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    U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump On Ukraine’s Possible NATO Entry: ‘I Wouldn’t Care’
    Aug16

    U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump On Ukraine’s Possible NATO Entry: ‘I Wouldn’t Care’

    U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, the brash businessman who has upended the field of Republicans vying for their party’s 2016 nomination, has responded with blunt indifference to Ukraine’s possible membership in NATO. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Jewish summer camp relocated due to war
    Aug16

    Ukrainian Jewish summer camp relocated due to war

    (JTA) — Citing ongoing fighting in Ukraine, a Kiev-based Jewish organization transferred its summer camp for young Jews to the Caucasus nation of Georgia. The Midrasha Zionit, or Zionist Seminary, sent approximately 140 participants of the group’s Tchelet summer camp this year to a resort in Georgia’s Lake Bazaleti. The move was “a...

    Putin’s War: Ukrainian Women on the Front Line
    Aug16

    Putin’s War: Ukrainian Women on the Front Line

    This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. KIEV, Ukraine—It was called position 18. The house, which was yellow and had its roof caved in from artillery hits, was only a hundred meters or so behind the front-line trenches in Pisky, Ukraine. Shrapnel and bullet holes had shredded the exterior walls, leaving the yellow paint polka-dotted by the...

    Donald Trump just had one of his most combative interviews yet
    Aug16

    Donald Trump just had one of his most combative interviews yet

    Donald Trump went back and forth with NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday in one of his most combative interviews since announcing his presidential candidacy earlier this summer. In a 37-minute conversation on “Meet The Press,” Todd pushed Trump on a wide range of issues with which the real-estate magnate would presumably be confronted if...

    The Tribe: A Silent Movie With a Powerful Voice
    Aug16

    The Tribe: A Silent Movie With a Powerful Voice

    Drafthouse Films As if a movie about deaf, school-aged Ukrainian gangsters made entirely without dialogue weren’t an unlikely enough premise for a hit movie, The Tribe—by writer/director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy—is also a real downer. One reviewer said it had her “sobbing uncontrollably with my hands over my head;” another called it the...

    Germany’s Steinmeier Warns Of ‘Explosive’ Ukraine Crisis
    Aug16

    Germany’s Steinmeier Warns Of ‘Explosive’ Ukraine Crisis

    Germany’s foreign minister says the situation in eastern Ukraine is “explosive” and that urgent talks must be held to prevent “a new military escalation spiral.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cultivating Ties: Ukraine Feeds China’s Growing Appetite For Crops
    Aug16

    Cultivating Ties: Ukraine Feeds China’s Growing Appetite For Crops

    Ukraine’s economy is reeling as the conflict with Russia-backed rebels in the east drags on, but all is not doom and gloom. Agriculture is on the rebound, and one of Moscow’s geopolitical allies – China – has emerged as one of Ukraine’s biggest crop purchasers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps
    Aug16

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps

    Moscow (AFP) – Facing a cold shoulder from Europe and increased competition at home, Russia’s Gazprom has struggled to assert dominance on the global energy market, prompting speculation the energy giant could have no choice but to splinter.With the Russian economy slipping into recession on the back of lower oil prices and Western...

    Ukraine moves to purge its Soviet symbols
    Aug16

    Ukraine moves to purge its Soviet symbols

    KIEV, Ukraine — When Ukraine broke from the Soviet Union in 1991, it never bothered to clear away the hammers and sickles that marked it as a workers’ paradise. […] it is making a belated effort to declare independence from the communist past — and workers are racing through the country to take down old Soviet symbols. The latest...

    Putin’s War: A Swedish Sniper In Ukraine
    Aug15

    Putin’s War: A Swedish Sniper In Ukraine

    This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. KIEV, Ukraine—This was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance mission, but suddenly it became complicated. They had been crawling in the woods to stay concealed when the jeep with four separatists inside pulled up and parked along the road a few hundred meters away. They had two options: Start...