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    Russia Tries to Block Benefits for Families of Gay U.N. Employees
    Mar03

    Russia Tries to Block Benefits for Families of Gay U.N. Employees

    Last June, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a far-reaching administrative ruling that offered marital benefits for the first time to all of its lesbian and gay employees, as well as to other U.N. workers that had entered legally-recognized domestic partnerships. On Monday, the Russian Federation gave the plan a resounding nyet. Speaking...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible: Nicholson
    Mar03

    More Ukraine sanctions possible: Nicholson

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson …read more Source:...

    For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability
    Mar03

    For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability

    Some of the tens of thousands in Moscow protesting the murder of Boris Nemtsov, March 1, 2015. (Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images) (JTA) — During the past two years, Dima Zicer has skipped several political rallies opposing the chauvinistic policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Jewish scholar of education from St. Petersburg, Zicer, 55,...

    An Islamic State paradise
    Mar03

    An Islamic State paradise

    REUTERS/Social media via Reuters TV Islamic State’s most horrific video to date, the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, was shocking not only for its unsettling content but for its novel setting. It was not shot in the deserts of Iraq or Syria but on a beach in Libya, far from where the U.S. and its allies have been bombing the group. The...

    John Mraz: Putin’s war on the truth
    Mar03

    John Mraz: Putin’s war on the truth

    Russian opposition leader’s Boris Nemtsov’s assassination last week came as no surprise to Russia’s or Ukraine’s polities, and should come as none to Western governments and leaders. Failing an extraordinarily unlikely, voluntary, and credible confession from the assassin(s), it will remain unsolved, simply another murder...

    Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer
    Mar03

    Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

    MOSCOW — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.The emotional account by Anna Duritskaya came amid a swirl of speculation about...

    Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month
    Mar03

    Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union. Under the deal sealed in Brussels, Ukraine’s Naftogaz will pre-pay and order sufficient quantities of gas to ensure all...

    Nemtsov murder witness heads to Kiev after leaving Moscow: Ukrainian official
    Mar03

    Nemtsov murder witness heads to Kiev after leaving Moscow: Ukrainian official

    Kiev (AFP) – The chief witness in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who had complained of being kept under guard in Moscow, was able to leave Russia and is now on her way to Kiev, Ukraine’s foreign ministry spokesman said late Monday.”Ganna Duritska has just left for Kiev. Ukrainian diplomats in Moscow...

    Clapper: Give Ukraine ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’
    Mar03

    Clapper: Give Ukraine ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’

    The U.S. government’s senior intelligence official said that he believes the Obama administration should give Kiev “lethal defensive weapons” for its struggle against the Russian-backed separatists battling the country’s military in eastern Ukraine Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Council on Foreign Relations...

    Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook
    Mar03

    Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook

    GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it’s a “balanced statement” based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil. Martin Winterkorn told The Associated Press that “I think it’s quite a good assessment, as usual we at Volkswagen do...