The Kerry-Lavrov chess match – Thanh Nien Daily

The Kerry-Lavrov chess matchThanh Nien DailyPeople celebrate the ceremonial change of time on the railway square in the Crimean city of Simferopol March 30, 2014. The hands of a clock…

Reckless Russia Bashing Persists – The People’s Voice

The People’s VoiceIt’s relentless. It persists daily. Big Lies drown out truth. Containing Russia is longstanding policy. Doing so reflects US hegemonic ambitions. Eliminating a major rival is prioritized. Marginalizing,…

The Russian Government Announces Vladimir Putin’s Divorce On ‘Kimmel’ – Huffington Post (satire)

The Russian Government Announces Vladimir Putin’s Divorce On ‘Kimmel’Huffington Post (satire)News broke yesterday that Vladimir Putin is finally single after 30 years of marriage. Jimmy Kimmel explained that Putin and…

Columnist fooled by Putin’s promises – The News Journal

Columnist fooled by Putin’s promisesThe News JournalI also agree that every news story has its bias. I’ve paid very close attention to news on Ukraine over the past four months,…

Lack of vision – Gulf Daily News

Lack of visionGulf Daily NewsI USED to think America showed little understanding of foreign affairs. Now, it appears European politicians and diplomats, too, ignored history and failed to foresee the…

Once more, with less feelings – The Star Online

Once more, with less feelingsThe Star OnlineA focused and enlightened approach to Ukraine, rather than the present flurry of emotions, is necessary to move forward meaningfully. THE purported crisis in…

Welcome to masslive.com’s – MassLive.com

Welcome to masslive.com’sMassLive.comJeb Bush is starring at the Connecticut Republican Party’s 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner. Bush is among a crowded field of prospective 2016 presidential candidates. He is…

Boston Police: Suspect Shot Dead By Officer In South End – CBS Local

CBS LocalBOSTON (AP) – A Boston police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly lunged at officers with knives Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting took place after police…

China stands to benefit as Russia clashes with West over Ukraine – South China Morning Post

China stands to benefit as Russia clashes with West over UkraineSouth China Morning PostWhenever Russia and Western powers face off, China stands to gain geopolitical leverage. This maxim has played…

Europe Leaders Contend With Defenders of Russia’s Putin – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalFormer German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, seen in a 2005 photo with Russian President Vladimir Putin, has come under fire in Germany for defending Mr. Putin and for warning…

Ukraine province ‘power bid’ foiled – Irish Independent

Irish IndependentUkraine’s security service claims to have foiled a power-grab bid in an eastern province. Updated 06 April 2014 08:17 AM. Ukraine’s security service has detained a 15-strong armed gang…

Ukraine province ‘power bid’ foiled – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph04 April 2014. Ukraine’s security service has detained a 15-strong armed gang it says was planning to seize power in an eastern province on the border with Russia. Also…

Russia seeks over USD 11 bn in ‘debt’ from Ukraine: Gazprom – Business Standard

Russia seeks over USD 11 bn in ‘debt’ from Ukraine: GazpromBusiness StandardChairman of Russia’s Gazprom Alexei Miller today said that Ukraine must pay back the full discount it has been…

Gazprom says “reverse flow” gas for Ukraine raises legal questions – Zee News

Gazprom says “reverse flow” gas for Ukraine raises legal questionsZee NewsMoscow: Ukraine’s talks with the European Union on the possibility of importing gas from the West to substitute for Russian…

Ukraine eyes coal after Russian gas price hike – Business Recorder

Ukraine eyes coal after Russian gas price hikeBusiness RecorderUkraine”s Western-backed leaders scrambled on Friday to find new sources of energy after Russia hiked its gas price by 80 percent in…

Ukrainian PM outlines challenges for economy – Zee News

Zee NewsKiev: Shortage of investment, high inflation and complication of economic cooperation with Russia are the major challenges for Ukraine’s economy this year, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said here Friday.…

U.S. Spy Agencies Can’t Get in Putin’s Head, Rogers Says – Bloomberg

U.S. Spy Agencies Can’t Get in Putin’s Head, Rogers SaysBloombergRussian President Vladimir Putin during an awards ceremony for Russian Olympic athletes on Feb. 24, 2014 in Sochi. Close. Close. Open.…

