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    U.S. Expands Sanctions List For Russians, Ukrainians
    Dec22

    U.S. Expands Sanctions List For Russians, Ukrainians

    The United States is adding nearly three dozen people and companies to its sanctions list for activity directly or indirectly connected to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France is Israel’s largest source of aliyah for 2nd straight year
    Dec22

    France is Israel’s largest source of aliyah for 2nd straight year

    (JTA) — For the second consecutive year, France is the largest provider of Jewish immigrants to Israel with a record total of 7,328 newcomers in 2015. The number of French citizens who immigrated to Israel under its law of return for Jews, or made aliyah, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1 constituted a 10 percent increase over the 6,661 French olim who came...

    The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015
    Dec22

    The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015

    Shutterstock / Kara Gordon / Paul Spella / The AtlanticMore than 300,000 podcasts exist in the world as of the close of 2015. They range from products made by someone pressing record in their closet to million-dollar outfits with sterling sound engineering. Objectives span from shining a light on underheard voices to the audio equivalent of a...

    Russia To Continue ‘Efforts’ To Normalize Ukraine Ties
    Dec22

    Russia To Continue ‘Efforts’ To Normalize Ukraine Ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow “will continue making efforts” to resolve trade disputes with the European Union and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    E.U. extends sanctions on Russia
    Dec22

    E.U. extends sanctions on Russia

    Shawn PriceBRUSSELS, Dec. 21 (UPI) — The European Union extended sanctions against Russia for an additional six months, continuing a major economic slowdown in the country. …read more Source: United Press...

    World briefs: EU extends sanctions against Russia
    Dec22

    World briefs: EU extends sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday extended sanctions against Russia for six months, achieving unity among 28 member nations despite rising divisions over how long to press a major trading partner on its annexation of Crimea and fueling of a separatist war in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Last-Ditch Talks With Russia Fail To Resolve Impasse Over Trade
    Dec22

    Last-Ditch Talks With Russia Fail To Resolve Impasse Over Trade

    Last-ditch negotiations aimed at addressing Russia’s concerns about a free trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine ended without result December 21. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Warns Cancelling Nord Stream Project Would Hurt Europe
    Dec22

    Russia Warns Cancelling Nord Stream Project Would Hurt Europe

    Russia warned December 21 that any move by the European Union to cancel the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia’s Baltic coast to Germany would only hurt Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Bans Lim Bizkit Rock Group Lead Singer For Five Years
    Dec22

    Ukraine Bans Lim Bizkit Rock Group Lead Singer For Five Years

    Ukrainian news media reported December 21 that the country’s national security service has banned the leader of the U.S. rock band Limp Bizkit from entering the country for five years. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Stalin Gaining Popularity in Putin’s Russia
    Dec22

    Stalin Gaining Popularity in Putin’s Russia

    Russia’s Communist Party on Monday honored the birthday of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin with flowers and speeches during an annual ritual at his grave on Moscow’s Red Square. Gennady Zyuganov, head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), gave a long, admiring speech on Stalin to the gathered crowd. ”Today, the...