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    Ukrainian pilot maintains hunger strike
    Mar05

    Ukrainian pilot maintains hunger strike

    MOSCOW — A Moscow court refused Wednesday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Letters: ‘How on Earth did Taylor think birds mate to produce offspring?’
    Mar05

    Letters: ‘How on Earth did Taylor think birds mate to produce offspring?’

    Merkelmania Thank you for the breath of needed fresh air you provided in your profile of Germany’s Angela Merkel (“The new leader of the free world,” International, March 2). It was nice to feel a bit of hope at the end of the article. If only more of the world’s testosterone-clogged leaders followed her example of frugality, modesty...

    Why Canada needs to push for change wherever democracy is at risk
    Mar05

    Why Canada needs to push for change wherever democracy is at risk

    Reuters The murder of outspoken Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin last week. The ongoing struggle for freedom for Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. The growing hegemony of China in the South China Sea. The dismissal last year of thousands of Turkish police officers, prosecutors and judges to deflect...

    Boris Nemtsov Murder: Opposition Activist Says Report On Russian Involvement In Ukraine Will Be Published
    Mar05

    Boris Nemtsov Murder: Opposition Activist Says Report On Russian Involvement In Ukraine Will Be Published

    A report outlining the extent of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine, which was being prepared by Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his murder a few days ago, will be completed and published, opposition activists say. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Crime of the Century
    Mar05

    The Crime of the Century

    The first time Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, under the expansionist regime of Catherine the Great in 1783, Russia stood ascendant. Pushing west, south, and east simultaneously, covering steppe and coastline alike, imperial Russia swallowed territory at will. At the time, Crimea was but anoth …read more Source: The New...

    Ukrainian Authorities Struggle to Secure a Divided Mariupol
    Mar05

    Ukrainian Authorities Struggle to Secure a Divided Mariupol

    Since last month’s cease-fire went into effect, shelling around the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol has decreased, but it is thought pro-Russian separatists remain poised to attack. For the city’s authorities, a major challenge is gaining the trust of residents, while at the same time rooting out informants who are passing sensitive...

    10 Things to Know for Thursday
    Mar05

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    By The Associated Press read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Donetsk mine explosion: Conflict hampers aid efforts in east Ukraine (+video)
    Mar05

    Donetsk mine explosion: Conflict hampers aid efforts in east Ukraine (+video)

    Kiev says that rebels have blocked rescue workers from reaching the mine, where dozens are feared dead. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Authoritarian Outfitters
    Mar05

    Authoritarian Outfitters

    Around 2010, Pavel Klymenko started noticing a curious brand of clothing gaining popularity with Kiev’s upper-middle class. The hoodies and shirts weren’t especially fashionable. They were covered in garish Nordic imagery, like a wolf howling at the moon, and fit into the macho style favored by …read more Source: The New...

    News of the day from across the globe, March 5
    Mar05

    News of the day from across the globe, March 5

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations. Irate over the release of a British-made documentary film on a 2012 gang rape, India’s home minister, Rajnath Singh, on Wednesday told...