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    Nerves over Russia overshadow Estonian election
    Mar01

    Nerves over Russia overshadow Estonian election

    Estonians vote Sunday in an election marked by nerves in the vulnerable Nato member over a militarily resurgent Russia and a popular pro-Kremlin party, but opinion polls suggest the centre-left coalition is poised to return to power. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea last year and its meddling in eastern Ukraine has galvanised the EU...

    Military spokesman says fighting has halted along most of frontline but rebels are firing at Ukrainian positions around the airport.
    Mar01

    Military spokesman says fighting has halted along most of frontline but rebels are firing at Ukrainian positions around the airport.

    In Ukraine, two people have been killed by shelling in the eastern part of the country as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels. A photographer of a Ukrainian daily was caught in fierce fighting near Donetsk airport and a fighter of Ultra-Nationalist organization fighting along government forces was also killed in the...

    Russian supermarkets freeze prices for inflation-weary shoppers
    Mar01

    Russian supermarkets freeze prices for inflation-weary shoppers

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Lots of things freeze in Russias bitterly cold winters, but not usually food prices, yet that is exactly what top supermarket chains are doing to protect the poor from galloping inflation.The plunging ruble and a Russian embargo on European Union and US food products in retribution over Ukraine sanctions has resulted in...

    West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers
    Mar01

    West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a “political murder” and Western leaders called for a full probe.The 55-year-old former deputy premier, a vocal Putin critic prominent at opposition rallies, was shot in the back...

    Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce
    Mar01

    Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce

    Ukraine’s military told AFP that it had completed the first stage of the withdrawal by pulling back its 100-mm cannons and was waiting for the order to start moving bigger calibre weapons. 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...

    Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce
    Mar01

    Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce

    Kiev (AFP) – 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...

    Joe Biden welcomes pending passage of Ukrainian economic plan
    Mar01

    Joe Biden welcomes pending passage of Ukrainian economic plan

    Washington: Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming plans by the Ukrainian government to pass legislation next week to help stabilize the country’s economy.The White House says Biden expressed his approval during a conversation Saturday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshen.. …read more Source: India...

    West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers
    Mar01

    West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a political murder and Western leaders called for a full probe.The 55-year-old former deputy premier, a vocal Putin critic prominent at opposition rallies, was shot in the...

    Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce
    Mar01

    Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

    KIEV: Ukraine said on Saturday that isolated clashes were punctuating a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels after international monitors warned that t …read more Source: The News...

    Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin
    Mar01

    Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin

    MOSCOW – Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia’s future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin.Thousands of people laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on a bridge near the Kremlin where the opposition politician and...

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