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    Russian Judge Sets Date for Ukrainian Pilot Verdict
    Mar09

    Russian Judge Sets Date for Ukrainian Pilot Verdict

    A Russian judge has set a date of March 21-22 for issuing the verdict in the case against jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is accused of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists during the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian judge sets date for Ukrainian pilot verdict
    Mar09

    Russian judge sets date for Ukrainian pilot verdict

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A Russian judge has set a date of March 21-22 for issuing the verdict in the case against jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is accused of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. Prosecutors last week asked the court in the border town of Donetsk to sentence Savchenko to 23 years...

    Russian judge sets date for Ukrainian pilot verdict
    Mar09

    Russian judge sets date for Ukrainian pilot verdict

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A Russian judge has set a date of March 21-22 for issuing the verdict in the case against jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is accused of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian judge sets date for Ukrainian pilot verdict
    Mar09

    Russian judge sets date for Ukrainian pilot verdict

    A Russian judge has set a date of March 21-22 for issuing the verdict in the case against jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is accused of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Savchenko Trial Due To Resume In Russian Court
    Mar09

    Savchenko Trial Due To Resume In Russian Court

    The trial of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko is due to resume on March 9 at a military court in Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    GREENPEACE: Locals are still eating radioactive food 30 years after Chernobyl
    Mar09

    GREENPEACE: Locals are still eating radioactive food 30 years after Chernobyl

    REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/FilesMOSCOW (Reuters) – Economic crises convulsing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus mean testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been cut or restricted, Greenpeace said, and people continue to eat and drink foods with dangerously high radiation levels. According to scientific tests conducted on...

    The Pentagon could save billions by closing military bases
    Mar09

    The Pentagon could save billions by closing military bases

    US ArmyThe Defense Department’s top money man on Monday repeated the agency’s plea to Congress for a new base closure review. Unlike previous years, current budget conditions and new data give the idea a fighting chance of becoming reality. The Pentagon’s fiscal 2017 budget request marks the fifth year in a row defense officials...

    Why Syria Won’t Save U.S.-Russia Relations
    Mar09

    Why Syria Won’t Save U.S.-Russia Relations

    Paul J. Saunders Politics, Eurasia The high cost of dysfunction Many of those who seek a more functional U.S.-Russia relationship—in both Washington and Moscow—have hoped that cooperation in stabilizing Syria and combating the so-called Islamic State could provide an important new opportunity to stabilize U.S.-Russia ties as well. Unfortunately,...

    Watch Russia’s Bizarre, Militarized International Women’s Day Tribute
    Mar09

    Watch Russia’s Bizarre, Militarized International Women’s Day Tribute

    On Tuesday, also known as International Women’s Day, the Russian TV channel REN TV honored the country’s women in a very bizarre way — through a video laden with military euphemisms.In the video, called “March 8,” an interviewer talks to a young blonde woman named Maria. If you don’t speak Russian, the video,...

    Ukraine and Turkey Launch Joint Naval Drill Amid Stand-Offs With Russia
    Mar09

    Ukraine and Turkey Launch Joint Naval Drill Amid Stand-Offs With Russia

    Ukraine and Turkey’s navies launched a joint military exercise on Monday, as Kiev and Ankara continue to grow closer in the face of their respective stand-offs with Russia. Ukraine’s relations with Russia have plummeted since Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to annex Crimea in 2014 and Russian-backed fighters moved in on...