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    Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Mar04

    Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    In a video conference, Obama and the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the EU said they would support and strengthen the role of Europe’s OSCE security organization to monitor the so-called Minsk agreements that led to last month’s cease-fire between Ukraine’s army and Russian-backed separatists. In the wake of the...

    High-ranking congressional Democrat: The world is split between democracy and Putin-led ‘authoritarianism’
    Mar03

    High-ranking congressional Democrat: The world is split between democracy and Putin-led ‘authoritarianism’

    The world is now divided between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism in a manner similar to the ideological fissures of the Cold War, the House Intelligence Committee’s leading Democrat said. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Adam Schiff warned that the world is now ideologically split and that Russia’s...

    Western powers vow ‘strong’ response if major Ukraine truce violation
    Mar03

    Western powers vow ‘strong’ response if major Ukraine truce violation

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

    ‘The Usain Bolt of speed climbing’ can scale a wall faster than most people can run
    Mar03

    ‘The Usain Bolt of speed climbing’ can scale a wall faster than most people can run

    We have all seen people attempt to climb a rock wall and many of us have attempted it ourselves. But none of that prepares you for seeing somebody sprint up a wall like he is Spider-man on steroids. Danyil Boldyrev of Ukraine is the top-ranked men’s speed climber in the world according to the International Federation of Sport Climbing and...

    U.S. Commander Says Some 12,000 Russian Soldiers In Eastern Ukraine
    Mar03

    U.S. Commander Says Some 12,000 Russian Soldiers In Eastern Ukraine

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said the Russian forces are made up of military advisers, weapons operators and combat troops. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    12,000 Russian Soldiers in Ukraine, U.S. Commander Says
    Mar03

    12,000 Russian Soldiers in Ukraine, U.S. Commander Says

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The U.S. military estimates around 12,000 Russian soldiers are supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said on Tuesday. People walk past a house damaged by recent shelling in Mariupol, a city on the Sea of Azov, in this …read more Source:...

    Portuguese Jets Will Head to Romania for NATO Mission in May
    Mar03

    Portuguese Jets Will Head to Romania for NATO Mission in May

    Ukraine’s neighbor Romania to host Portuguese troops for NATO policing mission in May …read more Source: ABC...

    Estonia Did Its Post-Soviet Homework
    Mar03

    Estonia Did Its Post-Soviet Homework

    Estonia’s president says his country has been more responsible than Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union, which is why it’s now more secure. …read more Source:...

    US commander: Arming Ukraine increases pressure on Putin
    Mar03

    US commander: Arming Ukraine increases pressure on Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — There’s no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but they could add “muscle” to diplomatic efforts, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said Tuesday. …read more Source: U.S....

    Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May
    Mar03

    Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania’s top defense body said Tuesday. …read more Source: U.S....