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    Wolves’ de Bruyne has Inter in trouble
    Mar12

    Wolves’ de Bruyne has Inter in trouble

    Paris (AFP) – Kevin de Bruyne inspired Vfl Wolfsburg to a come-from-behind 3-1 defeat of Inter Milan on Thursday to leave the three-time Europa League winners struggling to make it into the quarter-finals.Roberto Mancini’s men looked to have the upper hand over their high-flying Bundesliga hosts when Rodrigo Palacio put the Serie A...

    Russia Coup? Putin Died? Rumors About Vladimir Putin, Moscow Leadership Abound
    Mar12

    Russia Coup? Putin Died? Rumors About Vladimir Putin, Moscow Leadership Abound

    Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public for a week, and there’s been rampant speculation about whether he has fallen ill, had a stroke, is dead, or if Russia is currently in the midst of a power struggle (or maybe even a coup). Now, it seems likely that Putin will just show up at a press conference, wave, smirk, and pretend like...

    A Big New Tranche of IMF Cash for Ukraine
    Mar12

    A Big New Tranche of IMF Cash for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund yesterday evening approved another massive payment to Ukraine, Bloomberg News reports: The International Monetary Fund approved a $17.5 billion loan program for Ukraine, including an immediate $5 billion disbursement, to help the former Soviet republic stave off default amid a conflict with pro-Russia rebels. […]...

    Talks Under Way on Ending U.N. Sanctions
    Mar12

    Talks Under Way on Ending U.N. Sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Major world powers have quietly begun talks on a U.N. Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck, a step that could make it harder for the U.S. Congress to undo a deal, Western officials said. The talks between Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States —...

    Europe, U.S. at odds over size of Russia’s intrusion in Ukraine
    Mar12

    Europe, U.S. at odds over size of Russia’s intrusion in Ukraine

    A diplomatic divide between the United States and Germany over the extent of Russian military involvement in Ukraine and how to respond to it threatens to hinder hopes of providing…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ex-leader of Russian Jews says Ukrainian oligarch should be hung
    Mar12

    Ex-leader of Russian Jews says Ukrainian oligarch should be hung

    (JTA) — A former leader of Russian Jews said he would like to hang prominent Ukrainian Jews “until they stop breathing.” Yevgeny Satanovsky, who served as a president of the Russian Jewish Congress in the years 2004 and 2005, made the assertion on March 9 about Joseph Zissels, leader of the Vaad Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations...

    Cranks, Trolls, and Useful Idiots
    Mar12

    Cranks, Trolls, and Useful Idiots

    Following the Feb. 27 murder of liberal Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, a number of Central European websites were quick to provide an explanation. “Whoever gains control of the Russian opposition will be on the receiving end of all the finances and subsidies given to the Russian opposition by the West,” wrote an anonymous author on...

    Ukraine’s Rotten Front
    Mar12

    Ukraine’s Rotten Front

    Ukrainian leaders, it has been said, never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Though it’s still unclear whether the new government can break this pattern, the opportunity before it now is nothing less than to undo the system of institutionalized corruption that has held Ukraine down since independence, and made it vulnerable to...

    Ridings to watch in the 2015 federal election, according to Stephen Harper’s travels
    Mar12

    Ridings to watch in the 2015 federal election, according to Stephen Harper’s travels

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s travels inside Canada over the last six months are indicative of which ridings and regions the Conservatives believe will be critical to winning the 2015 election. About half of Harper’s stops outside Ottawa since last fall have been in the Greater Toronto Area, including a number of ridings he visited...

    Is Vladimir Putin Sick? Nope, He’s Just Stressed Out And Can Still ‘Break Hands’ with His Handshake
    Mar12

    Is Vladimir Putin Sick? Nope, He’s Just Stressed Out And Can Still ‘Break Hands’ with His Handshake

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a few meetings and hasn’t been seen in public for a week, the government published old photos of him, and his spokesperson said everything is fine. But there’s still speculation that something’s wrong with his health. Dmitri Peskov, a spokesperson for Putin, 62, stressed that the...