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    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher
    Dec18

    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher

    (JTA) — Lithuania’s second-largest city named a park for Emmanuel Levinas, a late Jewish philosopher who was born there before moving to France. Levinas, whose writings greatly influenced Bernard-Henri Levy, another French Jewish thinker, was honored by the city council of Kaunas on Monday, the news site Jewish.ru reported. Born to a Jewish...

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia

    The Ukrainian government declared a moratorium Friday on repaying about $3.5 billion in debt to Russia, introducing new strains to an already poisonous relationship. …read more Source: The New York...

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures
    Dec18

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures

    President Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has blasted the White House in a far-ranging interview with Foreign Policy. Hagel criticized both the substance and the process of the Administration’s foreign policy decisions in passages such as this one: While Hagel preferred smaller meetings and one-on-one phone calls, the...

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too
    Dec18

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s candidacy for president of the United States may be a joke to some, but no one will be laughing if he is actually elected.Just ask Maria Alekhina, aka Masha of Pussy Riot.When informed that her country’s president, Vladimir Putin, had called Trump “brilliant,” she told The Huffington Post,...

    The Ideology Behind the Putin-Trump Bromance
    Dec18

    The Ideology Behind the Putin-Trump Bromance

    Adrees Latif / ReutersDuring Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marathon annual news conference on Thursday, the controversial leader heaped praise on Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, calling the candidate “tremendous,” “very bright,” and “talented without any doubt.” By Thursday evening, Trump had released an equally warm...

    Ukraine halts $3 billion debt payment to Russia; court fight expected
    Dec18

    Ukraine halts $3 billion debt payment to Russia; court fight expected

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 18 (UPI) — Ukraine is about to default on a $3 billion loan and its creditor, Russia, says it is prepared to go to international court. …read more Source: United Press...

    EU Diplomats Agree To Extend Sanctions On Russia By Six Months
    Dec18

    EU Diplomats Agree To Extend Sanctions On Russia By Six Months

    European Union ambassadors have agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over its role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces deputies with children for a day
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces deputies with children for a day

    The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children — but only for one day. …read more Source: CTV...

    Podcast: What A Long, Strange Year It’s Been
    Dec18

    Podcast: What A Long, Strange Year It’s Been

    Vladimir Putin’s marathon year-end press conference is an annual ritual that is never short of pithy one-liners. And in the midst of all the spin, theatrics, and bluster, it is also an event rich in messaging about the Kremlin’s current thinking and its priorities for the year ahead. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament
    Dec18

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children — but only for one day. …read more Source: U.S....