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In Lithuania: Court jails Russian spies
Feb28

In Lithuania: Court jails Russian spies

Identified only by his initials for legal reasons, the man pleaded guilty and was handed a five-year sentence. A Lithuanian court on Tuesday jailed a Russian citizen and one of its own nationals for spying for Moscow, in the latest case of espionage as tension simmers between Russia and the West.The Lithuanian, a former captain who served at the...

Russia looks for positive signals in Trump’s speech to Congress
Feb28

Russia looks for positive signals in Trump’s speech to Congress

Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Tuesdays that relations with the United States were at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, but hoped they could improve under U.S. President Donald Trump. , Russia will analyze Trump’s debut address to Congress later on Tuesday for signs of any change in the U.S. stance, Sergei Ryabkov told...

Ukraine’s first wheelchair model breaks taboos
Feb28

Ukraine’s first wheelchair model breaks taboos

When Alexandra Kutas headlined a recent fashion show in Kiev it was not just a personal dream come true but also a victory for disabled people in her homeland Ukraine. Wearing a long, black dress, she wowed the crowd as she was carried across the catwalk on a wooden throne by four trim men, becoming …read more Source: The New...

France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen
Feb28

France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen

France’s presidential contenders will this week make mandatory campaign stops at the annual Paris farm fair as polls show farmers increasingly tempted by the far-right’s Marine Le Pen when they even bother to vote at all. Though only a fraction of the population still works in the farm sector, voters remain attached to the...

Vladmir Putin: US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel
Feb28

Vladmir Putin: US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel

Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian. Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free...

Kim Jong Un: UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion
Feb28

Kim Jong Un: UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion

Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade sanctions. Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade sanctions.The council agreed...

Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
Feb28

Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
Feb28

Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

Amazon and Netflix had historic Oscar wins — and it shows the huge difference in their movie strategies (NFLX, AMZN)
Feb27

Amazon and Netflix had historic Oscar wins — and it shows the huge difference in their movie strategies (NFLX, AMZN)

Amazon and Netflix scored big wins for streaming video, but the categories they won in underscored the difference in their movie strategies. Netflix and Amazon both scored Oscar wins on Sunday, marking the first time any streaming service has triumphed at the Academy Awards. But the awards that each won underscore the huge difference in how...

Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing
Feb27

Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing

Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia’s opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure. In the largest Russian opposition protest in months, thousands marched Sunday across...

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