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    NATO Chief Dismisses Latest Russian Allegations as More Propaganda
    Mar27

    NATO Chief Dismisses Latest Russian Allegations as More Propaganda

    The head of NATO is dismissing the latest allegations by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who accused the West of trying to undermine his rule and destabilize his country. “It’s just another example of the type of propaganda that Russia is doing in many different frameworks,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told VOA during an...

    Chabad House of Greater Hartford delivers handmade matazo to families in the area
    Mar27

    Chabad House of Greater Hartford delivers handmade matazo to families in the area

    WEST HARTFORD–It’s almost time to clean out your cabinets and bring out the special plates. No, it’s not spring cleaning. It’s Passover, the celebration of the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt. The eight-day holiday begins a week from Friday, and one important item to stock up on before the supermarkets run out is matzo....

    Along Ukraine’s ceasefire line, war is ‘crowdfunded’
    Mar26

    Along Ukraine’s ceasefire line, war is ‘crowdfunded’

    Freelance fighters are raising money for spy drones. Spin doctors are manufacturing false stories. Welcome to Ukraine’s cease-fire, a term that makes people on both sides of the line laugh. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Ukraine’s Russia debt threatens IMF rescue
    Mar26

    Ukraine’s Russia debt threatens IMF rescue

    Washington (AFP) – A default by Ukraine on $3 billion in debt owed to Russia this year could threaten the International Monetary Fund’s lifeline to the embattled country, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.The Ukrainian government has begun negotiations with creditors for $15 billion in debt relief, part of a $40 billion, four-year...

    A Ukrainian governor’s billions couldn’t save him from being fired
    Mar26

    A Ukrainian governor’s billions couldn’t save him from being fired

    Ihor Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine’s most powerful oligarchs and a staunch backer of Kiev during the last year of conflict in the east, resigned his position as governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Wednesday after confrontations over his interests in the country’s energy sector. He spoke to The Washington Post at his offices in Kiev on...

    Germanwings Faces Legal Fallout from Plane Crash
    Mar26

    Germanwings Faces Legal Fallout from Plane Crash

    In the minutes before their plane slammed into a mountainside in the French Alps this week, many of the passengers on Germanwings Flight 9525 witnessed a terrifying scene at the front of the aircraft. The captain of the plane found himself locked out of the cockpit by his co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, as the plane lost altitude at alarming speeds,...

    Ukraine: What’s the Role of Religion in Post-Maidan Milieu?
    Mar26

    Ukraine: What’s the Role of Religion in Post-Maidan Milieu?

    During a recent trip to Kiev, I was struck by mementoes placed in and around Kiev’s Maidan square. The plaques featured individual photo portraits of fallen martyrs — the so-called “Heavenly Hundred” who had sacrificed their lives during violent protests against the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych. What...

    Bill Browder’s nasty glimpse into the black heart of Putin’s Russia
    Mar26

    Bill Browder’s nasty glimpse into the black heart of Putin’s Russia

    When Kremlin goons beat his lawyer to death in a prison hospital six years ago, Bill Browder was just a talented investor trying to make his fortune in the rock-and-roll stock markets of post-Soviet Russia. Now he’s a human rights crusader, in Ottawa this week to ask countries like Canada to impose more Russian sanctions. …read more...

    UKRAINE: Religious Freedom Under Threat
    Mar26

    UKRAINE: Religious Freedom Under Threat

    Source: Release International One year since the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Ukrainian Christians say they are facing persecution by separatists. Evangelical churches in particular have come under severe restrictions in Crimea, and a church leader is warning that Ukrainian churches will also lose their religious freedom if the Russians take...

    Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters
    Mar26

    Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters

    Oil markets got a brusque reminder that geopolitical risk is alive and well Thursday when crude prices spiked in response to military actions by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states to contain the violence in civil-war wracked Yemen. Prices in New York and London leaped as much as 6 percent in the morning on concerns about the potential spread of...