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    Ukraine approves law banning pro-Kremlin Russian books
    Dec31

    Ukraine approves law banning pro-Kremlin Russian books

    Ukraine adopts a legislation that tasks a group of experts to decide which Russian books are acceptable. …read more Source:...

    How will a Trump presidency impact sanctions on Russia?
    Dec30

    How will a Trump presidency impact sanctions on Russia?

    Moscow opted to wait for Trump’s move rather than retaliate after US expulsion of Russian diplomats. …read more Source: AL...

    Meet one of Israel’s newest pilots
    Dec30

    Meet one of Israel’s newest pilots

    Capt. A. immigrated to Israel from Ukraine at the age of 6; he performed a year of volunteer work before serving as a combat soldier with the Paratroopers and an officer with Nahal and completed a conversion course to Judaism before joining the IAF. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    USAID ends funding for Ukraine  customs reform
    Dec30

    USAID ends funding for Ukraine customs reform

    ODESSA: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. USAID and other institutions have supported Kiev’s Western-backed government, which took power...

    Moscow says no ‘tit-for-tat’ retaliation after US expels 35 Russian diplomats
    Dec30

    Moscow says no ‘tit-for-tat’ retaliation after US expels 35 Russian diplomats

    Vladimir Putin on Friday announced Russia would not expel any American diplomats after the United States kicked out 35 Russian embassy and consulate staff in retaliation for the hacking of US political groups during the 2016 election, in a move that appears designed to sow confusion ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Analysts had...

    European cities boost security for New Year
    Dec30

    European cities boost security for New Year

    European capitals tightened security yesterday ahead of New Year’s celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and stepping up police numbers after the Islamic State (IS) attack in Berlin last week that killed 12 people.In the German capital, police closed the Pariser Platz square in front of the Brandenburg Gate and prepared...

    Putin won’t react by expelling Americans
    Dec30

    Putin won’t react by expelling Americans

    President Vladimir Putin has ruled out any tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans after Washington turfed out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged interference in the US presidential election.The Kremlin strongman’s surprise decision came after the foreign ministry asked him to send home 35 US diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of...

    Obama ordering sanctions to damage US-Russia ties: Analyst
    Dec30

    Obama ordering sanctions to damage US-Russia ties: Analyst

    An analyst says President Obama’s order to impose new sanctions on Russia will not only damage Washington’s relationship with Moscow but will affect other areas of US foreign policy. …read more Source:...

    Trump aide slams ‘symbolic’ US sanctions on Russia
    Dec30

    Trump aide slams ‘symbolic’ US sanctions on Russia

    Kellyanne Conway calls expulsion of diplomats ‘unprecedented,’ suggests move also aims to ‘box in’ the president-elect …read more Source: The Times of...

    Report: Number of Jewish immigrants to Israel declines
    Dec30

    Report: Number of Jewish immigrants to Israel declines

    The number of Jewish immigrants to Israel has decreased in 2016 compared to 2015; a new report has revealed. As many as 27,000 Jewish immigrants arrived in Israel this year compared to 31,000 in 2015; Israel’s Channel 2 reported citing a statistical report by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Immigrant Absorption Ministry. Russia and...

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