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    Ukraine Says IMF Postpones Fresh Loan To Assess Blockade Targeting Separatists
    Mar19

    Ukraine Says IMF Postpones Fresh Loan To Assess Blockade Targeting Separatists

    Ukraine says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has postponed a review of the disbursement of a new $1 billion loan following Kyiv’s imposition of a trade embargo on areas controlled by Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian wins $1M global award for teaching excellence
    Mar19

    Canadian wins $1M global award for teaching excellence

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the annual Global Teacher Prize during a...

    REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN — TRUMP infighting — TILLERSON’s warm words for China — BLOOMBERG’s warning to Dems on Gorsuch — SUNDAY BEST — PENCE visits Mar-A-Lago — B’DAY: Jill Abramson
    Mar19

    REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN — TRUMP infighting — TILLERSON’s warm words for China — BLOOMBERG’s warning to Dems on Gorsuch — SUNDAY BEST — PENCE visits Mar-A-Lago — B’DAY: Jill Abramson

    BULLETIN — REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN – N.Y. Daily News’ Jason Silverstein: “Jimmy Breslin — the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News’ columns championing ordinary New Yorkers — died Sunday morning, according to friends and family members. He was 86. The cause of death was not...

    While Trump talks tough, U.S. quietly cutting nuclear force
    Mar19

    While Trump talks tough, U.S. quietly cutting nuclear force

    U.S. President Donald Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, United States, February 23, 2017. Photo By Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms...

    Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort wanted for questioning in Ukraine corruption case
    Mar19

    Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort wanted for questioning in Ukraine corruption case

    Some people in Ukraine would really like to have a chat with Donald Trump’s former campaign chair. Ukrainian prosecutors want to question Paul Manafort in connection with a corruption investigation and have made repeated requests for assistance from US authorities, CNN has learned. Officials in Ukraine have made multiple attempts to secure...

    Russian-Backed Crimea PM Endorses Putin as ‘President for Life’
    Mar18

    Russian-Backed Crimea PM Endorses Putin as ‘President for Life’

    Sergei Aksyonov says the Russian leader would have preserved the Soviet Union if he had been in charge then. …read more Source:...

    Russia-backed Crimea Chief Says Putin Should Be President For Life
    Mar18

    Russia-backed Crimea Chief Says Putin Should Be President For Life

    The Russian-backed prime minister of Crimea said on Saturday that Vladimir Putin should be made president of Russia for life and that the Soviet Union would never have collapsed had Putin been in charge.Sergei Aksyonov, marking the third anniversary of the day he signed off on Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, said Russia...

    Trump says U.S. ‘must be paid more’ to defend Germany
    Mar18

    Trump says U.S. ‘must be paid more’ to defend Germany

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that Germany owes “vast sums of money” to NATO and the U.S. “must be paid more” for providing defense, reiterating his stance that European allies need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance. Trump’s tweet from his Florida resort, where...

    Donald Trump: Germany Owes ‘Vast Sums Of Money’ To NATO, U.S.
    Mar18

    Donald Trump: Germany Owes ‘Vast Sums Of Money’ To NATO, U.S.

    Germany owes NATO “vast sums of money” and must pay the U.S. more for the “powerful, and very expensive” defense it provides, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday.Trump complained in his first tweet about “fake news,” after his refusal to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand upon request at the Oval Office was widely reported,...

    Field of one: What Donald Trump’s decision not to fill out a bracket says about his media strategy
    Mar18

    Field of one: What Donald Trump’s decision not to fill out a bracket says about his media strategy

    (Credit: Getty/Saul Loeb/AP/Salon) Amidst all that President Trump did this week, largely overlooked was one small thing he didn’t do: fill out an NCAA tournament bracket on ESPN. The presidential pick ‘em became a tradition during the Obama administration. Each year of his presidency, Obama announced his picks for the men’s and...