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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 —...

    Ex-leader of Russian Jews says Ukrainian oligarch should be hung
    Mar12

    Ex-leader of Russian Jews says Ukrainian oligarch should be hung

    (JTA) — A former leader of Russian Jews said he would like to hang prominent Ukrainian Jews “until they stop breathing.” Yevgeny Satanovsky, who served as a president of the Russian Jewish Congress in the years 2004 and 2005, made the assertion on March 9 about Joseph Zissels, leader of the Vaad Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations...

    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...

    Cranks, Trolls, and Useful Idiots
    Mar12

    Cranks, Trolls, and Useful Idiots

    Following the Feb. 27 murder of liberal Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, a number of Central European websites were quick to provide an explanation. “Whoever gains control of the Russian opposition will be on the receiving end of all the finances and subsidies given to the Russian opposition by the West,” wrote an anonymous author on...