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    Russian Duma Dissident Believes West Must Save Ukraine to Defeat Putin
    Mar18

    Russian Duma Dissident Believes West Must Save Ukraine to Defeat Putin

    One year ago, on Mar.18 2014, President Vladimir Putin announced that he would annex Crimea. Two days later, the issue was brought before the Duma. The vote was overwhelmingly in support of Putin’s plan, a resounding 445 to 1. The lone vote against belonged to Ilya Ponomarev. With the conflict in Ukraine showing little sign of coming to a...

    Sweden Says 1/3 of Russia Diplomats Are Actually Spies
    Mar18

    Sweden Says 1/3 of Russia Diplomats Are Actually Spies

    SOLNA, Sweden—The Swedish security service SAPO accused Russia on Wednesday of using as many as one-third of its diplomatic staff in the Scandinavian country for clandestine intelligence gathering. Offering an unusual glimpse into the hush-hush world of counter-espionage, SAPO chief analyst Wilhelm Unge described the Russian spies as “highly...

    Don’t Let the Crisis in Ukraine Damage Decades of Progress on Nuclear Cooperation
    Mar18

    Don’t Let the Crisis in Ukraine Damage Decades of Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

    By General Norton A. Schwartz and Stanley A. WeissWASHINGTON AND GSTAAD–This December, the world will witness the 70th anniversary of a publication best known for tracking the end of the world. Founded in 1945 by veterans of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was launched in the...

    Putin Storms Back to Public View Marking Crimea Takeover
    Mar18

    Putin Storms Back to Public View Marking Crimea Takeover

    Vladimir Putin returned in force to the public stage this evening, appearing at a large concert outside the Kremlin to celebrate the annexation of Crimea a year ago. …read more Source: ABC...

    Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund
    Mar18

    Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

    Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants.The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund, backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...

    Putin just cemented a new land grab
    Mar18

    Putin just cemented a new land grab

    President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. Tbilisi described the “alliance and integration” treaty as a “move aimed at annexation” and the United...

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary
    Mar18

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea, a seismic shift that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West. Putin appeared on stage in front of a flag-waving crowd at a celebratory concert by the walls of the Kremlin to make an...

    Sweden Labels Russia Its Biggest Threat
    Mar18

    Sweden Labels Russia Its Biggest Threat

    Russian espionage in Sweden has increased over the past year and is the biggest threat to domestic security, according to an annual report released by Sweden’s security service, SAPO, on Wednesday. In a news conference on Wednesday, Wilhelm Unge, chief analyst at SAPO, said one-third of Russian envoys in Sweden are used as spies to gather...

    Ukraine Limps Its Way Out of Winter
    Mar18

    Ukraine Limps Its Way Out of Winter

    Ukraine payed Gazprom just enough cash for another week of gas supplies on Monday, following its “search the couch cushions” prepayment strategy of late. Kiev forked over a less than impressive $15 million, the latest of the meager tranches that it has deployed in recent weeks. These prepayments are a condition of Russia’s continued supply...

    Putin leads massive Moscow street party on Crimea anniversary
    Mar18

    Putin leads massive Moscow street party on Crimea anniversary

    MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of Russians swarmed central Moscow on Wednesday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. At a Red Square rally dubbed “We Are Together,” the rowdy crowd sang, danced and chanted “Sevastopol! Crimea! Russia!” and “Glory to Russia!” as the...