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From TheJournal.ie Russian forces storm Ukraine airbase. Reports of soldier shot. Shots Fired

Russian forces storm Ukraine airbase. Reports of soldier shot.

Shots were fired as armoured vehicles entered the Belbek base near Sevastopol, after a deadline to hand the complex over to Russia expired.

From TheJournal.ie Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession Ukraine Crisis

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation Standoff

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

From TheJournal.ie "Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow Crimea Crisis

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a problem in the SME sector, the debris found from Malaysia Airlines flight and the Great White shark on the way to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron calls Putin and the Russian President says he wants "diplomatic solution" I Just Called

Cameron calls Putin and the Russian President says he wants "diplomatic solution"

David Cameron called Vladimir Putin as it was announced that the Ukrainian PM will meet Barack Obama on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre Crimea

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre

Around 20 attackers entered the base without firing a shot, report say.

From TheJournal.ie 'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis Hotline

'Violation of sovereignty': Obama and Putin hold hour-long phonecall on Ukraine crisis

Obama said Russia had violated Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”. Meanwhile, Russia’s parliament has indicated it will back plans for a referendum in Crimea.

From TheJournal.ie Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia East Or West?

Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia

Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis Crunch Talks

Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

EU leaders hold a summit in Brussels today to decide how strongly to respond to Moscow’s troop deployment.

From TheJournal.ie "F**cked and brainwashed by the EU." - Former Russian adviser's view on Ireland Harsh Words

"F**cked and brainwashed by the EU." - Former Russian adviser's view on Ireland

Don’t worry, Alexander Nekrassov still thinks we’re “great people”.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table Ukraine Crisis

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday New Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.

From TheJournal.ie Russia approves use of military in Ukraine RUSSIAN FORCES

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics Human Dignity

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

From TheJournal.ie Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone' Winter Olympics

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

From TheJournal.ie Putin warns ‘terrorists’ face total destruction Russia

Putin warns ‘terrorists’ face total destruction

Putin made the comments in his New Year’s address from Khabarovsk.

From TheJournal.ie Second bomb blast in Russian city kills at least 10 people Explosion

Second bomb blast in Russian city kills at least 10 people

The explosion on a trolleybus Volgograd comes a day after a suicide bombing killed at 17 at the city’s main railway station.

From TheJournal.ie Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty Pussy Riot

Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was today freed hours after Maria Alyokhina was released. The third band member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed months into her sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail Tycoon

Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail

Russia’s most famous prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked out of jail today after spending more than 10 years behind bars.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Are we really foreign agents?’ – Russia’s crackdown on civil society Opinion

Column: ‘Are we really foreign agents?’ – Russia’s crackdown on civil society

For 20 years, my organisation has focused on the promotion of human rights and peace through non-violent means. So it came as a shock to us when in March this year our offices were raided by a host of authorities, writes Valentina Cherevatenko.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people Opinion

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people

International support is necessary, but ultimately the change to Russia’s attitudes to LGBT people can’t come from a foreign country – it has to come from a grass-roots movement within Russia itself, writes Igor Yassin.

From TheJournal.ie And the Forbes world's most powerful person is... Power

And the Forbes world's most powerful person is...

It’s a man who is known to take his top off when hunting and fishing and has caused controversy this year with anti-gay laws.

From TheJournal.ie John McCain says he is more "Pro-Russian" than Putin Syria

John McCain says he is more "Pro-Russian" than Putin

He also criticises Putin for siding with the Syrian government in an article which hits back at the Russian President following his own New York Times opinion piece.

From TheJournal.ie Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest Russia

Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin just crept over the finish line to win 51.3 per cent of votes in yesterday’s poll.

From TheJournal.ie EU and China warn against Syria strikes as G20 assemble in St Petersburg G20 St Petersburg

EU and China warn against Syria strikes as G20 assemble in St Petersburg

EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy urged caution as Russian President Vladir Putin said the Syrian conflict would be discussed over dinner.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law' G20 Meeting

Amnesty Ireland: 'G20 leaders must stand up to Russia’s draconian homophobic law'

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty Ireland has said the anti-gay laws create a climate of intolerance.

From TheJournal.ie Putin on Syria action, Snowden and Russia's anti-gay policies Russia

Putin on Syria action, Snowden and Russia's anti-gay policies

The Russian president sat down for a wide-ranging interview, saying it was “ludicrous” that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons.

From TheJournal.ie Police seize 'Putin in women's underwear' painting Russia

Police seize 'Putin in women's underwear' painting

The painting portrays Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lounging together in lingerie.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws' LGBT Rights

Journalist confronts Russian TV hosts over 'anti-gay laws'

James Kirchick was on the Russia Today to speak about Bradly Manning’s but instead labelled the channel a “Kremlin funded propaganda network”.

From TheJournal.ie Obama denies bad relationship with 'bored kid' Putin Edward Snowden

Obama denies bad relationship with 'bored kid' Putin

Tensions between Obama and Putin escalated after Russia granted asylum to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

From TheJournal.ie Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality Cooling Off This post contains videos

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.

From TheJournal.ie Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎ SNOWDEN

Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎

Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport Where's Snowden?

Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief praises G8 policing operation as 'most peaceful in history' Summit

PSNI chief praises G8 policing operation as 'most peaceful in history'

Matt Baggott said it was a ‘unique’ summit in that it took place in an area where there was a ‘severe terrorist threat’.

From TheJournal.ie Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech Potus On Tour

Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech

The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.