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    Jeff Sessions Controversy Could Impact U.S.-Russia Relations, Kremlin Says
    Mar02

    Jeff Sessions Controversy Could Impact U.S.-Russia Relations, Kremlin Says

    (MOSCOW) — The intense attention being given to the new U.S. attorney general’s meetings with Russia’s ambassador could obstruct improved Washington-Moscow relations, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters he did not know about the meetings last year between...

    With volunteers and U.S. tanks, Estonia tells Russia it’s “ready to fight”
    Mar02

    With volunteers and U.S. tanks, Estonia tells Russia it’s “ready to fight”

    Many in tiny nation on Russia’s western border see Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as a warning, and they aren’t taking it laying down …read more Source:...

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing
    Mar02

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing

    The Ukrainian emergencies service says an explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine has left at least eight people dead. …read more Source: FOX...

    Kremlin: Sessions controversy an impediment to new relations
    Mar02

    Kremlin: Sessions controversy an impediment to new relations

    A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, told The Associated Press that the Russian Embassy would not comment on meetings with American political figures, but she also said they were part of the embassy’s “everyday business.” […] Moscow appears frustrated by the lack of visible progress, as well as...

    What the IMF Doesn’t Know About Ukraine
    Mar02

    What the IMF Doesn’t Know About Ukraine

    Rebel regions in the country are nationalizing assets; Ukraine’s GDP will take a hit. …read more Source:...

    Coal-Mine Collapse In Western Ukraine Kills At Least Eight
    Mar02

    Coal-Mine Collapse In Western Ukraine Kills At Least Eight

    Authorities say an explosion and collapse at a coal mine in western Ukraine has killed at least eight workers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jailed Brazilian Fighter Describes Ukraine’s ‘Barbaric’ Conflict
    Mar02

    Jailed Brazilian Fighter Describes Ukraine’s ‘Barbaric’ Conflict

    A Brazilian who fought with Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine is trying to overturn his conviction. Rafael Lusvarghi was sentenced to 13 years in prison and is believed to be the first non-Russian convicted for crimes related to the war in Ukraine. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, he explained why he joined the separatists and how he...

    Sweden Is Bringing Back a Military Draft
    Mar02

    Sweden Is Bringing Back a Military Draft

    COPENHAGEN — Sweden’s left-leaning government on Thursday reintroduced a military draft for both men and women because of what Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet the...

    Sweden reintroduces compulsory military service as tensions with Russia increase
    Mar02

    Sweden reintroduces compulsory military service as tensions with Russia increase

    Sweden has reintroduced mandatory conscription as a result of growing worries over Russia’s increased military manoeuvres in the Baltic states, with a recent study suggesting the current Nato force would no longer adequately protect the region. According to the Swedish defense ministry, 13,000 teenagers born in 1999 and 2000 will be called...

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing
    Mar02

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian emergencies service says an explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine has left at least eight people dead. …read more Source: CNS...