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    ‘War Is My Life’: A Journey Along the Front Lines in Ukraine
    Mar13

    ‘War Is My Life’: A Journey Along the Front Lines in Ukraine

    SHCHASTYA, Ukraine—The late winter weather in Ukraine alternates among frigid, cool, snow, and rain—teasing the arrival of spring. The 2-year-old war, which has ravaged eastern Ukraine, killing more than 10,000 and displacing more than 1 million, is as fickle as the weather—teasing the possibility of peace without ever achieving it. Both sides of...

    Kremlin calling? Meet the Russian pranksters who say ‘Elton owes us’
    Mar13

    Kremlin calling? Meet the Russian pranksters who say ‘Elton owes us’

    Duo who prank-called many influential critics of Russia deny links to its security services … but would they spoof Putin?Lexus and Vovan are fast gaining a reputation as the most mischievous men in Russia. The pair of professional prank callers, real names Alexei Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov, have claimed scalps as diverse as Elton John and...

    A look at the unlikely man who may be Syria’s best hope for peace
    Mar13

    A look at the unlikely man who may be Syria’s best hope for peace

    Denis Balibouse/ReutersDismissed by critics as a diplomatic dandy, hailed by allies as a creative consensus-builder, Staffan de Mistura takes the hot seat in Geneva on Monday as the man in charge of forging peace in Syria. In an impeccable suit and pince-nez spectacles, the Swedish-Italian diplomat looks as though he’d be more comfortable...

    Russia’s Lavrov says hopes US willing to compromise over Minsk agreements on Ukraine
    Mar13

    Russia’s Lavrov says hopes US willing to compromise over Minsk agreements on Ukraine

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    A look at how the Syrian conflict has changed the world
    Mar13

    A look at how the Syrian conflict has changed the world

    FILE – In this file photo taken on June 5, 2014, a man rides a bicycle through a devastated part of Homs, Syria. Photo: AP BEIRUT: The Syrian conflict has had outsized impact on global politics. Five ways the world has changed: RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE It was in the vacuum of the deteriorating Syria conflict that a little-known and horrifically...

    Ukraine’s reform hangs in the balance
    Mar13

    Ukraine’s reform hangs in the balance

    Kiev could move towards greater EU integration or slide back into cronyist authoritarianism …read more Source: Financial...

    Russia’s Lavrov says hopes US willing to compromise over Minsk agreements on Ukraine
    Mar13

    Russia’s Lavrov says hopes US willing to compromise over Minsk agreements on Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he hoped the United States was willing to compromise so that the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine crisis could be fulfilled, Russian news agencies reported …read more Source: The Daily...

    Yes for Ukraine, win for Europe
    Mar13

    Yes for Ukraine, win for Europe

    KIEV — Ukrainians were surprised to learn about the Dutch referendum on the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine: Why had the issue touched a nerve in the Netherlands? But the vote is not really about Ukraine — it’s about distrust of national politics and the country’s growing Euroskeptic sentiment. The...

    US envoy John Kerry meets Europe’s top diplomats in Paris
    Mar13

    US envoy John Kerry meets Europe’s top diplomats in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with new French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Europe’s top diplomats to discuss major international issues including the Syria peace talks. The British, German and Italian foreign ministers and the EU foreign policy chief were also joining the meeting Sunday in Paris. The...

    Kerry meets European foreign ministers in Paris ahead of Syria truce talks
    Mar13

    Kerry meets European foreign ministers in Paris ahead of Syria truce talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Paris Sunday to discuss Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and migration with European foreign ministers. The meeting comes ahead of UN-sponsored Syria peace talks in Geneva with Bashar al-Assad’s government declaring that calls for the president’s departure were a “red line” and the opposition...