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    Kyiv seen as using a bit of street smarts to rankle Russia
    Sep11

    Kyiv seen as using a bit of street smarts to rankle Russia

    It’s a just matter of days before Russian diplomats in Ukraine start working on Volunteer Battalion Street, a quiet tree-lined thoroughfare in downtown Kyiv. The street, named in honor of the irregular forces battling pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, is home to the Russian Consulate. Kyiv authorities renamed it earlier this month...

    Debt restructuring solves Ukraine’s short-term problems
    Sep11

    Debt restructuring solves Ukraine’s short-term problems

    KYIV – It’s been two weeks since the Ukrainian government confirmed that it succeeded in convincing private lenders to restructure $15 billion of debt owed them. As often is the case, the politicians resolved their immediate problems. Yet the debate continues on whether the deal benefits the Ukrainian economy in the long run. The main […]...

    Close to 8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine, says U.N.
    Sep11

    Close to 8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine, says U.N.

    GENEVA – Close to 8,000 people have lost their lives in eastern Ukraine since mid-April 2014, U.N. Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on September 8 as he released the 11th report by the U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. “The shelling of residential areas on both sides of the contact line […] …read more...

    Russian loan looms as threat to Ukraine bailout
    Sep11

    Russian loan looms as threat to Ukraine bailout

    When Moscow gave Kyiv a $3 billion loan in 2013 as part of incentives to keep its distance from the European Union, many Ukrainians regarded it as a poisoned chalice and a further reason to get rid of then-President Viktor Yanukovych. Now, they are seeing just how dangerous the gift was, as Russia threatens to […] …read more Source: The...

    Moscow’s Reform rabbinic institute welcomes first class
    Sep11

    Moscow’s Reform rabbinic institute welcomes first class

    MOSCOW (JTA) — A newly-established rabbinical seminary in Moscow for Reform Jews received its first class, made up of seven students. The seven — four women and three men — began attending the Moscow Rabbinic Leadership Institute, also known as Machon, earlier this month, the World Union for Progressive Judaism said in a statement Thursday....

    Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria
    Sep11

    Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria

    Evidence is mounting that Russia is deploying some of its most capable combat forces to Syria, including a brigade involved in the stealth operation to seize Ukraine’s Crimea territory last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Says Minsk Process Must Be Finished In 2015
    Sep11

    Poroshenko Says Minsk Process Must Be Finished In 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has insisted that the Minsk agreements on regulating the conflict in eastern Ukraine be fully implemented by the end of this year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This story made a bunch of Google families cry during its 3rd annual Take Your Parents to Work Day
    Sep11

    This story made a bunch of Google families cry during its 3rd annual Take Your Parents to Work Day

    On Thursday afternoon, about 3,000 Googlers and 4,700 of their parents packed into a giant amphitheater in Mountain View, California usually reserved for the likes of Tim McGraw or Dave Matthews concerts. Hailing from all over the United States — including Montana, West Virginia, and Mississippi — and all over the world — including Ukraine,...

    UN Approves Debt Restructuring Measure Helpful To Ukraine
    Sep11

    UN Approves Debt Restructuring Measure Helpful To Ukraine

    The United Nations voted overwhelmingly September 10 for a new global framework for sovereign debt restructuring aimed at avoiding cases like Argentina’s grinding legal battle with “vulture” creditors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What does Moscow get from offering Assad military support?
    Sep11

    What does Moscow get from offering Assad military support?

    GWEN IFILL: So, what are the Russians up to in Syria, and what’s the impact on the ground? For some answers, we turn to Pavel Baev, a Russian military scholar and the research director at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, and Steven Simon, a visiting lecturer at Dartmouth College. He served on the National Security Council staff during...