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    The Word in Tokyo: Crimea
    Mar12

    The Word in Tokyo: Crimea

    It took a recent trip to Japan to hear “Crimea” mentioned whenever the subject of Russia came up. Two years after Russia invaded Ukraine, starting with Crimea and its illegal annexation, one rarely hears about the peninsula these days in Europe or the United States. Distracted by Russian actions in Syria, Western government officials and analysts...

    Two Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Eastern Ukraine
    Mar12

    Two Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military says two of its soldiers were killed in clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatists in southeast Ukraine over the past 24 hours. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Syrian government to send delegation to Geneva talks
    Mar12

    Syrian government to send delegation to Geneva talks

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government will send a delegation to Geneva to take part in U.N.-sponsored indirect peace talks with the opposition but has rejected the U.N. envoy’s call for presidential elections to be held in the next 18 months. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told reporters that the government team will head...

    Tymoshenko: Ukraine a ‘corruption conglomerate’
    Mar11

    Tymoshenko: Ukraine a ‘corruption conglomerate’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s vehement former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says the leaders who came to power following 2014’s bloody upheavals are stifling the country by tolerating corruption. …read more Source: CNS...

    Why Kazakhstan’s Alliance with Russia is Stronger than it Looks
    Mar11

    Why Kazakhstan’s Alliance with Russia is Stronger than it Looks

    On February 3, 2016, Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev made a symbolically powerful decree on how Kazakh soldiers should march during military parades. The abolition of the Soviet goose step formation, utilized by Russia, was a striking display of the Kazakh military’s increasingly independent identity. As Georgia in 2007...

    Kerry arrives in Saudi for talks on Syria, Yemen wars
    Mar11

    Kerry arrives in Saudi for talks on Syria, Yemen wars

    HAFR AL-BATIN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed Friday at a sprawling military facility in northeastern Saudi Arabia where the kingdom just finished a three-week-long counter-terrorism drill that included 20 nations and which observers say was a show of force against its foes. Kerry touched down at the King Khalid...

    Tymoshenko: Ukraine a ‘corruption conglomerate’
    Mar11

    Tymoshenko: Ukraine a ‘corruption conglomerate’

    Ukraine’s vehement former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says the leaders who came to power following 2014’s bloody upheavals are stifling the country by tolerating corruption. …read more Source: FOX...

    Jewish Canadians demand 92-year-old Ukrainian Nazi’s deportation
    Mar11

    Jewish Canadians demand 92-year-old Ukrainian Nazi’s deportation

    TORONTO (JTA) — Jewish groups are calling on Canada to strip Canadian citizenship from a 92-year-old man who was once a member of a Nazi death squad. In a letter to Citizenship Minister John McCallum, the groups say it’s time to conclude to what has been a 20-year battle to deport Helmut Oberlander. “As has been clearly established, Mr....

    World Anti-Doping Agency says 99 meldonium cases this year
    Mar11

    World Anti-Doping Agency says 99 meldonium cases this year

    MOSCOW (AP) — The drug at the center of the Maria Sharapova doping case has produced 99 positive tests so far this year, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday. WADA spokesman Ben Nichols told The Associated Press in an e-mail that since meldonium was banned on Jan. 1 “there have been 99 adverse analytical findings” for the drug. Nichols did...

    UGCC leaders:  ‘Pope Francis  heard us’
    Mar11

    UGCC leaders: ‘Pope Francis heard us’

    ROME – “We came to reaffirm our communion with the holy father and to ask for his help for the suffering people of Ukraine during the Jubilee Year of Mercy,” Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church stated on March 5. “And the holy father heard us.” In Rome on the eve of the 70th […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...