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    Kremlin says Ukraine moving too slowly to fulfill peace deal
    Mar12

    Kremlin says Ukraine moving too slowly to fulfill peace deal

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman is accusing Ukraine of dragging its feet on implementing last month’s peace deal.Dmitry… …read more Source:...

    Cash-strapped Ukraine launches crucial debt talks
    Mar12

    Cash-strapped Ukraine launches crucial debt talks

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Thursday said it would begin negotiations with creditors on restructuring the conflict-torn country’s debt, a move called for in its high-stakes multibillion-dollar bailout from the International Monetary Fund.Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said she expected the first $5 billion tranche of the new $17.5...

    Boris Nemtsov and the Convenient Chechen Connection
    Mar12

    Boris Nemtsov and the Convenient Chechen Connection

    MOSCOW — A little more than a week after opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in central Moscow just feet away from the Kremlin, Russian state investigators claim to have found the culprit, and it’s not who anyone expected: lone-wolf Islamist radicals. Nemtsov’s acquaintances, independent experts, and even one of...

    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...