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    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine
    Jan24

    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine

    Asher Cherkasskiy lived a modest life in peaceful southern Ukraine, observing Orthodox Jewish custom and putting his three children through religious school. But when war against pro-Russian insurgents broke out in 2014, everything changed. Cherkasskiy became one of the few religious Jews to join a pro-Kiev militia and his bearded, bespectacled...

    Iran, China pledge closer ties
    Jan24

    Iran, China pledge closer ties

    TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next 10...

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash
    Jan24

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash

    For months, American drivers have been greeted at gas stations with a pleasant surprise: Gas prices have fallen by half, dropping an average of more than $2 a gallon since their most recent peak in 2011. President Barack Obama took a moment to bask in the credit last week in his State of the Union speech: “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t...

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible
    Jan24

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible

    Ukraine’s finance minister says there is still a chance to avoid a court battle with Russia over $3 billion of debt that Kyiv defaulted on in December. U.S.-born Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko sp …read more Source: Big News...

    Poroshenko Says ‘Torpedoing’ Minsk Deal Could Lead To Full-Scale War With Russia
    Jan24

    Poroshenko Says ‘Torpedoing’ Minsk Deal Could Lead To Full-Scale War With Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko has warned Ukrainian politicians that the collapse of the Minsk agreements aimed at ending a war with Russia-backed separatists could set off a “full-scale conflict” with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China container train arrives in Baku Port
    Jan24

    Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China container train arrives in Baku Port

    The first test train on Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China route has arrived in a ferry terminal of Baku International Sea Trade Port in Alat, Azertag state news agency reported. …read more Source:...

    From Canada with love?
    Jan24

    From Canada with love?

    While fresh winds of change are blowing through Canada’s international policy, those winds aren’t likely to lead to any thaw in relations with Russia, says a Canadian expert on foreign policy and military intervention. Stephen M. Saideman, the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, says, unlike with...

    Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga
    Jan24

    Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga

    During the outgoing week we saw the start of the last season of the show called South Stream. After Bulgaria blocked the gas pipeline project in 2014 under pressure from the European Commission and US lobbyists, it will soon be clear whether the country will come out winner or loser in this saga. Since the start of democracy in this country the...

    Ukraine, Saudi Arabia trade volume growing
    Jan24

    Ukraine, Saudi Arabia trade volume growing

    Trade volume in the last period exceeded $1 billion and $200 million in 2014 as well as the last year, 2015. The volume of trade, certainly, will increase, especially that the volume of exports from Ukraine to …read more Source:...

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists
    Jan24

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

    People hold printouts of flags from different countries, during the memorial ceremony for the victims of the recent hotel attack where extremist killed foreigners and Burkina Faso nationals, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Saturday. Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the...