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    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    Ukraine’s president signed a decree Monday 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: WAVE 3...

    Conflicting reports about CCTV footage of Boris Nemtsov’s murder
    Mar02

    Conflicting reports about CCTV footage of Boris Nemtsov’s murder

    The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying. See also: ‘Heroes never die!’: Russians honor opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in massive rally No...

    John Kerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer
    Mar02

    John Kerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer

    GENEVA – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. Neither Kerry nor Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov smiled or spoke...

    Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva amid Ukraine rancour
    Mar02

    Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva amid Ukraine rancour

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. …read more Source: CTV...

    U.N: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000
    Mar02

    U.N: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

    BERLIN – 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 upswing in fighting...

    Ukrainian Lawmaker To Leave Russia After Police Drop Claims
    Mar02

    Ukrainian Lawmaker To Leave Russia After Police Drop Claims

    A lawyer for Oleksiy Honcharenko, a Ukrainian lawmaker who was detained in Moscow on March 1, says that a court hearing for his client has been canceled and he will return to Ukraine as soon as possible. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: The man in the middle of the U.S./Israel spat; Defiant Russians take to Moscow’s streets; U.S.-backed rebels in Syria split; and much more from around the world.
    Mar02

    FP’s Situation Report: The man in the middle of the U.S./Israel spat; Defiant Russians take to Moscow’s streets; U.S.-backed rebels in Syria split; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Meet the man in the middle of the U.S./Israel spat. American-born Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer was in Israel last week helping Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu draft his controversial speech to Congress, a testament to the closeness of their relationship. But Dermer’s absence from D.C. allowed the...

    Boris Nemtsov: Alive in Death
    Mar02

    Boris Nemtsov: Alive in Death

    I met Boris Nemtsov in April 2000. It was soon after the second Chechen war. I had come to Russia to interview Igor Ivanov, Russia’s minister of foreign affairs at the time. I took advantage of the trip to see, at the offices of an association of mothers of soldiers, a man who was then only a former governor of Nizhny-Novgorod. He had long...

    Exclusive Pictures of Russia and Britain at War in the Crimea
    Mar02

    Exclusive Pictures of Russia and Britain at War in the Crimea

    This just in from the Crimea. Tensions are building as conflict continues between the advancing Russian forces and the Allies. Supplies have now reached Cossack Bay, Balaclava, bringing much-needed relief to beleaguered British forces. There are reports of columns of refugees fleeing the area. The year is 1855 and, as these pictures attest, the...

    Three stories in the news today, Mar. 2
    Mar02

    Three stories in the news today, Mar. 2

    Three stories in the news today, Mar. 2, from The Canadian Press:NICHOLSON GOES TO PARISCanada’s new foreign affairs minister is in France today for his first overseas trip since taking over from John Baird last month. Rob Nicholson is going to have talks with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius — the two men are expected to discus the...