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    Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Airport Despite Ukraine Ceasefire
    Mar17

    Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Airport Despite Ukraine Ceasefire

    Heavy machine gun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire. The Spartak district, adjacent to the city’s now-flattened airport, is one of several sites in eastern Ukraine to have seen...

    News of the day from across the globe, March 17
    Mar17

    News of the day from across the globe, March 17

    Pakistani police fired tear gas on Monday after Christian protesters clashed with police in Lahore, a day after Taliban suicide bombers killed 17 people in attacks on two churches in the city. Lahore’s Police Deputy Inspector General Haider Ashraf said his men were “showing restraint” but had to fire tear gas when the situation...

    What to Do About the Putin Problem?
    Mar17

    What to Do About the Putin Problem?

    It’s quickly become a favorite guessing game among pundits here in America and abroad: What is Vladimir Putin up to? It’s been more than a year since the Russian president authorized aggressive military action that led to the annexation of Crimea and the amassing of tens of thousands of Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. In...

    Russia launches large-scale military manoeuvres in Arctic
    Mar17

    Russia launches large-scale military manoeuvres in Arctic

    The war games come as Russia-West ties are strained over the Ukrainian crisis and the West is also boosting its military preparedness. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Day in Photos: One Year Anniversary of Crimea Annexation, Spring Breakers in Mexico, India Riots Against Modi
    Mar17
    Russia’s Vladimir Putin resurfaces after days out of public eye
    Mar16

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin resurfaces after days out of public eye

    Rossiya 24, a state television station, showed Putin seated with the president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, at a palace in St. Petersburg, as the two discussed Kyrgyzstan’s planned accession to a Russian-backed regional trade group. Putin’s departure from the public eye captivated Moscow’s political class, already uneasy...

    Germany Warily Assumes Greater Global Role
    Mar16

    Germany Warily Assumes Greater Global Role

    Germany has taken the lead in trying to solve the European financial crisis and to stop the war in Ukraine. But is Berlin ready to play a larger international role? VOA’s Jela de Franceschi examines the extent and limits of German power. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Canada not backing down on first anniversary of Crimean referendum
    Mar16

    Canada not backing down on first anniversary of Crimean referendum

    Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson is marking the first anniversary of the tainted referendum in Crimea with a promise never to recognize the outcome. The vote led to Russia annexing the strategic Ukrainian peninsula and heated up a crisis which continues today. Nicholson says Canada does not recognize the annexation and insists on a full Russian...

    Iranian Delegation Raises Concerns Over ‘Ill-Advised’ Letter From Republican Lawmakers As U.S. Demands ‘Tough Choices’
    Mar16

    Iranian Delegation Raises Concerns Over ‘Ill-Advised’ Letter From Republican Lawmakers As U.S. Demands ‘Tough Choices’

    * Not clear if end-March deadline can be met-U.S. official * Says Iran has to make “very tough and necessary choices” * Iran’s Salehi: “I’m very optimistic.” (Adds Iranian oil minister) By Lesley Wroughton and Parisa Hafezi …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Russia, Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy
    Mar16

    Russia, Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy

    Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have criticized a Ukrainian draft law granting the rebel-held areas special status. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...