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    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    […] Poroshenko on Monday met a parliamentary commission that is drafting amendments to the country’s main law and said in a televised meeting that if the commission decides that such a vote is necessary he would not stand in the way of a referendum. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that he does not object to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian president lifts objections to referendum on giving more power to restive regions
    Apr06

    Ukrainian president lifts objections to referendum on giving more power to restive regions

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian president lifts objections to referendum on giving more power to restive regions. …read more Source:...

    Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus
    Apr06

    Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Islamic extremists grab parts of Iraq and Syria. Yemen slides into civil war. Iran’s nuclear program strains U.S. relations with Israel. Ukraine fights Russian-backed separatists. At a time of crisis across the Middle East and beyond, the Obama administration is trying to keep its focus on a … …read more...

    Why Locals Love This Ukraine Billionaire Fired as Governor
    Apr06

    Why Locals Love This Ukraine Billionaire Fired as Governor

    When billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky was fired last month as governor of this southeastern Ukrainian region last March, some locals were disappointed. …read more Source:...

    Russian bomb squad clears mines on the front lines of eastern Ukraine
    Apr06

    Russian bomb squad clears mines on the front lines of eastern Ukraine

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — They say they feel fear but you wouldn’t know it by watching them handle the explosives. See also: Ukraine’s children of war The members of this bomb squad — mostly Russian Cossacks — don’t use blast suits or special equipment. Instead they rely on steady hands, common household pliers and uncommon nerves...

    Czech President Bans US Ambassador From Prague Castle: Reports
    Apr06

    Czech President Bans US Ambassador From Prague Castle: Reports

    (Reuters) – President Milos Zeman has “closed the door” of Prague Castle to the U.S. ambassador following comments perceived as critical of the Czech’s decision to attend a World War Two commemoration in Moscow, according to local media reports on Sunday. European Union leaders are boycotting the ceremony in May over...

    Nuclear negotiators: What role did other world powers play in talks with Iran?
    Apr06

    Nuclear negotiators: What role did other world powers play in talks with Iran?

    HARI SREENIVASAN: We wanted to spend a few minutes tonight talking about an aspect of the recently concluded nuclear talks with Iran that you might have heard much less about. We’re referring to the role other countries involved in the talks from Western Europe played in the negotiations, and also the roles played by Russia and China. And...

    Pope Francis expresses cautious hope in Easter message
    Apr06

    Pope Francis expresses cautious hope in Easter message

    VATICAN CITY — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Cautious hope ran through Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, a kind of...

    Iran Nuclear Deal Pits U.S. Congress Versus U.S. Allies?
    Apr06

    Iran Nuclear Deal Pits U.S. Congress Versus U.S. Allies?

    The debate over the wisdom of the Iran Nuclear Deal has most frequently been projected as a divide between the Obama Administration and the Republican-dominated U.S. Congress (including many Democrats) who instead urge a policy of continued sanctions, pressure or even military action as urged by Israeli PM Netanyahu. However, the real leverage in...