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    Let Slip the Bureaucrats of War
    Feb27

    Let Slip the Bureaucrats of War

    The people arguably doing the most to clip Russian president Vladimir Putin’s wings and neuter Russia’s ability to effectively wield its energy weapon are a bevy of largely bland and anonymous European bureaucrats. While the European Union has never become a traditional, hard-power geopolitical player, it has deployed what gear it has...

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance
    Feb27

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a “destructive” stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal “painful” counterblows. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Secretary of State John Kerry breached “diplomatic ethics” when he told U.S. lawmakers earlier this...

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance
    Feb27

    Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a “destructive” stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal “painful” counterblows. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Secretary of State John Kerry breached “diplomatic ethics” when he...

    Inside Village Shattered by Shelling
    Feb27

    Inside Village Shattered by Shelling

    The Ukrainian army is using the current truce to “rearm and re-group”, says the BBC’s Paul Wood from the village of Peski, near Donetsk airport. …read more Source: The Boston...

    OSCE Says Ukraine At ‘Crossroads’ Of War And Peace
    Feb27

    OSCE Says Ukraine At ‘Crossroads’ Of War And Peace

    An OSCE official has warned against “further escalation of the conflict” in eastern Ukraine despite encouraging signs of a cease-fire taking hold between government troops and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Volunteer Fighters Defending Mariupol
    Feb27

    The Volunteer Fighters Defending Mariupol

    The strategically important city of Mariupol is being defended not only by regular Ukrainian army troops but also by fighters who swear allegiance to the Azov Battalion. …read more Source: The Boston...

    8 Spaniards arrested for fighting with pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine
    Feb27

    8 Spaniards arrested for fighting with pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Let this be a lesson to anyone looking to join an insurgency abroad: Don’t post photos of yourselves posing with military equipment on social media when you return home. That’s how police identified eight suspects who they say fought alongside Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. See also:...

    U.S. Grad Students Find ‘Suspicious’ Russian Stock Trading Before Crimea Takeover
    Feb27

    U.S. Grad Students Find ‘Suspicious’ Russian Stock Trading Before Crimea Takeover

    A pair of U.S.-based doctoral students have uncovered “suspicious” trading on Russian stock markets ahead of the Kremlin’s push to annex Crimea, suggesting some insiders knew something was afoot. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Leonard Nimoy dies at 83
    Feb27

    Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

    Leonard Nimoy, the man who made Spock famous, passed away at age 83 on Friday Nimoy, an actor, singer, photographer, poet and voice artist who was so much more than just Mr. Spock from Star Trek, was hospitalized in mid-February for severe chest pains He had been suffering for years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, frequently blaming a...

    Spain Arrests Eight Accused of Joining Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain Arrests Eight Accused of Joining Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine

    Spain on Friday arrested eight citizens who recently returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, the first such arrest in the European Union of foreign citizens involved in the conflict, the Interior Ministry said. The eight suspects, identified only by initials, were arrested in a nationwide operation on suspicion of crimes...