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    Carnegie Hall debut canceled over Nazi anthem
    Mar10

    Carnegie Hall debut canceled over Nazi anthem

    New York (AFP) – A debut at Carnegie Hall meant to showcase a young composer was abruptly canceled after management realized it featured a snippet of a Nazi German anthem.The New York Youth Symphony was set to premiere the orchestral work on Sunday at the prestigious concert hall but the orchestra’s management removed it, saying that...

    Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief
    Mar10

    Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been campaigning for sanctions relief from traditionally friendly Southern European countries in what appears to be a strategy of dividing the European Union and undermining its alliance with the United States. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    U.N. Weapons Approval For Libya Put on Hold: Report
    Mar10

    U.N. Weapons Approval For Libya Put on Hold: Report

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – At least eight United Nations Security Council members delayed approval on Monday of a request by Libya to import weapons, tanks, jets and helicopters to take on Islamic State militants and monitor its borders, diplomats said. Spain – supported by Lithuania, Chile, New Zealand, Britain, France, Angola and...

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops
    Mar10

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire.The militants fired on Ukraine’s positions and were attempting to “force our contingents from...

    Russia could not ‘abandon’ Crimea: Putin
    Mar10

    Russia could not ‘abandon’ Crimea: Putin

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia took over Crimea because it had to protect Crimea’s mostly ethnic-Russian population after pro-Western Ukrainian nationalists came to power in Ukraine.In the latest preview of an upcoming documentary called “Homeward bound” on state-run Rossiya-1 television,...

    Boris Nemtsov — Another Russian Is Dead
    Mar10

    Boris Nemtsov — Another Russian Is Dead

    Another Russian is dead: Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is murdered in Moscow on Friday, February 27, 2015, one day before he is to lead a protest against the policies of Putin. “Life has no meaning in Russia,” said Natasha Fissiak, director of a new film Pussy Riot –...

    Nemtsov Is Dead and I Blame You
    Mar10

    Nemtsov Is Dead and I Blame You

    Dear Family and Friends, This past weekend I received many messages from you expressing your genuine surprise at the brutal slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. The sentiment expressed in these messages was mostly shock and disbelief. While I wanted to celebrate you finally agreeing with me, all I felt was anger. Anger that only...

    Murphy, McCain speak to Hartford’s Ukrainian community
    Mar10

    Murphy, McCain speak to Hartford’s Ukrainian community

    HARTFORD – Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy and Arizona Sen. John McCain spoke to a packed house at the Ukrainian National Home in support of giving U.S. weapons to Ukraine. “There’s no doubt that they’re being outgunned by Vladimir Putin and we’ve already had legislation authorizing it thanks to Senator Murphy’s leadership,”...

    German ambassador: Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine
    Mar10

    German ambassador: Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top German diplomat says the United States has agreed not to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive aide for the time being. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia’s Anti-American Fervor at Fever Pitch
    Mar09

    Russia’s Anti-American Fervor at Fever Pitch

    Remember the jingoistic, post-9/11 days of “freedom fries” and “freedom toast,” after France declined to join the U.S.-led coalition? Well, in the wake of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the global backlash it has prompted, Russia is experiencing something similar, only intensified by total state control of the media. The Washington Post...