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    Ukraine Central Bank Lifts Key Rate to 30%
    Mar03

    Ukraine Central Bank Lifts Key Rate to 30%

    Ukraine’s central bank raised its refinancing rate to 30%, as part of a package of measures aimed at stabilizing the country’s financial system. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal for March
    Mar03

    Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal for March

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, March 3 (UPI) — Ukraine and Russia have agreed to a gas shipment deal which will keep Ukraine supplied with natural gas until the end of March. …read more Source: United Press...

    FP’s Situation Report: Iraq gives the U.S. a surprise of its own; Clapper wants guns for Ukraine; Russia brings its anti-gay agenda to the U.N.; and much more from around the world.
    Mar03

    FP’s Situation Report: Iraq gives the U.S. a surprise of its own; Clapper wants guns for Ukraine; Russia brings its anti-gay agenda to the U.N.; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iraq repays DoD’s Mosul leaks with a surprise of its own. Iraqi officials were angry after the Pentagon released details on plans without Baghdad’s approval to retake Mosul. They returned the favor Monday with an unexpected offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State. FP’s Kate Brannen...

    Boris Nemtsov and the End of Two Eras
    Mar03

    Boris Nemtsov and the End of Two Eras

    Sergei Kapukhin/Reuters As remembrances poured in over the weekend for murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, writers appeared to mourn not just a man but a moment in Russian politics, when critics of President Vladimir Putin seemed to be at the height of their power. That moment, many acknowledged, had passed well before Nemtsov was...

    Boris Nemtsov’s Murder is a Killing Stalin Would Appreciate
    Mar03

    Boris Nemtsov’s Murder is a Killing Stalin Would Appreciate

    Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition politician shot four times in the back and killed while walking across a Moscow bridge late on February 27, lived in a large apartment directly across the river from the iconic domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral. The last time I saw Nemtsov was in that apartment, nearly five years ago. I was reporting a...

    Ukraine central bank raises key rate to 30% from 19.5%: Interfax
    Mar03

    Ukraine central bank raises key rate to 30% from 19.5%: Interfax

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s central bank has raised its benchmark refinancing rate to 30 percent from 19.5 percent, the country’s Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.The rate change will take effect on Wednesday, the bank’s governor Valeriya Gontareva was quoted as saying. Join the conversation about this story » …read...

    EU Commission Ponders Neighborhood Policy, Closer Ties With Russia
    Mar03

    EU Commission Ponders Neighborhood Policy, Closer Ties With Russia

    The European Commission is questioning whether to drop its European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and appears open to the possibility of closer cooperation with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it
    Mar03

    Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Mourners line up to view body of slain Russian opposition leader
    Mar03

    Mourners line up to view body of slain Russian opposition leader

    MOSCOW – One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia’s beleaguered opposition. Nemtsov was shot to death late Friday while walking on a bridge near...

    Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
    Mar03

    Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (AP) — One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia’s beleaguered opposition. Many opposition supporters suspect the killing was ordered by the...