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    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Doping, Russia’s absence headline world indoor championships
    Mar18

    Doping, Russia’s absence headline world indoor championships

    An athlete jumps over hurdles on Wednesday, the day before the start of the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland, Oregon. (AP/Elaine Thompson)The face of Ashton Eaton is plastered on walls and buildings all over the city as the poster athlete for the world indoor championships.For the next few days, this is his town — he’s from...

    Nolan Peterson: What You Should Know About the Ukraine War
    Mar18

    Nolan Peterson: What You Should Know About the Ukraine War

    The war in Ukraine is “a real one,” says a journalist who has spent months on the front lines and embedded with the Ukrainian army. And yet, notes The Daily Signal’s foreign correspondent, Nolan Peterson, most other American news outlets don’t cover the intensity of the 2-year-old conflict. “The media tends to downplay the seriousness...

    Doping, Russia’s absence headline world indoor championships
    Mar18

    Doping, Russia’s absence headline world indoor championships

    The face of Ashton Eaton is plastered on walls and buildings all over the city as the poster athlete for the world indoor championships. For the next few days, this is his town — he’s from the area — and the Olympic decathlon champion has one request: Stop focusing on doping. “I just care about competing on the track,” Eaton...

    Europe must share data on warzone aviation risks
    Mar18

    Europe must share data on warzone aviation risks

    BERLIN: European countries must do a better job sharing information on the risk to civil aviation over conflict zones, said a report commissioned after the downing of MH17 over Ukraine and published Thursday. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said in a statement that a high-level task force recommended the development of a common risk...

    Ukraine tore down a giant statue of an iconic Russian leader and live-streamed it on YouTube
    Mar18

    Ukraine tore down a giant statue of an iconic Russian leader and live-streamed it on YouTube

    Reuters/Gleb GaranichKIEV (Reuters) – Exhaustive efforts to tear down Ukraine’s largest remaining monument to Vladimir Lenin bore fruit on Thursday when workers prised the late Soviet leader’s statue from its plinth in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhya. Since a pro-Western uprising ousted a Russia-backed president in 2014,...

    Poland sees Jordan as major ally for NATO — official
    Mar18

    Poland sees Jordan as major ally for NATO — official

    AMMAN — Jordan is a major NATO ally with a significant role in undermining terrorism and sustaining stability in the region, said Paweł Soloch, head of the Polish National Security Bureau. In an interview with The Jordan Times on Wednesday, during his visit to Jordan, Soloch said Poland, which will host the NATO summit this summer, is keen on...

    Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad?
    Mar18

    Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad?

    The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn says you can’t have negotiations to end the war when the largest armed opposition groups, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State, are absent. Russia has begun withdrawing its main forces from Syria after five months of air strikes targeting Syrian rebels and ISIS. This occurs at the same time as...

    Germany’s Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted
    Mar17

    Germany’s Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel called on Thursday for the European Union to try to create conditions by this summer to lift sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine finally  topples Soviet founder’s statue
    Mar17

    Ukraine finally topples Soviet founder’s statue

    KIEV: It took two days and a giant crane, but Ukraine on Thursday finally managed to lift its biggest remaining statue of Soviet founder Lenin off its pedestal and consign it to the dustbins of history. The 20-metre-tall bronze and granite monument fell victim to a Ukrainian ban on Soviet symbols that was imposed in May 2015 as part of the...