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    Sweden brings   back conscription   amid Russia fears
    Mar02

    Sweden brings back conscription amid Russia fears

    Stockholm: Sweden is to reintroduce compulsory military service, seven years after abandoning it, to respond to global security challenges including Russia’s assertive behaviour in the Baltic Sea region, Stockholm said on Thursday. “We are in a context where Russia has annexed Crimea,” Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told AFP,...

    Jeff Sessions was a leading Russia hawk. Then he signed on with Donald Trump.
    Mar02

    Jeff Sessions was a leading Russia hawk. Then he signed on with Donald Trump.

    Last night, the Washington Post published an explosive report detailing how Jeff Sessions, while a senator, had two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — and failed to disclose them when asked, under oath, about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. What makes the Sessions-Kislyak meetings even more remarkable is that Sessions,...

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians
    Mar02

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union member countries have backed a proposal to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas. …read more Source: CNS...

    EU Ambassadors Agree To Prolong Sanctions On Yanukovych, Associates
    Mar02

    EU Ambassadors Agree To Prolong Sanctions On Yanukovych, Associates

    European Union ambassadors have decided to prolong asset freezes imposed by Brussels against Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych and 14 of his associates. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians
    Mar02

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” European Union member countries have backed a proposal to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas.Ambassadors of EU member states on Thursday endorsed an agreement reached by negotiators… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia seen dominating European gas market for two more decades
    Mar02

    Russia seen dominating European gas market for two more decades

    Europe has wanted to wean itself from Russian natural gas ever since supplies from its eastern neighbour dropped during freezing weather in 2009. Almost a decade later, the region has never been more dependent.Gazprom, Russia’s state-run export monopoly, shipped a record amount of gas to the European Union last year and accounts for about...

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians
    Mar02

    EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians

    European Union member countries have backed a proposal to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas. Ambassadors of EU member states on Thursday endorsed an agreement … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Unprecedented action by Beeline: Mobile TV for all Armenian mobile  subscribers
    Mar02

    Unprecedented action by Beeline: Mobile TV for all Armenian mobile  subscribers

    ArmInfo. As the press service of the company told ArmInfo, Beeline announced unprecedented action – mobile TV for all the Armenian mobile subscribers. The action starts on March 8 and will end on 9 May. Cross HI-TECH According to the source, to participate in the action you need to have a smartphone and download BeeTV mobile application...

    This News Network Could Shake Up the Media Scene in Putin’s Russia
    Mar02

    This News Network Could Shake Up the Media Scene in Putin’s Russia

    Russian propaganda and influence operations have escalated over the past decade, and have especially intensified after the invasion of Ukraine. Plain and simple, the Kremlin has declared war on the concept of objective news reporting—on the airwaves as well as on the Internet. Years in the making and with a modest budget of $10 million, the U.S....

    Kremlin: Sessions uproar an impediment to fixing relations
    Mar02

    Kremlin: Sessions uproar an impediment to fixing relations

    A senior lawmaker called it “hysteria.” The Foreign Ministry said it was “media vandalism.” The Kremlin lamented the “emotional atmosphere” currently in Washington about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with a Russian diplomat, saying it could thwart efforts to mend relations. The uproar is widely...