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    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS
    May07

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS

    GWER, Iraq—First you notice the sound of jet engines. The sky is overcast, so you can’t see the coalition warplanes. But you can hear them. And you know what the snarl of jet noise and the occasional thud of an airstrike symbolizes for the Islamic State fighters about a mile away. With a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder and a curved...

    German Paper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ From Panama Leak Source
    May06

    German Paper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ From Panama Leak Source

    BERLIN— A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by “the scale of the injustices” the documents show. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung was offered the leaked data over a...

    ‘Wide Array of Serious Crimes:’ German Newspaper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ of Anonymous Panama Papers Source
    May06

    ‘Wide Array of Serious Crimes:’ German Newspaper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ of Anonymous Panama Papers Source

    BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by “the scale of the injustices” the documents show. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung was offered the leaked data...

    German paper publishes ‘manifesto’ from Panama leak source
    May06

    German paper publishes ‘manifesto’ from Panama leak source

    BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by “the scale of the injustices” the documents show. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung was offered the leaked data...

    Russia-Japan Leaders Meet as Tensions Loom
    May06

    Russia-Japan Leaders Meet as Tensions Loom

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Russia Friday hoping to ease strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow before President Vladmir Putin heads to China for a bilateral summit next month. At the top of the agenda was a long-running dispute over the group of islands Russia calls the southern Kurils and Japan calls the Northern Territories....

    Bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea’s return to Ukraine
    May06

    Bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea’s return to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014, or settles the peninsula’s status to Kyiv’s satisfaction. The legislation, announced on April 29 by Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and...

    U.N. marks 30th anniversary  of Chornobyl with special session
    May06

    U.N. marks 30th anniversary of Chornobyl with special session

    UNITED NATIONS – The 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster was commemorated during the opening of the 92nd plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on April 26 by Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark, president of the General Assembly, representatives of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, and speakers representing other regions of the...

    Ukraine’s new government  expected to continue reforms
    May06

    Ukraine’s new government expected to continue reforms

    On April 14, Ukraine’s Parliament replaced the Cabinet of unpopular Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk with one headed by Volodymyr Groysman, who had served as Parliament speaker since November 2014. A former mayor of President Petro Poroshenko’s electoral and business stronghold of Vinnytsia, Mr. Groysman has always been in Mr....

    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support
    May06

    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support

    KYIV – The new Cabinet of Ministers that emerged in Ukraine in mid-April drew swift skepticism from Western authorities as it was cleared of foreign-born reformers, among them Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, who was being considered to lead a technocratic government. Instead, insiders – many with shady pasts – took the reins. “If the elites […]...

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family
    May06

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family

    (JTA) — The deputy speaker of the Knesset, Hilik Bar, attended a ceremony in a Polish town that renamed its main square for his great-grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. The renaming ceremony last week in Skulsk, 120 miles west of Warsaw, was in memory of Yitzhak Kotowski, a head of the local Jewish community who was murdered in the...