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    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Passes 6,000, UN Human Rights Office Says
    Mar02

    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Passes 6,000, UN Human Rights Office Says

    BERLIN (AP) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. Hundreds of civilians and military personnel have been killed in recent weeks alone after an...

    The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month
    Mar02

    The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

    This month’s Photojournalism Links collection highlights 10 excellent photo essays from across the world, including Stephanie Sinclair‘s work on child and underage brides in Guatemala in the latest installment of her decade-long project spanning 10 countries to document the issue of child marriage around the world. In Guatemala, over half...

    UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000
    Mar02

    UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

    BERLIN – The U.N. human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago. The Geneva-based body says hundreds of civilians and military personnel were killed in recent weeks alone after an upswing in fighting particularly near Donetsk airport and in the Debaltseve area. U.N....

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    A Russian oligarch wants to sue Britain because he is blacklisted from investing in North Sea Oil
    Mar02

    A Russian oligarch wants to sue Britain because he is blacklisted from investing in North Sea Oil

    Mikhail Fridman is threatening to sue the British government, after the Department of Energy blocked his purchase of 12 oil and gas fields in the North Sea because of Western sanctions over Ukraine, the FT reports. Until a few months ago, Fridman had focused on strengthening his position in Russia’s domestic energy industry, but in August...

    The final journey of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov
    Mar02

    The final journey of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov

    Although few doubted the seriousness of his political convictions, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov also had a reputation as a charmer and something of a playboy. Yet one of a very few opposition leaders who always seemed to manage to keep a smile on his face, despite taking the huge risk of publicly opposing the Kremlin, was brutally...

    Ukraine’s Leader Urges Peacekeeping Mission for the East
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s Leader Urges Peacekeeping Mission for the East

    Ukraine’s leader pushes for intl peacekeeping mission to ensure cease-fire in war-torn east …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine’s leader pushes for intl peacekeeping mission to ensure cease-fire in war-torn east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader pushes for intl peacekeeping mission to ensure cease-fire in war-torn east

    Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. President Petro Poroshenko’s office said Monday the appeal for a contingent of peacekeepers will be...

    Ukraine’s military says one Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s military says one Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday one Ukrainian serviceman had been killed and four wounded in separatist eastern territories… …read more Source:...