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    MH17 Fragments To Be Displayed At Russian Museum As ‘Evidence’ Ukraine Shot Airliner Down
    Apr15

    MH17 Fragments To Be Displayed At Russian Museum As ‘Evidence’ Ukraine Shot Airliner Down

    A museum founded by a Russian veterans group will display a fragment of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was gifted to the group by residents in separatist-held territory. The piece will reportedly be exhibited as evidence that the Ukrainian Air Force, not separatists, shot down the jetliner, killing all 298 people on board....

    Ukrainian Amnesty Offer For Pro-Russian Rebels, But MH17 And Mariupol Shelling Atrocities Exempt, Says Minister
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Amnesty Offer For Pro-Russian Rebels, But MH17 And Mariupol Shelling Atrocities Exempt, Says Minister

    Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that a general amnesty for pro-Russian rebels will still be honored regardless of the outcome of the war in Ukraine, but ruled out any amnesty for those responsible for the Jan. …read more Source: International Business...

    Planned Motorcycle Rally by the Night Wolves, a Putin Ally, Has Poland on Edge
    Apr15

    Planned Motorcycle Rally by the Night Wolves, a Putin Ally, Has Poland on Edge

    Amid tensions over Ukraine, hundreds of motorcyclists plan to roar from Moscow to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis. …read more Source: The New York...

    This woman just became the greatest American female chess player in history
    Apr15

    This woman just became the greatest American female chess player in history

    Irina Krush win her seventh US Chess Championship the past weekend in St. Louis. In doing so, she notched her fourth consecutive US title and became without question the best American woman player of her generation and, really, in history. It didn’t come easy for Krush. Although she was the only Grandmaster in the women’s side of the...

    Former Ukrainian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: interior ministry
    Apr15

    Former Ukrainian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: interior ministry

    KIEV (Reuters) – Oleg Kalashnikov, a former member of parliament for ex-president Viktor Yanukovich’s discredited Party of Regions, was found… …read more Source:...

    Andy Marshall: I Had No Idea Who Yoda Was
    Apr15

    Andy Marshall: I Had No Idea Who Yoda Was

    Andy Marshall is a legendary figure in Washington defense circles. For 42 years until his retirement this January he ran the Office of Net Assessment at the Pentagon, a sort of internal think tank for the Department of Defense. He has been variously described as the best strategic thinker in the U.S. government and the military’s...

    Springtime for Zakharchenko?
    Apr15

    Springtime for Zakharchenko?

    After a period of relative calm near the end of winter, many Ukraine watchers are warning that all signs point to a new rebel/Russian offensive. The rebel leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, has been saying for a week that a new offensive is forthcoming. Meanwhile, Kiev has been sounding the alarm more loudly than usual, ordering troops to dig...

    Can Sanctions on Iran ‘Snap Back’?
    Apr15

    Can Sanctions on Iran ‘Snap Back’?

    In selling the new framework agreement reached between Iran and the six world powers known as the P5+1, President Obama has assured an apprehensive American public that if Iran breaches the terms of a final deal, he will “snap back” the sanctions. That refers to mechanisms that would maximize the president’s flexibility in order...

    Ukraine, Politics of History and Jewish Identity: A Personal Story
    Apr15

    Ukraine, Politics of History and Jewish Identity: A Personal Story

    To the extent that western media focuses on Ukraine at all, it tends to focus primarily on Kiev’s war with Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country. Yet dig a little deeper and it becomes clear that Ukraine confronts many other significant problems which are frequently neglected or overlooked. Take, for example, the pressing...

    Romanian, U.S., British Troops Stage NATO-Planned Exercises
    Apr15

    Romanian, U.S., British Troops Stage NATO-Planned Exercises

    Some 2,200 Romanian, U.S., British, and Moldovan troops will take part in military exercises in Romania, close to the Ukrainian border, beginning this week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...