Today’s letters: How big a threat is Vladimir Putin? – National Post

National PostRe: Russians Poised To Attack, NATO Says, April 3. There are pressing problems all around the world, but Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the most urgent ones.…

‘Do some yoga’, Russia’s Deputy FM tells US as NATO-Moscow war of words … – euronews

euronewsNATO has not breached a deal with Russia by beefing up its forces in eastern Europe, the alliance’s chief has said. After talks with Estonia’s Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, Secretary-General…

Nato’s Eastern Europe build-up plans alarm Russia – BBC News

BBC NewsMoscow is pressing Nato to explain its plans to enhance its military presence in Eastern Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. “We not only expect answers, but…

EU leaders refrain from further sanctions on Russia – Irish Times

EU leaders refrain from further sanctions on RussiaIrish TimesBritish foreign secretary William Hague: ‘Europe must not relax in preparing the third sphere of sanctions,’ he said. Photograph: EPA/Simela Pantzartzi. Suzanne…

Russian, Ukrainian soccer clubs cancel game – Washington Post

Washington PostMOSCOW — A soccer game between Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Kiev has been called off because of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The July 24 exhibition game was…

Sanctions uncertainty pushes Russia closer to recession – euronews

euronewsFurther evidence is emerging that Russia risks recession amid the fallout from Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and the Western sanctions that provoked. As investors pull money out of…

Putin’s Patriotism is Phony, His Desperation is Real – Daily Beast

Putin’s Patriotism is Phony, His Desperation is RealDaily BeastRussia’s president is gambling the future of his country to consolidate his grip on power. But his economy is in peril and…

Ukraine crisis: What we know about the Kiev snipers – BBC News

BBC NewsControversy surrounds the mass shooting of protesters in Kiev which precipitated the downfall of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. It is clear that firearms were used by government security…

Ukraine crisis: Dynamo Kiev refuse to play Spartak Moscow friendly – BBC Sport

BBC SportUkrainian side Dynamo Kiev have backed out of a friendly against Russian team Spartak Moscow because of the political dispute between their two nations. Russia took over the Ukrainian…

Ukraine crisis: Kiev mulls Western energy imports after Gazprom gas price hike – The Independent

The IndependentUkraine is considering the possibility of importing energy from its European neighbours after Russia raised gas prices by 80 per cent in one week, turning the heat up on…

Dynamo Kiev Match Against Spartak Moscow Canceled Amid Ukraine Crisis – RIA Novosti

Dynamo Kiev Match Against Spartak Moscow Canceled Amid Ukraine CrisisRIA NovostiSpartak owner Leonid Fedun insisted last month that the game at the newly built Otkritie Arena, planned for July 24,…

Kiev ignored independent assessment of snipers at Maidan – Lavrov – RT

RTAuthorities in Kiev have routinely ignored evidence in the case of sniper shootings on the Maidan, while suggestions of probes into the matter never came from official channels, Russian FM…

Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shoot – The State

Ukraine: Yanukovych ordered snipers to shootThe StateFILE – In this file photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, people look at a bullet hole in victim’s vest who was killed…

Rats! Women invade Philadelphia home, set rodents free inside – CBS News

Rats! Women invade Philadelphia home, set rodents free insideCBS NewsPHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects in what appears to be a case of rat retaliation. Investigators said…

Ukraine blames Russian agents for Kiev carnage – Arab News

Ukraine blames Russian agents for Kiev carnageArab NewsKIEV: Ukraine’s new Western-backed leaders on Thursday blamed Russian agents and the ousted pro-Kremlin president for organizing two days of carnage in Kiev…

Ukraine blames Russia for causing bloodshed in Kiev, inciting violence – Daily Caller

Ukraine blames Russia for causing bloodshed in Kiev, inciting violenceDaily CallerThe new Ukrainian government blamed agents working for the Russian government for the violence during the Maidan protests in Kiev…

Yatsenyuk: Kiev hopes for NATO assistance in upgrading Ukrainian army – ITAR-TASS

ITAR-TASSKIEV, April 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Kiev hopes for NATO’s assistance in upgrading the Ukrainian army, parliament-appointed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. He told the BBC on Thursday, April 3, that “the…

More illegal gaming arrests expected by Florida authorities – Florida Times-Union

Florida Times-UnionMore warrants have and are being served in several Florida counties involving illegal gaming, including multiple locations in Jacksonville. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the Illegal Gaming…