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    Reid’s Likely Successors Are Big Players on Foreign Policy
    Mar27

    Reid’s Likely Successors Are Big Players on Foreign Policy

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has publicly backed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to succeed him as Senate minority leader when he retires at the end of 2016, possibly giving the main pro-Israel lobby a powerful new ally in the upper chamber. In an interview with the Washington Post, Reid predicted that Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin...

    Russia and Ukraine’s Shared Fate
    Mar27

    Russia and Ukraine’s Shared Fate

    Moody’s has downgraded Ukraine’s sovereign to Caa3, its third from lowest rating, indicating that the odds are on for a default. That doesn’t bode well for Kyiv as it tries to win a fight for its life on economic, military, and political fronts. But looking over to the so-called “winner” of the Ukraine crisis, Russia isn’t...

    Chechnya Threatens U.S. with Mexican Invasion
    Mar27

    Chechnya Threatens U.S. with Mexican Invasion

    If the United States arms Ukraine, Chechnya will send arms to Mexico, the speaker of Chechnya’s parliament announced earlier this week. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has the details: Chechen Parliament Speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov said the arms would be aimed at reigniting U.S.-Mexican disputes over “territories annexed by the United...

    Another Problem For The Ukraine Ceasefire: Prisoner Swap Between Government, Rebels Stalled
    Mar27

    Another Problem For The Ukraine Ceasefire: Prisoner Swap Between Government, Rebels Stalled

    As the eastern Ukraine war creeps toward its one-year point, negotiations that have resulted in prisoner exchanges over the last month have broken down, further undermining the February ceasefire agreement. Last month Ukraine was able to secure the release of 42 prisoners in exchange for the same number of pro-Russian rebels, adding to the...

    Ukraine arrests Turkish cargo ship over Crimea port call
    Mar27

    Ukraine arrests Turkish cargo ship over Crimea port call

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian authorities have arrested a Turkish-owned cargo ship and detained its captain over a visit it made to a port in… …read more Source:...

    Podcast: Can Ukraine’s Oligarchs Be Housebroken?
    Mar27

    Podcast: Can Ukraine’s Oligarchs Be Housebroken?

    Petro Poroshenko’s battle with Ihor Kolomoyskiy heralds the start of a tricky and dangerous stage in Ukraine’s post-Euromaidan efforts to build a law-based state. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New Witness of Nemtsov Murder Casts Doubt Over Key Suspect
    Mar27

    New Witness of Nemtsov Murder Casts Doubt Over Key Suspect

    A new witness of the murder of Kremlin-critic Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in central Moscow last month, has come forward with a testimony which seemingly implicates a different man from the investigation’s main suspect – Zaur Dadaev, according to Russian press reports. Although it was initially reported that Nemtsov’s...

    Ukraine rebels hand over bodies of 22 govt soldiers killed in battle for Donetsk airport
    Mar27

    Ukraine rebels hand over bodies of 22 govt soldiers killed in battle for Donetsk airport

    Separatists in eastern Ukraine have handed over the bodies of 22 government soldiers killed during the fierce, months-long battle over the airport near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia is digging in its heels on its $3 billion loan to Ukraine
    Mar27

    Russia is digging in its heels on its $3 billion loan to Ukraine

    Russia will not negotiate delaying repayment over it’s $3 billion (£2 billion) loan to Ukraine that is due in December. Failure to agree on a restructuring of the debt could result in the Ukrainian government being unable to meet the conditions of its latest bailout package agreed with the International Monetary Fund. The agreement...

    Nigerian Army Takes Boko Haram Capital and Boosts Goodluck Jonathan’s Election Chances
    Mar27

    Nigerian Army Takes Boko Haram Capital and Boosts Goodluck Jonathan’s Election Chances

    The Nigerian army said on Friday that it re-taken the town of Gwoza where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram had maintained its headquarters. “These successful operations have culminated in the dislodgment of terrorists from towns and communities in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states,” military spokesman Chris Olukolade told the BBC. He said that...