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    AP Interview: Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil
    Mar10

    AP Interview: Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian businessman facing European Union sanctions denied on Tuesday allegations that he bought oil from the Islamic State group for President Bashar Assad’s government. Speaking to The Associated Press in his Damascus office, Haswani said the EU sanctions and accusations are politically motivated and said he is...

    How Ukraine became Ukraine
    Mar10

    How Ukraine became Ukraine

    For the past year, Ukraine has been plunged into chaos. Mass protests against pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych led to his ouster in February 2014. That sparked a spiraling crisis: a fledgling interim government in Kiev looked on as Russia first seized… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels are rearming during truce
    Mar10

    Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels are rearming during truce

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitors the pull-back of weapons, has said it cannot fully confirm withdrawal on both sides. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Refugee Agency Concerned For Civilians Amid Lack Of Supplies, Continued Shelling
    Mar10

    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Refugee Agency Concerned For Civilians Amid Lack Of Supplies, Continued Shelling

    The United Nations Refugee Agency expressed concern Tuesday over the “worsening humanitarian situation” experienced by civilians in war-torn eastern Ukraine, especially those who reside in territory controlled by pro-Russian separatist rebels. Noncombatants who live near the cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Debaltseve lack regular...

    NATO Naval Drills Start in Black Sea After One-Day Delay
    Mar10

    NATO Naval Drills Start in Black Sea After One-Day Delay

    NATO’s Black Sea members Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey joined four other alliance states in a multinational naval exercise on Tuesday just across the water from the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia last year. The naval rapid reaction force in the Black Sea drills consists of a United States flagship, the guided missile cruiser USS...

    Kelly McParland: Putin finds a convenient scapegoat for Nemtsov killing, while admitting he lied about Crimea
    Mar10

    Kelly McParland: Putin finds a convenient scapegoat for Nemtsov killing, while admitting he lied about Crimea

    If you were the president of Russia, and you were looking for a convenient way to clear your regime from suspicion in the recent murder of a high-profile opponent, the ideal solution would be to find an unsympathetic figure you could pin the blame on. Bingo. Russian authorities on Monday announced the detention of five Chechens in the killing of...

    Ukraine President Says Arms Withdrawal Almost Complete
    Mar10

    Ukraine President Says Arms Withdrawal Almost Complete

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine’s president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front line in the east, in compliance with a cease-fire deal. Petro Poroshenko told a state broadcaster Monday evening that some heavy weaponry remains in place at the airport of...

    Ukraine’s President Says Arms Withdrawal Is Almost Complete
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s President Says Arms Withdrawal Is Almost Complete

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front line in the east, in compliance with a cease-fire deal. Petro Poroshenko told a state broadcaster Monday evening that some heavy weaponry remains in place at the...

    China Ready to Sign 2nd Major Gas Deal With Russia
    Mar10

    China Ready to Sign 2nd Major Gas Deal With Russia

    We’ve already heard how eager Moscow is to sign a second gas deal with Beijing, but now it’s a Chinese minister’s turn to publicly tout the warming relationship and express a desire for a finalized deal in the near future. The Financial Times reports: The relationship between the two on-again, off-again Cold War allies is...

    NATO Naval Drills Start In Black Sea
    Mar10

    NATO Naval Drills Start In Black Sea

    NATO has held a series of exercises in eastern Europe, aimed in part to reassure members concerned about Russian intentions following Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea in March 2014 and its moves in support of separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...