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    Michelin-starred French chef closes Moscow restaurant
    Mar23

    Michelin-starred French chef closes Moscow restaurant

    Moscow (AFP) – Michelin-starred French chef Pierre Gagnaire is to close his restaurant in a Moscow luxury hotel, a spokeswoman said Monday, with Russian media blaming the economic crisis and the embargo on many Western foods for the decision.”After five years of fruitful cooperation with Pierre Gagnaire, Les Menus restaurant is...

    Ukraine’s SBU Chief Says Kolomoyskiy Deputies Obstructing Justice
    Mar23

    Ukraine’s SBU Chief Says Kolomoyskiy Deputies Obstructing Justice

    The chairman of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has accused a governor’s two deputies in the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region of obstruction of justice and financing criminal groups. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Son of Ukraine’s ousted leader Yanukovych drowns in Siberia, official says
    Mar23

    Son of Ukraine’s ousted leader Yanukovych drowns in Siberia, official says

    Minivan he was driving plunged through ice on a Siberian lake, an aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukrainian Military Officer Imprisoned For Spying For Russia
    Mar23

    Ukrainian Military Officer Imprisoned For Spying For Russia

    A Ukrainian Air Force officer has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for spying for Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebels in Ukraine ‘Not Russia’s Puppets’, Says Putin Aide
    Mar23

    Rebels in Ukraine ‘Not Russia’s Puppets’, Says Putin Aide

    The Kremlin has limited control over pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, according to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s aide Dmitry Peskov. Anti-Kiev armed groups, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, currently control large swathes of land in the area. Speaking...

    U.S. ‘Dragoon Ride’ convoy through eastern Europe seeks to reassure members that NATO is still a thing
    Mar23

    U.S. ‘Dragoon Ride’ convoy through eastern Europe seeks to reassure members that NATO is still a thing

    WARSAW, Poland — A U.S. army infantry convoy is driving through eastern Europe seeking to provide reassurance to a region concerned that the conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine threatens its security. The U.S. “Dragoon Ride” convoy is attracting interest and greetings from people along its route. It started...

    Latvia Plans Military Exercises for University Students
    Mar23

    Latvia Plans Military Exercises for University Students

    University students in Latvia could be given rudimentary military training, according to the country’s minister of defence Raimonds Vējonis, who spoke to Latvian TV channel LNT. Vējonis said he had instructed the command of the national armed forces to begin planning the system that would need to be put in place for the eventual inclusion...

    Clashes Rage in Ukrainian Town, Making Mockery of Truce
    Mar23

    Clashes Rage in Ukrainian Town, Making Mockery of Truce

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine —To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. The truce announced in mid-February has never taken here, so traveling by the main roads is too dangerous. Government and Russian-backed...

    U.S. armoured troops drive through eastern Europe to reassure allies
    Mar23

    U.S. armoured troops drive through eastern Europe to reassure allies

    A U.S. army infantry convoy is driving through eastern Europe seeking to provide reassurance to a region concerned that the Ukraine conflict threatens its security. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia is holding a $3 billion sword over Ukraine’s neck
    Mar23

    Russia is holding a $3 billion sword over Ukraine’s neck

    Ukraine could be set for yet another showdown with Russia over a $3 billion debt bill. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is assuming that $3 billion of debt owed by Ukraine to Russia this year will have to be restructured as part of the country’s bailout package. There’s only one problem — Russia doesn’t want to play ball....