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    Ukraine Ceasefire Monitoring Mission Must Be Expanded, More Sanctions Ready For Violations, EU Says
    Mar06

    Ukraine Ceasefire Monitoring Mission Must Be Expanded, More Sanctions Ready For Violations, EU Says

    The European Union’s priority in Ukraine is to strengthen the ceasefire monitoring mission there, the bloc’s foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, said Friday. If fighting picks up again, she said the EU is ready to place more economic sanctions on Russian businesses and politicians. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin Says He’ll Take a 10% Pay Cut
    Mar06

    Putin Says He’ll Take a 10% Pay Cut

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday he would take a 10% pay cut, as the country’s economy continues to stagnate. The decision, effective March 1 through Dec. 31, will affect other officials, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and Investigative Committee President Alexander Bastrykin, AFP...

    EU Removes Four Ukrainians From Sanctions List
    Mar06

    EU Removes Four Ukrainians From Sanctions List

    The European Union has removed four Ukrainians from a sanctions list due to lack of evidence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian girlfriend of Boris Nemtsov under protection after death threats
    Mar06

    Ukrainian girlfriend of Boris Nemtsov under protection after death threats

    KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Kremlin critic and Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been assigned security detail after receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said Friday. See also: ‘Heroes never die!’: Russians honor opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in massive rally Anna Duritskaya, the 23-year old...

    Strengthening “Atlantic Resolve”
    Mar06

    Strengthening “Atlantic Resolve”

    With Russia holding massive military drills as shows of force in sensitive places like Crimea and South Ossetia, and with Moscow’s bombers getting in the way of civilian airliners in Irish-controlled airspace, the West has decided to step up its response. Operation Atlantic Resolve, a mission to place NATO troops in countries on...

    BRICS Apart as Oil Prices Plunge
    Mar06

    BRICS Apart as Oil Prices Plunge

    The oil price plunge since last June has been deemed, overall, as a boon for the global economy. However, that depends on where one stands as a producer or user, as illustrated here with the divergence of impacts on BRICS economies.Lower oil prices have come for long Brent crude oil prices fell to US$45 a barrel at the end of January, from as...

    Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Released From Moscow Jail
    Mar06

    Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Released From Moscow Jail

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention center on Friday and promised that Russia’s opposition will continue to challenge President Vladimir Putin, uncowed by last week’s killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. But Navalny and other opposition...

    Recovering The Bodies In Donetsk
    Mar06

    Recovering The Bodies In Donetsk

    The battle for Donetsk airport was some of the fiercest in the Ukrainian war so far. After 242 days, the Ukrainian government forces retreated from the ruined terminal buildings at the end of January. Now, each day, bodies are recovered from the ruins. (RFE/RL’s Current Time program, www.currenttime.tv, and Voice of America) …read...

    Two Injured In Car-Bomb Blast In Kharkiv
    Mar06

    Two Injured In Car-Bomb Blast In Kharkiv

    A senior special-police officer loyal to Kyiv has been injured along with his wife in a car-bomb blast in the eastern city of Kharkiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Declares Heavy Weapons Pullback From Front Line
    Mar06

    Ukraine Declares Heavy Weapons Pullback From Front Line

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s cease-fire accord. Military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said the Uragan launchers were being pulled back by 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the line of...