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    Punches Thrown in Ukraine Parliament
    Mar04

    Punches Thrown in Ukraine Parliament

    A brawl erupted in the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday (March 3) with deputies throwing punches and shouting abuse at one another. At the centre of the scuffles was leader of Ukraine’s populist Radical Party, Oleh Lyashko, who took exception to the presence of Serhiy Melnychuk, a former colleague in the Radicals, who had joined another...

    News of the Day from Across the Globe, March 4
    Mar04

    News of the Day from Across the Globe, March 4

    On Thursday, the communist nation’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress, will begin its yearly session. the dual sessions do telegraph the general national agenda for the coming year. South Sudan’s rebels on Tuesday warned that peace talks with the government could fail if the government does not make...

    Western Leaders Hint At More Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Mar04

    Western Leaders Hint At More Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday warned Russia that they were ready to step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, officials said. The threats came in statements issued after a video conference that brought together Obama and the leaders of...

    U.S. troops to head to Ukraine – 300 to be in place by March
    Mar04

    U.S. troops to head to Ukraine – 300 to be in place by March

    The U.S. military is ramping up for a deployment to Ukraine. The US Army is preparing to send approximately 300 troops at a time to train Ukrainian forces in western Ukraine, writes my Defense News colleague Paul McLeary. He is citing documents posted on a government contracting site. More from Paul McLeary’s article: A solicitation posted...

    Bible story: Israeli PM packs potent religious symbolism in US speech
    Mar04

    Bible story: Israeli PM packs potent religious symbolism in US speech

    WASHINGTON – The powerful religious symbolism packed into a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to U.S. Congress would have been self-evident even to someone lacking training in Jewish theology.That’s because he made sure to point it out near the beginning.He reminded the American politicians in the room, not to...

    Here’s the most far-out part of the theory that Russia hijacked Malaysia Airlines MH370
    Mar04

    Here’s the most far-out part of the theory that Russia hijacked Malaysia Airlines MH370

    It’s been nearly a year since MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur for a red-eye flight to Beijing on March 8, 2014. The whole world knows what happened next, but so far, no one knows why the plane still hasn’t been found. We read aviation expert Jeff Wise’s book, “The Plane That Wasn’t There: Why We Haven’t Found...

    Turkey Aims to Become Energy Hub for Russian Gas
    Mar04

    Turkey Aims to Become Energy Hub for Russian Gas

    With Moscow declaring in the coming years that it will divert its gas supplies away from Ukraine and through Turkey to supply Europe, Ankara said it is a step closer to its goal of being a major gas hub. But critics point out Turkey still has many hurdles to overcome. The deepening crisis in Ukraine could open the door to Turkey’s decade...

    Canada missed its chance to stand up to Russia’s oppression: Cotler
    Mar04

    Canada missed its chance to stand up to Russia’s oppression: Cotler

    In the wake of Boris Nemtsov’s murder, Liberal MP Irwin Cotler says Canada missed an opportunity to send a message to Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. “If we had spoken out against domestic oppression and sanctioned human rights offenders, we might have been able to steer Putin away from moving into Ukraine. We would have been…...

    US Commander: 12,000 Russian Soldiers in Ukraine Supporting Rebels
    Mar04

    US Commander: 12,000 Russian Soldiers in Ukraine Supporting Rebels

    The U.S. military estimates around 12,000 Russian soldiers are supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said on Tuesday.The Russian forces are made up of military advisers, weapons operators and… …read more Source:...

    Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Mar04

    Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    In a video conference, Obama and the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the EU said they would support and strengthen the role of Europe’s OSCE security organization to monitor the so-called Minsk agreements that led to last month’s cease-fire between Ukraine’s army and Russian-backed separatists. In the wake of the...