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    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali payments back home; Is the Homeland Security Dept. still viable?; Showdown set for the AIPAC conference; and much more from around the world.
    Feb27

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali payments back home; Is the Homeland Security Dept. still viable?; Showdown set for the AIPAC conference; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat U.S. anti-terror dragnet blocks Somali-American support for families back home. The United States has cracked down on money sent from Somali-Americans back to the motherland in an effort to financially starve al-Shabab, forcing big money transfer companies out of the Somali remittance business. FP’s...

    Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine

    Spain has arrested eight Spanish citizens for fighting along pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New Deaths Shake Truce In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb27

    New Deaths Shake Truce In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine says three of its soldiers have been killed and seven wounded in the east over the past 24 hours, following two days when no fatalities were reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies
    Feb27

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies

    Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment to Moscow on Friday as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive. …read more Source: CTV...

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies
    Feb27

    Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz says that it has paid $15 million for another month of Russian gas after fears escalated that Moscow could cut off supplies.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    The Daily Vertical: Moscow’s Ace In The Hole
    Feb27

    The Daily Vertical: Moscow’s Ace In The Hole

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    East Ukraine rebels withdraw rocket launchers from front line
    Feb27

    East Ukraine rebels withdraw rocket launchers from front line

    NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine – Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometres back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month. Associated Press journalists in the morning followed four trucks carrying Grad launchers from the...

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed In Russia Could ‘Die Within Days’
    Feb27

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed In Russia Could ‘Die Within Days’

    A member of the Kremlin’s human rights council has said that jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko “could die within days.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    First confirmed heavy weapons pullback seen in eastern Ukraine
    Feb27

    First confirmed heavy weapons pullback seen in eastern Ukraine

    Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometres back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month. …read more Source:...

    Gazprom Confirms Ukraine Pays $15 Million, Enough For One Day
    Feb27

    Gazprom Confirms Ukraine Pays $15 Million, Enough For One Day

    The Russian state-controlled energy company Gazprom says it has received a $15-million advance payment for gas from Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz, sufficient funds to provide Ukraine with one more day of gas supplies. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...