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    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. losing clout in Baghdad; Tikrit fight at a stalemate; Could U.S.-Israeli ties get a reboot?; and much more from around the world.
    Mar17

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. losing clout in Baghdad; Tikrit fight at a stalemate; Could U.S.-Israeli ties get a reboot?; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The United States is in danger of losing its clout in Baghdad. Courage on the battlefield is how respect is won in the Middle East. The lack of U.S. presence in the fight for Tikrit is allowing Iran, whose forces are leading the charge, to gain leverage in Baghdad. FP’s Lara Jakes and Kate Brannen: “It is...

    German investor confidence inches higher
    Mar17

    German investor confidence inches higher

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Authorities Scramble to Avoid Unrest Flashpoint
    Mar17

    Ukraine Authorities Scramble to Avoid Unrest Flashpoint

    Eastern Ukraine authorities scramble to quell anger after child is killed by military vehicle …read more Source: ABC...

    Kremlin: Crimea Will Not Return to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin: Crimea Will Not Return to Ukraine

    Russia said on Tuesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation a year ago. “There is no occupation of Crimea. Crimea is a region of the Russian Federation and of course the subject of our regions is not up...

    German investor confidence inches higher
    Mar17

    German investor confidence inches higher

    BERLIN (AP) — A survey is showing a smaller-than-expected rise in German investor confidence as concerns over Greece’s debt crisis and the conflict in Ukraine hold back sentiment. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine authorities scramble to avoid unrest flashpoint
    Mar17

    Ukraine authorities scramble to avoid unrest flashpoint

    KOSTYANTYNIVKA , Ukraine (AP) — Residents in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kostyantynivka have angrily confronted regional officials over an… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Resumes Hunger Strike In Russian Jail
    Mar17

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Resumes Hunger Strike In Russian Jail

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has resumed her hunger strike in a Russian jail and is prepared to die if she is not released. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘There is no occupation of Crimea,’ Kremlin says, ruling out return to Ukraine
    Mar17

    ‘There is no occupation of Crimea,’ Kremlin says, ruling out return to Ukraine

    United States and European Union have warned that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation a year ago …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Crimea Leader Says It Will Never Again Be Part Of Ukraine
    Mar17

    Crimea Leader Says It Will Never Again Be Part Of Ukraine

    PM Aksyonov insists the annexation of Crimea was democratic and “not an act of aggression” …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Puts Russia’s Northern Fleet on ‘Full Alert’ in Response to NATO Drills
    Mar17

    Putin Puts Russia’s Northern Fleet on ‘Full Alert’ in Response to NATO Drills

    Russian President Vladimir Putin put the nation’s northern fleet on full alert in the Arctic Ocean this week, as animosity between the Kremlin and NATO continues to simmer. The order, which was handed down early Monday, allows for the mobilization of 38,000 military personnel, 3,360 pieces of equipment, 41 ships, 15 submarines and 110...