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    Daredevil Climbs Eiffel Tower, Records A Stomach-Churning Video
    Nov09

    Daredevil Climbs Eiffel Tower, Records A Stomach-Churning Video

    File this under: Things not to try on your next family vacation. James Kingston, a Youtuber and adventurer who has previously climbed the Dnopro Towers in Ukraine and somehow manages to capture his terrifying stunts on video, is back at it for a new climb. This time, up the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Without any visible ropes or safety...

    Human rights group: Ukraine Jewish mausoleum fire may have been arson
    Nov09

    Human rights group: Ukraine Jewish mausoleum fire may have been arson

    (JTA) — A Jewish mausoleum in western Ukraine burned down in what a human rights group said may have been a deliberate arson attack connected with a dispute over a commemoration project. The gravesite of Hillel Lichtenstein, a 19th century Jewish sage and former chief rabbi of the Ukrainian city of Kolomyia, was partially destroyed last week in a...

    Child’s Play Turns Tragic In Eastern Ukraine
    Nov09

    Child’s Play Turns Tragic In Eastern Ukraine

    Eleven-year-old Kolya was playing with his friends near a Ukrainian military base when they stumbled on a rocket-propelled grenade. The accidental detonation shattered Kolya’s limbs and killed his younger brother. The boys are among an untold number of victims of the conflict in Ukraine’s east, where land mines and unexploded ordnance...

    The Citizens of Nowhere
    Nov08

    The Citizens of Nowhere

    Greg ConstantineGreg Constantine has spent a decade photographing people with no papers, and no rights. Working with various refugee groups and non-governmental organizations, Constantine has visited stateless communities in 18 countries—including Sri Lanka, Kenya, Kuwait, Crimea, Italy, and the Dominican Republic. His new book, Nowhere People,...

    Live From New York, It’s Donald Trump
    Nov08

    Live From New York, It’s Donald Trump

    NBCTo protest Donald Trump’s appearance on Saturday Night Live this week, the group DeportRacism.com offered $5,000—in cash—to anyone on set or in the audience who would disrupt Trump in his hosting role. And who would do that, specifically, by calling him a racist. Trump was, in the end, called a racist on live TV. But the interrupting...

    Ukraine Famine Monument Unveiled In Washington
    Nov08

    Ukraine Famine Monument Unveiled In Washington

    A monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians who perished in the Holodomor — the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s — has been unveiled in the U.S. capital. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order
    Nov08

    Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression and protect U.S. allies. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Defense Secretary: Russia, China Potentially Threaten Global Order
    Nov08

    Defense Secretary: Russia, China Potentially Threaten Global Order

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression and protect U.S. allies. In remarks at the Ronald Reagan...

    Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order
    Nov08

    Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression and protect U.S. allies. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order
    Nov08

    Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is pointing to Russia and China as potential threats to global order.In a speech Saturday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Carter says the U.S. defense establishment needs to adapt to new challenges, including those posed by China’s growing military power and Russia’s...