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    Obama, G7 Powers Urge Russia To Free Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko
    Mar17

    Obama, G7 Powers Urge Russia To Free Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko

    News media are reporting that U.S. President Barack Obama and the world’s top economic powers are urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to release jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian chief prosecutor back  at work despite resignation over graft allegations
    Mar17

    Ukrainian chief prosecutor back at work despite resignation over graft allegations

    KIEV: Ukraine’s top state prosecutor resumed his duties on Wednesday despite having formally resigned a month ago, prolonging the tenure of an official seen by the United States as an obstacle to tackling corruption. Viktor Shokin had gone on holiday after quitting on the insistence of President Petro Poroshenko. His resignation needs...

    The POLITICO Caucus participants: March 2016
    Mar17

    The POLITICO Caucus participants: March 2016

    Find the article with the results of POLITICO’s Caucus here. Anders Ahnlid, ambassador, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Brussels Joaquín Almunia, former vice president and European commissioner for competition; former leader of the Spanish opposition and minister of employment, Madrid Burkhard Balz, German MEP, European...

    Denmark tops global ‘happy’ index, Burundi at bottom
    Mar17

    Denmark tops global ‘happy’ index, Burundi at bottom

    Denmark lost to Switzerland in the 2015 version of the World Happiness Report but was named the happiest country once again in this year’s report/AFPNEW YORK, United States, Mar 17 – Denmark, closely followed by Switzerland, is again the happiest country in the world while crisis-torn Syria and Burundi are the most miserable, according to a...

    All over the world, people are overcoming huge challenges to make a career in video games
    Mar17

    All over the world, people are overcoming huge challenges to make a career in video games

    YouTube/ScreenshotAt this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a panel of game developers and critics gathered for the fourth annual #1ReasonToBe panel — as in, “the No. 1 reason to be” a woman or person of color who works in games and technology. The goal of #1ReasonToBe is to focus on the panelists’...

    How Russia Views Its ‘Compatriots’ in the Near Abroad
    Mar17

    How Russia Views Its ‘Compatriots’ in the Near Abroad

    Vera Zakem, Paul J. Saunders Politics, Eurasia The Kremlin sees ethnic Russians as a powerful ally in the region. Approaching the second anniversary of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea, formalized with his signature on a parliamentary bill on March 18, 2014, Russia’s dramatic intervention in Syria has shifted...

    Defense Chief Says Ukraine Still Needs Weapons
    Mar17

    Defense Chief Says Ukraine Still Needs Weapons

    Two years into a war that has been largely forgotten, Ukraine’s defense minister says his country still needs lethal assistance to stop further Russian aggression while the Ukrainian military continues to modernize. General Stepan Poltorak sat down with VOA recently to discuss the challenges Ukrainian armed forces face. He said his military...

    More Canadian troops sent to Eastern Europe on training mission
    Mar17

    More Canadian troops sent to Eastern Europe on training mission

    A fresh contingent of Canadian troops has arrived in eastern Europe to take part in NATO exercises meant to reassure jittery allies and the deployment follows a spike in violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Global...

    Kurdish moves on federalism cloud Syria peace drive
    Mar17

    Kurdish moves on federalism cloud Syria peace drive

    RMEILAN, Syria/GENEVA — Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria are expected to declare a federal system on Thursday, a move likely to further complicate peace talks in Geneva on ending more than five years of war. Russia pulled more warplanes out of Syria, a new delivery of humanitarian aid reached northern Aleppo province and UN mediator...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Mar17

    What We’re Following This Evening

    The refugee crisis: The number of migrants and refugees at the camp in Idomeni, a Greek village near the country’s border with Macedonia, is growing each day. Macedonia has constructed a razor-wire fence there to keep people from entering, but some have tried to break through. Simon Shuster at TIME has this harrowing dispatch from Macedonia...