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    Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia
    Mar01

    Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

    Tallinn (AFP) – Estonians voted Sunday in an election marked by jitters over a militarily resurgent Russia and a popular pro-Kremlin party, with the security-focused centre-left coalition tipped for another term. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea last year and its meddling in eastern Ukraine have galvanised the European Union, including...

    Moscow rally mourns slain anti-Putin activist Boris Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Moscow rally mourns slain anti-Putin activist Boris Nemtsov

    A Kremlin mouthpiece suggested a reason for Boris Nemtsov’s assassination: a dispute with his Ukrainian girlfriend. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Putin’s Sinister Black Sea Strategy
    Mar01

    Putin’s Sinister Black Sea Strategy

    Russia’s president knows exactly what he wants, and it’s not eastern Ukraine. His interests are all about oil and gas and supply routes. The rest is smoke and mirrors. …read more Source: The Daily...

    20,000 mourners march in Moscow for Boris Nemtsov
    Mar01

    20,000 mourners march in Moscow for Boris Nemtsov

    Thousands in Moscow turned out to march in memory of opposition politician Boris Nemstov. (AP photo) MOSCOW— Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken...

    ‘I am not afraid’: Mass rally held in Moscow to remember Nemtsov
    Mar01

    ‘I am not afraid’: Mass rally held in Moscow to remember Nemtsov

    People hold flags and posters during a march to commemorate Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov near St. Basil’s Cathedral in central Moscow on March 1. Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Tens of thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Boris Nemtsov, the opposition politician who was gunned down near the Kremlin shortly before...

    Russia Looms Large in Estonian Elections
    Mar01

    Russia Looms Large in Estonian Elections

    Estonians headed to the polls in an election dominated by socio-economic issues and concerns over national security in light of Russia’s moves in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    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...

    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...

    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...