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    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council
    Oct15

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council

    Ukraine won a seat on the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, giving it a global platform to wage its political battle against Russia for annexing Crimea and supporting Ukrainian separatists. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal
    Oct15

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal

    Ukraine said on Thursday it was prepared to battle Russia in court after the Kremlin refused to join a critical debt swap deal for the beleaguered country that has been accepted by the majority of its other creditors. The debt relief deal plays a key part in Ukraine’s plans to shore up its war-torn economy, which has been brought close to...

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council
    Oct15

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council

    Ukraine has won a seat on the UN Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent member Russia. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council; 4 other countries also win seats
    Oct15

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council; 4 other countries also win seats

    Ukraine has won a seat on the U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council
    Oct15

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine has won a seat on the U.N. Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent… …read more Source:...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: $3B Debt Paves Path For ‘Legal War’
    Oct15

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: $3B Debt Paves Path For ‘Legal War’

    In the latest economic battle between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian government officials said Thursday the country was prepared to go to court over a $3 billion bond note owed to Russia, Bloomberg reported. Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko negotiated a 20 percent writedown on $18 billion worth of bonds in August, but Russia refused to participate...

    Russia-NATO Cyber War: Battlefield Tensions In Ukraine And Syria Are Contributing To Increased High-Tech Fighting
    Oct15

    Russia-NATO Cyber War: Battlefield Tensions In Ukraine And Syria Are Contributing To Increased High-Tech Fighting

    While NATO forces and the Russian military reluctantly operate side-by-side in Syria — adding to the tensions built over Moscow’s involvement in the east Ukraine war — a far quieter battle between the two rivals has been unfolding over the Internet. While Russian hackers have long been a problem for the U.S. …read more...

    Pre-aliyah conversion project launched in Ukraine
    Oct15

    Pre-aliyah conversion project launched in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A program to help prospective immigrants begin converting to Judaism before they immigrate to Israel was launched in Ukraine. The program, titled “Maslul,” Hebrew for path or course, was launched Thursday at the Galitska Synagogue in Kiev with funding from the Harry A. Triguboff Foundation. Among those attending the launch was the...

    Putin Begins Propaganda Blitz to Sell his Syrian Bombing Campaign
    Oct15

    Putin Begins Propaganda Blitz to Sell his Syrian Bombing Campaign

    The Russian government has launched an all-out media campaign to sell its involvement in Syria to the Russian people. On all official television channels (which are pretty much the only ones in Russia that count) viewers have been subjected to a non-stop barrage of the Russian bombing campaign over the past two weeks. Bombers are seen flying...

    Is Putin Really as Foolish as We Are?
    Oct15

    Is Putin Really as Foolish as We Are?

    Nixon lied. Surely this is not a shocker. But what’s interesting about the latest revelation about the Nixon administration and the Vietnam War is that the most duplicitous president in U.S. history actually knew that the U.S. air war in Southeast Asia was a dismal failure. Even as Nixon was telling the media that the saturation bombings of...