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    Female pilot jailed in Russia proclaimed a ‘hero of Ukraine’
    Mar03

    Female pilot jailed in Russia proclaimed a ‘hero of Ukraine’

    Jailed in Russia, Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been awarded the title ‘Hero of Ukraine’ as fears grow for her health more than two… …read more Source:...

    U.N. Member States Accused of Cherry-Picking Human Rights
    Mar02

    U.N. Member States Accused of Cherry-Picking Human Rights

    Protestors gather outside the White House to demonstrate against torture on the 10th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Charles Davis/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 2 2015 (IPS)The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has criticised member states...

    Norway hosts high-level Northern European defence talks
    Mar02

    Norway hosts high-level Northern European defence talks

    Author(s): NEOnline | TB nordef.jpg Norway’s Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide hosted colleagues and other government representatives from 12 European countries in Oslo to discuss security issues. As reported in the local media, Søreide focussed on Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and its aggression against Ukraine. This also...

    Moldova: Europe’s next powder keg?
    Mar02

    Moldova: Europe’s next powder keg?

    The war in eastern Ukraine continues to sow unrest in the European Union and NATO. Now, the focus is shifting to the tiny republic of Moldova on the EU’s eastern border, and the breakaway territory of Transnistria. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Kremlin security cameras failed to pick up killing of Putin opponent
    Mar02

    Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Kremlin security cameras failed to pick up killing of Putin opponent

    Dozens of security cameras monitor the streets that surround the Kremlin. None, it emerged today, were looking in the right place when four bullets were fired at Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. And the only witness to the murder, his Ukrainian girlfriend Anna Duritskaya, saw nothing. …read more Source: The...

    Boris Nemtsov: Vladimir Putin critic’s girlfriend says she is being held in Russia
    Mar02

    Boris Nemtsov: Vladimir Putin critic’s girlfriend says she is being held in Russia

    Anna Duritskaya, a Ukrainian citizen, says she is being made to stay in Moscow after warning her it would be dangerous to leave …read more Source: The...

    Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend recalls night of murder – video
    Mar02

    Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend recalls night of murder – video

    The girlfriend of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down outside the Kremlin on Friday, recalls the night of the murder. Anna Duritskaya, a 23-year-old model from Ukraine, was with Nemtsov when he was shot, but tells TV Rain her back was turned at the fatal moment. Duritskaya says Russian investigators will not let her...

    Russian oligarch threatens to sue UK amid North Sea gas row
    Mar02

    Russian oligarch threatens to sue UK amid North Sea gas row

    Mikhail Fridman threatens compensation claim after UK airs political and environmental concerns over LetterOne deal to buy 12 gasfields Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened to sue the UK government in an escalating row over whether his energy fund run by former BP boss Lord Browne can be blocked from taking over 12 North Sea...

    Nemtsov’s companion held ‘against her will’ by investigators in Russia
    Mar02

    Nemtsov’s companion held ‘against her will’ by investigators in Russia

    Boris Nemtsov’s companion Ukrainian model Anna Duritskaya says she is being held against her will by Russian investigators and she wants to leave… …read more Source:...

    OSCE media rep “surprised by Russian criticism”
    Mar02

    OSCE media rep “surprised by Russian criticism”

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic says she is surprised by Russian FM Sergei Lavrov’s doubts about the organization’s impartiality. The Russian website Sputnik noted that earlier on Monday, Lavrov “expressed his concern whether the OSCE was unbiased, saying that Mijatovic’s description of...

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