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    Russia Says Hunger Striking Ukrainian Pilot Agrees To Eat Broth
    Mar05

    Russia Says Hunger Striking Ukrainian Pilot Agrees To Eat Broth

    The Russian prison service reportedly said that jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly three months, has agreed to eat chicken broth. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32
    Mar05

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32. The self-appointed government in Donetsk said in a statement Thursday that one person still remains unaccounted for. The blast occurred before dawn Wednesday more than 1,000 metres (3,200...

    Russian NGO ousted from Gulag prison camp museum
    Mar05

    Russian NGO ousted from Gulag prison camp museum

    Viktor Shmyrov, director for the Perm-36 museum in central Russia, told The Associated Press Thursday that his organization had lost the property after losing a lawsuit against the regional Ministry of Culture, which announced in 2013 that it would take over. Millions more died of harsh labor and cruel treatment in the giant Gulag prison camp...

    Ukraine’s Kuchma Says West Too Soft On Russia Over Debaltseve
    Mar05

    Ukraine’s Kuchma Says West Too Soft On Russia Over Debaltseve

    Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma has criticized the Western response to “crude violations” of a cease-fire by Russian-backed rebels who ignored the truce deal to seize the strategic town of Debaltseve in a major offensive. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pope Francis’s Report Card
    Mar05

    Pope Francis’s Report Card

    This article is adapted from the new book THE FRANCIS MIRACLE: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church, published by Time Books. Since his surprise election two years ago, Pope Francis has electrified and baffled the world in roughly equal measure. He’s launched Roman Catholicism on a reform path—though without altering its...

    Ukraine Pays $15 Million Toward Russian Gas Bill
    Mar05

    Ukraine Pays $15 Million Toward Russian Gas Bill

    Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday that it had received a $15 million prepayment from Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz following warnings supply could be cut off if no payment was made. The payment is enough for 45.6 million cubic meters of gas, or about five days’ supply at current rates of delivery, Gazprom said by...

    FP’s Situation Report: What’s the trigger for new Russia sanctions?; Iran says a nuke deal is close; American ambassador attacked in South Korea; and much more from around the world.
    Mar05

    FP’s Situation Report: What’s the trigger for new Russia sanctions?; Iran says a nuke deal is close; American ambassador attacked in South Korea; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The United States and Europe edge toward new sanctions against Russia, but what’s the trigger? The calls to arm Ukraine are growing louder inside the Obama administration, but so far the White House is sticking to economic penalties to punish Russia for meddling in Ukraine. It has a new round of sanctions...

    Italian PM in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties
    Mar05

    Italian PM in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties

    MOSCOW (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis. Renzi told Russian President Vladimir Putin at the start of their talks Thursday that he would like to discuss Russia’s relations with the European Union along with other issues,...

    Italian PM visits Moscow, set to discuss Russia-EU ties and Ukrainian crisis
    Mar05

    Italian PM visits Moscow, set to discuss Russia-EU ties and Ukrainian crisis

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: FOX...

    Death toll from Ukraine mine accident rises to 32
    Mar05

    Death toll from Ukraine mine accident rises to 32

    Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32. …read more Source:...