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    Russia setting ‘dangerous’ precedent over Ukraine conflict, experts say
    Mar12

    Russia setting ‘dangerous’ precedent over Ukraine conflict, experts say

    As Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels try to hold together a shaky cease-fire, there are growing concerns Moscow is looking to further test Kiev’s capabilities. …read more Source: FOX...

    1,400 Strong Taskforce to Hunt Down Draft Dodgers In Moscow
    Mar12

    1,400 Strong Taskforce to Hunt Down Draft Dodgers In Moscow

    A 1,400-strong taskforce, made up of a quasi-militant group of Cossacks with strong ties to the establishment, has been implemented to crack down on draft dodgers in Moscow, according to Russian media. According to the Russian news website Moscow24, the head of the Southeast District Cossack Organisation, Sergey Shishkin, has announced that...

    Pope finds popularity and dissent at 2-year mark
    Mar12

    Pope finds popularity and dissent at 2-year mark

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marks his second anniversary Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St. John Paul II. He’s also entering a challenging third year, facing dissent from within on everything from financial reform to family issues. Is the honeymoon over?...

    OSCE Agrees To Extend Ukraine Mission, Expand Size
    Mar12

    OSCE Agrees To Extend Ukraine Mission, Expand Size

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has agreed to extend the mandate of its monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine for another year and increase the number of monitors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany Calls Ukraine Conflict a Threat to Europe, but Says No U.S. Weapons Needed
    Mar12

    Germany Calls Ukraine Conflict a Threat to Europe, but Says No U.S. Weapons Needed

    There’s little doubt that the months-long war in eastern Ukraine is taking its toll on the rest of Europe — and in particular, Germany. But if the West is serious about ending the fighting, said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, it cannot send more arms to the front — as Washington is weighing. “It might only take days to...

    From ‘Red October’ Village, New Evidence on MH17 Downing Over Ukraine
    Mar12

    From ‘Red October’ Village, New Evidence on MH17 Downing Over Ukraine

    Villagers in eastern Ukraine have told Reuters they saw a missile flying directly overhead just before a Malaysian airliner was shot out of the sky on July 17 last year, providing the most detailed accounts to date that suggest it was fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels. The accounts from four villagers of Chervonyi Zhovten, which was...

    From ‘Red October’ village, new evidence on downing of Malaysian plane over Ukraine
    Mar12

    From ‘Red October’ village, new evidence on downing of Malaysian plane over Ukraine

    CHERVONYI ZHOVTEN, Ukraine – Villagers in eastern Ukraine have told Reuters they saw a missile flying directly overhead just before a Malaysian airliner was shot out of the sky on July 17 last year, providing the most detailed accounts to date that suggest it was fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: The...

    Why the 2016 Campaigners’ Cliff’s Notes Should Include ISIS, Ukraine, and the Middle East
    Mar12

    Why the 2016 Campaigners’ Cliff’s Notes Should Include ISIS, Ukraine, and the Middle East

    If we were to consider — even some 20 months out — how important foreign policy will be in the 2016 U.S. elections, a smart take from inside the Beltway might sound something like this: Sure, foreign policy is important, but most of the time just not to most Americans who vote. Americans continue to be singularly uninterested in matters beyond...

    Putin’s grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans?
    Mar12

    Putin’s grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans?

    A new documentary to be aired on Russian state TV confirms a Kremlin plot to occupy Crimea, which has a Russian naval port. The annexation fueled a still-unresolved conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Blacklist Chelsea Football Club Owner Abramovich, says Putin Critic
    Mar12

    Blacklist Chelsea Football Club Owner Abramovich, says Putin Critic

    Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny has called on the EU and U.S. to impose sanctions against more Russian businessmen close to president Vladimir Putin, including blacklisting Chelsea FC-owner Roman Abramovich and Arsenal FC shareholder Alisher Usmanov. “You can draw up a blacklist of about 1,000 people who will no longer be allowed entry into western...