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    Bowler throws grenade instead of ball in Ukraine, 2 injured
    Mar13

    Bowler throws grenade instead of ball in Ukraine, 2 injured

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people have been injured while bowling in a rebel-controlled area of east Ukraine after a player rolled a grenade instead of a ball. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukrainians in Eastern Village Endure Harsh Conditions as Truce Holds
    Mar13

    Ukrainians in Eastern Village Endure Harsh Conditions as Truce Holds

    The fighting in Ukraine nearly razed the town of Debaltseve… but a fragile ceasefire has brought an uneasy calm to these rebel positions in the east. Each side — pro-Russian rebels and the government forces they fought for ten months — expect the other to break the truce with fresh fighting. So fresh rebel fighters do military...

    Bowler throws grenade instead of ball in Ukraine, 2 injured
    Mar13

    Bowler throws grenade instead of ball in Ukraine, 2 injured

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people have been injured while bowling in a rebel-controlled area of east Ukraine after a player rolled a grenade instead… …read more Source:...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Ending Ukraine’s Other War
    Mar13

    Op-Ed Contributor: Ending Ukraine’s Other War

    The struggle to develop a functional state and robust economy is crucial. The West must do all it can to support Kiev. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate to Help Economy
    Mar13

    Russian Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate to Help Economy

    MOSCOW— Russia’s central bank cut its key interest rate on Friday by one percentage point to 14 percent in an attempt to support the economy, which is sliding into a brutal recession. It is the second interest rate cut in as many months as the Central Bank reverses some of the sharp rate increases it made in December — when it hiked them...

    Putin reportedly reappears!
    Mar13

    Putin reportedly reappears!

    Amid rumors that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s health has deteriorated, Russian state television released footage of the 62-year-old leader meeting with Supreme Court chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev on Friday. The latest Kremlin statement and footage comes after Putin’s rare absence from the public eye for more than a week....

    Journalists In Annexed Crimea Under Pressure
    Mar13

    Journalists In Annexed Crimea Under Pressure

    Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers on the annexed Crimean Peninsula have detained an investigative journalist in the regional capital, Simferopol. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood
    Mar13

    Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood

    Seryozha colors in his drawing of a tank, lost in thought. Like many 7-year-olds in eastern Ukraine, he has trouble recalling a time before the war. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    FP’s Situation Report: Christians under siege in Iraq; Nigeria calls in outside help to fight Boko Haram; Germany: no weapons for Ukraine; and much more from around the world.
    Mar13

    FP’s Situation Report: Christians under siege in Iraq; Nigeria calls in outside help to fight Boko Haram; Germany: no weapons for Ukraine; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Congress sits by as Christians are besieged by the Islamic State. Last August, President Barack Obama signed a bill creating a special envoy charged with helping Iraq’s Christian communities and other minority religious groups targeted by the Islamic State. Seven months later, the post is still vacant,...

    Putting Putin’s army to the test
    Mar13

    Putting Putin’s army to the test

    Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters Ukrainians suffering as a result of Russia’s ongoing invasion of their country might want to blame Georgia. The small, former Soviet nation in the Caucasus bears no direct responsibility for Russia’s attack on Ukraine, but in many ways Georgia’s own war with Russia in 2008 helped make it possible. In less...