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    Tim Grierson’s Top Ten Films of 2015
    Dec30

    Tim Grierson’s Top Ten Films of 2015

    In a year marked by much-acclaimed films from major directors like Todd Haynes (Carol), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Hou Hsiao-Hsien (The Assassin), I found myself feeling a bit out-of-step with the critical consensus. Instead, four first-time feature filmmakers found their way onto my list of the year’s top 10 movies—along with...

    Christian-funded group begins bringing French Jews to Israel
    Dec30

    Christian-funded group begins bringing French Jews to Israel

    (JTA) — An Israeli organization with major funding from Christian donors brought 17 French Jews to Israel in what its founder said was the “end of a monopoly” for the Jewish Agency for Israel. The newcomers brought to Israel by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, or IFCJ, arrived in Israel on Dec. 27. They constituted the first...

    What Could Happen If China Relaxes Its Grip on This Mountain Pass
    Dec30

    What Could Happen If China Relaxes Its Grip on This Mountain Pass

    NAMCHE BAZAR, Nepal—A network of cameras now monitors China’s side of the Nangpa La pass, say Tibetan traders who used to cross it regularly. A series of guard towers manned by border patrol troops lines the way. The Nangpa La bridges the Himalayas between Nepal and Tibet. Chinese soldiers on this mountain pass shoot at anyone trying to...

    Leaders Of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France To Talk December 30
    Dec30

    Leaders Of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France To Talk December 30

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France will speak by phone December 30 about efforts to carry out a peace accord between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kyiv Threatens Legal Action Over Auction Of Vintage Crimean Wines
    Dec30

    Kyiv Threatens Legal Action Over Auction Of Vintage Crimean Wines

    Kyiv is threatening to take legal action over the decision by a leading winemaker in Russian-annexed Ukraine to put 13,000 vintage bottles up for auction. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’
    Dec30

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists is becoming more fragile. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Cease-fire Is Shaky, Germany’s Steinmeier Says
    Dec30

    Ukraine Cease-fire Is Shaky, Germany’s Steinmeier Says

    The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists is becoming more fragile, Germany’s foreign minister warned Tuesday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier condemned violations of the cease-fire that occurred over the Christmas holiday. “I urgently call on all sides to strictly adhere to the cease-fire in the...

    Ukraine central bank sees inflation hitting 44%
    Dec30

    Ukraine central bank sees inflation hitting 44%

    Ukraine’s central bank governor said on Wednesday that inflation this year had hit 44 percent, up from 24.9 percent in 2014. …read more Source:...

    OSCE Mission Comes under Fire in Eastern Ukraine
    Dec30

    OSCE Mission Comes under Fire in Eastern Ukraine

    A team of international observers monitoring the shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine says it came under fire while inspecting a village.No injuries were reported in the incident Sunday in Kominternove.A statement from the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security… …read more Source:...

    Give the gift of Vladimir Putin this holiday season
    Dec29

    Give the gift of Vladimir Putin this holiday season

    What do you get the patriotic Putin-lover who has everything? That’s a question some Russians may be asking themselves as New Year’s Day, the country’s biggest holiday, approaches See also: Decoding Putin: The messages hidden within the Russian president’s national address For nearly two years, Russia has been swept up in...