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    Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS
    Sep02

    Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS

    Baikonur (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history. The trio — including the first Danish citizen ever to fly into space — blasted off in the Soyuz TMA 18M rocket on schedule at...

    EU Set To Extend Sanctions On Russia Until March 2016
    Sep02

    EU Set To Extend Sanctions On Russia Until March 2016

    The European Union is set to maintain until March 15 sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russians firms, individuals, and Ukrainian separatists to maintain pressure on Moscow to carry out the Minsk cease-fire agreement, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says
    Sep02

    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says

    The Conservatives’ Rob Nicholson is blaming Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the deadly attacks launched by vehemently anti-Russian groups in Ukraine. Nicholson, who is running for re-election, was Foreign Affairs minister before the election call. Three security officers were killed and 140 injured in clashes between Ukraine government...

    The Age of Imperial Wars
    Sep02

    The Age of Imperial Wars

    U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class James Finnigan Introduction 2015 has become a year of living dangerously. Wars are spreading across the globe. Wars are escalating as new countries are bombed and the old are ravaged with ever greater intensity. Countries, where relatively peaceful changes had taken place through recent...

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
    Sep02

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine’s regions, including the rebel-held east. The announcement from the Radical Party, which came in fifth in last year’s election, came as two more National...

    US Deploys F-22s and Drones to Eastern Europe
    Sep02

    US Deploys F-22s and Drones to Eastern Europe

    The United States European Command has taken steps to reassure NATO allies in Eastern Europe: On Monday, an American airbase in Germany sent two F-22s to Poland. This followed the deployment of two Predator Drones and 70 airmen for training exercises in Latvia. Reuters has the update on the Latvia developments: “This temporary deployment of...

    The Ukraine War Is Supposed to End Today. But It Won’t.
    Sep02

    The Ukraine War Is Supposed to End Today. But It Won’t.

    KYIV, Ukraine—One year ago I was in Mariupol, Ukraine, when the first cease-fire was signed on Sept. 5, 2014. Late that afternoon I visited the still smoldering battlefields outside the city. There had been a battle that day and the day prior, involving tanks and artillery. The aftermath was tragic. Many soldiers still lay dead where they had...

    U.S. Campaign Highlights Plight Of Women ‘Political Prisoners’
    Sep01

    U.S. Campaign Highlights Plight Of Women ‘Political Prisoners’

    The United States has launched a campaign to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    For aliyah promoters, Ukraine’s troubles provide a boost
    Sep01

    For aliyah promoters, Ukraine’s troubles provide a boost

    Rabbi Shlomo Neeman, left, founder of the Kiev-based Zionist Seminary, and staff at the Tchelet summer camp in the Republic of Georgia, Aug. 19, 2015. (Eliyahu Yurovsky) TBILISI, Georgia (JTA) — Until April of last year, Julia Podinovskaya felt like she had a pretty good handle on where her life was going. Born to a middle-class Jewish family in...

    Ukraine’s coalition shows cracks over constitutional amendment
    Sep01

    Ukraine’s coalition shows cracks over constitutional amendment

    Right-wing Radical Party leaves coalition over a measure to give more power to the regions, including the rebel-held east …read more Source: Toronto...