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    News Analysis: Fragile Cease-Fire in Ukraine Inspires Little Confidence in West
    Mar29

    News Analysis: Fragile Cease-Fire in Ukraine Inspires Little Confidence in West

    Western diplomats and analysts are predicting a further escalation of tensions, possibly including the placement of Russian nuclear weapons in the annexed Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: The New York...

    Greek PM Tsipras Says Europe Union Is Desired
    Mar29

    Greek PM Tsipras Says Europe Union Is Desired

    (Adds progress of talks in paragraph 8) By Costas Pitas ATHENS, March 28 (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds. Tsipras’s leftist government …read more...

    EU-Ukraine Summit Set for Late April in Kyiv
    Mar28

    EU-Ukraine Summit Set for Late April in Kyiv

    A summit between European Union officials and Ukraine’s leaders is scheduled to be held in Kyiv at the end of April. A statement on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s official website said that during a Saturday phone conversation with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, “the parties have agreed … that...

    Meet the ‘pocket army’ funded by sacked Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky
    Mar28

    Meet the ‘pocket army’ funded by sacked Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky

    Billionaire banking tycoon Igor Kolomoisky was appointed governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a region in the east of the country that includes Ukraine’s third-largest city, in March last year. He had one job: prevent the territory from falling into the hands of pro-Moscow rebels. Although he was a close ally of President Petro...

    EU’s Juncker postpones Kiev visit due to kidney stones
    Mar28

    EU’s Juncker postpones Kiev visit due to kidney stones

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has postponed plans to visit Kiev on Monday because he needs to receive… …read more Source:...

    Russia ‘to join China-led development bank’
    Mar28

    Russia ‘to join China-led development bank’

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies.”I’d like to inform you that Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken the decision that Russia will participate in the capital...

    Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
    Mar28

    Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    The stay is aimed at measuring the effects of a prolonged period of weightlessness on the human body, a step toward possible missions to Mars or beyond. Kelly’s identical twin Mark, a retired astronaut, agreed to take part in many of the same medical experiments as his orbiting sibling to help scientists see how a body in space compares...

    Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts docks at ISS
    Mar28

    Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts docks at ISS

    Baikonur (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board successfully docked with the International Space Station after blasting off from Kazakhstan, NASA said.The Soyuz-TMA16M spacecraft’s crew included a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the orbiting...

    Ukraine thankful for financial aid but also looking for military aid
    Mar28

    Ukraine thankful for financial aid but also looking for military aid

    Canada officially signs second $200 million loan for Ukraine to stabilize economy …read more Source: Toronto...

    Nigeria’s Election: Brought To You By These Hired Guns
    Mar28

    Nigeria’s Election: Brought To You By These Hired Guns

    For the militants of Boko Haram, 2015 began like most any year: with death and chaos. Three days into the New Year, the Nigeria-based Islamist terrorist group attacked Baga, a Nigerian town on the banks of the Lake Chad, shared by Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. It was one of Boko Haram’s most devastating attacks ever, leaving up to...