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    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism
    Dec23

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism

    Rabbi Michael Schudrich, right, speaking to students at the Judaic Department’s Hanukkah event at the University of Warsaw, Dec. 20, 2016. (Courtesy of Schudrich) (JTA) — If a Polish ultranationalist student intended to delegitimize his university’s main Hanukkah event, his plan seems to have backfired. On Monday, on the Facebook...

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates
    Dec23

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates

    KYIV – Russia extensively used cross-border artillery fire against Ukrainian military targets in July-September 2014 in what are considered “acts of war,” according to a new report by Bellingcat, a group of citizen journalists who use open-source investigation tools and techniques, that was released on December 21. Numbering in the “thousands,”...

    U.S. Congress passes massive defense bill
    Dec23

    U.S. Congress passes massive defense bill

    Magnitsky rights measure, military assistance to Ukraine also part of legislation WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The measure, formally known as the Global Magnitsky...

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea
    Dec23

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea

    NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly voted 70 to 26 to adopt a resolution condemning human rights abuses in Crimea and urging Russia to allow U.N. monitors unimpeded access to the Ukrainian peninsula. The resolution passed on December 19 marked the first time that the Russian Federation was named by the General Assembly […] …read...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec23

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while stamping his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria. At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in the elections. “He...

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine
    Dec23

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine

    A Dutch court has ruled that a priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia occupied the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine. The Amsterdam district court said on December 14 that Crimea was not a sovereign country and so could not claim the treasures as […] …read more Source: The...

    EU lauds nationalization  of Ukraine’s largest bank
    Dec23

    EU lauds nationalization of Ukraine’s largest bank

    KYIV – The European Union has praised Ukraine’s leadership for its decision to nationalize the country’s biggest bank, calling it a “bold and courageous” move and a key component of broader reforms that the West is pressing Kyiv to carry out. EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini spoke on December 19, a day after President Petro...

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list
    Dec23

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list

    WASHINGTON – The United States has levied new sanctions against more Russians for Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, hitting well-connected insiders, including the man known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chef. The updated list, announced on December 20 by the Treasury Department, includes seven Russians and more than three dozen...

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?
    Dec23

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?

    The Kremlin has deliberately obscured the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), in eastern Ukraine, under a fog of confusion. As such, on a single day in mid-December, a Russian analyst argued that the two self-styled republics are about to unite into one entity (Novorossiya), while at the...

    Worldwide conference of Plast Ukrainian Scouting held in Kyiv
    Dec23

    Worldwide conference of Plast Ukrainian Scouting held in Kyiv

    KYIV – The Conference of Ukrainian Plast Organizations (known by its Ukrainian-based acronym as KUPO), the body uniting Plast groups worldwide, met in the Ukrainian capital on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the country’s re-establishment of independence. In attendance were more than 100 delegates and guests from Australia,...