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    Pentagon: Despite Minsk II, More Than 400 Ukraine Troops Killed
    Mar03

    Pentagon: Despite Minsk II, More Than 400 Ukraine Troops Killed

    More than 400 Ukrainian troops have died in fighting since the Minsk II cease-fire agreement was adopted one year ago, with Russia playing a major role in the violence. In an interview with VOA, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter, whose responsibilities include Ukraine, Russia and Eurasia, said the U.S. has seen a...

    Waze is denying responsibility for the deadly Israeli-Palestinian clash caused by lost soldiers
    Mar03

    Waze is denying responsibility for the deadly Israeli-Palestinian clash caused by lost soldiers

    Kārlis DambrānsNavigation app Waze has denied responsibility for the incident on Feb. 29 when two Israeli soldiers drove into Palestinian territory by accident, leading to the Israeli army having to storm a refugee camp to rescue the men, resulting in the death of at least one Palestinian. According to multiple media reports, the two soldiers...

    Ukrainian Village Renames Street From ‘Lenin’ To ‘John Lennon’
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Village Renames Street From ‘Lenin’ To ‘John Lennon’

    On Wednesday, a small village in southwestern Ukraine officially changed the name of one of its streets from “Lenin Street” to “John Lennon Street.” The news that the town, Kalyny, would honor the Beatles singer from now on instead of the Russian Communist Party founder was announced by Hennadiy Moskal, the governor of the...

    Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say
    Mar03

    Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say

    Western and Russian diplomats are meeting this week to discuss ways to defuse the conflicts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting continues between Russia-backed separatists and government forces despite attempts for a truce. While top U.S. officials are touting the importance of a full implementation of the Minsk agreement, critics say that the...

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies
    Mar03

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies

    Participants in activities at the Szarvas summer camp in Hungary, August 2014. (Courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) SZARVAS, Hungary (JTA) — Escaping a sudden downpour in the summer of 2012, Andras Paszternak and Barbi Szendy ran to find cover inside an empty cabin at their Jewish summer camp, Szarvas, 100 miles east of...

    Why America should worry about hackers taking out a power plant in Ukraine
    Mar02

    Why America should worry about hackers taking out a power plant in Ukraine

    Around 4 p.m. on Dec. 23, much of western Ukraine’s pastoral Ivano-Frankivsk region, an area about the size of Connecticut, was plunged into darkness The local electric utility in Ivano-Frankivsk acknowledged the blackout in a series of frantic messages posted on its website. Power had been lost across a vast area of the region and the...

    Workers Struggle for Their Rights in the Former Soviet Union
    Mar02

    Workers Struggle for Their Rights in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Vladimir Lenin. Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Paal Gladso The Soviet Union was established to create the workers’ paradise that Communist theorists envisioned. The idea was that workers would own the means of production, make the production decisions and share the production rewards. It never worked that way. In practice, the state...

    Ukraine’s Injured War Veterans and the Price of Independence
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s Injured War Veterans and the Price of Independence

    The smell of chlorine fills the air at the Kyiv Burn Center, along with the sound of nurses shuffling through the halls with their little carts of medicine. In the intensive care unit, lined up against the wall like giant aquariums, the glassed-in rooms are occupied by soldiers wounded in the war in east Ukraine, each one on his own slow road to...

    Ukraine Offers Ex-President Yanukovych “Sexual Gift” to Return
    Mar02

    Ukraine Offers Ex-President Yanukovych “Sexual Gift” to Return

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor has dismissed claims made by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych that he is in exile against his will—and offered him a “sexual gift” if he chooses to return and cooperate with authorities. Yanukovych has resided in Russia since fleeing Ukraine in the wake of anti-government protests two years ago. An arrest warrant...

    Why Southwest Virginia Is Trump Country
    Mar02

    Why Southwest Virginia Is Trump Country

    “To make America great again, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?” A person from the back of the hall—no doubt a college student—shouts “Biscuits!” That was the kind of irreverent fun I was looking for at a Trump rally, and in fact was the high point of the event, taking place long before the candidate himself appeared on stage. (The...