasefire agreement, which took effect this past weekend.…

State Dept Bats Down Israel Criticism Over Iran Talks

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki is batting down more criticism from Israel about the Iran nuclear talks.   Psaki told a briefing that a good deal will help Israel in the long run. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly called it a bad deal. Psaki suggested that Netanyahu could not know…

British PM Downplays Close Russia Planes

Posted On February 19, 2015

(London) -- Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has downplayed an incident in which two Russian military aircraft were spotted off Britain's southwest coast yesterday.   Royal Air Force jets were scrambled after two Russian military aircraft were spotted near Cornwall, although in international airspace. Following the incident, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that there…

Obama: Notion That West Is At War With Islam Is “Ugly Lie”

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says the U.S. is at war with terrorists.   Speaking to dozens of foreign ministers at the State Department, Obama said much of the world is united against the "scourge of violent extremism and terrorism." Obama vowed that the U.S. and allies "will not relent" in the campaign against ISIS…

UN Sec General: “Terrorists Trying To Divide Us”

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The UN Secretary General says terrorist groups like ISIS are trying to divide us.   Speaking today at the White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Ban Ki-Moon said the victims in the videos of the heinous acts committed by extremists are mostly Muslims and such acts "can never be justified." He…