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    DND says plane flew over Canadian frigate; no details on alleged faceoff with Russian warships
    Mar14

    DND says plane flew over Canadian frigate; no details on alleged faceoff with Russian warships

    The Defence Department now says there was a low-level flight by a Russian plane over a Canadian frigate in the Black Sea but it can’t provide any details to back up the Conservative government’s contention that Russian warships confronted HMCS Fredericton. NATO officials maintain there was no such confrontation and Russian warships...

    Differences among Iraqis over Iran’s Role in the War on ISIS
    Mar14

    Differences among Iraqis over Iran’s Role in the War on ISIS

    The nuclear deal that President Barack Obama insists on concluding with Iran has had negative repercussions within the United States but positive ones in terms of the Russian relationship with Middle Eastern countries. The US president will help rescue Russian President Vladimir Putin from his misadventure in Ukraine through the Iranian gateway....

    Ukrainian Separatists Demand Kyiv Explain Delay In Special Status
    Mar14

    Ukrainian Separatists Demand Kyiv Explain Delay In Special Status

    An official from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine is demanding that Kyiv explain why it missed a deadline to grant the DNR and another pro-Russian separatist region special status. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe Turns To Turkey As Alternative To Russian Energy
    Mar14

    Europe Turns To Turkey As Alternative To Russian Energy

    The European Commission (EC) plans to tighten its relations with several nations, including Turkey, as a part of the Continent’s effort to lessen its dependence on Russian for its energy security. In a statement on March 11, the EC said it “intends to strengthen EU-Turkey energy relations by establishing a strategic energy partnership”...

    Ukrainian Doctors Meet With Savchenko
    Mar14

    Ukrainian Doctors Meet With Savchenko

    Ukrainian physicians who traveled to Russia to examine jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko have now been allowed in to see her. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    OSCE Official Concerned By Russia’s Suspension Of CFE Treaty
    Mar14

    OSCE Official Concerned By Russia’s Suspension Of CFE Treaty

    ​The chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Political Affairs and Security for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has raised concerns about Russian military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and its “complete suspension” of work under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe...

    EU Officials Examine How To Lessen Dependence On Russian Gas
    Mar14

    EU Officials Examine How To Lessen Dependence On Russian Gas

    ​Energy independence is high on the agenda of a conference in Vienna today that brings together members of the European Parliament and senior European Union officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland Steels for Battle, Seeing Echoes of Cold War in Ukraine Crisis
    Mar14

    Poland Steels for Battle, Seeing Echoes of Cold War in Ukraine Crisis

    Paramilitary groups in Poland have experienced sharp spikes in membership since Russia began meddling in Ukraine last year, and anxiety is apparent nationwide. …read more Source: The New York...

    Tiny Bunks, Red Bull and LIfe on the Black Sea
    Mar14

    Tiny Bunks, Red Bull and LIfe on the Black Sea

    What’s life like on a guided missile cruiser sailing some 300 miles south of the Crimean Peninsula? NBC News went on board to find out. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood
    Mar14

    Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood

    KHARTSYZK, Ukraine — Seryozha colors in his drawing of a tank, lost in thought. Like many 7-year-olds in eastern Ukraine, he has trouble recalling a time before the war. “They’ve always been shooting,” he says, vigorously scratching with the brightest of pencils. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...