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    Pentagon seeks to boost spending to Europe
    Feb02

    Pentagon seeks to boost spending to Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say the Pentagon will seek to quadruple the amount it is spending on military aid to Europe, amid expanding threats from Islamic State militants and an increasingly aggressive Russia. Officials say the proposed budget initiative would total about $3.4 billion to increase troop rotations and military...

    Merkel Presses Putin On Ukrainian Separatists
    Feb02

    Merkel Presses Putin On Ukrainian Separatists

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to use Moscow’s influence with separatists in eastern Ukraine to help secure progress toward a political solution of the crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian non-Jews to begin conversion before immigrating to Israel
    Feb02

    Russian non-Jews to begin conversion before immigrating to Israel

    (JTA) — Russian non-Jews who are preparing to immigrate to Israel have been given the option of beginning their conversion to Judaism in Moscow. This option came with the launch last week in Russia of the Maslul project, which is a joint initiative of several organizations for facilitating the conversion process for prospective immigrants even...

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Putin on Ukraine Separatists
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Putin on Ukraine Separatists

    The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to exert Russia’s influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to help secure progress toward a political solution …read more Source: ABC...

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to use Russia’s influence with separatists in eastern Ukraine to help secure progress toward a political solution. Merkel’s office said the two leaders spoke by phone Tuesday at Putin’s request. The call came a day after Merkel...

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to use Russia’s influence with separatists in… …read more Source:...

    The Politics of Rebellion
    Feb02

    The Politics of Rebellion

    Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going. Bernie Sanders, with his mammoth crowds and mass support among the young, represents, as did George McGovern in 1972, despite his defeat, the future of the...

    Reviving American Power After Obama
    Feb02

    Reviving American Power After Obama

    Kim R. Holmes Global Governance, Americas Washington should confront its adversaries, not engage them. For the last seven years we have witnessed an unprecedented experiment based on a fundamental question: What would the world look like if the United States pulled back from its traditional leadership role? That was after all, the key thrust of...

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms
    Feb02

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion concluded his one-day visit to Ukraine on Monday aimed at showing Ottawa’s continued support for Ukraine under the new Liberal government, while trying to nudge Kyiv to continue on its path of Western inspired reforms. Dion met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, and with...

    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)
    Feb01

    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)

    Eduard Tumansky, third from left, with fellow Simcha musicians, Sept. 3, 2013. (Courtesy of Simcha) KAZAN, Russia (JTA) — When the six members of the Simcha klezmer band hauled their instruments into a dilapidated rehearsal space, no one suspected they were about to hijack a government building in this large, clean city some 450 miles east of...