Pro-Russian Forces Seize Ukrainian Naval Base

Hundreds of pro-Russia forces in Sevastopol, Crimea, the southern Ukrainian region claimed by President Vladimir Putin in a lengthy speech yesterday, swarmed into a square across from the Ukrainian Navy’s headquarters and raised the Russian tricolor Hundreds of Crimean forces stormed a Ukrainian naval base in the port of Sevastopol on Wednesday, one day after the fatal shooting of a […]

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U.S. Expels Syrian Diplomats, Shutters Embassy

Newly appointed U.S. special envoy for Syria Daniel Rubinstein marked the third anniversary of the Syrian civil war by closing the country’s embassy in Washington and evicting its diplomats from the U.S. The newly appointed U.S. special envoy for Syria marked the civil war’s third anniversary this week by closing the country’s embassy in Washington and evicting its diplomats from […]

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GOP Chief Says Party Doesn’t Have a Problem With Women

RNC chair Reince Priebus brushed off the idea of a big gender gap and predicted big 2014 gains for his party Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus criticized media “laziness” in reporting on the GOP Tuesday, saying his party doesn’t have a problem with women—only some women. “We basically have a single-women problem under 35-ish,” he told reporters Tuesday morning […]

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U.N. Report Accuses Syrian Jihadists of Mass Executions

The report claims that both the rebels and government forces have been deliberately targeting civilians Jihadist rebels in Syria committed mass executions of civilians, according to a new U.N. report released Tuesday. The U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry report was brought out just before a debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, reports the BBC. It accused […]

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U.S. Hits Putin Aides and Crimea Officials with New Sanctions

President Obama has announced a series of economic sanctions are being placed against senior Russian and Crimean officials in response to the referendum approved yesterday by voters in Ukraine’s southern pro-Russia region to secede. Among those targeted are two aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin The United States government is placing economic sanctions on several senior Russian officials a day […]

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Immigrant Activists Push to Stop Deportations

President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more “humane” shows how the immigration battle has narrowed after months of congressional deadlock. As recently as last year, immigrant rights activists, along with an unusually broad coalition of business, labor and religious groups, were united in their demand that Congress pass a […]

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White House Will Ignore Crimea Referendum Results

Dan Pfeiffer, a White House senior advisor, said on NBC’s Meet the Press that Russia was isolating itself from the international community by pushing forward with the referendum in Crimea to split from Ukraine. On CNN, Sen. John McCain called for a “fundamental reassessment” of the U.S. relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Senate committee has already passed a […]

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