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    Spot the differences in these uncanny photos of Obama and Putin with the Pope
    Mar15

    Spot the differences in these uncanny photos of Obama and Putin with the Pope

    President Barack Obama met Pope Francis Thursday, and one of the photos taken evokes another papal meeting. Here is Russian President Vladimir Putin with Pope Francis in November: What makes the juxtaposition so fascinating is that the pope’s smile is quite similar, while the overall body language in the two photos quite different. A sort...

    Biden, Poroshenko call on Russia, separatists to implement ceasefire deal
    Mar15

    Biden, Poroshenko call on Russia, separatists to implement ceasefire deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Saturday and both called on… …read more Source:...

    Germany wants Russia to comply with Ukraine peace deal before sanctions eased: sources
    Mar14

    Germany wants Russia to comply with Ukraine peace deal before sanctions eased: sources

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany and other countries want European Union leaders to endorse a declaration saying that EU sanctions on Russia will… …read more Source:...

    Stop The Presses:  Moscow Cracks Down On Journalists In Annexed Crimea
    Mar14

    Stop The Presses: Moscow Cracks Down On Journalists In Annexed Crimea

    Russian security agents on March 13 raided the homes of the families of two Ukrainian journalists in the Russia-annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. The raids seem to be part of a systematic policy to control the media in the disputed area. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    DND says plane flew over Canadian frigate; no details on alleged faceoff with Russian warships
    Mar14

    DND says plane flew over Canadian frigate; no details on alleged faceoff with Russian warships

    The Defence Department now says there was a low-level flight by a Russian plane over a Canadian frigate in the Black Sea but it can’t provide any details to back up the Conservative government’s contention that Russian warships confronted HMCS Fredericton. NATO officials maintain there was no such confrontation and Russian warships...

    Differences among Iraqis over Iran’s Role in the War on ISIS
    Mar14

    Differences among Iraqis over Iran’s Role in the War on ISIS

    The nuclear deal that President Barack Obama insists on concluding with Iran has had negative repercussions within the United States but positive ones in terms of the Russian relationship with Middle Eastern countries. The US president will help rescue Russian President Vladimir Putin from his misadventure in Ukraine through the Iranian gateway....

    Ukrainian Separatists Demand Kyiv Explain Delay In Special Status
    Mar14

    Ukrainian Separatists Demand Kyiv Explain Delay In Special Status

    An official from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine is demanding that Kyiv explain why it missed a deadline to grant the DNR and another pro-Russian separatist region special status. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe Turns To Turkey As Alternative To Russian Energy
    Mar14

    Europe Turns To Turkey As Alternative To Russian Energy

    The European Commission (EC) plans to tighten its relations with several nations, including Turkey, as a part of the Continent’s effort to lessen its dependence on Russian for its energy security. In a statement on March 11, the EC said it “intends to strengthen EU-Turkey energy relations by establishing a strategic energy partnership”...

    Ukrainian Doctors Meet With Savchenko
    Mar14

    Ukrainian Doctors Meet With Savchenko

    Ukrainian physicians who traveled to Russia to examine jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko have now been allowed in to see her. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    OSCE Official Concerned By Russia’s Suspension Of CFE Treaty
    Mar14

    OSCE Official Concerned By Russia’s Suspension Of CFE Treaty

    ​The chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Political Affairs and Security for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has raised concerns about Russian military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and its “complete suspension” of work under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe...