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    Global Jewish immigration to Israel jumps by 40% this year
    May03

    Global Jewish immigration to Israel jumps by 40% this year

    Ukrainians and Russians account for surge as numbers leaving western Europe in first three months remains steady despite Paris attacks in January, report showsJewish immigration into Israel has surged more than 40% this year, but it is Ukrainians and Russians who are responsible for the rise, not western Europeans fleeing after the Paris...

    Soft Belarusization: A New Shift in Lukashenka’s Domestic Policy?
    May03

    Soft Belarusization: A New Shift in Lukashenka’s Domestic Policy?

    Russian pro-government media outlet Lifenews has recently criticised Lukashenka’s decision to not participate in the 9 May Victory Day Parade in Moscow. Many in Russia think that Minsk’s integration rhetoric has been replaced with a form of soft Belarusianisation​. Following the events in Crimea, Lukashenka has begun to demonstrate...

    Concerns about Belarusians Fighting in Ukraine, Cooperation with Poland, Budget Cuts – Belarus Security Digest
    May03

    Concerns about Belarusians Fighting in Ukraine, Cooperation with Poland, Budget Cuts – Belarus Security Digest

    Photo: mil.by The Belarusian authorities are concerned about Belarusians fighting in Ukraine. Belarus and Poland have been expanding cooperation of rescue departments. Belarusian peacekeepers are ready to participate in UN missions. Belarus’s territorial defence has not been definitely shelved yet. Export of …read more Source: Belarus...

    Upswing in fighting in Ukraine sends civilians fleeing and puts truce in doubt
    May03

    Upswing in fighting in Ukraine sends civilians fleeing and puts truce in doubt

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers are killed in past week, and another 40 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, in most intense clashes since Minsk ceasefireUkraine is experiencing its most serious increase in fighting in three months, sending more civilians fleeing and raising fresh doubts about the viability of a shaky February truce.Another...

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine: Kiev
    May03

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine: Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and six wounded in attacks in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists, testing a fragile two-month ceasefire, the military said on Sunday. …read more Source:...

    Peope in the Ukrainian port of Odessa remember victims who died during clashes a year ago
    May03

    Peope in the Ukrainian port of Odessa remember victims who died during clashes a year ago

    Separate ceremonies were held in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa on Saturday for over 50 victims of clashes between pro-Russian separatists and… …read more Source:...

    Patriots for Poland
    May03

    Patriots for Poland

    By the book, deterrence is “a strategy intended to dissuade an adversary from taking an action not yet started” and “the maintenance of military power for the purpose of discouraging an attack.” But as a former NATO commander, in peace and in combat, I would add one thing to the dictionary definitions above — deterrence is also the ability to...

    The Odessa file: What happened on May 2, 2014?
    May02

    The Odessa file: What happened on May 2, 2014?

    One year ago, some 50 people died during unrest in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, most of them pro-Russian activists. Investigators believe that a chain of events led to the deaths. Many doubts remain. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Britain’s uncertain European future
    May02

    Britain’s uncertain European future

    David Cameron’s decision to promise to hold an in-out-referendum on Britain’s EU membership in 2017 should the Conservatives with the upcoming general election lies at the heart of all the critiques of the coalition government’s foreign policy. Ed Miliband argued at Chatham House last week that, by doing so, Mr Cameron has...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    May02

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The earthquake in Nepal, the riots in Baltimore, the London marathon – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

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