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    Russian officials in Crimea confiscate contraband vodka
    Mar24

    Russian officials in Crimea confiscate contraband vodka

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials in Crimea say they have intercepted approximately 4,000 bottles of counterfeit vodka that was being transported onto the peninsula. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russian officials in Crimea confiscate contraband vodka
    Mar24

    Russian officials in Crimea confiscate contraband vodka

    Russian officials in Crimea say they have intercepted approximately 4,000 bottles of counterfeit vodka that was being transported onto the peninsula. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Syrian Army Pushes Into ISIS-Held City of Palmyra
    Mar24

    Syrian Army Pushes Into ISIS-Held City of Palmyra

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra, which has been held by ISIS since May, state TV reported. The advance came after the troops managed this week to capture several hills and high ground around the town, famed for its priceless archaeological site and Roman...

    Moldova: 3 men sentenced for trafficking people for kidneys
    Mar24

    Moldova: 3 men sentenced for trafficking people for kidneys

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan court has sentenced three men to seven years in prison on charges of human trafficking after they transported three Moldovans to Turkey to have their kidneys removed. The Chisinau Appeal Court sentenced the three Thursday, five years after they were sent for trial. The ruling can be appealed. Prosecutors said...

    Kerry in Moscow urges unity in face of Brussels attacks
    Mar24

    Kerry in Moscow urges unity in face of Brussels attacks

    MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Thursday for countries to boost efforts to fight the Islamic State group in Syria, Iraq and beyond in the wake of this week’s deadly attacks in Brussels. In Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Syria and Ukraine, Kerry said the...

    NATO breeds frustration, but is vital tool in IS fight
    Mar24

    NATO breeds frustration, but is vital tool in IS fight

    WASHINGTON — America’s substantial support for NATO, both in money and military aid, has long been a source of frustration for U.S. leaders, and questioned by some as a throwback to the Cold War era. Republican front-runner Donald Trump, in interviews this week, suggested the U.S. should scale back its role in the alliance nearly seven...

    Ukraine to allocate $1 million for Babi Yar memorial
    Mar24

    Ukraine to allocate $1 million for Babi Yar memorial

    (JTA) — The Ukrainian government pledged to allocate approximately $1 million toward the construction of a Holocaust memorial monument at Babi Yar in Kiev. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the allocation of funds Wednesday, the news site 112.ua reported. The funds would pay for the construction of two memorial paths — one for...

    The Daily Vertical: Moscow Accuses Itself
    Mar24

    The Daily Vertical: Moscow Accuses Itself

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry Discusses Syria, Ukraine with Russian Officials
    Mar24

    Kerry Discusses Syria, Ukraine with Russian Officials

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Thursday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the crises in Ukraine and Syria. Kerry said before his talks with Lavrov that “many people” are hopeful that the talks in Moscow can help bring the conflict in Syria to an end as fast as...

    Kerry in Moscow urges unity in face of Brussels attacks
    Mar24

    Kerry in Moscow urges unity in face of Brussels attacks

    MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Thursday for countries to boost efforts to fight the Islamic State group in Syria, Iraq and beyond in the wake of this week’s deadly attacks in Brussels. In Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Syria and Ukraine, Kerry said the...