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    Letter From Europe: Germans at the Crux of Crises, but Reluctantly
    Feb26

    Letter From Europe: Germans at the Crux of Crises, but Reluctantly

    Europe’s indispensable nation, at the center of crises over Ukraine and Greece and often uncomfortable with leadership, has had a rocky month. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kerry to Meet With Iranian Negotiators, Russia’s Lavrov
    Feb26

    Kerry to Meet With Iranian Negotiators, Russia’s Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators in Montreux, Switzerland, next week, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday. During his trip, Kerry also is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday in Geneva to discuss Ukraine and Syria, department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told...

    One of CNN’s aviation experts thinks Putin stole missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
    Feb26

    One of CNN’s aviation experts thinks Putin stole missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, who was one of CNN’s aviation analysts during the network’s wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has a wild theory about where the plane really is. Wise has discussed his theory on his blog, published the details in a 95-page Kindle single, and written about it...

    US Intelligence Chief Says He Backs Arming Ukraine
    Feb26

    US Intelligence Chief Says He Backs Arming Ukraine

    The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that supplying Ukraine with weapons to fight Moscow-backed separatists would provoke a “negative reaction” from Russia’s president, but that he personally backed the idea of providing “lethal assistance” to Kyiv. Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee,...

    Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons
    Feb26

    Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons

    Ukrainian defense officials and leaders of the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine announced Thursday that they were moving tanks and other heavy weaponry away from the front lines in a belated effort to abide by the conditions of a European-brokered peace agreement. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 86% Despite Slumping Economy
    Feb26

    Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 86% Despite Slumping Economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin saw his approval ratings tick up to 86% even as the economy reels from Western sanctions and falling oil prices. Levada Center, a Moscow-based pollster, released a poll Thursday showing Putin’s approval ratings increased one percentage point from a month earlier. Putin’s approval numbers have soared...

    Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons
    Feb26

    Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons

    Pullback was supposed to have started more than a week ago under a peace deal agreed upon earlier this month by the leaders of Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Brussels Eyes the Caspian Sea
    Feb26

    Brussels Eyes the Caspian Sea

    Worries about its over-reliance on Russian gas are pushing the EU to find new suppliers, and this week the bloc launched a charm offensive on gas-producing Caspian states. The FT reports: “I think that Europe has really got tired of each summer having a discussion of how to make it through the next winter. The world’s biggest economy should...

    Cyprus Agrees Deal to Let Russian Navy Use Ports
    Feb26

    Cyprus Agrees Deal to Let Russian Navy Use Ports

    European governments are facing the prospect of a Russian beachhead in the Mediterranean after Cyprus confirmed they have agreed a deal to allow the Russian navy access to Cypriot ports, in the latest agreement struck between the two countries. Initial reports of a similar deal earlier this month prompted concern among Western experts, as the...

    A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport
    Feb26

    A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport

    In Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport has been reduced from a modern transportation hub to piles of scorched rubble in less than a year of warfare. As recently as last May, the airport was still operating and in good condition, though international flights had slowed due to the growing unrest. On May 26,...