Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Conquers All: Danish photographer's touching image of gay couple in Russia wins World Press Photo award.

Image of Gay Couple in Russia Wins World Press Photo - US News

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Love Conquers All

Danish photographer's touching image of gay couple in Russia wins World Press Photo award.

In this photo provided on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 by World Press Photo, the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 by Mads Nissen, Denmark, for Scanpix/Panos Pictures, shows Jonathan Jacques Louis, 21, and Alexander Semyonov, 25, a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The World Press Photo of the Year 2014 by Mads Nissen, Denmark, for Scanpix/Panos Pictures, shows Jonathan Jacques Louis, 21, and Alexander Semyonov, 25, a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

World Press Photo of the Year 2014 Stars Gay Russian Couple - Daily Beast

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World Press Photo of the Year 2014 Stars Gay Russian Couple
Daily Beast
Danish photographer Mads Nissen photographed Alex and Jon of St. Petersburg, Russia, as they embraced, unclothed and in the dark. As the light hits the young men's faces, their bodies are in shadow. While one man rests his hands on the other's chest ...
Image of Gay Couple in Russia Wins World Press PhotoU.S. News & World Report
Image of Russian gay couple wins World Press PhotoYahoo News
Award-winning photo captures effects of homophobia in RussiaPBS NewsHour
British Journal of Photography
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Песков: Минские документы - залог нормализации ситуации на Украине - Российская Газета

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Песков: Минские документы - залог нормализации ситуации на Украине
Российская Газета
На переговорах по Украине в Минске Владимир Путин беседовал с лидерами и вместе, и отдельно. "Общались и отдельно с Порошенко, и отдельно с канцлером ФРГ и президентом Франции - в совершенно разных форматах", - заявил пресс-секретарь президента РФ Дмитрий Песков ...
Песков рассказал об опасениях Путина из-за дебальцевского котлаLenta.ru
Песков cообщил об опасности нарушения украинскими силами перемирия под ДебальцевоВедомости
Песков: теоретическая возможность срыва Минских договоренностей естьРИА Новости
Деловой Петербург -Обещания.Ru -Mail.Ru
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New Charges Brought Against Azerbaijani Journalist Ismayilova 

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New charges have been brought against independent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova.

Ярош заявил, что "Правый сектор" не признает минские договоренности - РИА Новости

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Ярош заявил, что "Правый сектор" не признает минские договоренности
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КИЕВ, 13 фев — РИА Новости. Лидер радикальной украинской организации "Правый сектор" Дмитрий Ярош заявил, что участвующее в силовой операции в Донбассе боевое крыло движения не признает минские договоренности и оставляет за собой "право продолжить активные ...
Дмитрия Ярош заявил, что «Правый сектор» не признает «минских договоренностей»Коммерсантъ
Ярош заявил, что «Правый сектор» продолжит военные действияГазета.Ru
«Правый сектор» отказался выполнять минские договоренностиПолит.ру
НТВ.ru -Lenta.ru -Ведомости
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial: French press predicts acquittal of pimping charges

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The French press today jumped the gun on the verdict in the Dominique Strass-Kahn “pimping” trial and predicted that the former IMF chief will be cleared.
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Minsk ‘Worse than Munich,’ Landsbergis Says 

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Staunton, February 13 – Many including the author of these lines have compared what happened in Minsk this week with what happened in Munich in 1938, but Vytautas Landsbergis, the man who played the key role in recovering the independence of Lithuania, argues that the Minsk meeting was “much worse than Munich.”
One reason for that conclusion, he points out, is that in 1938, there were no SS officers from the Sudetenland taking part and demanding the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. “At the very least, they were not sitting” at the negotiating table. But in Minsk, precisely such people were.
As a result, the Western participants lent to them and their demands a legitimacy which invading forces do not deserve and should never be given. Such hirelings of an aggressive state “must not be allowed to sit” at such talks. To allow them to do so is to give up the game and yield to the aggressor.
If Russia now presumes to dictate what should be the constitutional order in Ukraine and if he has gained the assent of the German chancellor and the French president, Landsbergis continues, then the world has the right, even the obligation to ask, “when will you begin to observe the [Russian] Constitution, Mr. Putin?”
If he has no intention of doing so – and clearly there is no evidence for any other conclusion, Landsbergis suggests – then, “keep your mouth shut and don’t talk about the Constitution.” Ukraine is “a democratic country, we have an elected parliament,” and its president Petro Poroshenko can say “I am an elected president [but] you appointed yourself.”
The Lithuanian leader said that he was disappointed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel apparently accepted Putin’s “’puppet theater’” when she suggested that the Kremlin leader had put pressure on the separatists to sign the agreement. To say that is also to give them a status independent of Moscow which they do not deserve.
And although Landsbergis did not list them, there are three other ways in which Minsk was worse than Munich. First, at Munich, Prague was not asked to participate in the capitulation of its partners. Second, at Minsk, the most powerful Western country of the time was not excluded. And third, at Munich but not at Minsk, those doing the appeasing admitted as much.

