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    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...

    The Kremlin Comes Around. A Little.
    Jun02

    The Kremlin Comes Around. A Little.

    Russia eased its food embargo on the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and several other countries yesterday, lifting its ban on the import of products used exclusively for baby food production. The green-lighted items include chicken, frozen veal, and dried or frozen legumes. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has yet to develop regulations...

    Crew families sue Malaysia Airlines over downing of jet
    Jun02

    Crew families sue Malaysia Airlines over downing of jet

    Crew families sue Malaysia Airlines over downing of jet …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Parliament Passes Judicial Reforms
    Jun02

    Ukrainian Parliament Passes Judicial Reforms

    Parliament in Ukraine has passed judicial reforms that Westerns backers say are needed to fight corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev’s honoring of anti-Semites
    Jun02

    Moscow chief rabbi: Ukraine, Russia Jews worry over Kiev’s honoring of anti-Semites

    (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....

    Watch: Putin Makes Young Girl Cry at Kremlin Event
    Jun02

    Watch: Putin Makes Young Girl Cry at Kremlin Event

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may boast an astronomical approval rating among Russians, however not all of his compatriots are dying with excitement to meet him. During an annual Kremlin event marking the International Day for the Protection of the Child, Putin received parents or caretakers who have raised more than seven children. He...

    The Latest: Hungary stops Austria-bound van with 25 migrants
    Jun02

    The Latest: Hungary stops Austria-bound van with 25 migrants

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Hungarian police say they have detained five Ukrainians suspected of human trafficking for transporting 25 migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan toward Austria. The migrants were in one of two vans with Lithuanian license plates stopped by police...

    Malaysia Airlines sued by relatives of MH17 crew shot down over Ukraine
    Jun02

    Malaysia Airlines sued by relatives of MH17 crew shot down over Ukraine

    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:...