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    Russia hopes ‘Putin koala’ still alive
    Mar04

    Russia hopes ‘Putin koala’ still alive

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia expressed hope Wednesday that a koala cuddled by President Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit was alive and well after Australia said it had killed off nearly 700 of the animals.Putin joined other world leaders in posing for photographs with the much-loved Australian creature at the talks in November, a lighthearted moment...

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail
    Mar04

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison. Savchenko has been in Russian custody since June on charges that she provided guidance for a mortar attack that killed two Russian journalists who were covering the war between...

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10

    A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 10 workers, officials said. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Bill C-51: Breaking down a most terrifying debate
    Mar04

    Bill C-51: Breaking down a most terrifying debate

    When the House of Commons reconvenes next week, the public safety committee will begin its study of Bill C-51, the Conservative government’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. That study will be limited to nine hearings, in which MPs will confront a five-part bill that raises questions about national security and civil liberties. In its current...

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail
    Mar04

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Photos March 4: Top images from around the world
    Mar04

    Photos March 4: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. Buddhist monks (C) walk in the centre of two rows of candles during a ceremony at the Dhammakaya Temple in Bangkok on the occasion of Makha Bucha day. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images Thai Buddhist monks...

    Impotent Western Sanctions Fail to Disrupt Russian Energy Exports
    Mar04

    Impotent Western Sanctions Fail to Disrupt Russian Energy Exports

    Energy exports from Russia, in the form of coal, oil, natural gas and uranium, continue to flow unimpeded, despite Western efforts to damage the Russian economy for interfering in Ukraine. In some ways, the sanctions have had the desired effect. But in others, notably the energy trade, they have failed, and in fact it could be argued they have...

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens

    Dozens trapped in coal mine blast in rebel city in eastern Ukraine; at least 1 dead …read more Source:...

    Merkel Warns Russia to Live up to Ukraine Peace Deal
    Mar04

    Merkel Warns Russia to Live up to Ukraine Peace Deal

    Germany’s chancellor warns Russia to live up to Ukraine peace deal or face more sanctions …read more Source: ABC...

    Donetsk mine explosion: Conflict hampers aid efforts in east Ukraine
    Mar04

    Donetsk mine explosion: Conflict hampers aid efforts in east Ukraine

    Kiev says that rebels have blocked rescue workers from reaching the mine, where dozens are feared dead. …read more Source: Christian Science...