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    Russian Nationalists Prepare For New Battles In Ukraine
    Mar04

    Russian Nationalists Prepare For New Battles In Ukraine

    Russia has repeatedly denied Western accusations its troops are in Ukraine, but it has admitted the presence of volunteers fighting on the side of separatists there. Andrei Korolyov of RFE/RL’s Current Time program gained rare access to two nationalist organizations in St. Petersburg that have sent men to the war in Ukraine. Amid the...

    Bulgaria: Bring Back Nabucco Pipeline
    Mar04

    Bulgaria: Bring Back Nabucco Pipeline

    Bulgaria wants the European Commission to revive plans for the Nabucco pipeline that would pump gas from the Caspian Sea, after a Russian project seen as a rival was scrapped, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Wednesday. Keen to diversify its energy supplies due to the Ukraine crisis, Bulgaria meets more than 80 percent of its gas needs with...

    Introducing the 2015 Lionel Gelber Finalists. Today’s Nominee: Serhii Plokhy
    Mar04

    Introducing the 2015 Lionel Gelber Finalists. Today’s Nominee: Serhii Plokhy

    Every day this week, Foreign Policy is featuring an interview with one of the finalists for the Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the year’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs, jointly sponsored by FP and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Today’s finalist is Harvard Professor...

    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine – A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing. As rescue efforts stretched past sundown, separatist authorities were accused by Ukraine’s government of failing to do enough to...

    Ukraine PM: Pro-Russian Rebels Hampering Mine Rescue
    Mar04

    Ukraine PM: Pro-Russian Rebels Hampering Mine Rescue

    Ukraine officials say emergency relief crews are being hampered by pro-Russian separatists, after a mine blast in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk trapped and killed workers. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russian-Speaking Jihadists
    Mar04

    Russian-Speaking Jihadists

    Last week, New York police arrested three Brooklyn men, immigrants from post-Soviet states Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and charged them with aiding the Islamic State (ISIL). One of the men’s online postings questioned whether it is “possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs while here [in the U.S.]… to shoot Obama and...

    At least 24 dead in mine blast
    Mar04

    At least 24 dead in mine blast

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The number of confirmed dead in a coal mine explosion in eastern Ukraine now stands at 24 or more. Nine others are still missing. The mine is in a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine — and Ukraine’s government is accusing separatist authorities of not doing enough to save the lives of the miners. He says...

    The Top Threat to the United States? Take Your Pick.
    Mar04

    The Top Threat to the United States? Take Your Pick.

    What’s the top threat to America? It depends on which high-level Pentagon official you ask. In a series of hearings on Capitol Hill this week, there was some agreement among Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. But hours of questioning by...

    Saakashvili Urges U.S. To Send Ukraine Weapons
    Mar04

    Saakashvili Urges U.S. To Send Ukraine Weapons

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now serving as an adviser to the administration of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, has called on the United States to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Official: New Sanctions Against Russia Under Consideration
    Mar04

    US Official: New Sanctions Against Russia Under Consideration

    A top U.S. official says Washington is considering imposing new sanctions against Russia if a Ukraine cease-fire deal reached last month in Minsk continues to be violated, and has sent a team to Europe to coordinate the measures with allied governments. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland told the House...