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    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims
    Sep15

    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims

    An Israeli visitor to Uman examining a Ukrainian luxury limousine parked on the city’s heavily Jewish Pushkin Street, Sept. 8, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) UMAN, Ukraine (JTA) — By selling coffee to Jewish tourists, 18-year-old Yuri Breskov can earn in a week more than his teachers from high school make annually in this provincial city. His...

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A children’s book featuring a story about a girl and her two mothers struck a nerve among some Ukrainians, leading its presentation at a Kyiv book fair to be canceled over fears of violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov
    Sep15

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov

    The European Union has prolonged its asset freezes and travel bans on Russian officials and Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine for another six months, with Russia’s new ambassador to the United States likely to remain on the list, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Leaves Azerbaijan After Presidential Pardon
    Sep15

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Leaves Azerbaijan After Presidential Pardon

    A Russian-Israeli blogger who was jailed in Baku for traveling to Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region has left Baku on a flight to Israeli, three days after receiving a pardon from President Ilham Aliyev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    When limiting access to violent extremist videos could be erasing evidence
    Sep14

    When limiting access to violent extremist videos could be erasing evidence

    JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: From Syria to Ukraine to Iraq, a window on the modern battlefield is a click away, across the Internet. But now there are concerns that some video evidence from those potential crime scenes could be endangered. Hari Sreenivasan has that from New York. HARI SREENIVASAN: Recently, YouTube took down hundreds of thousands of...

    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years
    Sep14

    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years

    Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength. On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than the 13,000 troops...

    Poland Drops Passport Plan That Angered Ukraine, Lithuania

    Poland’s government says it is abandoning a plan to include images in Polish passports of landmarks that are now within the borders of Ukraine and Lithuania. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel
    Sep12

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian border guards and police turned up at the hotel where Mikhail Saakashvili is staying Tuesday after he forced his way across the border from Poland in a move that puts him on a collision course with the authorities in Kiev. Television footage showed Ukrainian security officials in Leopolis Hotel’s lobby in the...

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel
    Sep12

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian border guards and police turned up at the hotel where Mikhail Saakashvili is staying Tuesday after he forced his way across the border from Poland in a move that puts him on a collision course with the authorities in Kiev. Television footage showed Ukrainian security officials in Leopolis Hotel’s lobby in the...

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea
    Sep12

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea

    The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its nuclear test last weekend—after United States, the measure’s sponsor, watered down its initial proposal in order to win support for it. The outcome reflects the difficulty of securing international backing for punitive...