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    Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference
    Mar24

    Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. Putin’s meeting with Le Pen came amid rising controversy over whether Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential...

    Ukrainian President Says ‘Matter Of Honor’ To Solve Former Russian Lawmaker’s Slaying
    Mar24

    Ukrainian President Says ‘Matter Of Honor’ To Solve Former Russian Lawmaker’s Slaying

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says it is “a matter of honor” to successfully investigate the killing of former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lion cub discovered smuggled in van full of parrots
    Mar24

    Lion cub discovered smuggled in van full of parrots

    Hidden in a van with 2,245 parrots and four cats, a lion cub was discovered during a baggage inspection in the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Wednesday. The Turkish citizens did have export permits for the other animals, but not the lion. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    The Next Wave of Questionable Referendums
    Mar24

    The Next Wave of Questionable Referendums

    If you thought 2016 was the year of controversial referendums—Brexit, anyone?—strap in, because 2017 is going to be a bumpy ride. While the year will see some relatively straightforward votes, as on Turkey’s proposed consolidation of power in the presidency, another series of pending plebiscites will push the borders of politics, legality,...

    A new face in Belarus’ anti-government protests: The poor
    Mar24

    A new face in Belarus’ anti-government protests: The poor

    MALADZYECHNA, Belarus (AP) — The half-million Belarusians who can’t find work in their country’s stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchange, which will force them to “public work” for a pittance; pay $250 for failure to register; or risk being jailed for taking...

    Vladimir Putin Met With Marine Le Pen. He Denied Interfering in France’s Election
    Mar24

    Vladimir Putin Met With Marine Le Pen. He Denied Interfering in France’s Election

    (MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. Le Pen met Putin hours after a previously announced visit to the lower house of the Russian parliament. In the meeting...

    Denis Voronenkov, Kremlin critic, killed by Russian agent, Ukraine says
    Mar24

    Denis Voronenkov, Kremlin critic, killed by Russian agent, Ukraine says

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov on Thursday as 28-year-old Pavel Parshov and … …read more...

    Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov
    Mar24

    Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov on Thursday as 28-year-old Pavel Parshov and said he had been trained...

    Rival fighters in Ukraine are ‘within shouting distance’ in some places — risking renewed violence
    Mar24

    Rival fighters in Ukraine are ‘within shouting distance’ in some places — risking renewed violence

    Monitors say the risks of violence are increased because Ukrainian government fighters and rebels are in close proximity to each other. …read more Source: Business...

    EU Prolongs Satellite Support to Ukraine Monitors
    Mar24

    EU Prolongs Satellite Support to Ukraine Monitors

    The European Union is prolonging its satellite imagery support to help observers monitor the conflict in eastern Ukraine.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement Friday that satellite imagery “allows for more in-depth monitoring of the situation in… …read more Source:...