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    Ukraine Beats Russia – at the Women’s World Chess Championships
    Apr07

    Ukraine Beats Russia – at the Women’s World Chess Championships

    A Ukrainian has beaten a Russian to the title of this year’s Women’s World Chess Championships, which came to a close yesterday in the Russian resort city of Sochi. In the final match, 22-year-old Mariya Muzychuk from Ukraine, a two-time former national champion, defeated 30-year-old Natalia Pogonina from Russia, with the final score...

    Judith Miller Clings to Her Own Stubborn Myths
    Apr07

    Judith Miller Clings to Her Own Stubborn Myths

    Judith Miller recently popped out of the Fox News bubble for a quick jaunt to the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the home base for John Bolton, Max Boot, and other neo-con hawks, to give her forthcoming book a little free advertising. In the process she attempts to whitewash her role as an influential pro-war voice in the lead-up to the Iraq...

    Why Europe Backs Obama on Iran
    Apr07

    Why Europe Backs Obama on Iran

    PARMA, Italy — Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seems close to ordering a general mobilization of his country’s military, and Republicans in the United States are preparing for a ferocious battle with President Barack Obama’s administration, in the wake of the framework nuclear agreement with Iran. And yet the framework...

    Russia Strips ‘Rogue’ MP of Immunity
    Apr07

    Russia Strips ‘Rogue’ MP of Immunity

    Russia’s parliament voted on Tuesday to strip the only deputy who voted against last year’s annexation of Crimea of his immunity from prosecution as a lawmaker. State prosecutors had asked the State Duma lower house to deprive opposition deputy Ilya Ponomaryov of his immunity, opening the way for him to face possible embezzlement...

    Ukraine in Talks to Boost Reserves
    Apr07

    Ukraine in Talks to Boost Reserves

    Ukraine is in talks with several countries to provide currency swap lines to boost the country’s emergency cash reserves, the IMF’s No. 2 official, David Lipton, said Tuesday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Quebec politician Gerard Deltell to seek nomination for federal Tories
    Apr07

    Quebec politician Gerard Deltell to seek nomination for federal Tories

    QUEBEC – A longtime member of the Quebec legislature is jumping to the federal Conservatives as Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushes for further inroads in the province.Gerard Deltell of the Coalition for Quebec’s Future will seek the Tory nomination in the Quebec City riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent.Deltell, 50, has represented the...

    Large Crowds Honor Nemtsov at Memorial Near Kremlin
    Apr07

    Large Crowds Honor Nemtsov at Memorial Near Kremlin

    Hundreds of people paid their respects Tuesday to the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February just meters from the Kremlin. Supporters squeezed onto the narrow pedestrian walkway of a bridge where Nemtsov died to place flowers to mark the 40-day memorial, an Orthodox Christian tradition. Police set up...

    Former NATO commander: A new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine is ‘imminent’
    Apr07

    Former NATO commander: A new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine is ‘imminent’

    A new Russian-led offensive in Ukraine is likely to take place within the month, the former head of US and NATO forces in Europe warned. Retired General Wesley Clark warned at an exclusive briefing with the Atlantic Council that a renewed Russian offensive in Ukraine was “imminent” and would “most probably” take place...

    Some Sandinistas Never Change
    Apr07

    Some Sandinistas Never Change

    So what do you do if you are the president of the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and you’re facing the worst drought since 1976? Why, you buy Russian fighter jets at $30 million a pop, and work out a secretive deal to trade private land and the patrimony of your citizens to a Chinese canal-building company, of course. Such...

    Russian Duma Strips Immunity From Deputy Who Opposed Crimea Seizure
    Apr07

    Russian Duma Strips Immunity From Deputy Who Opposed Crimea Seizure

    Russia’s the lower house of parliament has voted almost unanimously to strip the immunity of lawmaker Ilya Ponomaryov, the only member of the State Duma who voted against the annexation of Crimea last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...