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    Putin Visits Annexed Crimea Days Before Election
    Mar14

    Putin Visits Annexed Crimea Days Before Election

    President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on March 14, four days ahead of Russia’s presidential election, and is expected to attend public events to mark the anniversary of the March 16, 2014, referendum in the peninsula used by Moscow to justify the annexation of the region from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Main Backers In EU Put Pressure On Kyiv Over Reforms
    Mar14

    Ukraine’s Main Backers In EU Put Pressure On Kyiv Over Reforms

    Thirteen of Ukraine’s most enthusiastic backers in the European Union have piled pressure on Kyiv by warning that the implementation of important reforms are “just beginning or lagging behind,” according to a document seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.K. Expels Russian Diplomats Following Chemical Attack But Won’t Sanction Oligarchs
    Mar14

    U.K. Expels Russian Diplomats Following Chemical Attack But Won’t Sanction Oligarchs

    Prime Minister Theresa May disappointed opposition activists in Russia on Wednesday by ignoring their calls to sanction Russian businessmen and officials close to President Vladimir Putin in retaliation for the attempted murder of a former spy in the English city of Salisbury. Instead, May told Parliament, Britain’s main response to the...

    UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning
    Mar14

    UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

    BY JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA | The Associated Press LONDON — Britain announced Wednesday it will expel 23 Russian diplomats — the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War — and break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town. Prime Minister Theresa May told...

    The Latest: UK expelling 23 Russian diplomats over spy spat
    Mar14

    The Latest: UK expelling 23 Russian diplomats over spy spat

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Britain is expelling 23 Russian diplomats after the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy — the single biggest such expulsion since the Cold War. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons on Wednesday that Russia has...

    Russia: Things Can’t Get Worse with New US Chief Diplomat
    Mar14

    Russia: Things Can’t Get Worse with New US Chief Diplomat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says relations with the U.S. can’t get any worse so he’s hoping for improvement under a new secretary of state. Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday that he’s not worried about relations getting worse after Rex Tillerson’s ouster, saying the relationship “can...

    Chernobyl Victim Wins Paralympic Skiing Gold In Pyeongchang
    Mar14

    Chernobyl Victim Wins Paralympic Skiing Gold In Pyeongchang

    A Ukraine-born U.S. skier who suffered radiation-induced birth defects following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster says she is “on cloud nine” after winning Winter Paralympic gold in South Korea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Where is Real Statesmanship When We Need it Most?
    Mar14

    Where is Real Statesmanship When We Need it Most?

    The view that America is the indispensable leader in efforts to make a better world has long been so dominant in American foreign policy thinking as to seem axiomatic. Much of the current hostility to the Donald Trump presidency originated within the foreign policy networks that connect government, think tanks, media, and academia. Trump’s...

    Roma Beats Shakhtar 1-0 to Reach CL Quarterfinals
    Mar14

    Roma Beats Shakhtar 1-0 to Reach CL Quarterfinals

    Roma overcame a dismal first-half performance and a first-leg deficit, to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia’s Use of Nerve Agent Calls for Unified Western Response
    Mar13

    Russia’s Use of Nerve Agent Calls for Unified Western Response

    Last week, according to experts at the United Kingdom’s premier defense laboratory, the world witnessed the debut of a new and extraordinarily deadly weapon—the chemical agent known as “Novichok.” According to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Novichok was used in the Mar. 4 assassination attempt on former Russian intelligence officer...