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    Majority of Russian Voters Back Putin for Fourth Term: Poll
    Mar03

    Majority of Russian Voters Back Putin for Fourth Term: Poll

    The vast majority of Russians would vote for Vladimir Putin if he chose to run for president for a fourth time—a record high rating since his return to power in 2012, Russian state pollster WCIOM reports. According to a survey of 1,600 Russians, conducted in January but published on Thursday, 74 percent of Russians would back Putin for a fourth...

    Maryinka Journal: In Ukraine Towns Ravaged by War, Missionaries Find Fertile Ground
    Mar03

    Maryinka Journal: In Ukraine Towns Ravaged by War, Missionaries Find Fertile Ground

    As Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists carry on an almost forgotten fight, several evangelical groups are staging a campaign of their own. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian Fascists for Trump!
    Mar03

    Russian Fascists for Trump!

    Donald Trump has collected a lovely bouquet of endorsements in his path to the presidency: Chris Christie, David Duke, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the KKK. It’s the kind of praise that would make a mother proud, if your mother happened to be Leni Riefenstahl. And now he can add Russian philosopher, TV personality, and Duck Dynasty lookalike...

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Netherlands voters to approve EU trade pact
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Netherlands voters to approve EU trade pact

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Ukrainian Jews appealed to the population of the Netherlands to vote in favor of a referendum over a trade agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. The appeal by 19 leaders of Ukraine’s Jewish population was published last week on the website of Vaad, a large organization representing Ukrainian Jews. In the...

    UN: Residents of E. Ukraine Struggling to Survive
    Mar03

    UN: Residents of E. Ukraine Struggling to Survive

    The United Nations reports more than 3 million people in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine are struggling to survive and vulnerable to human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, and disappearances. A new report notes that the number of civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine has decreased over the past few...

    Ukrainian Journalist Freed in Prisoner Swap
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Journalist Freed in Prisoner Swap

    Freelance journalist Maria Varfolomeyeva has been released by separatists in eastern Ukraine after being detained for more than a year. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sen. Joni Ernst Warns ‘ISIS Present in All 50 States’
    Mar03

    Sen. Joni Ernst Warns ‘ISIS Present in All 50 States’

    Speaking in front of a room filled with conservative grassroots activists, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, took on President Barack Obama’s foreign policy strategy, arguing the country needs to elect a new leader who’s willing to confront the “real and dangerous” facing the world today. “We’ve all got to come together and find...

    The Latest: World leaders to ponder Syria cease-fire
    Mar03

    The Latest: World leaders to ponder Syria cease-fire

    Prime Minister David Cameron’s office says the Western leaders would stress to Russian President Vladimir Putin the importance of maintaining the truce so that peace talks can make progress in Geneva next week. Cameron’s spokeswoman, Helen Bower, says it’s an “opportunity for the leaders of the U.K., France and Germany to...

    Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia goes on hunger strike
    Mar03

    Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia goes on hunger strike

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia says she is going on hunger strike. Nadezhda Savchenko, on trial in the Russian border town of Donetsk for her alleged involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists, was fighting in a volunteer battalion against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine when she was captured in...

    Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia goes on hunger strike
    Mar03

    Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia goes on hunger strike

    Nadezhda Savchenko, on trial in the Russian border town of Donetsk for her alleged involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists, was fighting in a volunteer battalion against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine when she was captured in June 2014. Russian authorities say Savchenko provided the Ukrainian army with coordinates for...