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    East Ukraine War Increasingly Focused On Mariupol As Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Military Face Off In Key City
    Mar31

    East Ukraine War Increasingly Focused On Mariupol As Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Military Face Off In Key City

    Just one mile from the Sea of Azov in southern Ukraine, a small village has become the most recent symbolic staging point where Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces are continuing to defy a delicate ceasefire. While the village of Shyrokyne has little strategic value, it has been described as a final buffer zone between separatist forces and the port...

    US Forces to Hold Exercises in Ukraine
    Mar31

    US Forces to Hold Exercises in Ukraine

    US forces to hold training exercise in Ukraine with national guard units …read more Source: ABC...

    US forces to hold exercises in Ukraine
    Mar31

    US forces to hold exercises in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine in April for training exercises with units of the country’s national… …read more Source:...

    Captive pilot sends defiant message to Putin
    Mar31

    Captive pilot sends defiant message to Putin

    Captive Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has sent a stark message to Russian President Vladimir Putin as she awaits trial in a Moscow jail. …read more Source:...

    OSCE inspect missile aftermath in eastern Ukraine
    Mar31

    OSCE inspect missile aftermath in eastern Ukraine

    On a deserted road at the edge of the Sea of Azov in eastern Ukraine, OSCE representatives inspect the remains of two cars hit by an anti-tank missile, under the watchful gaze of separatists who accuse the army of violating the truce. …read more Source: USA...

    Poland Says Will Train 50 Ukrainian Military Staff This Year
    Mar31

    Poland Says Will Train 50 Ukrainian Military Staff This Year

    Poland will provide training to around 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, the Polish ministry of defense said on Tuesday, a part of NATO’s efforts to boost Ukraine’s defense capacity as it faces a pro-Russian rebellion in the east. The Ukrainians will be trained in Poland, the ministry said in a statement, with the courses...

    FP’s Situation Report: There’s wiggle room on today’s Iran nuclear deadline; A tough job awaits U.S. Special Ops in Jordan; Bergdahl’s case wades into rare legal territory; and much more from around the world.
    Mar31

    FP’s Situation Report: There’s wiggle room on today’s Iran nuclear deadline; A tough job awaits U.S. Special Ops in Jordan; Bergdahl’s case wades into rare legal territory; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat It’s deadline day for an Iran nuclear deal, except it’s not. Diplomats set March 31 as the day a preliminary agreement had to be in place. But under the terms of current negotiations, both sides really have until the end of June to reach a comprehensive deal. FP’s John Hudson and Colum Lynch:...

    Kazakh Court Convicts Woman Over Slurs, Calls To Join Russia
    Mar31

    Kazakh Court Convicts Woman Over Slurs, Calls To Join Russia

    A court in Kazakhstan has convicted an ethnic Russian woman of inciting ethnic hatred over derogatory references to Kazakhs and calls for the Central Asian country to become part of Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    French eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules
    Mar31

    French eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules

    PARIS (AP) — French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine “systemic weaknesses” like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster. The French aviation...

    Poland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors as part of NATO program
    Mar31

    Poland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors as part of NATO program

    Poland’s Defense Ministry says it plans train about 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, joining a NATO effort to improve Ukraine’s defense capabilities as it struggles with a pro-Russia insurgency in its east. …read more Source: FOX...