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    Waze is denying responsibility for the deadly Israeli-Palestinian clash caused by lost soldiers
    Mar03

    Waze is denying responsibility for the deadly Israeli-Palestinian clash caused by lost soldiers

    Kārlis DambrānsNavigation app Waze has denied responsibility for the incident on Feb. 29 when two Israeli soldiers drove into Palestinian territory by accident, leading to the Israeli army having to storm a refugee camp to rescue the men, resulting in the death of at least one Palestinian. According to multiple media reports, the two soldiers...

    ‘We’re Not Giving Up on Crimea,’ US Defense Official Says
    Mar03

    ‘We’re Not Giving Up on Crimea,’ US Defense Official Says

    Nearly two years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the territory remains under Russian control, and in the eastern part of Ukraine there has been an uptick in the fighting. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb discussed the issue with Michael Carpenter, deputy assistant secretary of defense with responsibilities for Russia, Ukraine and...

    Pentagon: Despite Minsk II, More Than 400 Ukraine Troops Killed
    Mar03

    Pentagon: Despite Minsk II, More Than 400 Ukraine Troops Killed

    More than 400 Ukrainian troops have died in fighting since the Minsk II cease-fire agreement was adopted one year ago, with Russia playing a major role in the violence. In an interview with VOA, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter, whose responsibilities include Ukraine, Russia and Eurasia, said the U.S. has seen a...

    Ukrainian Village Renames Street From ‘Lenin’ To ‘John Lennon’
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Village Renames Street From ‘Lenin’ To ‘John Lennon’

    On Wednesday, a small village in southwestern Ukraine officially changed the name of one of its streets from “Lenin Street” to “John Lennon Street.” The news that the town, Kalyny, would honor the Beatles singer from now on instead of the Russian Communist Party founder was announced by Hennadiy Moskal, the governor of the...

    Gloom Deepens Over Ukraine Peace Deal Before Paris Meeting
    Mar03

    Gloom Deepens Over Ukraine Peace Deal Before Paris Meeting

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    EU Diplomats Agree To Extend Sanctions On Yanukovych, Associates
    Mar03

    EU Diplomats Agree To Extend Sanctions On Yanukovych, Associates

    BRUSSELS — European Union ambassadors have decided to extend an asset freeze against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and 15 of his close associates for at least one additional year. The …read more Source: Big News...

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies
    Mar03

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies

    Participants in activities at the Szarvas summer camp in Hungary, August 2014. (Courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) SZARVAS, Hungary (JTA) — Escaping a sudden downpour in the summer of 2012, Andras Paszternak and Barbi Szendy ran to find cover inside an empty cabin at their Jewish summer camp, Szarvas, 100 miles east of...

    Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say
    Mar03

    Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say

    Western and Russian diplomats are meeting this week to discuss ways to defuse the conflicts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting continues between Russia-backed separatists and government forces despite attempts for a truce. While top U.S. officials are touting the importance of a full implementation of the Minsk agreement, critics say that the...

    Why America should worry about hackers taking out a power plant in Ukraine
    Mar02

    Why America should worry about hackers taking out a power plant in Ukraine

    Around 4 p.m. on Dec. 23, much of western Ukraine’s pastoral Ivano-Frankivsk region, an area about the size of Connecticut, was plunged into darkness The local electric utility in Ivano-Frankivsk acknowledged the blackout in a series of frantic messages posted on its website. Power had been lost across a vast area of the region and the...

    Russia seeks   23 years in jail   for Ukraine pilot
    Mar02

    Russia seeks 23 years in jail for Ukraine pilot

    MOSCOW: Russia’s state prosecutor on Wednesday demanded a 23-year prison sentence for Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko who is accused of killing two Russian journalists in war-torn Ukraine. One of Savchenko’s lawyers, Mark Feigin, said the prosecution had also requested she pay a fine of 100,000 rubles ($1,350/1,250...