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      News of the day from across the globe, March 17
      Mar17

      News of the day from across the globe, March 17

      Pakistani police fired tear gas on Monday after Christian protesters clashed with police in Lahore, a day after Taliban suicide bombers killed 17 people in attacks on two churches in the city. Lahore’s Police Deputy Inspector General Haider Ashraf said his men were “showing restraint” but had to fire tear gas when the situation...

      Russia’s Vladimir Putin resurfaces after days out of public eye
      Mar16

      Russia’s Vladimir Putin resurfaces after days out of public eye

      Rossiya 24, a state television station, showed Putin seated with the president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, at a palace in St. Petersburg, as the two discussed Kyrgyzstan’s planned accession to a Russian-backed regional trade group. Putin’s departure from the public eye captivated Moscow’s political class, already uneasy...

      Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge
      Mar16

      Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge

      In an on-camera interview, the Russian president, who reappeared in public Monday following a still unexplained 10-day disappearance, accused the Americans of being the “real puppet masters” behind nationalist forces that overthrew Ukraine’s former president and ushered in that country’s current pro-Western government. The...

      Russia was ready to deploy nukes over Crimea, Putin says
      Mar16

      Russia was ready to deploy nukes over Crimea, Putin says

      MOSCOW — Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year’s tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine’s president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a previous admission that the well-armed forces in unmarked uniforms who took...

      Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea
      Mar15

      Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

      MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year’s tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine’s president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin’s comments, in a documentary being shown on state TV, highlight the extent to which...

      Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood
      Mar13

      Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood

      Yelena Nikulenko, the director of the children’s home in the rebel-held town of Khartsyzk, says kids like Seryozha have been let down twice. First orphaned or abandoned by their parents, they were then dumped by their new families when the Ukrainian government stopped paying benefits to foster families in separatist-controlled areas. The...

      AP Interview: Serbia says Russia ties don’t hamper OSCE role
      Mar13

      AP Interview: Serbia says Russia ties don’t hamper OSCE role

      BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says his country’s close ties with Russia are not hampering Belgrade’s chairmanship over the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe which has a key monitoring role in Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

      Ukraine requests UN peacekeeping mission
      Mar13

      Ukraine requests UN peacekeeping mission

      KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says it has placed a formal request with the United Nations for a peacekeeping mission to be deployed in its eastern regions, where a cease-fire between government and Russian-backed separatist forces is in place. …read more Source: San Francisco...

      Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood
      Mar13

      Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood

      Yelena Nikulenko, the director of the children’s home in the rebel-held town of Khartsyzk, says kids like Seryozha have been let down twice. First orphaned or abandoned by their parents, they were then dumped by their new families when the Ukrainian government stopped paying benefits to foster families in separatist-controlled areas. The...

      News of the day from across the globe, March 12
      Mar12

      News of the day from across the globe, March 12

      The U.S. will expand its military aid package to Ukraine to include Humvees and small aerial drones, but is still declining to send weapons that have long been requested by Ukrainian officials as their military tangles with separatists with Russian backing and arms. The new aid package includes about 30 armored Humvees, 200 other Humvees, radios...