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    The conflicted loyalties of Crimeans
    Mar12

    The conflicted loyalties of Crimeans

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — What happens when you’re born a Soviet citizen, grow up under the Ukrainian flag, and then have to take a Russian passport?Residents of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea have been tied to three nations in the last 24 years, without ever having to move. Under such shifting and unpredictable allegiances, their ideas about...

    Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship
    Mar12

    Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship

    Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Thursday returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after six months at the International Space Station.Yelena Serova — the first female Russian cosmonaut to have spent time on the ISS — landed along with Alexander Samokutyaev and Barry...

    Gaming out Russia’s next move in Ukraine
    Mar12

    Gaming out Russia’s next move in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine —The guns haven’t quite gone quiet but with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the key question being asked these days in Kiev, Brussels and Washington boils down to this: What is Russia’s next move? See also: Putin discusses secret meeting when he gave order to annex Crimea Western leaders say Moscow has fueled the...

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund agreed Wednesday to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to pull the country back from the verge of economic collapse. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    U.S. To Send Humvees And Unarmed Drones To Ukraine
    Mar12

    U.S. To Send Humvees And Unarmed Drones To Ukraine

    The United States will expand its military aid package to Ukraine to include Humvees and small aerial drones, but it is still declining to send weapons long requested by Ukrainian officials as their military tangles with separatists who have Russian… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Separatist Fighters Continue Preparing their Positions in the War Against Kiev Forces
    Mar12

    Separatist Fighters Continue Preparing their Positions in the War Against Kiev Forces

    Though this part of Ukraine has been relatively quiet since the ceasefire, tensions remain high, reports Kitty Logan from Debaltseve. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Mar12

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the 10 most important things you need to know in markets today. Santander and Deutsche Bank’s US arms failed their stress tests. These banks will have to address deficiencies in capital planning processes, including governance and risk management. In the US, Bank of America earned a conditional pass for its capital...

    Ukraine not out of the woods yet
    Mar12

    Ukraine not out of the woods yet

    The International Monetary Fund may have thrown Ukraine a lifeline, but the country still faces tough challenges in resolving its hard currency debt. …read more Source:...

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary Of Independence
    Mar12

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary Of Independence

    Lithuania has marked the 25th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in celebrations overshadowed by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Niculescu books Serena showdown at Indian Wells
    Mar12

    Niculescu books Serena showdown at Indian Wells

    Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) – Monica Niculescu rolled over Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-1 to book a second round clash with Serena Williams at Indian Wells, where the American returns this week after a 14-year hiatus.Reigning Australian Open champ Williams is one of 32 seeded players who received a first-round bye at the joint ATP...