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    Ukraine ceasefire holding, says OSCE head
    Mar06

    Ukraine ceasefire holding, says OSCE head

    By Aija Krutaine RIGA (Reuters) – The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is holding and overall hostilities have dropped, the head of the… …read more Source:...

    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, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: U.S....

    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, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans wrote to President Obama calling for...

    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 on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans wrote to President Obama calling for deliveries but...

    Lithuania to Vote on Conscription to Combat Russian Threat
    Mar06

    Lithuania to Vote on Conscription to Combat Russian Threat

    The prospect of military conscription in Lithuania will spark a fierce debate in the country’s parliament when it is put to a vote next week, analysts say. Conscription in the Baltic state was technically suspended in 2008, although the law stayed in force and is still valid. However, there has recently been increasing talk of lifting the...

    EU Drops Sanctions on Yanukovich’s Security Chief
    Mar06

    EU Drops Sanctions on Yanukovich’s Security Chief

    The European Union has dropped sanctions imposed last year on the head of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s security service, according to a legal notice published on Friday. Oleksandr Yakimenko, who ran Ukraine’s SBU security service until the bloody street protests that forced Yanukovich from power, was one of four...

    Russian, German Diplomats Call For 1,000 OSCE Observers For Ukraine
    Mar06

    Russian, German Diplomats Call For 1,000 OSCE Observers For Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier have called on the OSCE to double the number of observers it has in Ukraine to 1,000. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Germany urge OSCE to double Ukraine observers to 1,000
    Mar06

    Russia, Germany urge OSCE to double Ukraine observers to 1,000

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia and Germany on Friday urged the OSCE, which is charged with monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, to double the number of observers in the country to 1,000, Moscow said.The Russian foreign ministry said that the country’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier had...

    Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6
    Mar06

    Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6

    This week we have images of Holi in India, a mine rescue in Ukraine, a public caning in Indonesia, Purim celebrations in London, Hawaii seen from orbit, the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a robotic traffic cop in Kinshasa, a Benjamin Netanyahu cupcake, and much more.This article was originally published at...

    Ukrainian Military Attacked By Pro-Russian Rebels 14 Times In 24 Hours, Say Officials
    Mar06

    Ukrainian Military Attacked By Pro-Russian Rebels 14 Times In 24 Hours, Say Officials

    The Ukrainian military reports that its soldiers were attacked up to 14 times over the last 24 hours, including shelling at a village near the port city of Mariupol. The attacks, which resulted in some counter-fire from the Ukrainian military, continue to undermine the ceasefire that’s been officially in effect since Feb. 15. …read...