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  • Ukraine readies plan against rebels; Germany, France press Putin

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict.
  • Bruised Iraqi army leans on Shi'ite militias, volunteers

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi soldier says he abandoned the army last week in despair. And while he still plans to fight he will not rejoin the unit he deserted in the western city of Ramadi. Instead, he wants to sign up as a volunteer, alongside tens...

    In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency

    The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mortal remains on a doleful final journey to this holy city. Only days ago, they were enthusiastic Shiite Muslim recruits who...

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in further clashes in the east

    KIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in clashes with pro-Russian separatist rebels in the east of the country, the military said on Thursday. Government forces have recently gained the upper hand in the three-month...

    Islamists corner commandos defending Iraq's largest refinery

    BAGHDAD The fight for Iraq's largest oil refinery has deteriorated into a tense standoff as 75 troops loyal to the government struggle to hold out in a small compound in the sprawling facility, surrounded by hundreds of radical Sunni Muslim militants....