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    World briefs: EU pressed on Russian sanctions
    Mar15

    World briefs: EU pressed on Russian sanctions

    FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany and other countries want European Union leaders to endorse a declaration saying that EU sanctions on Russia will not be eased unless Moscow complies with a Ukraine cease-fire deal, two officials said Saturday. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    US, Iran in new nuclear talks as tempers fray
    Mar15

    US, Iran in new nuclear talks as tempers fray

    Lausanne (AFP) – Iran and the US aim in talks starting Sunday in Switzerland to begin closing in on a milestone deal reducing Tehran’s nuclear activities to within strict limits after 18 months of tortuous negotiations.Time is however running very short and tempers are fraying in Washington where critics fear that the mooted accord...

    Biden And Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine Ceasefire And US Military Aid
    Mar15

    Biden And Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine Ceasefire And US Military Aid

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko by phone Saturday to discuss U.S. military aid to Ukrainian fighters and to call on Russian-backed fighters to adhere to a ceasefire agreement, according to U.S. and Ukrainian government statements. Both leaders urged Russia and separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide...

    Poroshenko, Biden Call On Separatists to Abide by Pact
    Mar15

    Poroshenko, Biden Call On Separatists to Abide by Pact

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have called for Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to fully implement Minsk peace agreements. In a telephone conversation Saturday, Biden and Poroshenko discussed the European Union-mediated agreements, reached in the Belarussian capital in February and in September...

    ‘Fear and Despair’ For Activists in Russian Crimea
    Mar15

    ‘Fear and Despair’ For Activists in Russian Crimea

    “It looks like they want to create an atmosphere of fear and despair,” a Tartar activist told NBC News. …read more Source:...

    Spot the differences in these uncanny photos of Obama and Putin with the Pope
    Mar15

    Spot the differences in these uncanny photos of Obama and Putin with the Pope

    President Barack Obama met Pope Francis Thursday, and one of the photos taken evokes another papal meeting. Here is Russian President Vladimir Putin with Pope Francis in November: What makes the juxtaposition so fascinating is that the pope’s smile is quite similar, while the overall body language in the two photos quite different. A sort...

    Biden, Poroshenko call on Russia, separatists to implement ceasefire deal
    Mar15

    Biden, Poroshenko call on Russia, separatists to implement ceasefire deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Saturday and both called on… …read more Source:...

    Germany wants Russia to comply with Ukraine peace deal before sanctions eased: sources
    Mar14

    Germany wants Russia to comply with Ukraine peace deal before sanctions eased: sources

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany and other countries want European Union leaders to endorse a declaration saying that EU sanctions on Russia will… …read more Source:...

    Stop The Presses:  Moscow Cracks Down On Journalists In Annexed Crimea
    Mar14

    Stop The Presses: Moscow Cracks Down On Journalists In Annexed Crimea

    Russian security agents on March 13 raided the homes of the families of two Ukrainian journalists in the Russia-annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. The raids seem to be part of a systematic policy to control the media in the disputed area. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    DND says plane flew over Canadian frigate; no details on alleged faceoff with Russian warships
    Mar14

    DND says plane flew over Canadian frigate; no details on alleged faceoff with Russian warships

    The Defence Department now says there was a low-level flight by a Russian plane over a Canadian frigate in the Black Sea but it can’t provide any details to back up the Conservative government’s contention that Russian warships confronted HMCS Fredericton. NATO officials maintain there was no such confrontation and Russian warships...