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    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary Of Independence
    Mar12

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary Of Independence

    Lithuania has marked the 25th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in celebrations overshadowed by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine not out of the woods yet
    Mar12

    Ukraine not out of the woods yet

    The International Monetary Fund may have thrown Ukraine a lifeline, but the country still faces tough challenges in resolving its hard currency debt. …read more Source:...

    Niculescu books Serena showdown at Indian Wells
    Mar12

    Niculescu books Serena showdown at Indian Wells

    Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) – Monica Niculescu rolled over Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-1 to book a second round clash with Serena Williams at Indian Wells, where the American returns this week after a 14-year hiatus.Reigning Australian Open champ Williams is one of 32 seeded players who received a first-round bye at the joint ATP...

    In Eastern Ukraine, Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels
    Mar12

    In Eastern Ukraine, Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels

    After months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the presence of the Ukrainian military and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the rebellion. New recruits for Ukraine’s rebel army, part of a battalion of Don Cossacks, are on their way out of Donetsk to a piece of wasteland for weapons training. Their...

    U.S. to send drones and Humvees to Ukrainian military
    Mar12

    U.S. to send drones and Humvees to Ukrainian military

    U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden told Ukraine’s president Wednesday the U.S. will send more aid to the country, the Associated Press writes. U.S. officials said that will include small drones and armoured Humvees. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: The White House said in a statement that Biden delivered the news in a call to...

    IMF Approves $17.5 Billion Credit Program To Save Ukraine From Economic Collapse
    Mar12

    IMF Approves $17.5 Billion Credit Program To Save Ukraine From Economic Collapse

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Monetary Fund agreed Wednesday to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to pull the country back from the verge of economic collapse. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said in a statement that the new four-year extended arrangement will support economic stabilization...

    Spy Games Sabotage Ukraine Security Agency
    Mar12

    Spy Games Sabotage Ukraine Security Agency

    Ukraine’s intelligence agency, the SBU, has been riddled with Russian spies, sympathizers and turncoats. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    PSG, Bayern join Real, Porto in Champions League last eight
    Mar12

    PSG, Bayern join Real, Porto in Champions League last eight

    Paris (AFP) – Ten-man Paris Saint-Germain sensationally came from behind twice to dump Chelsea out of the Champions League on away goals after extra time as Bayern Munich also qualified for the quarter-finals with a 7-0 rout of ten-man Shakhtar Donetsk.Held 1-1 in their last 16, first leg tie at Parc des Princes, the Parisians needed an...

    IMF will loan $17.5 billion to Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF will loan $17.5 billion to Ukraine

    IMF managing director Christine Lagarde announced Wednesday a plan to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to pull the country back from the verge of economic collapse. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    A pigeon in hawk’s feathers: Harper on security
    Mar12

    A pigeon in hawk’s feathers: Harper on security

    Stephen Harper’s gotten me so scared, I feel like hiding in a closet. The prime minister is quite right — the highest purpose of government is to protect its citizens. Why, then, does he try to scare the bejesus out of them every day? I thought leaders in times of crisis were expected to keep calm and carry on, maintaining stiff upper lips...