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    Trailer Shows Putin Held Secret Meeting Before Ordering Forces To Annex Crimea, Save Yanukovych
    Mar09

    Trailer Shows Putin Held Secret Meeting Before Ordering Forces To Annex Crimea, Save Yanukovych

    In a trailer of a documentary aired by Rossiya 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown describing a secret meeting held last year with officials to discuss the decision to annex Crimea and facilitate the escape of Ukraine’s ousted president Viktor Yanukovych to Moscow, according to The Associated Press. …read more Source:...

    Putin reveals the moment he gave the order to take Crimea from Ukraine
    Mar09

    Putin reveals the moment he gave the order to take Crimea from Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea, the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer shown on state-owned TV on Sunday for a coming documentary, Putin said he met with security officials last February to make plans for...

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine
    Mar09

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Violence in eastern Ukraine has reduced significantly since a ceasefire deal was agreed in Minsk, Germany’s Foreign… …read more Source:...

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea — the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin Describes Secret Meeting to Take Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin Describes Secret Meeting to Take Crimea

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea — the Black Sea region Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer for an upcoming documentary on state-owned television aired late Sunday, Putin said that he met with security officials in February to...

    A staggering amount of Russians hold negative views of the US
    Mar09

    A staggering amount of Russians hold negative views of the US

    Anti-American sentiment in Russia is now stronger than it was in the late 1980s when the Soviet Union was still intact, The Washington Post reports. An overwhelming majority of Russians — more than 80% — now view the US negatively, according to a poll from the independent Levada Center. This number has doubled over the past year, the Post notes....

    Air Travel Safety Improved in 2014 Despite High-Profile Disasters, Report Says
    Mar09

    Air Travel Safety Improved in 2014 Despite High-Profile Disasters, Report Says

    Airline safety improved in 2014, despite a number of high-profile air disasters, according to a new report. Last year marked the most accident-free year on record for commercial airliners with one accident for every 4.4 million flights, according to a new report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The number of accidental...

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea

    Associated Press read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea — the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer for an upcoming documentary, shown on state-owned television late Sunday, Putin said that he met with security officials in...

    FP’s Situation Report: Who will be Obama’s point man in Havana?; It’s Cold War-redux in Russia; Boko Haram pledges allegiance to the Islamic State; and much more from around the world.
    Mar09

    FP’s Situation Report: Who will be Obama’s point man in Havana?; It’s Cold War-redux in Russia; Boko Haram pledges allegiance to the Islamic State; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The fight for the top U.S. diplomatic post in Cuba will be ugly. Washington and Havana are taking initial steps to normalize relations. But it’s still unclear who will lead the U.S. delegation. The frontrunner is Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the chief of mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. FP’s...