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    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
    Sep02

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine’s regions, including the rebel-held east. The announcement from the Radical Party, which came in fifth in last year’s election, came as two more National...

    The Ukraine War Is Supposed to End Today. But It Won’t.
    Sep02

    The Ukraine War Is Supposed to End Today. But It Won’t.

    KYIV, Ukraine—One year ago I was in Mariupol, Ukraine, when the first cease-fire was signed on Sept. 5, 2014. Late that afternoon I visited the still smoldering battlefields outside the city. There had been a battle that day and the day prior, involving tanks and artillery. The aftermath was tragic. Many soldiers still lay dead where they had...

    US Deploys F-22s and Drones to Eastern Europe
    Sep02

    US Deploys F-22s and Drones to Eastern Europe

    The United States European Command has taken steps to reassure NATO allies in Eastern Europe: On Monday, an American airbase in Germany sent two F-22s to Poland. This followed the deployment of two Predator Drones and 70 airmen for training exercises in Latvia. Reuters has the update on the Latvia developments: “This temporary deployment of...

    U.S. Campaign Highlights Plight Of Women ‘Political Prisoners’
    Sep01

    U.S. Campaign Highlights Plight Of Women ‘Political Prisoners’

    The United States has launched a campaign to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    For aliyah promoters, Ukraine’s troubles provide a boost
    Sep01

    For aliyah promoters, Ukraine’s troubles provide a boost

    Rabbi Shlomo Neeman, left, founder of the Kiev-based Zionist Seminary, and staff at the Tchelet summer camp in the Republic of Georgia, Aug. 19, 2015. (Eliyahu Yurovsky) TBILISI, Georgia (JTA) — Until April of last year, Julia Podinovskaya felt like she had a pretty good handle on where her life was going. Born to a middle-class Jewish family in...

    Ukraine’s coalition shows cracks over constitutional amendment
    Sep01

    Ukraine’s coalition shows cracks over constitutional amendment

    Right-wing Radical Party leaves coalition over a measure to give more power to the regions, including the rebel-held east …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat in St. Petersburg
    Sep01

    Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat in St. Petersburg

    Jared M. FeldschreiberST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Russia expelled Ukrainian diplomat Ihor Fedikevych, who worked for the Consulate in St. Petersburg. …read more Source: United Press...

    Open season on drones…just how do you shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles?
    Sep01

    Open season on drones…just how do you shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles?

    There has been some buzz about the Breaking Defense story out of the U.S., reporting that a U.S. Marine sniper has successfully shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (seven-foot wingspan) during a recent military exercise. The shoot-down took place at this year’s Black Dart counter drone exercise in California. “The Marine sniper shot from a...

    Explainer: What’s Behind This Week’s Deadly Violence In Kyiv?
    Sep01

    Explainer: What’s Behind This Week’s Deadly Violence In Kyiv?

    RFE/RL explains the controversial legislation at the heart of the dispute and what to expect next. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
    Sep01

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine’s regions, including the rebel-held east. …read more Source: CNS...