Ukraine is a long way from peace, says President Petro Poroshenko – video 

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Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, tells soldiers at a military training base on Friday not to be overly optimistic about the peace agreement signed in Minsk. Two civilians were killed on Friday in shelling in government-held Shchastya, near Luhansk. The ceasefire agreed by Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is due to come into effect on Sunday Continue reading...

Baltic States Compete With Russia in TV Battle for Hearts and Minds 

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Responding to what they see as a wave of Kremlin propaganda over Ukraine, the governments of the three Baltic states are keeping a wary eye on pro-Moscow TV channels and stepping up their own broadcasts in Russian.

The $35 billion problem worrying Vladimir Putin more more than Ukrainian sanctions

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The Ukrainian ceasefire, tortuously reached over the past few days, already looks in danger of collapsing as reports emerge of continued fighting in the east of the country.

What does Russia want? - London Review of Books (subscription) (blog)

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What does Russia want?
London Review of Books (subscription) (blog)
There is a dangerous false assumption at the heart of the West's negotiations at, and reporting of, peace talks in Minsk over the fighting in eastern Ukraine. It is that Russia wants to have direct control over a small area of Ukraine – about 3 per ...

Во Франции задержаны выходцы из Чечни - Вести.Ru

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Во Франции задержаны выходцы из Чечни
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На юге Франции в ходе расследования дела об отправке джихадистов в Сирию задержаны шестеро выходцев из Чеченской республики. Им предъявлены обвинения в причастности к террористическим группировкам. Как отмечает РИА Новости, шесть человек в возрасте от 32 до 38 лет ...
Шестерых выходцев из Чечни во Франции обвинили в организации отправки боевиков в СириюNEWSru.com
Во Франции по подозрению в терроризме задержаны шесть чеченцевЛІГА.net
Во Франции задержали группу чеченцев по подозрению в терроризмеУкраинское национальное информагентство
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Lawrence Solomon: Russia's rise - Financial Post

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Lawrence Solomon: Russia's rise
Financial Post
Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool/AP PhotoLawrence Solomon: Vladimir Putin's Russia, despite the country's economic woes, is today more influential, and held in higher regard on the world stage, than it has been in a generation.
Is Russia a force for good in the world?Aljazeera.com
China Is the Big Winner in the Conflict Between Russia and the WestTIME
Guest post: Russia, the submerging marketFT.com (registration) (blog)
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The Power Vertical Podcast: Beyond Minsk II - February 13, 2015 

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Is the new Minsk agreement an opportunity for Kyiv? Or does it lengthen -- and strengthen -- the hand of Moscow?



Download audio: http://flashvideo.rferl.org/clips/ENGL/2015/02/13/e0cf86b0-4041-4bdc-9478-fe6d5590e574.mp3

Russia-Egypt Nuclear Power Plant Deal: Why Ignoring Egypt's Needs Is Bad For ... - Forbes

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Russia-Egypt Nuclear Power Plant Deal: Why Ignoring Egypt's Needs Is Bad For ...
Forbes
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a preliminary agreement to jointly build Egypt's first nuclear power plant, after the two leaders met in Cairo on February 9-10. This announcement comes after multiple ...
Chinese Media: Egypt-Russia Deal a 'Rejection of US Hegemony'Breitbart News
Bilateral Agreements with Russia: Elimination of the US dollarDaily News Egypt
Russia looks to Egypt for Mideast footholdAl-Monitor
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Azerbaijanis Killed In Syria, Pro-Government Outlets Report

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Pro-government news portals in Azerbaijan have reported the deaths of two Azerbaijani militants in Syria this week.