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    Analysts say difficult to tell if Canada’s sanctions on Russia having impact
    Mar11

    Analysts say difficult to tell if Canada’s sanctions on Russia having impact

    Canada has spent the last year aggressively imposing sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian players with ties to the simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine, but experts say there’s no evidence that the penalties are having any political impact on the Putin government. …read more Source: National...

    EU Could Prolong Russia Sanctions Through December
    Mar11

    EU Could Prolong Russia Sanctions Through December

    The European Union is considering keeping its economic sanctions against Russia in place though December 2015 in hopes of bolstering implementation of a peace deal for eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company
    Mar11

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The United States is lifting sanctions on a Belarus energy company, underscoring a thaw in relations in the wake of Minsk’s key role in negotiations over Ukraine. The US announced online that it was lifting sanctions against Belorusneft that were implemented in 2011 in response to the company’s announcement that...

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company as animosity thaws on cooperation over Ukraine
    Mar11

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company as animosity thaws on cooperation over Ukraine

    The United States is lifting sanctions on a Belarus energy company, underscoring a thaw in relations in the wake of Minsk’s key role in negotiations over Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    US Lifts Sanctions on Belarus Energy Company
    Mar11

    US Lifts Sanctions on Belarus Energy Company

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company as animosity thaws on cooperation over Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Nemtsov Murder Suspect May Have Confessed Under Torture
    Mar11

    Nemtsov Murder Suspect May Have Confessed Under Torture

    A member of the Kremlin’s human rights council says there are reasons to believe the prime suspect in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov confessed under torture. Andrei Babushkin told reporters Wednesday that he had seen “numerous wounds” on the body of Zaur Dadayev during a visit to the suspect’s...

    Russian rights council: The suspect who was blamed for Putin critic’s killing likely confessed under torture
    Mar11

    Russian rights council: The suspect who was blamed for Putin critic’s killing likely confessed under torture

    Moscow (AFP) – A former Chechen police officer who admitted to taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov “likely confessed under torture”, a member of the Kremlin’s rights council told AFP Wednesday. “There are reasons that lead us to believe Zaur Dadayev confessed under torture,”...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Mar11

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. Iraqi forces retook control Tuesday of Tikrit, a city of strategic importance, from Islamic State militants. 2. Chinese economic data, including retail sales and industrial output was weaker than expected for January and February, indicating the world’s second-biggest economy is...

    Russia may ease Ukraine’s gas terms, but Kiev must settle its bills
    Mar11

    Russia may ease Ukraine’s gas terms, but Kiev must settle its bills

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia may ease the terms of its gas supplies to Ukraine, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Reuters, but he said… …read more Source:...

    NATO Naval Drills Start in Black Sea
    Mar11

    NATO Naval Drills Start in Black Sea

    NATO’s Black Sea members Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey joined four other alliance states in a multinational naval exercise in the Black Sea off the Bulgarian coast on Tuesday (March 10). The exercise was held just across the water from the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March 2014. The focus was on training...