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    Ukraine: The Battle for Mariupol Heats Up
    Apr02

    Ukraine: The Battle for Mariupol Heats Up

    BERDYANSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian Azov Regiment have been battling over the town of Shyrokyne for weeks. The small town on the Sea of Azov is only about nine miles east of Mariupol, an industrial port city on the sea that is considered by some Ukrainian military officials to be the last obstacle before a separatist...

    Demining Dog Helps Sappers Clear Battlefields Of Donbas
    Apr02

    Demining Dog Helps Sappers Clear Battlefields Of Donbas

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine has left some areas riddled with mines and mortars even after the combatants have moved on to other battlefields. A team of sappers is working to clear the minefields, a dangerous job that requires courage, patience, and the assistance of a Labrador retriever named Lord. (Produced by Levko Stek, RFE/RL’s...

    On Hitler’s Birthday, U.S. Will Begin Training Ukraine’s Far-right National Guard
    Apr02

    On Hitler’s Birthday, U.S. Will Begin Training Ukraine’s Far-right National Guard

    Perhaps the Defense Department’s PR staff could have picked a better day. On Tuesday, The Associated Press reported that the United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine later this month to train the country’s national guard, which includes groups expressly espousing support for far-right and Nazi ideology.Ukraine’s Interior...

    Ukraine is banning films and TV shows that glorify Russia’s military
    Apr02

    Ukraine is banning films and TV shows that glorify Russia’s military

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed into law a new measure banning Russian films and television shows that glorify the country’s military on Thursday. The law, which was passed by Ukraine’s parliament on Feb. 5 before being sent to Poroshenko for his signature, bans films and television shows made beginning in...

    Putin Plans Spring Offensive In Ukraine
    Apr02

    Putin Plans Spring Offensive In Ukraine

    Russian-backed separatists are planning a fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine that could come within a matter of months, warns retired General Wesley Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russian Soldiers Have Given Up Pretending They Are Not Fighting in Ukraine
    Apr02

    Russian Soldiers Have Given Up Pretending They Are Not Fighting in Ukraine

    For the past year, the Kremlin has strenuously denied that its troops are supporting pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine — but fighters on the ground are apparently no longer bothering to keep up the farce. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    No winners among east Ukraine’s war-hit athletes
    Apr02

    No winners among east Ukraine’s war-hit athletes

    Athletes in east Ukraine have been hit hard by the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine’s army. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic is not recognised internationally, making it impossible to compete abroad. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Trawler Sinks Quickly in Icy Water, at Least 56 Dead
    Apr02

    Russian Trawler Sinks Quickly in Icy Water, at Least 56 Dead

    MOSCOW— A Russian fishing trawler sank in just 15 minutes early Thursday in the icy waters off Russia’s Far East coast, killing at least 56 of its 132 crew members, rescue workers said. The massive trawler Dalny Vostok sank about 4 a.m. local time (1800 GMT Wednesday; 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday) in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula....

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, GOOG)
    Apr02

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, GOOG)

    Here’s what you need to know. Yemen’s Houthi fighters and their allies seized part of Aden, a strategic port city. Aden lies near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which is one of the world’s oil chokepoints. Most exports from the Persian Gulf that transit the Suez Canal and SUMED Pipeline pass through Bab el-Mandeb. West Texas...

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran talks continue two days past the deadline; Democrats lose an outspoken foreign policy voice; Yemenis turn on Saudi airstrikes; Al-Shabab storms a Kenyan university; and much more from around the world.
    Apr02

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran talks continue two days past the deadline; Democrats lose an outspoken foreign policy voice; Yemenis turn on Saudi airstrikes; Al-Shabab storms a Kenyan university; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran talks stretch two days past the March 31 deadline. It is unclear whether Iranian and P5+1 negotiators still have the momentum to get a deal done. But they vowed to try during another round of talks in Switzerland on Thursday. FP’s John Hudson: “And after shelving the delicate discussions earlier...