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    Ukrainian Lawmakers, Activists Protest Decentralization Bill
    Aug31

    Ukrainian Lawmakers, Activists Protest Decentralization Bill

    Dozens of Ukrainian lawmakers from the Radical Party and the Svoboda political coalition blocked the podium in the parliament on August 31, protesting the first vote on constitutional amendments aimed at decentralizing the government’s powers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson plans aliyah
    Aug31

    Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson plans aliyah

    (JTA) — A British man whose grandfather survived the Holocaust said he would move to Israel when he is done fighting Islamists in Syria. Timothy Paul Jacobs-Woodworth, 37, revealed his plan to immigrate in an interview published Sunday by the news site Ynet. One of Jacobs-Woodworth’s grandfathers survived the Nazi concentration camp of...

    Ukraine Cancels Upcoming Local Polls Near Combat Zone
    Aug30

    Ukraine Cancels Upcoming Local Polls Near Combat Zone

    Election officials in Ukraine have canceled upcoming local polls in parts of two rebel-controlled regions near the Russian border, after determining that authorities can not guarantee voter or polling place safety. The Central Election Commission, in a statement Sunday, said the cancellations of October 25 voting will affect 91 local councils in...

    Jamaican ‘ruff necks’ go out with a bang in China
    Aug30

    Jamaican ‘ruff necks’ go out with a bang in China

    Beijing (AFP) – Even without Usain Bolt, Jamaica finished the world championships with a bang on Sunday, storming to the women’s 4x400m relay title to match Kenya’s gold tally at the top of the medals table.Anchor leg Novlene Williams-Mills pulled out an eye-popping last 50m to catch Francena McCorory as the Jamaicans clocked...

    Putin Pumps Iron In New Pictures Aimed To Prop Up Image
    Aug30

    Putin Pumps Iron In New Pictures Aimed To Prop Up Image

    MOSCOW, Aug 30 (Reuters) – The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin’s rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is shown on...

    Russia’s Beer Nativism
    Aug30

    Russia’s Beer Nativism

    Nationalist activists are showing their love for Mother Russia by destroying foreign beer as a way to promote domestic food products in the wake of the self-harming food import ban that the Kremlin introduced as a counter to Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. The London Times reports: A group of ultra-conservative Cossacks, spearheaded...

    Why Is Russia Destroying U.S. Cheese, Oysters But Not Snickers?
    Aug30

    Why Is Russia Destroying U.S. Cheese, Oysters But Not Snickers?

    After the West slapped sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin banned a wide range of food from western countries. NBC News’ Alexey Eremenko explains. …read more Source:...

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin Back Truce Plan For East Ukraine
    Aug30

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin Back Truce Plan For East Ukraine

    The French presidency says France, Germany, and Russia back plans for a complete cease-fire in eastern Ukraine from next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Leaders Discuss Possible New Ukraine Summit, France Says
    Aug29

    Leaders Discuss Possible New Ukraine Summit, France Says

    The leaders of France, Germany and Russia have spoken by phone and are exploring the possibility of a summit with Ukraine’s president about the conflict in the country’s east.French President Francois Hollande’s office said he, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Recruiting Problem
    Aug29

    Ukraine’s Recruiting Problem

    As violence in the east of Ukraine flares, Kiev is struggling worse than ever to meet its recruiting goals, as Defense News reports: Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense managed to recruit only about half of the 25,000 conscripts it was hoping for, according to Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Peter Mehed. The government is implementing its sixth...