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    Two Injured In Car-Bomb Blast In Kharkiv
    Mar06

    Two Injured In Car-Bomb Blast In Kharkiv

    A senior special-police officer loyal to Kyiv has been injured along with his wife in a car-bomb blast in the eastern city of Kharkiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Declares Heavy Weapons Pullback From Front Line
    Mar06

    Ukraine Declares Heavy Weapons Pullback From Front Line

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s cease-fire accord. Military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said the Uragan launchers were being pulled back by 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the line of...

    EU Chief Speaks out Against Arms Supplies for Kiev
    Mar06

    EU Chief Speaks out Against Arms Supplies for Kiev

    RIGA, Latvia— The European Union’s foreign policy chief is speaking out against bipartisan calls in the U.S. to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Some lawmakers from both major parties have been pressing the Obama administration to provide lethal arms to Kiev, a move the president...

    Signs of hope for Ukraine cease-fire
    Mar06

    Signs of hope for Ukraine cease-fire

    As EU makes a fresh argument against arming Ukrainians battling pro-Russia separatists, truce agreement may finally be panning out …read more Source:...

    Boehner, Congressional Leaders Call On Obama To Provide ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’ To Ukraine
    Mar06

    Boehner, Congressional Leaders Call On Obama To Provide ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’ To Ukraine

    House Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of senior Congressional figures have written to President Obama, urging him to provide “lethal defensive weapons” to Ukraine in order to help the country defend itself from pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: International Business...

    Kremlin critic Navalny freed from latest prison stint
    Mar06

    Kremlin critic Navalny freed from latest prison stint

    Moscow (AFP) – Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Friday vowed to keep up his fight against President Vladimir Putin as he was released from his latest jail term, a two-week stint for organising an illegal gathering.The charismatic opposition leader also said he would pay a visit to the cemetery where outspoken activist Boris Nemtsov was...

    Inside a Tank Factory in Donetsk
    Mar06

    Inside a Tank Factory in Donetsk

    The BBC’s Tom Burridge visits a factory in Donetsk where rebels say they are repairing tanks seized from the Ukrainian military. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Stoltenberg says Merkel asked him to become NATO chief
    Mar06

    Stoltenberg says Merkel asked him to become NATO chief

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says it was German Chancellor Angela Merkel who convinced him to accept the alliance’s top job. In a prerecorded talk show to be aired Friday by Swedish broadcaster SVT, Stoltenberg says Merkel “was the first to talk to me (about it). And I must admit that I have a problem saying no when asked by...

    EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev
    Mar06

    EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal,… …read more Source:...

    FP’s Situation Report: Boko Haram steals from the poor; Uneasy alliances fight against the Islamic State; Pentagon needs to find money for nukes; and much more from around the world.
    Mar06

    FP’s Situation Report: Boko Haram steals from the poor; Uneasy alliances fight against the Islamic State; Pentagon needs to find money for nukes; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Boko Haram pulls a reverse Robin Hood. Militants in southern Nigeria have made millions siphoning the country’s oil riches. The Islamic extremist group in northern Nigeria is doing the opposite, raiding the meager bounties of poor fishermen from Niger to finance their campaign of terror. FP’s...