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Russia hits back at US “€˜barefaced cynicism and double standards”€™ over Ukraine

The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US State Department of double standards and low-level propaganda after it published a list of President Vladimir Putin’€™s “€œfalse claims” about the events in Ukraine.

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BREAKING: Leaked Phone Call Reveals New Coalition Government Was Behind Sniper Shootings in Ukraine

This leaked phone conversation between EU foreign policy chief Cathy Ashton and Estonia’s foreign minister Urmas Paet reveals that the snipers in Ukraine that fired on protesters were actually from the new coalition government, and Western diplomats…

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NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations explained

In the last five months, the NSA’s surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA’s programmes fit together -€“ and what does it mean for you? When Edward Snowden met journalists in his cramped room in Hong Kong’s Mira hotel in June, […]

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The clash in Crimea is the fruit of western expansion

Seumas Milne: The external struggle to dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to the brink of conflict. Diplomatic pronouncements are renowned for hypocrisy and double standards. But western denunciations of Russian intervention in Crimea have reached new depths of self parody.

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Putin’€™s rating at two-year high for second consecutive week | pollsters

According to an early March poll the Russian President’s rating remains at its highest in the last two years and researchers list the Sochi Olympics and moves for a political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis as possible reasons.

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Pensions in Ukraine to be halved – sequestration draft

The self-proclaimed government in Kiev is reportedly planning to cut pensions by 50 percent as part of unprecedented austerity measures to save Ukraine from default. With an “€œempty treasury”€, reduction of payments might take place in March.

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Crimean parliament votes to join Russia, hold referendum in 10 days on ratifying

The Crimean parliament has voted for the region to join Russia. The decision will only come in force if approved by the Crimeans at a referendum which will be held in 10 days. Crimean MPs voted on Thursday for the region to “to become part of the Russian Federation as its constituent territory,” says the […]

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Questions on Ukraine the West chooses not to answer

Ukrainian and Western refusal to answer Moscow’€™s hard questions explains Russia’€™s tough stance on the crisis in Kiev. Ignoring Russian concerns is a western habit adopted after the Soviet Union’s collapse; when NATO bombed Yugoslavia; during the recognition of Kosovo as an independent state, and the US push to install an anti-missile shield over Europe […]

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Snowden, Assange and Greenwald scheduled to address Texas tech conference from abroad

Three of the top presenters scheduled to speak at a technology conference in Texas next week will deliver their remarks remotely due to leak investigations that have left them all unable or unwilling to come to the United States.

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Democratic presidential candidate accuses US of provoking Ukrainian crisis

Diverting from the typical Western line against “Russia’s invasion of Crimea,” former Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said it was driven by covert action by the United States.

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Russia’€™s 25,000-troop allowance & other facts you may not know about Crimea

Ukraine’€™s statement at the UN that “€˜16,000 Russian soldiers had been deployed”€™ across Crimea sparked a MSM feeding frenzy that steadfastly ignored any hard facts that got in their way. Especially unwelcome is the fact that the so-called ‘invasion force’ has been there for 15 years already.

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Putin: Deploying military force is last resort, but we reserve right

Russia will not go to war with the people of Ukraine, but will use its troops to protect citizens, if radicals with clout in Kiev now try to use violence against Ukrainian civilians, particularly ethnic Russians, Putin told the media.

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Edward Snowden  to speak at annual South by Southwest Festival

Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on the U.S. National Security Agency in 2013 will be speaking on Monday, March 10th via satellite at the annual South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Texas. Joining Mr. Snowden is American Civil Liberties Union’s technology expert, Christopher Soghoian. The discussion will cover NSA spying, and how&

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Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders – leaked EU’s Ashton phone tape

The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister, which has emerged online.

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Russia: We Won’t Repay the Bankers if U.S. Imposes Sanctions

Russia may also dump the dollar if sanctions move forward. A Kremlin economist, Sergei Glazyev, told RIA Novosti the Russian government may not repay loans owed to the financial cartel if the United States imposes sanctions on the country in response to the Crimea intervention.

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