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    For Ukrainians displaced by conflict, there’s no going back
    Jun03

    For Ukrainians displaced by conflict, there’s no going back

    The fighting began in Ukraine more than two years ago. But the Ukrainian government is only beginning to get a handle on the internally displaced. Estimates of Ukraine’s internally displaced vary. The government has registered 1.7 million IDPs but the true number could be higher. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Record attendance ‘overwhelms’ organizers of symbolic Auschwitz bike ride
    Jun02

    Record attendance ‘overwhelms’ organizers of symbolic Auschwitz bike ride

    WARSAW (JTA) — A record 150 cyclists or more are scheduled to participate in the third Holocaust commemorative Ride for the Living in Poland. Participants aged 16-81 from eight countries are scheduled to join the 55-mile trek from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in southern Poland to the Jewish community center in Krakow that begins on Friday....

    The Face of Evil: Surveying the ISIS Killing Fields in Northern Iraq
    Jun02

    The Face of Evil: Surveying the ISIS Killing Fields in Northern Iraq

    SINJAR, Iraq—Evil doesn’t always reveal itself through goose-stepping armies or skyscrapers collapsing on a clear autumn day. Sometimes, it’s only a sun-bleached bone in a field. This was the place the old peshmerga colonel wanted to show me. It wasn’t anything special by the look of it. Certainly, this plot of brown grass on a...

    Families of MH17 crew sue airline over jet crash
    Jun02

    Families of MH17 crew sue airline over jet crash

    The families of six crew members on a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine nearly two years ago filed lawsuits against the airline on Thursday, accusing it of negligence and breach of contract. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Bitcoin Technology Can Help Russia Dodge Sanctions: MP
    Jun02

    Bitcoin Technology Can Help Russia Dodge Sanctions: MP

    Russian businesses could harness the power of technology developed for cryptocurrency bitcoin to avoid being subject to Western sanctions, a prominent Russian lawmaker claimed. Blockchain is the ledger behind Bitcoin and it effectively allows for the transfer of information online, ensuring that two copies of it were not made. Andrei Lugovoi,...

    Canada, Ukraine, and Poland Are Having a Passionate Lovefest on Twitter
    Jun02

    Canada, Ukraine, and Poland Are Having a Passionate Lovefest on Twitter

    Poland even used a winky face. …read more Source: Foreign...

    G7 Concerned About Data Hacking of Journalists in Ukraine
    Jun02

    G7 Concerned About Data Hacking of Journalists in Ukraine

    Ambassadors to Ukraine from the Group of Seven countries are expressing concern about the publication by a group of hackers of the names and contact information of journalists who have reported from rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Big Shots: This Week’s News in Photos
    Jun02

    Big Shots: This Week’s News in Photos

    Kiev, Ukraine—Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot held prisoner by Russia for two years, smokes during a press conference two days after she was released in return for two Russian special forces officers. She was captured while fighting Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and taken to Russia, where she was sentenced to 22 years in prison...

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev honors for mass murderers of Jews
    Jun02

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev honors for mass murderers of Jews

    (JTA) — The chief rabbi of Moscow condemned the honoring in Ukraine of nationalists whose troops massacred Jews. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, who is also the president of the European Conference of Rabbis, spoke of his “concern” over the trend in an interview Tuesday with JTA during a gathering of the standing committee of the Conference in Vienna....

    EU Unity Crumbles As Russia Sanctions Extension Debate Rages
    Jun02

    EU Unity Crumbles As Russia Sanctions Extension Debate Rages

    MOSCOW — Political differences within the European Union have come into sharp relief over a debate on whether to extend sanctions on Russia. As the Kremlin looks to leverage the divisions between member states over the issue, experts said that the relaxation of the punitive restrictions is likely by as early as the beginning of 2017. …read...