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    Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko confirms rebel weapons moved
    Mar10

    Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko confirms rebel weapons moved

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says pro-Russian rebels in the east have withdrawn a “significant” amount of heavy weapons. Speaking on TV, Mr Poroshenko said his government forces had also pulled back “the lion’s share” of their rocket and heavy artillery systems. Under a ceasefire reached in February both sides were due to pull back...

    French sports world mourns athletes who died in crash
    Mar10

    French sports world mourns athletes who died in crash

    PARIS (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Camille Muffat had retired from swimming to focus on her personal life, boxer Alexis Vastine had some unfinished business after two disappointing Olympics, and the beloved sailor Florence Arthaud was a pioneer for women in her sport. The three athletes were among 10 people who died as two helicopters filming a...

    Ukraine Rebel Pullback ‘Significant’
    Mar10

    Ukraine Rebel Pullback ‘Significant’

    The Ukrainian president confirms that pro-Russian rebels in the east have withdrawn a “significant” amount of heavy weapons under a ceasefire plan. …read more Source: The Boston...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Mar10

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said pro-Russian rebels have pulled back a large amount of heavy weapons in the contested eastern region, as part of a ceasefire deal reached in February. 2. Two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday, killing 10 people, including three well-known...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Mar10

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the 10 biggest stories you should know about in markets this morning. Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan is reportedly out. Credit Suisse is replacing CEO Brady Dougan, according to a Wall Street Journal report. He’ll be replaced by Prudential UK CEO Tidjane Thiam. Dougan took over Credit Suisse in 2007, just in time to...

    Preparing for War in Lithuania
    Mar10

    Preparing for War in Lithuania

    Letter From Vilnius March 10, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position
    Mar10

    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position

    In eastern Ukraine, the elderly are left especially vulnerable by the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The UN estimates that more than half of those displaced by the fighting are seniors, who often suffer from ill health, anxiety and a lack of basic services. Patrick Wells reports from Debaltseve, Ukraine....

    Poroshenko Upbeat On Truce
    Mar10

    Poroshenko Upbeat On Truce

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given a generally upbeat assessment of a three-week-old cease-fire in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin and the politics of isolation
    Mar10

    Putin and the politics of isolation

    A quarter century ago, as the Soviet Union lurched toward dissolution, one of the people chronicling its fall was Russian journalist Artyom Borovik. His television show Vzglyad — which mocked Mikhail Gorbachev’s government — was watched by as many as 100 million people a week. Fluent in English — the result of a childhood spent in New York...

    Trudeau says Harper government deliberately stoking prejudice against Muslims
    Mar10

    Trudeau says Harper government deliberately stoking prejudice against Muslims

    OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is accusing the Harper government of deliberately stoking fear and prejudice against Muslim Canadians.The Liberal leader says Conservatives are employing the same kind of rhetoric that led to some of Canada’s most shameful displays of xenophobia: the internment of Ukrainian, Japanese and Italian Canadians...