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    Russia says 2 cyclists, water polo player test positive
    Mar30

    Russia says 2 cyclists, water polo player test positive

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s troubles with the banned substance meldonium resurfaced Wednesday when officials confirmed that two track cyclists and an Olympic hopeful water polo player had failed doping tests. Anastasia Chulkova, who won the points race at the 2012 world track championship, and former European bronze medalist Pavel Yakushevsky...

    The Malthusian Holocaust
    Mar30

    The Malthusian Holocaust

    “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting,” wrote Milan Kundera about the struggle against communism. After totalitarianism, this struggle is against selective forgetting. Official Russia today “remembers” the Soviet and Russian efforts to save the countries between Russia and Germany from foreign and...

    EZ Jewel Box is a real gem
    Mar30

    EZ Jewel Box is a real gem

    Of all the things Elena Zakharov thought possible as a Ukrainian girl growing up in the repressive communist era of the 1970s, cruising through Beverly Hills in a Mercedes Benz was never one of them. Neither was moving to Canada, earning a second degree nor starting her own online jewelry store — yet the 46-year-old mother of two sons has done...

    New Ukraine Coalition Uncertain After Fatherland Party Demurs
    Mar30

    New Ukraine Coalition Uncertain After Fatherland Party Demurs

    Ukraine’s prospects of forming a new coalition – vital to get IMF loan talks back on track – were thrown into fresh doubt on Tuesday after Yulia Tymoshenko pressed demands as the price of taking her Fatherland Party into an… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine’s Independent MPs Boost Chances of Ending Deadlock
    Mar30

    Ukraine’s Independent MPs Boost Chances of Ending Deadlock

    Several non-aligned Ukrainian lawmakers have agreed to join Ukraine’s biggest faction to help end a political crisis that is stalling Western-backed reforms and vital international financial aid, deputies said on Wednesday. Lawmakers are under pressure to end a deadlock that threatens snap parliamentary elections and has delayed...

    Russia’s Patriotic Chess Star From Crimea Sets His Sights On World Title
    Mar30

    Russia’s Patriotic Chess Star From Crimea Sets His Sights On World Title

    Crimean-born, Russian chess star Sergei Karjakinspeaks about his upcoming bid to become world chess champion, his decision in 2009 to play for Russia instead of his native Ukraine, and his staunch support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe
    Mar30

    U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe

    The officials said the Army will announce Wednesday that it will be sending a full set of equipment with the brigade to Europe. Earlier plans had called for the Pentagon to rotate troops into Europe, where they would have used a set of training equipment pre-positioned there.RELATED LINKSAt five-year mark for Syrian conflict, Putin makes a...

    Ukrainian Parties Fail To Form New Governing Coalition
    Mar30

    Ukrainian Parties Fail To Form New Governing Coalition

    Last-minute demands raised by former Ukrainian President Yulia Tymoshenko’s Fatherland party quashed hopes for a new governing coalition in Ukraine on March 29. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Latvia Blocks Russian Sputnik Site As Kremlin ‘Propaganda Tool’
    Mar30

    Latvia Blocks Russian Sputnik Site As Kremlin ‘Propaganda Tool’

    Latvian authorities shut down Russia’s pro-Kremlin news site Sputnik on March 29, calling it a “propaganda tool” and drawing an immediate rebuke from Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Praise of Political Reporters
    Mar30

    In Praise of Political Reporters

    Yuri Gripas / Reuters Last night, President Obama gave the keynote lecture at an annual dinner to honor excellence in political reporting. The dinner is held once a year to commemorate Robin Toner, a legendary reporter who covered domestic politics for The New York Times until her death in 2008. (Obama recounted one of the anecdotes that has...