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    Swedish PM Begins Bid for Security Council Seat on U.S. Visit
    Mar30

    Swedish PM Begins Bid for Security Council Seat on U.S. Visit

    The Swedish prime minister is using a state visit to the U.S. to make the case for his country’s application to join the UN Security Council. Stefan Löfven will meet with the UN deputy secretary-general Jan Eliasson tonight as he seeks to boost Sweden’s bid to join the council in the 2017-18 cycle. Prime minister Löfven today...

    Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24
    Mar30

    Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

    Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The Presidents of France, Russia, Poland, Cyprus and Belarus have already accepted Pres. Sargsyan’s invitation. The White House has yet to make a public statement on whether Pres. Obama...

    Vice Aims To Produce Daily HBO Show Without Being ‘Slaves To The News Cycle’
    Mar30

    Vice Aims To Produce Daily HBO Show Without Being ‘Slaves To The News Cycle’

    NEW YORK — When Vice News launched in March 2014, masked pro-Russian separatists were seizing government buildings in Crimea, and the upstart news organization posted some of the first ground-level reports of the nascent conflict. Though U.S. coverage of Crimea has waxed and waned in the past year, Vice News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica...

    Voices: Ukraine a country aching with anguish
    Mar30

    Voices: Ukraine a country aching with anguish

    Conflict with Russian-backed separatists is tearing the country apart. …read more Source: USA...

    Jewish-Christian charity bringing Ukrainians to Israel — and aiming to keep them there
    Mar30

    Jewish-Christian charity bringing Ukrainians to Israel — and aiming to keep them there

    A Ukrainian couple at a pre-flight briefing for immigrants to Israel in Kiev, March 23, 2015. (Ben Sales) KIEV (JTA) — Tatyana Orul would have moved to Israel years ago if not for her job as a television journalist in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, which interested her too much to give up. But when bombs started falling next to her house...

    Greek Energy Minister Visits Russia, Spurning ‘Germanised Europe’
    Mar30

    Greek Energy Minister Visits Russia, Spurning ‘Germanised Europe’

    Greece’s energy minister is visiting Russia today after calling for a confrontation with a “Germanised Europe” in the country’s stalling bailout negotiations. Greek energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis will meet his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak as well as Alexei Miller, the chief executive of Russian energy giant Gazprom. The...

    Russian Tanks and Fighters Enter Eastern Ukraine, Says Kiev
    Mar30

    Russian Tanks and Fighters Enter Eastern Ukraine, Says Kiev

    22 Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine’s separatist-held eastern territories over the weekend, as pro-Moscow forces continue to seep into Ukraine’s war-stricken Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Donetsk’s local pro-government officials reported yesterday. In a statement published on Donetsk’s regional government website, the...

    US Paratroopers To Begin Ukraine Mission In Mid-April
    Mar30

    US Paratroopers To Begin Ukraine Mission In Mid-April

    As many as 900 Ukrainian troops will take part in training exercises with U.S. paratroopers in April, according to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who spoke after talks with U.S. vicepresident Joe Biden on Monday. In the joint exercise, volunteer Ukrainian troops will receive basic battlefield training to better help them combat the...

    NATO chief seeks closer cooperation with the European Union
    Mar30

    NATO chief seeks closer cooperation with the European Union

    Jens Stoltenberg told a European Parliament hearing Monday that NATO and the EU should combine efforts to make member countries more “resilient” to the so-called hybrid brand of warfare that Western governments accuse Russia of waging in Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Have U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Actually Helped Maduro?
    Mar30

    Have U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Actually Helped Maduro?

    When President Obama announced human rights sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials on March 9, a number of Latin Americanists and others criticized the measure, arguing that the president just handed beleaguered Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro a huge propaganda victory. The thinking went that Washington’s heavy-handed interference in Venezuela...