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    UN: Nearly 8,000 People Killed In Ukraine Conflict
    Sep08

    UN: Nearly 8,000 People Killed In Ukraine Conflict

    The United Nations says at least 7,962 people have been killed and 17,811 wounded in the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former opposition candidate arrested upon return to Belarus
    Sep08

    Former opposition candidate arrested upon return to Belarus

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former opposition presidential candidate in Belarus was arrested Tuesday while returning to his country after four years in… …read more Source:...

    Former opposition candidate arrested upon return to Belarus
    Sep08

    Former opposition candidate arrested upon return to Belarus

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former opposition presidential candidate in Belarus has been arrested while returning to his country after four years in exile. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukrainian nationalists destroy Hasidic tent city at rabbi’s grave in Uman
    Sep08

    Ukrainian nationalists destroy Hasidic tent city at rabbi’s grave in Uman

    (JTA) — Ukrainian nationalists destroyed a tent city erected by Hasidic Jews in Uman, ahead of the annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage. “On Shabbat, when they knew we wouldn’t be able to respond or activate the communication device, they simply knocked down the fence, pushed the light poles and security cameras and caused damage estimated at...

    West African Country Sees Its First Polio Case in Years After the Virus Mutated From an Oral Vaccine
    Sep08

    West African Country Sees Its First Polio Case in Years After the Virus Mutated From an Oral Vaccine

    The West African country of Mali is seeing its first reported case of polio since 2011, but it’s not from the “wild-type” strain. An Afghan health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a vaccination campaign in Kabul on March 16, 2015. The oral vaccine, which is commonly used worldwide, has a live, weakened...

    Russian Captured in Ukraine Exchanges Emotional Greetings With Parents Back Home
    Sep08

    Russian Captured in Ukraine Exchanges Emotional Greetings With Parents Back Home

    A journalist has become the go-between for an emotional exchange of video messages between Aleksandr Aleksandrov, a Russian who was captured during what he says was an active-duty mission in Ukraine, and his parents back home in a province east of Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tories rack up challenges to logic
    Sep08

    Tories rack up challenges to logic

    While the cynical among us have long since known that politicians are masters of deflection and distortion, over the past week the Harper Conservatives have taken things to a whole new level. First off, it was Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for the latest round of violence in Ukraine. This of...

    West Uses European Union As ‘Carrot’ For Ukraine; Russian Speaker Says Ukraine Won’t Become EU Member In Near Future
    Sep08

    West Uses European Union As ‘Carrot’ For Ukraine; Russian Speaker Says Ukraine Won’t Become EU Member In Near Future

    Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, said that Ukraine would not become a member of the European Union in near future. She called the E.U. a “carrot” used as bait by the West for Ukraine. Matviyenko said that Ukraine was in a difficult economic situation, while the EU had its own problems as well....

    Russia Steps Up Pressure On Ukraine Over Debt
    Sep08

    Russia Steps Up Pressure On Ukraine Over Debt

    Russia has threatened to challenge an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout loan with Ukraine if Kyiv doesn’t pay back its $3 billion bond due in December. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow Warns Talks Unlikely To Avert Food Sanctions On Ukraine
    Sep08

    Moscow Warns Talks Unlikely To Avert Food Sanctions On Ukraine

    Russia warned September 7 that there’s only a slim chance of averting a trade embargo against Ukraine when Kyiv’s free-trade pact with the European Union takes effect in January. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...