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    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium
    Mar15

    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former European indoor 800-meter champion Nataliya Lupu of Ukraine will miss this week’s world indoor championships in Portland after testing positive for meldonium, the same substance which led to Maria Sharapova’s positive test at the Australian Open. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin’s surprise pullout from Syria doesn’t mean he’s gone for good
    Mar15

    Putin’s surprise pullout from Syria doesn’t mean he’s gone for good

    Mission accomplished. It was a hell of an exit, and a surprise one at that, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his soldiers home from Syria on Monday, five months and 9,000 fighter jet sorties after entering the fray and changing the trajectory of the five-year-long war. (Some troops will stay behind to protect personnel at Russian...

    EU Said to Be Looking into Alleged Abuse of Gazprom’s Dominant Position in Bulgarian Market
    Mar15

    EU Said to Be Looking into Alleged Abuse of Gazprom’s Dominant Position in Bulgarian Market

    The European Commission has requested Gazprom to provide information related to allegations of abuse of the Russian company’s dominant position in the Bulgarian wholesale gas market, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The information sought by the EU executive body is connected to “an alleged violation of EU antitrust legislation related to...

    Ukraine passes graft bill needed for visa-free travel to EU (AFP)
    Mar15

    Ukraine passes graft bill needed for visa-free travel to EU (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday approved a key anti-corruption bill that Kiev hopes will pave the way for visa-free travel to EU countries this year. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian Syria Withdrawal: Vladimir Putin Is the Consummate Political Gambler
    Mar15

    Russian Syria Withdrawal: Vladimir Putin Is the Consummate Political Gambler

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not an easy politician to read. He is willing to say one thing while his diplomats and military do another—as the long-running conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated. His statements are at the pinnacle of a Russian state propaganda machine shrouding any “truth” in layers of often deceptive assertions. And, as the...

    Russia Has ‘Withdrawn’ From Syria, But Actually, It Hasn’t
    Mar15

    Russia Has ‘Withdrawn’ From Syria, But Actually, It Hasn’t

    Russia’s fighter jets have come home from Syria to a heroes’ welcome. At an airbase near the eastern city of Voronezh on Tuesday, returning pilots were carried aloft in a ceremony replete with the pomp and circumstance befitting a victorious army.President Vladimir Putin’s Monday night announcement that Moscow was pulling troops...

    Advocacy Groups: Sanctions, Arms Embargo, Tribunal Needed for S. Sudan
    Mar15

    Advocacy Groups: Sanctions, Arms Embargo, Tribunal Needed for S. Sudan

    War crimes, including killings, systematic rape, and forced disappearances remain daily occurrences in South Sudan, as highlighted in reports this month from the United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Some advocacy groups say sanctions and other targeted measures could make an impact where a peace deal has failed. The...

    Will Russian Withdrawal Mean a Federal Syria or More War?
    Mar15

    Will Russian Withdrawal Mean a Federal Syria or More War?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement to withdraw most Russian war planes and personnel from Syria has left the public in the dark about his motives, raising troubling questions about whether the move will provide an opening for the U.S., Turkey and their Gulf allies to resume their drive towards regime change in...

    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium
    Mar15

    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former European indoor 800-meter champion Nataliya Lupu of Ukraine will miss this week’s world indoor championships in… …read more Source:...

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy
    Mar15

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy

    Ukraine’s greatest challenge remains the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula and the restoration of sovereignty in the eastern Donbas region through full implementation of the September 2014 and February 2015 Minsk agreements, according to a top U.S. diplomat. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland...