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    Ukraine Says Rebels Violating Cease-Fire
    Mar09

    Ukraine Says Rebels Violating Cease-Fire

    The Ukrainian military said on March 9 that Russian-backed separatists violated a cease-fire several times overnight. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany’s Merkel Reminds Japan to Face Wartime Past
    Mar09

    Germany’s Merkel Reminds Japan to Face Wartime Past

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during her visit to Japan on Monday that Russia’s actions in Eastern Ukraine are jeopardizing the free world order but said diplomacy could still resolve the situation. “But this free world order is anything but a matter of course, rather it is in jeopardy. Through the annexation of Crimea in violation...

    Tensions Run High Along Ceasefire Line in Eastern Ukraine
    Mar09

    Tensions Run High Along Ceasefire Line in Eastern Ukraine

    The guns are silent in the rebel-controlled village of Molochnoye in eastern Ukraine… …but the atmosphere is tense. A shaky ceasefire holds with Ukrainian troops…some of whom sit just four kilometers away. Both sides regularly accuse each other of continued violence. But the local rebel commander insists his side has complied...

    Eastern Ukraine’s escalating human toll
    Mar09

    Eastern Ukraine’s escalating human toll

    Displaced families, scarred children, devastated infrastructure: While soldiers fight, civilians bear the brunt of the suffering …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Obama, Tusk To Discuss Ukraine
    Mar09

    Obama, Tusk To Discuss Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to sit down for talks with European Union President Donald Tusk in Washington on March 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Beslan Shavanov, Man Wanted In Connection With Boris Nemtsov Killing, Reportedly Takes His Own Life
    Mar09

    Beslan Shavanov, Man Wanted In Connection With Boris Nemtsov Killing, Reportedly Takes His Own Life

    A man wanted in connection with the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov took his own life on Saturday. According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, Beslan Shavanov, 30, was holed up in an apartment building in Grozny. When police arrived on the scene, he threw a grenade at officers and then blew himself up with a second one, Reuters...

    Airline group: More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents
    Mar09

    Airline group: More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

    HONG KONG (AP) — An airline industry group says the number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total. The International Air Transport Association said in its annual safety report that 641 people died in airline crashes in 2014. That’s up from 210 deaths in 2013 and higher than the...

    Collateral Damage
    Mar09

    Collateral Damage

    The war in Ukraine seems fated to be a drawn-out, lose-lose proposition. Paradoxically, notwithstanding the recent triumph of Russian arms in the Donbass—in fact, partly because of it—the Russians are shaping up to be the biggest losers of all. Recall that the original justification for Russia’s intervention was to save ethnic Russians and...

    Russia-backed rebels don high heels in beauty pageant
    Mar09

    Russia-backed rebels don high heels in beauty pageant

    Female rebel fighters who normally fight Ukrainian soldiers took Saturday off to take part in a beauty pageant. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Poll: Ukrainians support neutrality, disagree on war
    Mar09

    Poll: Ukrainians support neutrality, disagree on war

    Residents in Mariupol in eastern Ukraine are split on on the use of force to end the war. …read more Source: USA...