Russia

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Down Moscow’s mean streets

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | Surviving on the Stalin treadmill

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Drawing a red line

By Jill Nelson
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Russia | Will NATO defend the Baltics if Russia attacks? As signs of imminent warfare grow, the Ukraine example breeds fear and frustration

Midday Roundup: Obama recounts racial strife on Selma anniversary

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Progress made, progress needed. President Barack Obama and a group of political leaders gathered in Selma, Ala., Saturday to remember a transformative event…

Russian opposition leader shot dead

By Mickey McLean
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Russia | Boris Nemtsov, the former deputy prime minister of Russia turned opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow early Saturday morning, officials said. The…

Globe Trot: The ISIS propaganda video franchise

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: ISIS is making a franchise of atrocious (and edited) propaganda videos, and the latest shows 21 captured Kurdish peshmerga soldiers paraded, alive,

Ukraine’s long winter

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Even with cease-fire and sanctions, the war that isn’t just won’t stop

Midday Roundup: Russia, Ukraine strike ceasefire deal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Peace plan. Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire at Ukraine’s eastern border as part of a peace deal in the war-torn region. Pro-Russian…

Globe Trot: Merkel urges Obama not to arm Ukrainian forces

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Today German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington. She hopes to persuade the United States not to arm Ukrainian…

Civilians flee as rebels gain ground in Ukraine

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Separatist and government troops agree to a brief ceasefire today to let residents evacuate

Globe Trot: Germany, France make another bid for peace in Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Germany and France announced a surprise bid to negotiate an end to the conflict in Ukraine, with heads of state Angela Merkel and François Hollande…

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

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