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    Eurovision to evaluate Ukraine’s contentious song on Crimea (AFP)
    Feb23

    Eurovision to evaluate Ukraine’s contentious song on Crimea (AFP)

    Stockholm (AFP) – Ukraine’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, which is about Stalin’s wartime deportation of Crimean Tatars and has sparked fierce protests from Moscow, will be evaluated for rule compliance in March, a contest spokesman said Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    U.S. sanctions on Russia don’t affect use of Russian rocket engines: Pentagon
    Feb23

    U.S. sanctions on Russia don’t affect use of Russian rocket engines: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s chief arms buyer on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions against Russia did not affect the use of Russian RD-180 engines used to power the Atlas 5 rockets that carry U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space. …read more Source:...

    Global tensions send Russian vodka exports plummeting 40 percent
    Feb23

    Global tensions send Russian vodka exports plummeting 40 percent

    Clashes with the West over Ukraine and Syria are hitting home for the Russian economy, as foreign markets for its signature spirit, vodka, fell sharply in 2015. The Russian business newspaper Kommersant reported Tuesday that exports of vodka by both value and physical volume was off 40.2 percent in 2015, … …read more Source: The...

    Putin Ally Kadyrov Says He’s More of a Democrat Than Western Leaders
    Feb23

    Putin Ally Kadyrov Says He’s More of a Democrat Than Western Leaders

    Chechen leader and Kremlin-ally Ramzan Kadyrov has dismissed claims that he is undemocratic and declared himself more worthy of awards than Western leaders. In a long interview with Russian radio station RSN, Kadyrov gave his thoughts on his mentor President Vladimir Putin, the Russian opposition and current affairs from around the world. When...

    US sanctions on Russia don’t affect use of Russian rocket engines: Pentagon
    Feb23

    US sanctions on Russia don’t affect use of Russian rocket engines: Pentagon

    The Pentagon’s chief arms buyer on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions against Russia did not affect the use of Russian RD-180 engines used to power the Atlas 5 rockets that carry U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kerry: Iran is getting less than $50 billion in cash after nuclear deal
    Feb23

    Kerry: Iran is getting less than $50 billion in cash after nuclear deal

    Brian Snyder, Pool/APU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the amount of cash Iran will receive due to the implementation of the nuclear agreement is below the $50 billion level. “It’s below the $50 billion (level),” he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, when he was asked about varying reports about...

    News Analysis: Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe
    Feb23

    News Analysis: Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe

    A partial truce in Syria capped something of a foreign policy trifecta for President Vladimir V. Putin, but his goals are uncertain for all three. …read more Source: The New York...

    Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World
    Feb23

    Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday in Barcelona. Albert Gea / ReutersAmericans inhabit an intricately mapped world. Type “Burger King” into an online box, and Google will cough up a dozen nearby options, each keyed to a precise latitude and longitude. But throughout much of the world, local knowledge stays local. While...

    Ex-Guantanamo detainee with alleged ISIS ties arrested same day as Obama’s big prison-closure announcement
    Feb23

    Ex-Guantanamo detainee with alleged ISIS ties arrested same day as Obama’s big prison-closure announcement

    REUTERS/Michelle Shephard/PoolSpanish and Moroccan police on Tuesday arrested four suspected members of a jihadi cell that sought to recruit fighters for the Islamic State group, including one described as a former Guantanamo detainee who once fought with militants in Afghanistan. Three people were arrested in Spain’s North African enclave...

    Germany, France Urge Ukraine and Russia to Implement Minsk Accord
    Feb23

    Germany, France Urge Ukraine and Russia to Implement Minsk Accord

    Germany and France are urging Ukraine to fight corruption and pass legislation on an election in the pro-Russian east, as required by the cease-fire agreement, to help stem violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday in Kyiv with his French and Ukrainian counterparts, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said there have been many...