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    Is American LNG Ready to Help Europe?
    Mar01

    Is American LNG Ready to Help Europe?

    Oil isn’t the only commodity whose price has crashed in recent months. Liquified natural gas (LNG), often linked to oil in its long-term contracts, has dropped off a cliff as well, and that could have some big geopolitical implications. It starts in Asia, where for years buyers have paid a premium over other regions for the hydrocarbon. But...

    Ukraine: Rebels Using Cease-fire to Regroup
    Mar01

    Ukraine: Rebels Using Cease-fire to Regroup

    Ukraine’s military said on Sunday a cease-fire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories overnight, but warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions, especially around the port of Mariupol. A drop in violence and moves by both sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the...

    Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election
    Mar01

    Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election

    Estonians are voting Sunday in a national parliamentary election. The coalition government of Prime Minister Taavi Roivas is expected to win as the Baltic state, a member of the West’s NATO military alliance that was once part of the Soviet Union, contends with a militarily resurgent Russia and a pro-Kremlin opposition party. By mid-day, 42...

    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks
    Mar01

    Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s frontlines were relatively calm on Sunday ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.Kiev’s security officials said there was no fire after midnight on Ukraine’s positions and no Ukrainian soldiers...

    Ukraine Military Says Rebels Using Truce To Regroup
    Mar01

    Ukraine Military Says Rebels Using Truce To Regroup

    (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Sunday a ceasefire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories overnight, but warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions. A drop in violence and moves by both sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line had raised...

    In Moscow, March Commemorates the Murdered Nemtsov
    Mar01

    In Moscow, March Commemorates the Murdered Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia’s future. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many carrying portraits of...

    Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic
    Mar01

    Moscow March Honors Slain Putin Critic

    Immense crowds turned out in Moscow on Sunday to march through the city in honor of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov — an opposition politician and frequent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin — was supposed to appear at a Sunday rally protesting Russia’s role in the fighting in Ukraine. The rally was converted into a...

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. Russian President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political...

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political opponents, jailing some and driving others into exile, since mass anti-Putin protests swept Moscow in 2011 and 2012. The first possibility, the Investigative Committee said, was that the killing was aimed at destabilizing the political situation in Russia and Nemtsov...

    Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia
    Mar01

    Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia

    With every passing year, the Putin regime engages in thuggish acts that turn the once-unthinkable into dreadful new norms. To cite just a few examples, the past decade has seen the cut off of gas to Europe, the invasion of Georgia, the state-sanctioned killing of Sergei Magnitsky, the expulsion of USAID because of its support for civil society...