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    MH17 investigators say Buk rocket strike is primary theory in downing
    Mar31

    MH17 investigators say Buk rocket strike is primary theory in downing

    KIEV, Ukraine — Nine months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, an international team investigating the incident says its primary theory is that the passenger jet was downed by a sophisticated surface-to-air Buk missile fired from Russia-backed separatist territory All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 flight from...

    Crimean Tatar TV Channel Faces Closure
    Mar31

    Crimean Tatar TV Channel Faces Closure

    The only television channel broadcasting in the Crimean Tatar language on the annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea may be shut down. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine A Country Aching With Anguish
    Mar31

    Ukraine A Country Aching With Anguish

    Everywhere I went during my recent visit to Ukraine, I ran into people heartbroken about what war with Russian-backed separatists has done to their country. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The Hidden Effects of Cheap Oil
    Mar31

    The Hidden Effects of Cheap Oil

    An oil field in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk ( Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters ) What do Russia, Exxon Mobil, and ISIS have in common? Not much, except that they’re all grappling with an inconvenient but incontrovertible truth: a sudden, significant, and prolonged shift in the price of oil changes the world. That truth was on display in 1974,...

    Ukraine Cracks Down on Oligarchs and Volunteer Fighting Battalions
    Mar31

    Ukraine Cracks Down on Oligarchs and Volunteer Fighting Battalions

    In the course of one day last week, Ukraine’s government made several ambitious moves to centralize political and military control over the revolution- and war-torn country. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Top Republicans visit Ukraine in push for arms
    Mar31

    Top Republicans visit Ukraine in push for arms

    Top Republicans met with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev on Monday to offer their support and intensify pressure on President Obama to provide the country with arms.The delegation was led by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and included… …read more Source: The...

    Thankless Job? Try Fighting Graft in Ukraine
    Mar31

    Thankless Job? Try Fighting Graft in Ukraine

    The people who do the hands-on work of fighting corruption in Ukraine are frustrated but still hopeful. …read more Source:...

    Russia Launches Next Deadly Phase of Hybrid War on Ukraine
    Mar31

    Russia Launches Next Deadly Phase of Hybrid War on Ukraine

    Pushing his baby daughter in a pram in front of him, 37-year-old Dmitriy Komyakov paused as marchers ahead adjusted their positions around a huge Ukrainian flag. It was a bright day in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. A good day for the hundreds in attendance to celebrate one year since Euromaidan demonstrators ousted president...

    French Eye Cockpit Entry, Psychological Screening Rules
    Mar31

    French Eye Cockpit Entry, Psychological Screening Rules

    PARIS—French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine “systemic weaknesses” like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster. Authorities say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz,...

    Italian Foreign Minister Calls for End to Russian Sanctions
    Mar31

    Italian Foreign Minister Calls for End to Russian Sanctions

    Italy’s foreign minister has called for a relaxing of EU sanctions on Russia and warned that the crisis in Libya poses an equal threat to European security as the Ukrainian conflict. Speaking to the Financial Times, Paolo Gentiloni said that Europe’s focus should be on its southern borders “from Mali to Pakistan” and that the EU was...