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    Wars for resources?
    Feb27

    Wars for resources?

    The petroleum factor Recent conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine have ostensibly been about “bad guys” who threatened peace with weapons of one kind or another, or stifled freedom and democracy. Whatever the accusation, concerns about petroleum — oil and gas — are missing from official pronouncements. Yet each of these “hot spots”...

    Ukrainian pilot could ‘die within days’ in Russian jail
    Feb27

    Ukrainian pilot could ‘die within days’ in Russian jail

    MOSCOW (AFP) – A Ukrainian airforce pilot, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison for 77 days, could die within days, a member of the Kremlins human rights council said Friday.Nadia Savchenko, a 33-year-old helicopter navigator, who has been charged with involvement in the deaths of two Russian reporters in a mortar attack in...

    Europa League holders Sevilla need improvement in defence, says coach Unai Emery
    Feb27

    Europa League holders Sevilla need improvement in defence, says coach Unai Emery

    Sevilla will need to tighten up in defence if they are to successfully defend their Europa League crown, coach Unai Emery said after his side squeezed past Borussia Moenchengladbach into the last 16 on Thursday. A 3-2 win for the Andalusians in Germany, thanks to two goals from Vitolo and a Carlos Bacca strike, was enough to secure a 4-2...

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Kiev military
    Feb27

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Kiev military

    Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat
    Feb27

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

    Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if the truce is solid. …read more Source: Channel...

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military
    Feb27

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military

    Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military
    Feb27

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Crimea: The Spark That Set Off East-West Crisis
    Feb27

    Crimea: The Spark That Set Off East-West Crisis

    Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula seized by Russia from Ukraine a year ago, is a picturesque region of vineyards and tourist resorts, and a historic hotbed of geopolitical tensions. …read more Source:...

    Russian exile: Putin is a ‘naked king’ facing economic ruin
    Feb27

    Russian exile: Putin is a ‘naked king’ facing economic ruin

    LONDON – Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a “naked king” presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow.”Putin with bare chest isn’t a mighty leader: He is a naked king,” Khodorkovsky, once...

    Former tycoon calls Putin a ‘naked king’ ruining Russian economy
    Feb27

    Former tycoon calls Putin a ‘naked king’ ruining Russian economy

    Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a “naked king” presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow. “Putin with bare chest isn’t a mighty leader: He is a naked king,” Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest...

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