REBELS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REBELS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Buffer zone created between Ukraine troops, pro-Russian rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437116-68/ukraine-rebels-fire-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437116-68/ukraine-rebels-fire-deal.html.csp">Buffer zone created between Ukraine troops, pro-Russian rebels</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minsk, Belarus • Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Despite positive developments coming out of talks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk and a cease-fire that has been in place since Sept. 5, the fighting between the two sides was still deadly. In Donetsk, the largest rebe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584371162014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58437116@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT U.S.: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58430438-68/dempsey-training-group-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58430438-68/dempsey-training-group-islamic.html.csp">U.S.: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T18:32:02.241-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey cautioned, however, that it may be a year before the Syrian rebel force that President Barack Obama calls a key element of his strategy for destroying the Islamic State group is ready for action. “We think if ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584304382014-09-18T18:32:02.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T18:32:02.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430438@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:32:02 MDT Senate ready to support Obama on Syrian rebel aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428618-68/obama-senate-iraq-legislation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428618-68/obama-senate-iraq-legislation.html.csp">Senate ready to support Obama on Syrian rebel aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:08:28.422-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East. The legislation also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a shutdown in the run-up to November elections for a new House and control of the Senate. The House approved the bill on Wednesday. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286182014-09-18T17:08:28.422-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T17:08:28.422-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428618@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:08:28 MDT Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417697-68/ukraine-poroshenko-rebels-proposal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417697-68/ukraine-poroshenko-rebels-proposal.html.csp">Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Anthony Faiola</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T20:30:41.839-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • President Petro Poroshenko on Monday proposed a series of major concessions to end the uprising by pro-Russian rebels in restive eastern Ukraine, offering the separatists a broad amnesty and special self-governance status for territories they occupy. The proposal also includes protections for the Russian language and would allow the separatist-controlled regions to elect their own judges, create their own police forces and cultivate deeper ties to Russia - while remaining part o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417697@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:30:41 MDT White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413194-68/troops-group-mcdonough-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413194-68/troops-group-mcdonough-islamic.html.csp">White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES BABINGTON and LARA JAKES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:11:01.495-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name allies that will pledge ground troops to fight the Islamic State group, something the United States does not plan to do. Meantime, McDonough said, U.S. personnel will train and equip Iraqi forces and moderate Syrian reb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413194@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:11:01 MDT Attacking Syria may entangle U.S. in rebel rivalries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58404170-68/group-state-islamic-syria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58404170-68/group-state-islamic-syria.html.csp">Attacking Syria may entangle U.S. in rebel rivalries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ZEINA KARAM </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T20:35:20.724-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred. Unlike Iraq, the U.S. has no firm allies inside Syria to take over areas if fighters from the Islamic State group are pushed back. Unless the West decisively backs the outgunned moderate rebels, it risks the unintended consequence of prolonging the widely discredited rule of President Bashar Assad. President Barack O...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584041702014-09-11T20:35:20.724-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T20:35:20.724-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58404170@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:35:20 MDT Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399700-68/ukraine-russia-poroshenko-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399700-68/ukraine-russia-poroshenko-fire.html.csp">Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T19:41:14.568-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. But President Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of federalization, something both Russia and the separatists are still pushing for even after a cease-fire that began Friday. The cease-fire deal reached in Belarus ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583997002014-09-10T19:41:14.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T19:41:14.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399700@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:41:14 MDT Ukraine’s president visits embattled city of Mariupol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390115-68/ukraine-fire-mariupol-cease.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390115-68/ukraine-fire-mariupol-cease.html.csp">Ukraine’s president visits embattled city of Mariupol</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T19:42:34.287-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mariupol, Ukraine • Ukraine’s president made a surprise trip Monday to a government stronghold in the turbulent southeast, delivering a fiery speech to hundreds of workers in hard hats in a dramatic show of Kiev’s strength in the region. “This city was, is, and will be Ukrainian!” President Petro Poroshenko told metal plant workers in the embattled coastal city of Mariupol. Poroshenko’s trip to the strategic port, just days after it faced sustained rebel fire, underscored that Kiev is unlikely ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583901152014-09-08T19:42:34.287-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T19:42:34.287-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390115@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:42:34 MDT Shaky cease-fire appears to hold in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382722-68/cease-fire-ukrainian-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382722-68/cease-fire-ukrainian-ukraine.html.csp">Shaky cease-fire appears to hold in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T18:52:03.523-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 06:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions late Saturday, little more than a day after Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist rebels signed a cease-fire following more than four months of fighting in the country’s east. The cease-fire had appeared to largely been holding during much of the day. But late Saturday, witnesses in Mariupol ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583827222014-09-06T18:52:03.523-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-06T18:52:03.523-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382722@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:52:03 MDT Ukraine cease-fire begins, but U.S. still skeptical http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58377756-68/fire-ukraine-cease-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58377756-68/fire-ukraine-cease-russia.html.csp">Ukraine cease-fire begins, but U.S. still skeptical</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T21:10:16.156-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minsk, Belarus •Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions in case the truce fails. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Moscow against alliance members. Gunfire and shelling appeared to fall silent across eastern Ukraine shortly after the appointed hour, to the relief of war-weary residents. But the U.S. voiced skepticism that the rebels and Russia w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583777562014-09-05T21:10:16.156-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T21:10:16.156-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377756@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:10:16 MDT Ukraine, rebels say they are ready for cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375636-68/ukraine-nato-russian-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375636-68/ukraine-nato-russian-russia.html.csp">Ukraine, rebels say they are ready for cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T17:21:55.602-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 05:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists appeared increasingly close to signing a deal to end four months of fighting, as NATO leaders including President Barack Obama expressed support for Ukraine at a NATO summit Thursday. