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    One Year On, Crimea Celebrates Russian Annexation, But Many Crimeans Are Unhappy
    Mar17

    One Year On, Crimea Celebrates Russian Annexation, But Many Crimeans Are Unhappy

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — On a breezy morning on March 16th, around two hundred people gathered on the square outside the local parliament in Crimea’s capital Simferopol. Ripples of applause rang out from the crowd as local musicians proclaimed their devotion to Russia from a stage overlooking a wave of blue, red and white flags. “I have...

    EU Consensus Emerging on Russian Sanctions
    Mar17

    EU Consensus Emerging on Russian Sanctions

    A deal is emerging within the European Union to delay any immediate decision on extending economic sanctions against Moscow and linking an easing of sanctions to the full, final implementation of the Ukraine cease-fire. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Has Russia’s Agony Begun?
    Mar17

    Has Russia’s Agony Begun?

    In politics, even the inevitable can take you by surprise, turning victory into disaster. This is what Vladimir Putin has yet to understand. The Russian system of personalized power has demonstrated an amazing knack for survival, by changing its costume and pretending to be its opposite for a while, after which it returns to its predatory ways....

    Polish Foreign Minister Says New Russia Sanctions Not Necessary; More Deaths Recorded In East Ukraine
    Mar17

    Polish Foreign Minister Says New Russia Sanctions Not Necessary; More Deaths Recorded In East Ukraine

    According to Poland’s foreign minister, the world does not need to discuss increasing sanctions against Russia, because the Ukrainian conflict that sparked the sanctions is essentially stalled. Grzegorz Schetyna, who made the comments while in Brussels on Monday, said that nothing has happened in recent weeks that would warrant an increase...

    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half decade of controversy
    Mar17

    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half decade of controversy

    OTTAWA – The Harper government has ratified an international treaty to ban deadly cluster bombs, after more than half a decade of controversy.Canada signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008, but dragged its heels on ratifying it in the face of widespread international complaints, including from the usually neutral International...

    Turkey Starts $10B Project to Ship Azeri Gas to Europe
    Mar17

    Turkey Starts $10B Project to Ship Azeri Gas to Europe

    Turkey inaugurated a $10 billion project to pipe Azeri gas to Western markets on Tuesday, forging ahead with a plan that could help Europe reduce its dependence on Russian energy even as Moscow touts its own alternative. The Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) aims to carry 16 billion cubic meters of gas a year by mid-2018 from...

    Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave on manoeuvres
    Mar17

    Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave on manoeuvres

    Russia to deploy missiles to Kaliningrad, bombers to Crimea as part of drills, official says …read more Source:...

    Top U.S. General in Europe: Arming Ukraine ‘Isn’t a Strategy’
    Mar17

    Top U.S. General in Europe: Arming Ukraine ‘Isn’t a Strategy’

    The top U.S. Army commander in Europe questioned whether Washington should provide weaponry to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, a proposal gaining increasing support among American officials alarmed by the rebels’ ongoing gains in eastern Ukraine. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges conceded to reporters Tuesday that arming...

    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half-decade of controversy
    Mar17

    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half-decade of controversy

    OTTAWA – The Harper government has ratified an international treaty to ban deadly cluster bombs, after more than half a decade of controversy. Canada signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008, but dragged its heels on ratifying it in the face of widespread international complaints, including from the usually neutral International...

    Greek PM hastens Russia visit amid cash crunch
    Mar17

    Greek PM hastens Russia visit amid cash crunch

    Athens (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled Tuesday a surprise trip to Russia but also sought talks with European leaders to break a deadlock over reforms that has revived default fears.The radical Greek government said Tsipras, who was already scheduled to visit Russia in May for its annual Victory Day parade, would now...