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    Greeks bearing grudges rip up Brussels diplomatic rulebook
    Mar04

    Greeks bearing grudges rip up Brussels diplomatic rulebook

    Athens (AFP) – Strapped for cash and under pressure to deliver on reforms, Greece’s new radical government has ruffled feathers in Brussels by not respecting the diplomatic niceties of the negotiating table.From 40-year-old Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras downwards, Greek officials have gone into EU meetings in fighting mood, their hard...

    Top U.S. General Says Washington Should Consider Arming Ukraine
    Mar04

    Top U.S. General Says Washington Should Consider Arming Ukraine

    The U.S. military’s leading general says Washington should now consider providing Ukrainian forces with lethal aid to help combat the nation’s pro-Kremlin insurgency. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey argued during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the allegedly Russian-backed rebellion threatens to undo more...

    Dempsey Backs Arming Ukraine With ‘Lethal Aid’ Against Pro-Russian Separatists
    Mar04

    Dempsey Backs Arming Ukraine With ‘Lethal Aid’ Against Pro-Russian Separatists

    U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey for the first time said the United States should consider giving “lethal aid” to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian separatists. The top-ranking military officer urged lawmakers in Washington Tuesday to back the possibility of arming Ukrainian government troops along with NATO allies, according to Defense One....

    West vow ‘strong’ response if major Ukraine truce violation
    Mar04

    West vow ‘strong’ response if major Ukraine truce violation

    Kiev (AFP) – Western leaders have called for a “strong reaction” from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.The leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy plus EU head Donald Tusk on Tuesday also argued...

    Out for Blood in Russia
    Mar04

    Out for Blood in Russia

    The Murder of Boris Nemtsov March 3, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    A murder in Moscow — and a climate of fear
    Mar04

    A murder in Moscow — and a climate of fear

    Russian President Vladimir Putin wants the public to believe he doesn’t benefit from the death of Boris Nemtsov, and some of the slain politician’s anti-Kremlin allies seem inclined to agree. Putin has used this propaganda line before, however, and there’s no reason to believe it now. Nemtsov’s murder — regardless of who...

    Ukraine Rebels Patrol Destroyed Airport
    Mar04

    Ukraine Rebels Patrol Destroyed Airport

    You’d never think that shell of a building was once an airport terminal. But last year, the international airport near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk was alive with activity. Today, the bombed out buildings and burned out vehicles are mute reminders of the pitched battles that went on here between government forces and armed rebels....

    Punches Thrown in Ukraine Parliament
    Mar04

    Punches Thrown in Ukraine Parliament

    A brawl erupted in the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday (March 3) with deputies throwing punches and shouting abuse at one another. At the centre of the scuffles was leader of Ukraine’s populist Radical Party, Oleh Lyashko, who took exception to the presence of Serhiy Melnychuk, a former colleague in the Radicals, who had joined another...

    Western Leaders Hint At More Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Mar04

    Western Leaders Hint At More Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday warned Russia that they were ready to step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, officials said. The threats came in statements issued after a video conference that brought together Obama and the leaders of...

    News of the Day from Across the Globe, March 4
    Mar04

    News of the Day from Across the Globe, March 4

    On Thursday, the communist nation’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress, will begin its yearly session. the dual sessions do telegraph the general national agenda for the coming year. South Sudan’s rebels on Tuesday warned that peace talks with the government could fail if the government does not make...