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    Western Europe Jewish migration to Israel hits all-time high
    Jan14

    Western Europe Jewish migration to Israel hits all-time high

    Western Europe Jewish migration to Israel hits all-time high …read more Source:...

    There Will Be Chaos: Big Oil’s Collapse and the Birth of a New World Order
    Jan14

    There Will Be Chaos: Big Oil’s Collapse and the Birth of a New World Order

    The longer such price levels persist, the more devastating the consequences are likely to be. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here.As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil would bounce back from the abyss, restoring...

    Ukraine Goes Dark: Russia-Attributed Hackers Take Down Power Grid
    Jan14

    Ukraine Goes Dark: Russia-Attributed Hackers Take Down Power Grid

    As many as 80,000 residents in western Ukraine lost power for six hours on Dec. 23. Cybersecurity firms SANS ICS and iSight Partners have attributed the blackout to Russian hacking group Sandworm and its malicious software, BlackEnergy 3. Cyberattacks on power grids and other critical infrastructure are not new, but this most recent attack seems...

    French teacher arrested following deaths of 2 students in Alps avalanche
    Jan14

    French teacher arrested following deaths of 2 students in Alps avalanche

    An investigation into the deaths — the third being a Ukrainian skier — was opened for involuntary manslaughter. The students were skiing on a closed slope. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Expects to Restore Control Over Rebel East This Year
    Jan14

    Ukraine Expects to Restore Control Over Rebel East This Year

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s president on Thursday said he expects the separatist-held eastern Ukraine to fall back under government control before the year’s end. A military conflict between government forces and Russia-backed rebels has killed more than 9,000 people and left parts of the Ukrainian industrial heartland in ruin since...

    Adam: Algonquin has every right to teach in Saudi Arabia
    Jan14

    Adam: Algonquin has every right to teach in Saudi Arabia

    Isolation or engagement? The question has confounded governments and policy makers throughout history when faced with rogue countries or leaders whose behaviour is beyond the pale. Apartheid South Africa, China, Cuba, Iran and others have faced the pain of isolation with varying degrees of success, and now some have set their sights on Saudi...

    Ukraine expects to restore control over rebel east this year
    Jan14

    Ukraine expects to restore control over rebel east this year

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president says he expects the government to restore control over the separatist-held eastern Ukraine before the year’s end. …read more Source: CNS...

    Big Oil Is Collapsing: The Dangers of the Resulting Political Shake-Up
    Jan14

    Big Oil Is Collapsing: The Dangers of the Resulting Political Shake-Up

    The longer such price levels persist, the more devastating the consequences are likely to be. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here.As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil would bounce back from the abyss, restoring...

    Turkey and Central Asia, a Slow-burn Story to Watch
    Jan14

    Turkey and Central Asia, a Slow-burn Story to Watch

    Turkey has been much in the news lately, most recently with the suicide bombing at the very heart of Istanbul. Its relation with Syria, Islamic State, Europe, and Russia has properly been the focus of attention in past months. But even in times of crisis, an observer needs to keep longer stories and trends also in view. One slower-burn story...

    Congress Has Removed a Ban on Funding Neo-Nazis From Its Year End Spending Bill
    Jan14

    Congress Has Removed a Ban on Funding Neo-Nazis From Its Year End Spending Bill

    James CardenUnder pressure from the Pentagon, Congress has stripped the spending bill of an amendment that prevented funds from falling into the hands of Ukrainian neo-fascist groups. …read more Source: The...