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    Turkey Takes a Tumble
    Mar05

    Turkey Takes a Tumble

    With the Turkish lira at a record low against the dollar and growth stalling, President Erdogan is employing some unusual measures to keep Turkey’s fragile economy afloat. The Financial Times reports: Last week, after intense pressure for lower interest rates from Mr Erdogan, the central bank cut overnight rates by a bigger than expected 50...

    Putin wants to destroy NATO, ‘not by attacking it but by splintering it,’ says head of U.S. forces in Europe
    Mar05

    Putin wants to destroy NATO, ‘not by attacking it but by splintering it,’ says head of U.S. forces in Europe

    BERLIN — The commander of the US army in Europe has accused Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, of seeking to destroy Nato, and accused Russia of having 12,000 troops inside eastern Ukraine. Speaking to military and political leaders in Berlin, Lt-Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges said Russia could seek to use the sort of “hybrid warfare” seen in...

    Ukrainian MP Held by Russia Ends Hunger-Strike After 83 Days
    Mar05

    Ukrainian MP Held by Russia Ends Hunger-Strike After 83 Days

    Lawyers for Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian MP and former military pilot held by Russian authorities since last June, have confirmed the “partial cessation” of her hunger strike, which she has undertaken for the past 83 days. Russia has charged Savchenko, 33, with involvement in a mortar attack that killed two Russian journalists last summer, in...

    Halifax-based warship arrives in the Black Sea for NATO exercises
    Mar05

    Halifax-based warship arrives in the Black Sea for NATO exercises

    HALIFAX – A Halifax-based warship has arrived in the Black Sea to take part in NATO training exercises.The Defence Department says HMCS Fredericton and five other allied warships will participate in a month-long operation to improve maritime security in central and eastern Europe.The department says the exercises are directly related to...

    NATO Official: Putin’s Suppression to Blame for Nemtsov’s Death
    Mar05

    NATO Official: Putin’s Suppression to Blame for Nemtsov’s Death

    Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Ukraine into a failed state while silencing dissent at home, a top NATO official said on Thursday, suggesting the Russian President was ultimately responsible for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. “President Putin’s aim seems to be to turn Ukraine into a failed state and to suppress and...

    NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
    Mar05

    NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide. NATO’s top U.S. civilian official, Alexander Vershbow, said Thursday that “an angry, revisionist Russia” was stopping at...

    A year after Russia seized Crimea, Ukraine braces for a long fight
    Mar05

    A year after Russia seized Crimea, Ukraine braces for a long fight

    The irony of a year of war with Russia is that Ukraine today is far better prepared to defend itself than it was last March, after Russian troops invaded the…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Op-Ed: For Ukraine Jews, Purim holiday merely a respite
    Mar05

    Op-Ed: For Ukraine Jews, Purim holiday merely a respite

    A heavily damaged hotel near the airport in Donetsk, Ukraine, Feb. 26, 2015. Jews still living in the embattled city have become enormously dependent on foreign assistance, according to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish perseverance, and more than a bit of chutzpah, lies at the...

    Scribbled Note Shows Slain Opposition Leader Nemtsov On Trail Of Russian Deaths In Ukraine
    Mar05

    Scribbled Note Shows Slain Opposition Leader Nemtsov On Trail Of Russian Deaths In Ukraine

    MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) – It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive investigation he was preparing into...

    Ukrainian President’s Company Accused of Intimidation by UK Firm
    Mar05

    Ukrainian President’s Company Accused of Intimidation by UK Firm

    British-owned architecture firm Jones East8 accused Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s confectionary company of intimidation today after the firm’s director resigned in tears and left the country following a mysterious telephone call. The director, Hanna Nikiforova, cited her objection to the architects’ legal challenge...