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    In Crimea, a Disputed Beach Is a Symbol of Corruption
    Aug14

    In Crimea, a Disputed Beach Is a Symbol of Corruption

    GURZUF, Crimea — On a sweltering summer day, Crimea’s burly prime minister, Sergei Aksyonov, stood in a black suit on a contested public beach in this resort town, once a famous retreat for artists like Anton Chekhov. The prime minister, who was appointed by Russia President Vladimir Putin tried to speak over the din created by about 100...

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. As VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. …read more Source: Voice of...

    NDP finally sets date to choose candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean
    Aug13

    NDP finally sets date to choose candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean

    New Democrats in Ottawa West-Nepean will pick their candidate on Aug. 25 — the same night their brethren in Ottawa-Vanier will choose their standard-bearer. Despite leading the polls nationally, the NDP has been slow to nominate candidates in Ottawa ridings, with three yet to be chosen. (A nomination meeting in the new riding of Nepean is set for...

    Donald Trump Makes Ukraine State ‘Enemy List’ For Pro-Russia Remarks
    Aug13

    Donald Trump Makes Ukraine State ‘Enemy List’ For Pro-Russia Remarks

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apparently has enemies beyond the debate stage or corporate boardrooms. A Ukrainian website on Thursday named the real estate mogul on a comprehensive list of the country’s alleged enemies. …read more Source: International Business...

    Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine
    Aug13

    Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine

    People eating in a Jewish restaurant in the Ghetto district on July 20, 2013, in Rome, Italy. JTA’s Ben Sales found a thriving Jewish community in the Italian capital. (Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images) During my four months studying in Italy in the fall of 2007, you could say I had more than my fair share of strange Jewish experiences....

    Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine
    Aug13

    Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine

    Even as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists smolders, Kiev has ratcheted up a no less ferocious public relations war. Hoping to bolster its case against Moscow, Ukraine as well as the country’s foreign Diaspora have zeroed in on the so-called Holodomor or Stalinist-induced famine of 1932-33. In an effort to force Ukrainian peasants...

    A dastardly plot befitting Boris and Natasha is revealed
    Aug13

    A dastardly plot befitting Boris and Natasha is revealed

    A Russian newspaper posted an audio tape on its website that purports to reveal two U.S. spies plotting to bring down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last year. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov
    Aug13

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed “grave concern” to his Russian counterpart about a “sharp rise” in separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine. A senior State Department official told reporters in Washington on Thursday that in a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry urged “an...

    Russian Soldier Caught Serving in Ukraine, Fuels Ukraine’s Allegations
    Aug13

    Russian Soldier Caught Serving in Ukraine, Fuels Ukraine’s Allegations

    An interview Wednesday with a Russian army major, arrested in Ukraine on charges of terrorism, fueled allegations that Russian soldiers are serving alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities arrested Major Vladimir Starkov on July 25 at the Beryozovo checkpoint. Starkov was inside of a Russian KamAZ truck filled with...

    Army chief of staff says Russia poses ‘most dangerous military threat’ to the U.S.
    Aug13

    Army chief of staff says Russia poses ‘most dangerous military threat’ to the U.S.

    Jared M. FeldschreiberPENTAGON CITY , D.C., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Gen. Raymond Odierno said Russia poses the “most dangerous” threat facing the United States, thanks in part to its “sophisticated” operations in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...