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    Crimean Tatars March In Prague On Second Anniversary Of Annexation
    Mar19

    Crimean Tatars March In Prague On Second Anniversary Of Annexation

    Members of the Crimean Tatar community marched in the Czech capital, Prague, on March 19 to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. The Crimean Tatar minority has been strongly critical of the annexation, and their self-governing body, the Mejlis, has refused to recognize the change of...

    We found a surprising number of Airbnb rentals in the middle of war zones
    Mar19

    We found a surprising number of Airbnb rentals in the middle of war zones

    REUTERS/Mohammad IsmailAirbnb has some stunning rentals on its site, with people renting out everything from tree houses to castles. But there are also some rentals in unexpected places — like in global conflict zones. Though some Airbnb rentals can be found in war zones like Afghanistan or Yemen, there are others in places that are relatively...

    Vladimir Putin just did the US a huge favor
    Mar19

    Vladimir Putin just did the US a huge favor

    REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueNews that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered a Russian air wing home from Syria indicates weakness to some observers. Low oil prices forced Putin to abandon the foreign venture. Geopolitical expert George Friedman disagrees. Speaking in a Mauldin Economics video, Friedman says the Russian deployment was part of an...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Region Is A ‘Black Hole’ For Human Rights
    Mar19

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Region Is A ‘Black Hole’ For Human Rights

    Anna Andriyevskaya cannot go home. If she does, she will be arrested for inciting separatism and face a jail term of five years. Skype is her main connection to her homeland of Crimea, where her family and friends have remained two years after Russia’s annexation of the region from Ukraine. They, too, face threats from the Russian...

    Plane carrying dozens bursts into flames as it crashes near Russian airport
    Mar19

    Plane carrying dozens bursts into flames as it crashes near Russian airport

    UPDATE: March 19, 2016, 11:15 a.m. GMT All 62 passengers and crew on a Boeing 737-800 passenger jet died when it crashed as it was trying to land at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southwestern Russia early Saturday local time. The Russian Ministry of Transport and the Southern Regional Emergency Center confirmed the crash of the FlyDubai airliner...

    Russia Plane Crash: Flight Recorder Found
    Mar19

    Russia Plane Crash: Flight Recorder Found

    All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport on Saturday, Russian officials said. Russia’s emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed at 0340 (0040...

    Russian air disasters of past decade
    Mar19

    Russian air disasters of past decade

    MOSCOW (AP) — A look at notable disasters over the past decade involving Russian planes or foreign planes: — March 19, 2016: A Boeing 737-800 flown by FlyDubai crashes while landing at Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 aboard. — Oct. 31, 2015: An onboard bomb destroys a Metrojet airliner soon after taking off from Egypt’s Sharm al-Sheikh...

    Plane Crashes in Southern Russia; 62 Dead
    Mar19

    Plane Crashes in Southern Russia; 62 Dead

    An airliner flying from Dubai has crashed while trying to land in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 people on board. Officials say the Boeing 737 aircraft was FlyDubai flight FZ981. Fifty-five passengers and seven crew members were aboard the flight. Russia’s Investigative Committee says its two theories are that...

    President Obama Is a Political Narcissist
    Mar19

    President Obama Is a Political Narcissist

    Russia announces the withdrawal of its forces from Syria. The decision is a surprise — President Obama is shocked. This is a feeling he experiences often.He was astonished when Vladimir Putin intervened in the Syrian conflict in 2015. He was startled when ISIS conquered a fair portion of Mesopotamia in 2014. He was jarred when Putin invaded...

    Canada expands sanctions over Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine
    Mar19

    Canada expands sanctions over Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine

    Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says Canada has no intention of lifting sanction and added more names to the list. …read more Source: Toronto...