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    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council
    Oct15

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine has won a seat on the U.N. Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent… …read more Source:...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: $3B Debt Paves Path For ‘Legal War’
    Oct15

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: $3B Debt Paves Path For ‘Legal War’

    In the latest economic battle between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian government officials said Thursday the country was prepared to go to court over a $3 billion bond note owed to Russia, Bloomberg reported. Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko negotiated a 20 percent writedown on $18 billion worth of bonds in August, but Russia refused to participate...

    Putin Begins Propaganda Blitz to Sell his Syrian Bombing Campaign
    Oct15

    Putin Begins Propaganda Blitz to Sell his Syrian Bombing Campaign

    The Russian government has launched an all-out media campaign to sell its involvement in Syria to the Russian people. On all official television channels (which are pretty much the only ones in Russia that count) viewers have been subjected to a non-stop barrage of the Russian bombing campaign over the past two weeks. Bombers are seen flying...

    Pre-aliyah conversion project launched in Ukraine
    Oct15

    Pre-aliyah conversion project launched in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A program to help prospective immigrants begin converting to Judaism before they immigrate to Israel was launched in Ukraine. The program, titled “Maslul,” Hebrew for path or course, was launched Thursday at the Galitska Synagogue in Kiev with funding from the Harry A. Triguboff Foundation. Among those attending the launch was the...

    Is Putin Really as Foolish as We Are?
    Oct15

    Is Putin Really as Foolish as We Are?

    Nixon lied. Surely this is not a shocker. But what’s interesting about the latest revelation about the Nixon administration and the Vietnam War is that the most duplicitous president in U.S. history actually knew that the U.S. air war in Southeast Asia was a dismal failure. Even as Nixon was telling the media that the saturation bombings of...

    Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy
    Oct15

    Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy

    MOSCOW (AP) — With Russia’s air campaign in Syria now in its third week, Vladimir Putin has raised his nation’s global profile and proven its capability to project military power far from its borders. Now the Russian president could already be on the lookout for an exit strategy to prevent his gains from turning into a liability.Putin...

    Oxford Geographers Anger Ukraine By Showing Crimea As Russia
    Oct15

    Oxford Geographers Anger Ukraine By Showing Crimea As Russia

    The Ukrainian Embassy in London has expressed its dismay that an Oxford University Press textbook depicts the Ukrainian region of Crimea — which was annexed by Russia in March 2014 — as part of Russia. The embassy says the textbook “misleads students” about the status of the disputed region. …read more Source: Radio...

    Minister: US to place army equipment in Poland before July
    Oct15

    Minister: US to place army equipment in Poland before July

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense minister says he expects that heavy U.S. army equipment will be placed in the Central European nation before July, when Poland is to host a NATO summit. Poland and other nations in the region that were once under Moscow’s domination feel threatened by Russia’s hostile actions in eastern...

    Trump: Russia isn’t to blame for MH17
    Oct15

    Trump: Russia isn’t to blame for MH17

    Donald Trump doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to blame pro-Russian separatists for last year’s downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine — despite the fact that the U.S. intelligence community believes “with confidence” that pro-Russian separatists shot it down. …read more Source:...

    Liberals aim to settle scores in two close Ontario faceoffs
    Oct15

    Liberals aim to settle scores in two close Ontario faceoffs

    TORONTO — In hockey, retribution for a dirty hit or a perceived public slight can unfold many games later. The team rallies behind the aggrieved player and tries to settle the score. In politics, those personal rivalries can play out over years and stimulate just as much emotion and feelings of team loyalty. This election, two close Ontario...