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    Couple posthumously honoured in Ottawa for Holocaust heroism
    Feb10

    Couple posthumously honoured in Ottawa for Holocaust heroism

    Holocaust survivor Andrew Kun and his boyhood friend, Denis Lehotay, shared an emotional embrace at the Israeli embassy on Friday as Lehotay’s parents were honoured posthumously for their Second World War heroism. “They were my saviours,” Kun, 79, told an Ottawa ceremony where Victor and Mary Lehotay were awarded the title, “Righteous Among...

    Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation
    Feb10

    Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Ukrainian community marked the 100th anniversary of the January 22, 1918, historic date when Ukraine’s Central Rada, headed by historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky, declared independence and broke ties with Russia. The Central Rada evolved into the fundamental governing institution of the Ukrainian National Republic and...

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal
    Jan31

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal

    Russia has shown more “openness” to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Winter Olympics 2018: 5 Jewish storylines to watch
    Jan31

    Winter Olympics 2018: 5 Jewish storylines to watch

    (JTA collage) (JTA) — The world is about to revolve around Pyeongchang, a mountainous county in the northern half of South Korea, for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jewish fans won’t have quite as many standout athletes to cheer for this year as they did in 2016, when multiple American members of the tribe won medals at the Summer Games in...

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal
    Jan31

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal

    Russia has shown more “openness” to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Netanyahu is trying hard to court Putin. Is his rhetoric working?
    Jan31

    Netanyahu is trying hard to court Putin. Is his rhetoric working?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Jan. 29, 2018. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images) MOSCOW (JTA) — The story behind the huge Victory Monument that was unveiled in 2012 in the Israeli city of Netanya is not exactly common knowledge even...

    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship
    Jan31

    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship

    Opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili was in Ukraine’s Supreme Court on January 29 to seek the restitution of his Ukrainian citizenship, which was revoked by President Petro Poroshenko last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    16 Years of Presidents Talking About the War in Afghanistan
    Jan31

    16 Years of Presidents Talking About the War in Afghanistan

    President Trump said Tuesday the U.S. military would not be hamstrung by “artificial timelines” in Afghanistan, an acknowledgment of the deteriorating security situation there by a leader who previously called for a withdrawal of the American military from the country.“Our warriors in Afghanistan also have new rules of engagement,” Trump said in...

    Ukraine shows solidarity  across nation on Day of Unity
    Jan31

    Ukraine shows solidarity across nation on Day of Unity

    KYIV – Ukraine’s ages-long pursuit of stable statehood came into focus on January 22, when the country commemorated the Act of Unity proclaimed 99 years ago between Ukrainian lands that were part of the Austro-Hungarian and tsarist Russian empires. Although short-lived, in 1919 the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) based in Kyiv, which...

    Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict  ‘not evident,’ says Volker
    Jan31

    Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict ‘not evident,’ says Volker

    BRUSSELS – The U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says the Minsk accords – the Western-backed blueprint for ending the war between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists – have not been implemented because Moscow has not shown “willingness to implement them.” Speaking in Brussels ahead of a trip to Ukraine and a meeting with his Kremlin counterpart in...