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    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’

    Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” Addressing Wednesday’s rally marking the anniversary of the...

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada one year after the Crimean “Referendum”
    Mar18

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada one year after the Crimean “Referendum”

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the so-called Crimean “referendum” held one year ago and the subsequent illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia: …read more Source: Canada Free...

    Putin Says Russia Regained ‘Historic Roots’ in Crimea
    Mar18

    Putin Says Russia Regained ‘Historic Roots’ in Crimea

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’ …read more Source: ABC...

    A year after Crimean annexation, threat of conflict remains
    Mar18

    A year after Crimean annexation, threat of conflict remains

    MOSCOW — A fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine was coming under increased strain on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev of violating a plan to give them significantly increased autonomy. The dispute risked casting war-torn eastern Ukraine back into a hot conflict after more than three weeks of relative peace. The immediate disagreement...

    NATO Intercepts 11 Russian Jets as War Games Continue
    Mar18

    NATO Intercepts 11 Russian Jets as War Games Continue

    Lithuania has intercepted the largest group of Russian military jets near allied airspace this year, in the early hours of this morning, as Russia continues its snap military exercises in the Baltic, Arctic and elsewhere. The increasing number of unannounced Russian military drills near its Baltic neighbours, combined with Russia sending jets...

    Exclusive: Opposition Leaders in London Are Putin’s Next Target
    Mar18

    Exclusive: Opposition Leaders in London Are Putin’s Next Target

    The Kremlin’s war on the Russian opposition has now become so savage it has torn up its own rulebook. Russian dissidents struggling against Vladimir Putin used to be sure of two things. The security services would not shoot them and they would not come after their families. Not any more. Vladimir Ashurkov is one of Russia’s most...

    Sweden: Russia biggest threat, 1/3 of its envoys are spies
    Mar18

    Sweden: Russia biggest threat, 1/3 of its envoys are spies

    SOLNA, Sweden (AP) — Swedish security service SAPO on Wednesday accused Russia of using as many as one-third of its diplomatic staff in the Scandinavian country for clandestine intelligence gathering. Naming Russia as “the biggest intelligence threat against Sweden, followed by Iran and China,” he said SAPO last year stopped several...

    The Russian auto market is imploding (GM)
    Mar18

    The Russian auto market is imploding (GM)

    Western automakers are giving up on Russia. Half a decade ago, Russia was seen as a vast growth opportunity. The US market had been weakened by the financial crisis, and Europe looked limited. All the major car makers wanted to get in on the action. But in early 2015, the Russia market is falling apart. Last year, Ford took a big hit on its...

    The real target of Taber’s new law: Mennonites?
    Mar18

    The real target of Taber’s new law: Mennonites?

    Photograph by Chris Bolin It’s one o’clock on a damp Sunday afternoon in Taber, Alta., three weeks after the town council enacted a bylaw that imposes a curfew, fines for swearing and yelling in public, and gives police powers to break up groups of three or more people. Like every other Sunday here, pickup trucks begin pulling into...

    Putin’s Latest Crimea Spin Attempts New Narrative
    Mar18

    Putin’s Latest Crimea Spin Attempts New Narrative

    As Russia marks the one-year anniversary of Crimea’s annexation from neighboring Ukraine, the Kremlin is putting forth a new narrative in what analysts say appears to be a further attempt to legitimize its takeover of the peninsula. In a pre-recorded interview for a documentary that premiered earlier this week on state television, Russian...