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    Photos March 12: Top images from around the world
    Mar12

    Photos March 12: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. Paramedics load one of two police officers who were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station during a protest in Ferguson, Mo. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was...

    Ceasefire will not stop Putin’s push for Russian control of eastern Ukraine
    Mar12

    Ceasefire will not stop Putin’s push for Russian control of eastern Ukraine

    The current lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine, the result of a ceasefire signed in February, is a temporary reprieve from what is likely to be a protracted and increasingly violent conflict. With or without peace, what is to become of Ukraine’s eastern regions? …read more Source:...

    Crimean Tatar Man Detained Over Pre-Annexation Clash
    Mar12

    Crimean Tatar Man Detained Over Pre-Annexation Clash

    A Crimean Tatar activist has been arrested over a clash on the Black Sea peninsula in February 2014, shortly before Russia seized control. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid
    Mar12

    The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid

    We were nearing the end of dinner when the eminent personage leaned in my direction and began yelling at me. Up to that point, the argument among the five of us at the end of the long table at the restaurant had been heated but at a conversational volume. The fact that we were arguing at all was at least partly my fault. After all, I’d...

    EU lawmakers demand probe into ‘political murder’ of Nemstov
    Mar12

    EU lawmakers demand probe into ‘political murder’ of Nemstov

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers are demanding an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemstov, calling it the “most significant political murder in recent Russian history.” The resolution adopted Thursday also expressed concern that parliamentarians and diplomats were refused entry into...

    Ukrainian Security Services Riddled With Russian Spies
    Mar12

    Ukrainian Security Services Riddled With Russian Spies

    Another data point for how deep a hole Ukraine finds itself in: it does not have a spy agency it—or its allies—can trust. The Wall Street Journal has a solid write-up detailing the recent history of the country’s security service: The agency, roughly equivalent to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and known by its Ukrainian acronym...

    Ukraine’s Grassroots Drone Program Takes Flight
    Mar12

    Ukraine’s Grassroots Drone Program Takes Flight

    KYIV, Ukraine—In the infield of a practice track outside this city’s Olympic Sports Complex, a motley group of college students and engineers from… …read more Source:...

    US Concerned About Russian Use of Vietnam Base
    Mar12

    US Concerned About Russian Use of Vietnam Base

    The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said it is unaware of any response from the Vietnamese government to its request that it stop allowing Russia to use a base to refuel bombers that have conducted provocative flights around U.S. territory in the Pacific. The State Department late last week communicated its concerns privately to the Vietnamese government,...

    Minister Says Ukraine To Begin Talks On Debt Restructuring
    Mar12

    Minister Says Ukraine To Begin Talks On Debt Restructuring

    Ukraine’s finance minister says Kyiv on March 13 will begin talks with its creditors on restructuring its debt. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former Regional Governor In Ukraine Found Dead
    Mar12

    Former Regional Governor In Ukraine Found Dead

    A former governor of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya region has been found dead with a gunshot wound to his throat, the latest in a string of violent deaths of officials with ties to ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...