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    Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya
    Feb12

    Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

    Cherop, a 29-year-old single mother of two, works at AAA Growers’ Simba farm in Nyahururu, four hours’ drive north of the capital, Nairobi. International events, including Russia’s war in Ukraine and plummeting oil prices, have shaped flower fortunes for numerous Kenyan farms. Sales to oil-producing nations, such as Norway and...

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid
    Feb12

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid

    Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyberattack, and has prompted fears both within Ukraine and...

    Ukraine threatens Uman visa bans following Israeli minister’s Crimea visit
    Feb12

    Ukraine threatens Uman visa bans following Israeli minister’s Crimea visit

    (JTA) — Following an Israeli minister’s meeting with the governor of an area which Russia annexed from Ukraine, Kiev threatened to tighten visa requirements for tourists from the Jewish state. Ukraine made this threat in a letter sent this week by its ambassador to Tel Aviv to Israel’s foreign ministry, the Segodnya Daily reported...

    The Daily Vertical: From Minsk To Munich: Here We Go Again
    Feb12

    The Daily Vertical: From Minsk To Munich: Here We Go Again

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

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid
    Feb12

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday major powers have agreed to seek a cessation of hostilities in Syria to begin in one week’s time. Jan Egeland, the chairman of the the United Nations humanitarian meeting in Germany where the Munich Agreement was reached said it “could be the breakthrough we’ve been waiting...

    Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe
    Feb12

    Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Friday after the Western military alliance and the United States announced plans for the biggest military build-up in Europe since the Cold War. The United States is planning to quadruple military spending in Europe to $3.4 billion in 2017 as NATO increases troops on...

    The leaders of Christianity’s two biggest churches will meet for the first time  in 1000 years
    Feb12

    The leaders of Christianity’s two biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1000 years

    REUTERS/Alexandre MeneghiniVatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. The Argentinian pontiff is due to spend around two hours in private conversation with Russian...

    In meeting Pope Francis, patriarch asserts Russia’s role
    Feb12

    In meeting Pope Francis, patriarch asserts Russia’s role

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Patriarch Kirill meets Pope Francis this week, the historic event will allow the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to assert Russia’s leading role in the Eastern Christian world. Francis and Kirill — two clerics who could not be more different in style — took everyone by surprise when both churches announced last Friday...

    Ukraine Needs the IMF’s Tough Love
    Feb12

    Ukraine Needs the IMF’s Tough Love

    If Kiev fails to reform, the fund should be ready to carry through its threat to cut aid. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Needs the IMF’s Tough Love
    Feb12

    Ukraine Needs the IMF’s Tough Love

    If Kiev fails to reform, the fund should be ready to carry through its threat to cut aid. …read more Source:...