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    Russia, Ukraine agree gas delivery deal until end March: EU
    Mar03

    Russia, Ukraine agree gas delivery deal until end March: EU

    Brussels (AFP) – Moscow and Kiev agreed a gas delivery deal until the end of March after EU-brokered talks in Brussels Monday, securing supplies to Europe after a row over supplies to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, the EU said.”I am satisfied that we managed to safeguard the full application of the Winter Package for the supply needs in...

    Clapper: Give Ukraine “Lethal Defensive Weapons”
    Mar02

    Clapper: Give Ukraine “Lethal Defensive Weapons”

    The U.S. government’s senior intelligence official said that he believes the Obama administration should give Kiev “lethal defensive weapons” for its struggle against the Russian-backed separatists battling the country’s military in eastern Ukraine Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Council on Foreign Relations...

    Key witness can’t identify suspects in Moscow assassination
    Mar02

    Key witness can’t identify suspects in Moscow assassination

    MOSCOW — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. While state-run and Kremlin-controlled media focused on a theory that the killing...

    Ukraine leaders seeks peacekeeping mission for eastern regions
    Mar02

    Ukraine leaders seeks peacekeeping mission for eastern regions

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russia-backed separatists. The U.N. human rights office has raised its toll for the fighting, saying more than 6,000 people have died since the...

    An Electoral Close Shave for Estonia
    Mar02

    An Electoral Close Shave for Estonia

    NATO can breath a sigh of relief. In the recent Estonian elections, the ruling Reform Party led by 35-year-old, pro-Western Taavi Rõivas kept control, upsetting the expectations of pollsters, who predicted a win for the Kremlin-allied Centre Party. In large part due to Estonia’s large ethnic Russian population, the latter took very nearly a...

    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO
    Mar02

    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO

    Russia is heavily militarizing Crimea as a way to project power deep in to the Black Sea, USNI News reports citing supreme commander of NATO Gen. Philip Breedlove. “What we have seen is that Crimea has been transformed in some fairly significant ways as far as weapon systems in the Crimea,” Breedlove said during a conference on February 25....

    In Egypt, Seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for What It Is
    Mar02

    In Egypt, Seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for What It Is

    By Stanley A. Weiss and Raphael BenaroyaGSTAAD AND CAIRO–In the early 1990s, Robert Pelletreau, the United States Ambassador to Egypt, met with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Washington, DC. Pelletreau had been asked by then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher to discuss the possibility of Egypt relaxing its repressive stance towards...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire not respected, says Nicholson
    Mar02

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire not respected, says Nicholson

    PARIS – Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada may impose more sanctions on Russia if it continues to violate the ceasefire with Ukraine. Nicholson blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for flare-ups that have persisted since France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated the Minsk II agreement last month aimed at ending hostility...

    U.S. Allies Left in the Dark
    Mar02

    U.S. Allies Left in the Dark

    U.S. allies are raising concerns about what they say is unwillingness on the part of the Obama administration to share vital intelligence that could prove decisive in conflicts in Europe and the Middle East. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that U.S. officials degrade satellite images of the positions of Russian-backed separatists...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson
    Mar02

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson

    PARIS – Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada may impose more sanctions on Russia if it continues to violate the ceasefire with Ukraine.Nicholson blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for flare-ups that have persisted since France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated the Minsk II agreement last month aimed at ending...