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    US Lifts Sanctions on Belarus Energy Company
    Mar11

    US Lifts Sanctions on Belarus Energy Company

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company as animosity thaws on cooperation over Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian rights council: The suspect who was blamed for Putin critic’s killing likely confessed under torture
    Mar11

    Russian rights council: The suspect who was blamed for Putin critic’s killing likely confessed under torture

    Moscow (AFP) – A former Chechen police officer who admitted to taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov “likely confessed under torture”, a member of the Kremlin’s rights council told AFP Wednesday. “There are reasons that lead us to believe Zaur Dadayev confessed under torture,”...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Mar11

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. Iraqi forces retook control Tuesday of Tikrit, a city of strategic importance, from Islamic State militants. 2. Chinese economic data, including retail sales and industrial output was weaker than expected for January and February, indicating the world’s second-biggest economy is...

    Russia may ease Ukraine’s gas terms, but Kiev must settle its bills
    Mar11

    Russia may ease Ukraine’s gas terms, but Kiev must settle its bills

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia may ease the terms of its gas supplies to Ukraine, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Reuters, but he said… …read more Source:...

    NATO Naval Drills Start in Black Sea
    Mar11

    NATO Naval Drills Start in Black Sea

    NATO’s Black Sea members Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey joined four other alliance states in a multinational naval exercise in the Black Sea off the Bulgarian coast on Tuesday (March 10). The exercise was held just across the water from the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March 2014. The focus was on training...

    IMF Expected To Approve Fresh Ukraine Bailout
    Mar11

    IMF Expected To Approve Fresh Ukraine Bailout

    The board of the International Monetary Fund is widely expected to approve a fresh $17.5 loan program for Ukraine when it meets on March 11. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Analysts say difficult to tell if Canada’s sanctions on Russia having impact
    Mar11

    Analysts say difficult to tell if Canada’s sanctions on Russia having impact

    Canada has spent the last year aggressively imposing sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian players with ties to the simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine, but experts say there’s no evidence that the penalties are having any political impact on the Putin government. The federal government has imposed sanctions on 85 Russian and 75 Ukrainian...

    Obama Said to Resist Growing Pressure From All Sides to Arm Ukraine
    Mar11

    Obama Said to Resist Growing Pressure From All Sides to Arm Ukraine

    Democrats joined Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday in unanimously pressing the administration to send weapons to Kiev. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama slammed for delay in arming Ukraine
    Mar11

    Obama slammed for delay in arming Ukraine

    Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday slammed President Obama’s continuing refusal to approve lethal arms for Ukraine, saying Tuesday that U.S. credibility is falling as Russian-backed rebels gain ground in their fight against the former Soviet republic’s government. Mr. Obama has not ruled out providing defensive weapons, which...

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete
    Mar11

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete

    Ukraine leader says heavy weapons withdrawal in east almost complete; accusations still fired …read more Source:...