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    Estonia's ruling centre-right takes early election lead
    Mar01

    Estonia's ruling centre-right takes early election lead

    TALLINN (Reuters) – Estonia’s ruling centre-right party took an early lead after an election on Sunday overshadowed by fears that neighbouring Russia might interfere in the small Baltic State after annexing Ukraine’s Crimea region last year. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Mariupol Holds its Breath for Next Rebel Move
    Mar01

    Ukraine’s Mariupol Holds its Breath for Next Rebel Move

    Scanning the sky for incoming artillery fire has become a force of habit for Ukrainian beetroot-seller Svetlana Kumurzhi, who dived under her wooden stall in government-held Mariupol when shells raine… …read more Source:...

    Ukraines new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire
    Mar01

    Ukraines new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.But Natalie Jaresko, the country’s new finance minister who was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, says she … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks
    Mar01

    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

    An instructor of the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises in Kiev, on March 1, 2015 -© AFP / by Maria ANTONOVA KIEV: Ukraine’s frontlines were relatively calm on Sunday ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer....

    Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce
    Mar01

    Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce

    Two people have been killed by shelling in east Ukraine as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels and observers warned the country was at a “crossroads”. Photographer Sergiy Nikolayev from Ukrainian daily Segodnya died after getting caught in fighting at a flashpoint village close to the fiercely-contested Donetsk airport,...

    Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic Boris Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

    Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring “I am not afraid” and chanting “Russia without Putin” in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former deputy prime...

    West condemns assassination of Nemtsov
    Mar01

    West condemns assassination of Nemtsov

    People gather at the spot, where Nemtsov was shot dead, near Saint-Basil’s Cathedral, in the center of Moscow. — AFP photo President Putin vows in a message to victim’s mother to do all he can to punish perpetrators MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition...

    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks
    Mar01

    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

    KIEV – Ukraine’s frontlines were relatively calm on Sunday ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine’s Mariupol holds its breath for next rebel move
    Mar01

    Ukraine’s Mariupol holds its breath for next rebel move

    Scanning the sky for incoming artillery fire has become a force of habit for Ukrainian beetroot-seller Svetlana Kumurzhi, who dived under her wooden stall in government-held Mariupol when shells rained down a month ago. While a fragile two-week-old ceasefire shows signs of holding, Kiev says pro-Russian separatists are using the truce to regroup...

    Egyptian President to discuss regional and bilateral issues with Saudi King.
    Mar01

    Egyptian President to discuss regional and bilateral issues with Saudi King.

    In Ukraine, military said a ceasefire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories. Ukrainian military also on the other hand warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions. Pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine have announced that they have nearly completed the pullback of heavy...

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