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    Nemtsov To Be Buried In Moscow
    Mar03

    Nemtsov To Be Buried In Moscow

    The funeral for Boris Nemtsov takes place in Moscow on March 3. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry Seeks Assurances of Russian Non-Interference in Ukraine
    Mar03

    Kerry Seeks Assurances of Russian Non-Interference in Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, that his country could face further consequences to what he called its “already strained economy” if Moscow does not fully comply with a cease-fire in Ukraine. The two met, on Monday, on the sidelines of a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, where Kerry...

    China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
    Mar03

    China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

    BEIJING (AP) — Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil…. …read more Source: Associated...

    On the edge of peace — or catastrophe — in Ukraine
    Mar03

    On the edge of peace — or catastrophe — in Ukraine

    Unless Russia and the rebels it backs in eastern Ukraine find Mariupol an irresistible strategic target — in which case all bets are off, again — the Minsk II ceasefire and peace deal Angela Merkel brokered appears to have survived the battle of Debaltseve and may be taking hold. This tragic Slavic civil war has killed thousands and condemned...

    It is not who killed Russia’s Boris Nemtsov, it is why
    Mar03

    It is not who killed Russia’s Boris Nemtsov, it is why

    Among the many theories for the calculated murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov last week is his outspoken contempt for the Kremlin’s involvement in Ukraine. It is a subject not much discussed inside Russia, Nahlah Ayed reports, but Nemtsov was determined to change that. …read more Source:...

    China state media harden stance against Western values
    Mar03

    China state media harden stance against Western values

    BEIJING — Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil. In the two-plus years since President Xi Jinping took the helm of the ruling Communist Party, state media have become more...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible: Nicholson
    Mar03

    More Ukraine sanctions possible: Nicholson

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson …read more Source:...

    Russia Tries to Block Benefits for Families of Gay U.N. Employees
    Mar03

    Russia Tries to Block Benefits for Families of Gay U.N. Employees

    Last June, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a far-reaching administrative ruling that offered marital benefits for the first time to all of its lesbian and gay employees, as well as to other U.N. workers that had entered legally-recognized domestic partnerships. On Monday, the Russian Federation gave the plan a resounding nyet. Speaking...

    For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability
    Mar03

    For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability

    Some of the tens of thousands in Moscow protesting the murder of Boris Nemtsov, March 1, 2015. (Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images) (JTA) — During the past two years, Dima Zicer has skipped several political rallies opposing the chauvinistic policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Jewish scholar of education from St. Petersburg, Zicer, 55,...

    An Islamic State paradise
    Mar03

    An Islamic State paradise

    REUTERS/Social media via Reuters TV Islamic State’s most horrific video to date, the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, was shocking not only for its unsettling content but for its novel setting. It was not shot in the deserts of Iraq or Syria but on a beach in Libya, far from where the U.S. and its allies have been bombing the group. The...