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    World Briefing: Ukraine: Villagers Say They Saw Missile Just Before Civilian Jet Was Shot Down
    Mar13

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Villagers Say They Saw Missile Just Before Civilian Jet Was Shot Down

    Villagers in eastern Ukraine have said they saw a missile flying directly overhead just before a Malaysian airliner was shot down last July, providing the most detailed accounts to date. …read more Source: The New York...

    Provost marshal defends military police after scathing report
    Mar13

    Provost marshal defends military police after scathing report

    The military’s top police officer is defending his detectives following a scathing report that identified significant mistakes in three separate investigations of an Afghan veteran’s suicide. Provost Marshal Col. Robert Delaney says Canadians “can stand confident and proud” of the military police, and that it is “unfortunate” the...

    Putin’s grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans? (+video)
    Mar13

    Putin’s grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans? (+video)

    A new documentary to be aired on Russian state TV confirms a Kremlin plot to occupy Crimea, which has a Russian naval port. The annexation fueled a still-unresolved conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine
    Mar13

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

    Germany’s top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a “dangerous, permanent escalation” of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Thursday in Washington after talks with U.S....

    Ukraine accused by Russia of being slow to fulfil terms of peace deal
    Mar13

    Ukraine accused by Russia of being slow to fulfil terms of peace deal

    Russian-backed separatists and Kyiv blame each other for a slow and incomplete withdrawal of heavy weapons, after the Feb. 12 truce. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia Coup? Putin Died? Rumors About Vladimir Putin, Moscow Leadership Abound
    Mar12

    Russia Coup? Putin Died? Rumors About Vladimir Putin, Moscow Leadership Abound

    Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public for a week, and there’s been rampant speculation about whether he has fallen ill, had a stroke, is dead, or if Russia is currently in the midst of a power struggle (or maybe even a coup). Now, it seems likely that Putin will just show up at a press conference, wave, smirk, and pretend like...

    Wolves’ de Bruyne has Inter in trouble
    Mar12

    Wolves’ de Bruyne has Inter in trouble

    Paris (AFP) – Kevin de Bruyne inspired Vfl Wolfsburg to a come-from-behind 3-1 defeat of Inter Milan on Thursday to leave the three-time Europa League winners struggling to make it into the quarter-finals.Roberto Mancini’s men looked to have the upper hand over their high-flying Bundesliga hosts when Rodrigo Palacio put the Serie A...

    A Big New Tranche of IMF Cash for Ukraine
    Mar12

    A Big New Tranche of IMF Cash for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund yesterday evening approved another massive payment to Ukraine, Bloomberg News reports: The International Monetary Fund approved a $17.5 billion loan program for Ukraine, including an immediate $5 billion disbursement, to help the former Soviet republic stave off default amid a conflict with pro-Russia rebels. […]...

    Talks Under Way on Ending U.N. Sanctions
    Mar12

    Talks Under Way on Ending U.N. Sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Major world powers have quietly begun talks on a U.N. Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck, a step that could make it harder for the U.S. Congress to undo a deal, Western officials said. The talks between Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States —...

    Europe, U.S. at odds over size of Russia’s intrusion in Ukraine
    Mar12

    Europe, U.S. at odds over size of Russia’s intrusion in Ukraine

    A diplomatic divide between the United States and Germany over the extent of Russian military involvement in Ukraine and how to respond to it threatens to hinder hopes of providing…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...