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he’s ready to order a cease-fire in the east Friday if a peace deal is signed that day at talks in Minsk, Belarus. The rebels also said they were ready to declare a truce Friday if an agreement with Ukraine is reached on a p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583756362014-09-04T17:21:55.602-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T17:21:55.602-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375636@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:21:55 MDT Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361196-68/ukraine-russia-russian-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361196-68/ukraine-russia-russian-ukrainian.html.csp">Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:37:07.26-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents’ platform, released at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, represented a significant change in their vision for the future of Ukraine’s eastern, mainly Russian-speaking region. It remains unclear, however, wheth...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361196@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:37:07 MDT Putin urges talks on ‘statehood in southeast Ukraine’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359418-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-putin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359418-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-putin.html.csp">Putin urges talks on ‘statehood in southeast Ukraine’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:47.208-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast. Putin’s comment, made to national TV network Channel 1, said Ukraine should “hold substantive, meaningful talks, not about technical issues but about th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583594182014-08-31T21:55:47.208-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T21:55:47.208-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359418@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:47 MDT E.U. holds off on new sanctions against Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355054-68/ukraine-russia-sanctions-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355054-68/ukraine-russia-sanctions-russian.html.csp">E.U. holds off on new sanctions against Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUERGEN BAETZ </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T20:32:52.094-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 08:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently” prepare tougher economic sanctions that could be adopted within a week, according to EU summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy. The decision on new sanctions will depend on the evolution of the situation on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550542014-08-30T20:32:52.094-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T20:32:52.094-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355054@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:32:52 MDT Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343255-68/ukraine-russia-russian-novoazovsk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343255-68/ukraine-russia-russian-novoazovsk.html.csp">Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T21:05:57.393-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Novoazovsk, Ukraine • Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops. The bold offensive along a new southeastern front raised the prospect that the separatists are seeking to create a land link between Russia and Crimea, which also would give them control over the entire Azov Sea. After a third day of heavy shelling that sent many resident...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432552014-08-27T21:05:57.393-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T21:05:57.393-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343255@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:05:57 MDT Blog: Don’t envy Rich’s road trips http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58321570-52/rich-rebels-eight-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58321570-52/rich-rebels-eight-football.html.csp">Blog: Don’t envy Rich’s road trips</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:43:32.053-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rich always ranks among Utah’s top Class 1A football and basketball schools. But it’s remote location in extreme northern Utah doesn’t do it any favors. Consider the Rebels’ football schedule this year. Rich plays only three home games. It must travel twice to Idaho. But those are relatively short trips compared to an eight-day span in September when the Rebels will travel 1,516 miles. Pity poor Class 1A Rich. The Rebels have only three home games. In a span of eight days, they will drive 1,516 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321570@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:32 MDT Libya’s largest oil depot begins exporting crude http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317751-79/oil-largest-libya-production.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317751-79/oil-largest-libya-production.html.csp">Libya’s largest oil depot begins exporting crude</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:21:02.54-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Libya’s National Oil Corp. says the country’s largest export terminal has begun loading a tanker destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government and rebels. The corporation said on its website the tanker has been loading 600,000 barrels since early Wednesday. Disputes over oil between the weakened central government, rebels demanding a share and protesting workers demanding better pay had knocked the country’s regular producti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583177512014-08-20T12:21:02.54-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T12:21:02.54-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:21:02 MDT Rebels in Ukraine back away from unconditional cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282568-68/ukraine-rebels-donetsk-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282568-68/ukraine-rebels-donetsk-russian.html.csp">Rebels in Ukraine back away from unconditional cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURAS KARMANAU</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T20:03:02.312-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk on Sunday, as government forces continued to close in on the rebel stronghold and pro-Russian insurgents backed away from an unconditional cease-fire offer that they announced just the day before. With a string of military successes and broad support for its campaign from the West and most of its domestic base, Kiev has taken a hard line against the rebel forces and promised it will only relent when the separatists surrender. Donetsk rema...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582825682014-08-10T20:03:02.312-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T20:03:02.312-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58282568@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:03:02 MDT New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276788-68/rebel-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276788-68/rebel-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp">New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURAS KARMANAU</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T18:46:50.664-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants “only moral support” from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling the shots among the rebels. Many in the rebel ranks decry what they call Russia’s betrayal of their cause, but most vow to keep on fighting even as Ukrainian government troops close in on the main rebel stronghold, the eastern city of Donetsk. In an ominous si...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582767882014-08-08T18:46:50.664-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T18:46:50.664-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276788@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:46:50 MDT Syrian rebels kill 10 soldiers, capture others in Lebanon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58257216-68/syrian-lebanese-arsal-rebels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58257216-68/syrian-lebanese-arsal-rebels.html.csp">Syrian rebels kill 10 soldiers, capture others in Lebanon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-03T20:54:02.55-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syrian rebels killed 10 Lebanese troops and likely captured over a dozen more in a raid on a Lebanese border town, the country’s military chief said, the most serious spillover of violence yet into the tiny country from its neighbor’s civil war. The capture of Lebanese soldiers and police raised fears that the country could become further entangled in the Syrian civil war and could worsen already-brewing sectarian tensions. “What happened today is more serious than what some people ima...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582572162014-08-03T20:54:02.55-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-03T20:54:02.55-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58257216@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:54:02 MDT