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    Nemtsov murder witness heads to Kiev after leaving Moscow: Ukrainian official
    Mar03

    Nemtsov murder witness heads to Kiev after leaving Moscow: Ukrainian official

    Kiev (AFP) – The chief witness in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who had complained of being kept under guard in Moscow, was able to leave Russia and is now on her way to Kiev, Ukraine’s foreign ministry spokesman said late Monday.”Ganna Duritska has just left for Kiev. Ukrainian diplomats in Moscow...

    Clapper: Give Ukraine ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’
    Mar03

    Clapper: Give Ukraine ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’

    The U.S. government’s senior intelligence official said that he believes the Obama administration should give Kiev “lethal defensive weapons” for its struggle against the Russian-backed separatists battling the country’s military in eastern Ukraine Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Council on Foreign Relations...

    Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook
    Mar03

    Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook

    GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it’s a “balanced statement” based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil. Martin Winterkorn told The Associated Press that “I think it’s quite a good assessment, as usual we at Volkswagen do...

    Russia, Ukraine agree gas delivery deal until end March: EU
    Mar03

    Russia, Ukraine agree gas delivery deal until end March: EU

    Brussels (AFP) – Moscow and Kiev agreed a gas delivery deal until the end of March after EU-brokered talks in Brussels Monday, securing supplies to Europe after a row over supplies to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, the EU said.”I am satisfied that we managed to safeguard the full application of the Winter Package for the supply needs in...

    Susan Rice Doesn’t Deserve Being Smeared
    Mar03

    Susan Rice Doesn’t Deserve Being Smeared

    As a close observer of the Obama administration, I have had my share of disagreements with how the White House has conducted its foreign policy and how the National Security Council staff has operated in relation to other departments and agencies in the national security bureaucracy. The reset with Russia was a good idea at the time, but it died...

    Key witness can’t identify suspects in Moscow assassination
    Mar02

    Key witness can’t identify suspects in Moscow assassination

    MOSCOW — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. While state-run and Kremlin-controlled media focused on a theory that the killing...

    Ukraine leaders seeks peacekeeping mission for eastern regions
    Mar02

    Ukraine leaders seeks peacekeeping mission for eastern regions

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russia-backed separatists. The U.N. human rights office has raised its toll for the fighting, saying more than 6,000 people have died since the...

    An Electoral Close Shave for Estonia
    Mar02

    An Electoral Close Shave for Estonia

    NATO can breath a sigh of relief. In the recent Estonian elections, the ruling Reform Party led by 35-year-old, pro-Western Taavi Rõivas kept control, upsetting the expectations of pollsters, who predicted a win for the Kremlin-allied Centre Party. In large part due to Estonia’s large ethnic Russian population, the latter took very nearly a...

    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO
    Mar02

    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO

    Russia is heavily militarizing Crimea as a way to project power deep in to the Black Sea, USNI News reports citing supreme commander of NATO Gen. Philip Breedlove. “What we have seen is that Crimea has been transformed in some fairly significant ways as far as weapon systems in the Crimea,” Breedlove said during a conference on February 25....

    Clapper: Give Ukraine “Lethal Defensive Weapons”
    Mar02

    Clapper: Give Ukraine “Lethal Defensive Weapons”

    The U.S. government’s senior intelligence official said that he believes the Obama administration should give Kiev “lethal defensive weapons” for its struggle against the Russian-backed separatists battling the country’s military in eastern Ukraine Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Council on Foreign Relations...