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    Germany wants Russia to comply with Ukraine peace deal before sanctions eased – sources
    Mar14

    Germany wants Russia to comply with Ukraine peace deal before sanctions eased – sources

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany and other countries want European Union leaders to endorse a declaration saying that EU sanctions on Russia will not be eased unless Moscow complies with a Ukraine ceasefire deal, two officials said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Returns from Controversial Crimea Visit
    Mar14

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Returns from Controversial Crimea Visit

    A former Japanese prime minister returned to Tokyo today from a controversial trip to Crimea, made despite opposition from his country’s current government. …read more Source:...

    Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU, Vatican says
    Mar14

    Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU, Vatican says

    Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official said on Saturday in the latest sign of a developing thaw in relations between Brussels and Minsk. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, also said discussions were under way for a visit to Vatican City by President...

    Russian MP slams criticism as ‘lies’
    Mar14

    Russian MP slams criticism as ‘lies’

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Saturday lashed out at European lawmakers for their criticism over the murder of a top opposition activist, saying it was harming efforts to normalise ties between Moscow and the EU.The European parliament on Thursday passed a resolution accusing President Vladimir Putin of creating fertile ground for crimes such as...

    Japanese ex-PM returns from controversial Crimea visit
    Mar14

    Japanese ex-PM returns from controversial Crimea visit

    TOKYO (AFP) – A former Japanese prime minister returned to Tokyo on Saturday from a controversial trip to Crimea, made despite opposition from his countrys current government.Yukio Hatoyama, who arrived at Narita airport near the capital, did not speak to journalists awaiting his return, but had said during his trip that life there was...

    Tourists return to Crimea
    Mar14

    Tourists return to Crimea

    Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendumRussian army stages air show in Crimea to promote conscription …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    The unfolding future and America’s global role
    Mar14

    The unfolding future and America’s global role

    Washington’s delicate dance The chaos enveloping the Middle East looms so largely on the international landscape that it appears to eclipse other challenges like Europe’s growing sense of home-grown insecurity, Afghan uncertainty, climate perils, and Africa’s widespread economic woes. Yet that is not all that is testing...

    Ex-Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama: Crimea vote was legitimate
    Mar14

    Ex-Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama: Crimea vote was legitimate

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Pic: AP. MOSCOW (AP) — A former Japanese prime minister whose visit to Crimea brought harsh criticism at home says he’s convinced that the referendum leading to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia was legitimate. Yukio Hatoyama’s trip to Crimea this week was criticized both by the...

    What happened to Putin? Satirists run riot online
    Mar14

    What happened to Putin? Satirists run riot online

    A wave of savage mockery broke over Russian President Vladimir Putin across the Internet on Friday, sparked by days of absence from public view, despite official insistence it was business as usual in the Kremlin. State television footage of Putin working at his residence failed to quell the tide of fantastical theories circulating online that...

    Russia drops treason charges against mother of seven
    Mar14

    Russia drops treason charges against mother of seven

    MOSCOW: Russia on Friday dropped treason charges against a mother of seven, whose arrest for allegedly informing Ukraine about Russian troop movements sparked an outcry in the country, her lawyer said. “Good news has come: the criminal case against Svetlana Davydova has been dropped due to the absence of a crime,” her lawyer Ivan...

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