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    Putin Storms Back to Public View Marking Crimea Takeover
    Mar18

    Putin Storms Back to Public View Marking Crimea Takeover

    Vladimir Putin returned in force to the public stage this evening, appearing at a large concert outside the Kremlin to celebrate the annexation of Crimea a year ago. …read more Source: ABC...

    Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund
    Mar18

    Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

    Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants.The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund, backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...

    Ukraine Limps Its Way Out of Winter
    Mar18

    Ukraine Limps Its Way Out of Winter

    Ukraine payed Gazprom just enough cash for another week of gas supplies on Monday, following its “search the couch cushions” prepayment strategy of late. Kiev forked over a less than impressive $15 million, the latest of the meager tranches that it has deployed in recent weeks. These prepayments are a condition of Russia’s continued supply...

    Putin just cemented a new land grab
    Mar18

    Putin just cemented a new land grab

    President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. Tbilisi described the “alliance and integration” treaty as a “move aimed at annexation” and the United...

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary
    Mar18

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea, a seismic shift that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West. Putin appeared on stage in front of a flag-waving crowd at a celebratory concert by the walls of the Kremlin to make an...

    Sweden Labels Russia Its Biggest Threat
    Mar18

    Sweden Labels Russia Its Biggest Threat

    Russian espionage in Sweden has increased over the past year and is the biggest threat to domestic security, according to an annual report released by Sweden’s security service, SAPO, on Wednesday. In a news conference on Wednesday, Wilhelm Unge, chief analyst at SAPO, said one-third of Russian envoys in Sweden are used as spies to gather...

    Putin leads massive Moscow street party on Crimea anniversary
    Mar18

    Putin leads massive Moscow street party on Crimea anniversary

    MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of Russians swarmed central Moscow on Wednesday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. At a Red Square rally dubbed “We Are Together,” the rowdy crowd sang, danced and chanted “Sevastopol! Crimea! Russia!” and “Glory to Russia!” as the...

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described the annexation of Crimea as a move to protect ethnic Russians there and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” …read more Source: Global...

    Putin Addresses Rally Marking 1st Anniversary of Crimea Annexation
    Mar18

    Putin Addresses Rally Marking 1st Anniversary of Crimea Annexation

    President Vladimir Putin addressed a rally in Moscow Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, saying that any attempt from abroad to make life difficult for his country is a “futile pursuit.” “Of course, we will overcome, and are overcoming, all the problems and difficulties...

    Conflict Deaths Surge by More Than a Quarter in 2014
    Mar18

    Conflict Deaths Surge by More Than a Quarter in 2014

    The death toll from global conflicts surged by almost a third last year, according to a new report. In the 20 deadliest conflicts last year, 163,562 people died compared to 126,994 in 2013. Syria remained the world’s most bloody war zone, with over three times more deaths recorded than in Iraq, which ranked second. Nigeria’s conflict...