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    The Gargoyle: Polls, plumbers and non-musical ministers
    Mar13

    The Gargoyle: Polls, plumbers and non-musical ministers

    From plumbers in Parliament, to linguistic lapses, to political prize-winners, the Gargoyle gathered many an odd tale this week. Here’s a snapshot: You can’t handle the truth Sometimes you’re better off not knowing. Just ask the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv. This past January, the embassy reached into a little-known pot of money...

    EU and What Army?
    Mar13

    EU and What Army?

    With Russia’s tanks rolling in Ukraine and its fighter jets probing NATO airspace from the Baltics to Great Britain, Europe is facing security issues it hasn’t planned for in a generation. The usual maxim in these situations is si vis pacem, para bellum—if you seek peace, prepare for war. But in Europe, the thinking seems to be si vis...

    Ukrainian Doctors Not Allowed To See Savchenko
    Mar13

    Ukrainian Doctors Not Allowed To See Savchenko

    Ukrainian physicians who traveled to Russia to give jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko a medical examination were not allowed into the detention facility to see her. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week
    Mar13

    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week

    European Union leaders are unlikely to reach agreement at next week’s summit to prolong economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said Friday. New sanctions on Russia also are off the table because EU governments want to give a chance to a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. But some of the EU’s 28...

    Under Pressure From State Media, Russian Liberal Paper May Go Out of Print
    Mar13

    Under Pressure From State Media, Russian Liberal Paper May Go Out of Print

    One of Russia’s oldest and most liberal newspapers, famous for its critical stance against the Kremlin, is likely to go out of print, having come under considerable pressure due to competition from Russia’s state-sponsored newspapers. Novaya Gazeta’s editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov told Russian television station Dozhd that the...

    Interview With Prominent Putin Critic Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management
    Mar13

    Interview With Prominent Putin Critic Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management

    On March 5, 2015, the CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, William F. “Bill” Browder made a speech at the Oxford Union describing his personal experiences investing in Russia, the death of Sergei Magnitsky and the kleptocratic nature of Putin’s regime. Browder was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he became...

    What Happened To Putin?
    Mar13

    What Happened To Putin?

    MOSCOW, March 13 (Reuters) – A wave of savage mockery broke over President Vladimir Putin across the Internet on Friday, sparked by days of absence from public view, despite official insistence it was business as usual in the Kremlin. State television footage of Putin working at his residence failed to quell the tide of fantastical theories...

    Childhood a Casualty of Ukraine’s Ongoing War
    Mar13

    Childhood a Casualty of Ukraine’s Ongoing War

    KHARTSYZK, Ukraine—Seryozha colors in his drawing of a tank, lost in thought. Like many 7-year-olds in eastern Ukraine, he has trouble recalling a time before the war. “They’ve always been shooting,” he says, vigorously scratching with the brightest of pencils. Yelena Nikulenko, the director of the children’s home in the rebel-held...

    Ukraine govt: No links between reported suicides of 6 officials with former Yanukovych regime
    Mar13

    Ukraine govt: No links between reported suicides of 6 officials with former Yanukovych regime

    Ukraine’s interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served during the regime of deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Govt Sees No Links Between 6 Former Regime Suicides
    Mar13

    Ukraine Govt Sees No Links Between 6 Former Regime Suicides

    Ukraine govt: No links between reported suicides of 6 officials with former Yanukovych regime …read more Source: ABC...