Cease-fire takes effect in eastern Ukraine amid discord and skepticism

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire Friday in the 5-month-old conflict against pro-Russia separatists, halting gunfire and artillery exchanges in his nation’s embattled east amid deep skepticism that the truce will hold. Government forces and allied militiamen deployed around this strategic southeastern port abided by the cease-fire, which took effect at 6 p.m. But the fighters made it clear to reporters that they disagreed with the decision to hold fire on a day when they had succeeded in pushing back encroaching Russian troops and armor. Related story: U.S., European allies promise new support for Ukraine Kathleen Hennessey The U.S. and European allies are…

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Seoul: N.Korea again fires short-range projectiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday continued its string of rocket and missile firings, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometers (130 […]

Cease-fire takes effect in eastern Ukraine amid discord and skepticism

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire Friday in the 5-month-old conflict against pro-Russia separatists, halting gunfire and artillery exchanges in his nation’s embattled east amid deep skepticism that the truce will hold. Government forces and allied militiamen deployed around this strategic southeastern port abided by the cease-fire, which took effect at 6 p.m. But the fighters made it clear to reporters that they disagreed with the decision to hold fire on a day when they had succeeded in pushing back encroaching Russian troops and armor. Related story: U.S., European allies promise new support for Ukraine Kathleen Hennessey The U.S. and European allies are…

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Seoul: N.Korea again fires short-range projectiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday continued its string of rocket and missile firings, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometers (130 […]