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    Russia wants to establish new military bases in Vietnam and Cuba
    Oct07

    Russia wants to establish new military bases in Vietnam and Cuba

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is considering plans to restore military bases in Vietnam and Cuba that had served as pivots of Soviet global military power during the Cold War, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Friday. “We are dealing with this issue,” the agencies...

    Rabbi in critical condition following assault in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Rabbi in critical condition following assault in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A Chabad rabbi in Ukraine was severely beaten in the western city of Zhitomir, a spokesperson for the Hasidic group said, adding it is too early to tell whether the assault was a hate crime. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, a longtime Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and more recently in Israel, was assaulted at the city’s central train...

    Rabbi in critical condition after assault in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Rabbi in critical condition after assault in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A Chabad rabbi in Ukraine was severely beaten in the western city of Zhitomir, a spokesperson for the Hasidic group said, adding it is too early to tell whether the assault was a hate crime. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, a longtime Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and more recently in Israel, was assaulted at Zhitomir’s central train...

    Russia blasts UN official who condemned Donald Trump
    Oct07

    Russia blasts UN official who condemned Donald Trump

    GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s government lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official’s condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians, diplomats told The Associated Press, an intervention that underscores the unusual links between the Republican presidential nominee and the Kremlin....

    5 Stolen Golden Age Paintings Returned to Dutch Museum
    Oct07

    5 Stolen Golden Age Paintings Returned to Dutch Museum

    Five Dutch Golden Age paintings that were among a trove of art stolen from a Dutch museum more than a decade ago have been returned after being recovered in Ukraine earlier this year.Now the Westfries Museum in the northern town of Hoorn is crowd-funding to pay to restore… …read more Source:...

    Gen. Jon Vance flips and flops on Africa
    Oct07

    Gen. Jon Vance flips and flops on Africa

    Michael Staples at The Daily Gleaner newspaper in Fredericton recently had an interview with Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance, in which some of the general’s interesting views emerged. During the interview Vance claimed that all the discussion over the last several months about a Canadian military mission to Africa was just an...

    APNewsBreak: UN criticism of Trump prompts Russian response
    Oct07

    APNewsBreak: UN criticism of Trump prompts Russian response

    GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s government lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official’s condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians, diplomats told The Associated Press, an intervention that underscores the unusual links between the Republican presidential nominee and the Kremlin....

    Russian Official: We Are Working on Reopening Cuba, Vietnam Bases
    Oct07

    Russian Official: We Are Working on Reopening Cuba, Vietnam Bases

    With relations between Washington and Moscow deteriorating, Russian news agencies are quoting a top defense official as saying the possibility of reopening Russian military facilities in Cuba and Vietnam is under consideration. Asked Friday by lawmakers in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, if the Russian military might...

    Historian Timothy Snyder: Babyn Yar a tragedy for all Ukrainians
    Oct07

    Historian Timothy Snyder: Babyn Yar a tragedy for all Ukrainians

    U.S. historian Timothy Snyder says there are several lessons to draw from Babyn Yar, where more than 30,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis on September 29-30, 1941. One is that it was a tragedy for all Ukraine. Another is that we must stop thinking about people in terms of ethnic categories or be doomed […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Ukraine remembers Babyn Yar
    Oct07

    Ukraine remembers Babyn Yar

    KYIV – Once dubbed the “Kyivan Switzerland” for its picturesque landscape in northwestern Kyiv, Babyn Yar (which translates as old woman’s ravine) today is a public park surrounded by a concrete jungle of Soviet-era urban planning. Two memorials stand here to mark the horrific killing of more than 100,000 people – two-thirds of them Jews...