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    Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire
    Mar21

    Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire

    The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has been in place just over a month, but on the front line outside Mariupol, between the Russian border and Crimea, the fighting has never stopped. Signs of war are everywhere — Ukraine’s government fears this area could be the focus of the next rebel offensive. Tanks and armored personnel carriers face...

    Georgia Protests: Thousands Turn out In Tbilisi Demanding Government Step Down
    Mar21

    Georgia Protests: Thousands Turn out In Tbilisi Demanding Government Step Down

    Thousands of supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili marched through central Tbilisi on Saturday demanding President Giorgi Margvelashvili and his government step down for failing to properly address an economic crisis devastating Georgians. Protesters were seen holding Ukrainian, European Union and NATO flags to show their...

    US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland
    Mar21

    US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland

    SOCHACZEW, Poland (AP) — U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. …read more Source: U.S....

    Danish Warships Could Be Targeted By Russian Nuclear Missiles If Denmark Joins NATO Shield, Diplomat Says
    Mar21

    Danish Warships Could Be Targeted By Russian Nuclear Missiles If Denmark Joins NATO Shield, Diplomat Says

    Russia’s ambassador to Denmark warned Saturday that Danish warships could become targets for Russian nuclear missiles if the country joins a U.S.-led NATO missile defense shield expansion. NATO has expanded the highly sophisticated, largely U.S.-funded system in Europe since 2002. But Russia has increasingly griped about the expansion since...

    Europe Is Teeming with Russian Spies
    Mar21

    Europe Is Teeming with Russian Spies

    Evidence of the massive size and broad scope of Russia’s spying efforts in Europe continues to mount. Due to the way Europe’s borders work, life on the continent seems to be very easy for Moscow’s operatives. The Daily Mail reports on a prime example: Swedish security service SAPO on Wednesday accused Russia of using as many as...

    Russia Says Not Seeking Confrontation with NATO
    Mar21

    Russia Says Not Seeking Confrontation with NATO

    Moscow is not seeking confrontation with NATO, a senior Russian official said Saturday. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov made a statement to that effect at a news briefing for foreign defense attaches in Moscow, addressing the outcome of a major inspection of the Russian armed forces’...

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield issues prime directive: improve quality of life for all
    Mar21

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield issues prime directive: improve quality of life for all

    VANCOUVER – Astronaut Chris Hadfield has commanded the International Space Station, made three flights into space and orbited the globe more than 2,300 times. Yet he still spends time marvelling on the small things that put him there, such as the elegant mechanics of a set screw. “I constantly remind myself that, in fact, this is just a summed...

    Russia Urges Germany, France To Safeguard Peace In Ukraine
    Mar21

    Russia Urges Germany, France To Safeguard Peace In Ukraine

    (Reuters) – Russia appealed to Germany and France on Saturday to ensure Kiev does not try to incite violence in east Ukraine to encourage the United States to send Ukrainian forces lethal weapons. Paris and Berlin helped mediate a peace deal in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Feb. 12 to try to end fighting between government forces and...

    Kiev hopeful of Russia gas discounts, more talks next month
    Mar21

    Kiev hopeful of Russia gas discounts, more talks next month

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Saturday said it hoped to secure a discount on Russian gas imports following tripartite talks with the European Union, which are due to resume in Berlin next month.”The Ukrainian side hopes that the price will be $250 per 1,000 cubic metres in the second quarter,” said Volodymyr Demchyshyn,...

    Confidence in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire Hurt by Arms Violations
    Mar21

    Confidence in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire Hurt by Arms Violations

    NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine— With cameras and clipboards in hands, teams of blue-jacketed international observers drive around the muddy countryside of eastern Ukraine looking for rocket launchers and artillery. Their task is to verify whether government troops and Russian-backed rebel forces are removing heavy weapons from the front line in...