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    US expands sanctions over Russia’s activity in Ukraine
    Dec22

    US expands sanctions over Russia’s activity in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has imposed financial restrictions on 34 people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade U.S. penalties and other infractions. …read more Source: CNS...

    US expands sanctions over Russia’s activity in Ukraine
    Dec22

    US expands sanctions over Russia’s activity in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has imposed financial restrictions on 34 people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade U.S. penalties and other infractions. …read more Source: U.S....

    US expands sanctions over Russia’s activity in Ukraine
    Dec22

    US expands sanctions over Russia’s activity in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has imposed financial restrictions on 34 people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    Singer Uses Her Eurovision Bid To Call For Peace In Ukraine
    Dec22

    Singer Uses Her Eurovision Bid To Call For Peace In Ukraine

    By Vladi Vovcuk A young Ukrainian singer is directing her newest single at Vladimir Putin. Diana Mess, who lives in the UK, calls on the Russian president to end his military engagement in her home country in a single called “World Support Ukraine.” It’s already getting a lot of love online, and Mess hopes it will be selected to...

    U.S. Expands Sanctions List For Russians, Ukrainians
    Dec22

    U.S. Expands Sanctions List For Russians, Ukrainians

    The United States is adding nearly three dozen people and companies to its sanctions list for activity directly or indirectly connected to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France is Israel’s largest source of aliyah for 2nd straight year
    Dec22

    France is Israel’s largest source of aliyah for 2nd straight year

    (JTA) — For the second consecutive year, France is the largest provider of Jewish immigrants to Israel with a record total of 7,328 newcomers in 2015. The number of French citizens who immigrated to Israel under its law of return for Jews, or made aliyah, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1 constituted a 10 percent increase over the 6,661 French olim who came...

    The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015
    Dec22

    The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015

    Shutterstock / Kara Gordon / Paul Spella / The AtlanticMore than 300,000 podcasts exist in the world as of the close of 2015. They range from products made by someone pressing record in their closet to million-dollar outfits with sterling sound engineering. Objectives span from shining a light on underheard voices to the audio equivalent of a...

    Russia To Continue ‘Efforts’ To Normalize Ukraine Ties
    Dec22

    Russia To Continue ‘Efforts’ To Normalize Ukraine Ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow “will continue making efforts” to resolve trade disputes with the European Union and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    E.U. extends sanctions on Russia
    Dec22

    E.U. extends sanctions on Russia

    Shawn PriceBRUSSELS, Dec. 21 (UPI) — The European Union extended sanctions against Russia for an additional six months, continuing a major economic slowdown in the country. …read more Source: United Press...

    World briefs: EU extends sanctions against Russia
    Dec22

    World briefs: EU extends sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday extended sanctions against Russia for six months, achieving unity among 28 member nations despite rising divisions over how long to press a major trading partner on its annexation of Crimea and fueling of a separatist war in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...