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    Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May
    Mar03

    Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania’s top defense body said Tuesday. The defense body said it has approved a request from Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta to...

    More Than 6,000 Dead in Ukraine
    Mar03

    More Than 6,000 Dead in Ukraine

    The United Nations said on Monday that more than 6,000 people have now been killed in eastern Ukraine after almost a year of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The report from the U.N. Human Rights Office recorded 5,665 deaths from mid-April 2014 to mid-February of this year, as well as 13,961 wounded individuals....

    Laser Bears and Occupants: These Are the Masterpieces of Delusional Russian Propaganda
    Mar03

    Laser Bears and Occupants: These Are the Masterpieces of Delusional Russian Propaganda

    Really good propaganda is like a fever dream: delirious, paranoid, and marked by leaps of logic that at first blush might withstand scrutiny. With Moscow and the West engaged in a fierce stand-off over the future geopolitical alignment of Ukraine, one Russian propaganda outfit has in recent months distinguished itself as a master of this artform,...

    Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May
    Mar03

    Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in… …read more Source:...

    Like ‘Just Say No,’ But With More Kalashnikovs
    Mar03

    Like ‘Just Say No,’ But With More Kalashnikovs

    LUHANSK, Ukraine — Miles of recently dug trenches mar the frozen landscape of the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, signs of the ongoing war here between separatists and Ukrainian government forces. Farm fields are torn up; on some strategic highways, bunkers surrounded by tank tracks and mortar holes stand as high as houses. Travelers passing...

    Putin’s Desire for Failure
    Mar03

    Putin’s Desire for Failure

    We in the West have always feared failed states. They breed geopolitical chaos, criminal networks, havens for terrorist groups, and internal violence—in some cases leading to ethnic cleansing and genocide. We fear these things because they mark a return to the pre-Leviathan world of poverty and bloody instability. Domestic stability leads to...

    Live Blog: Netanyahu Addresses Congress
    Mar03

    Live Blog: Netanyahu Addresses Congress

    2:48 p.m. President Barack Obama’s reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech might be summed up in a single word: Meh. Obama told reporters he did not watch the address to Congress, since he was talking to European leaders about the nearly year-long war in eastern Ukraine. And when he got a moment to check out the...

    US Commander: Arming Ukraine Would Boost Pressure on Putin
    Mar03

    US Commander: Arming Ukraine Would Boost Pressure on Putin

    US commander: arming Ukraine would increase domestic pressure on Russia’s Putin …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukrainian bank hikes interest rate to 30 percent
    Mar03

    Ukrainian bank hikes interest rate to 30 percent

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, March 3 (UPI) — Ukraine’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate Tuesday to stabilize its currency and keep the country solvent until loans arrive. …read more Source: United Press...

    US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin
    Mar03

    US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — The commander of U.S. Army Europe says there’s no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but that they would add “muscle” to diplomatic efforts. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said Tuesday in Berlin that helping Ukraine with weapons would increase the stakes for Russian President Vladimir Putin at...