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    Death toll after blast at coal mine in war-stricken east Ukraine city reaches 32
    Mar05

    Death toll after blast at coal mine in war-stricken east Ukraine city reaches 32

    Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32. …read more Source: FOX...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Mar05

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today. Bank of England and ECB decisions are coming. At 12:00 and 12:45 p.m. GMT respectively (7:00 and 7:45 a.m. ET) the two central banks will announce their latest monetary policy decisions. Action’s expected from neither, but all eyes will be on the ECB press conference 45...

    CNN witnesses weapon withdrawal in Ukraine
    Mar05

    CNN witnesses weapon withdrawal in Ukraine

    Ukraine appears to be pulling back troops and artillery from the conflict zone. CNN’s Diana Magnay reports from Donetsk. …read more Source:...

    Will aiding Ukraine drag U.S. into another war?
    Mar05

    Will aiding Ukraine drag U.S. into another war?

    Member of the armed services and intelligence committees Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, weighs in. …read more Source:...

    U.S. officials weigh defensive weapons, training for Ukraine
    Mar05

    U.S. officials weigh defensive weapons, training for Ukraine

    The Obama administration is holding intensive conversations with the Europeans about further sanctions on Russia, as top U.S. national security officials convene this week to decide what types of support to offer Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Coal mine gas blast kills at least 24 in Ukraine
    Mar05

    Coal mine gas blast kills at least 24 in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine — A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukrainian pilot maintains hunger strike
    Mar05

    Ukrainian pilot maintains hunger strike

    MOSCOW — A Moscow court refused Wednesday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Letters: ‘How on Earth did Taylor think birds mate to produce offspring?’
    Mar05

    Letters: ‘How on Earth did Taylor think birds mate to produce offspring?’

    Merkelmania Thank you for the breath of needed fresh air you provided in your profile of Germany’s Angela Merkel (“The new leader of the free world,” International, March 2). It was nice to feel a bit of hope at the end of the article. If only more of the world’s testosterone-clogged leaders followed her example of frugality, modesty...

    Why Canada needs to push for change wherever democracy is at risk
    Mar05

    Why Canada needs to push for change wherever democracy is at risk

    Reuters The murder of outspoken Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin last week. The ongoing struggle for freedom for Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. The growing hegemony of China in the South China Sea. The dismissal last year of thousands of Turkish police officers, prosecutors and judges to deflect...

    Boris Nemtsov Murder: Opposition Activist Says Report On Russian Involvement In Ukraine Will Be Published
    Mar05

    Boris Nemtsov Murder: Opposition Activist Says Report On Russian Involvement In Ukraine Will Be Published

    A report outlining the extent of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine, which was being prepared by Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his murder a few days ago, will be completed and published, opposition activists say. …read more Source: International Business...