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    Russian-Speaking Jihadists
    Mar04

    Russian-Speaking Jihadists

    Last week, New York police arrested three Brooklyn men, immigrants from post-Soviet states Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and charged them with aiding the Islamic State (ISIL). One of the men’s online postings questioned whether it is “possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs while here [in the U.S.]… to shoot Obama and...

    The Top Threat to the United States? Take Your Pick.
    Mar04

    The Top Threat to the United States? Take Your Pick.

    What’s the top threat to America? It depends on which high-level Pentagon official you ask. In a series of hearings on Capitol Hill this week, there was some agreement among Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. But hours of questioning by...

    Saakashvili Urges U.S. To Send Ukraine Weapons
    Mar04

    Saakashvili Urges U.S. To Send Ukraine Weapons

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now serving as an adviser to the administration of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, has called on the United States to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The speaker in Ukraine’s parliament says 32 workers have been killed by an explosion at coal mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Volodymyr Groysman told lawmakers that the accident happened before dawn Wednesday.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    US Official: New Sanctions Against Russia Under Consideration
    Mar04

    US Official: New Sanctions Against Russia Under Consideration

    A top U.S. official says Washington is considering imposing new sanctions against Russia if a Ukraine cease-fire deal reached last month in Minsk continues to be violated, and has sent a team to Europe to coordinate the measures with allied governments. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland told the House...

    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

    A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Budget, Reform Plans Put Ukraine in Line for IMF Aid, G7 Says
    Mar04

    Budget, Reform Plans Put Ukraine in Line for IMF Aid, G7 Says

    The International Monetary Fund and Group of Seven leading economic powers on Wednesday praised Ukraine’s determination to reform its economy against all odds, with the G7 saying Kyiv’s new draft budget should put it on track for an IMF-led bailout. Ukraine’s parliament approved on Monday a raft of IMF-backed amendments to its...

    Former Ukraine Finance Minister Arrested On Spanish Coast
    Mar04

    Former Ukraine Finance Minister Arrested On Spanish Coast

    Spanish media reports say police have arrested former Ukrainian Finance Minister Yuriy Kolobov, missing since August 2014 and wanted for embezzlement and financial wrongdoing under an Interpol arrest warrant. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Freedom House Documents Rights Abuses In Crimea
    Mar04

    Freedom House Documents Rights Abuses In Crimea

    The rights organization Freedom House has detailed rights abuses in the Crimean Peninsula since Russia “forcefully and illegally annexed” the Ukrainian territory in March 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dempsey: Obama Should Consider Arming Ukraine
    Mar04

    Dempsey: Obama Should Consider Arming Ukraine

    The nation’s top military general said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama should consider sending weapons to Ukraine’s beleaguered military to aid its fight against Russian-backed separatists, becoming the latest of several U.S. officials to make such a recommendation. The Washington Post reported that Army Gen. Martin Dempsey,...