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    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine

    The clashes near Mariupol put further strain on a fragile ceasefire between the two sides …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian rouble hits new 6-month low against dollar
    Aug17

    Russian rouble hits new 6-month low against dollar

    The Russian currency is hurt by weaker oil prices and reports of an upsurge in fighting in east Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Intense Artillery Duel Rocks Ukraine’s Coastal City Of Mariupol
    Aug17

    Intense Artillery Duel Rocks Ukraine’s Coastal City Of Mariupol

    An intense artillery duel has rocked the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, with residents describing the battle as the heaviest fighting there in more than three months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Stigma and pain surround cancer patients in Russia
    Aug17

    Stigma and pain surround cancer patients in Russia

    In Russia, cancer has become synonymous with scandal, exposing fundamental problems within both Russian healthcare and the wider society See also: Here’s what happens when 2 men hold hands in Russia and Ukraine Patients with late-stage cancer are reportedly often neglected by the medical establishment, which is accused of pouring most of...

    What’s Behind the Surge in Israelis Seeking EU Citizenship?
    Aug16

    What’s Behind the Surge in Israelis Seeking EU Citizenship?

    Last year, Hadas Kedar dug through the drawers in her parents’ apartment, looking for proof of her family’s life in Hungary during the 1920s. Eventually, she found several birth certificates and elementary school diplomas, put them in a folder, then sketched out a family tree and brought the paperwork to the Hungarian Embassy in Tel...

    U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump On Ukraine’s Possible NATO Entry: ‘I Wouldn’t Care’
    Aug16

    U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump On Ukraine’s Possible NATO Entry: ‘I Wouldn’t Care’

    U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, the brash businessman who has upended the field of Republicans vying for their party’s 2016 nomination, has responded with blunt indifference to Ukraine’s possible membership in NATO. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Jewish summer camp relocated due to war
    Aug16

    Ukrainian Jewish summer camp relocated due to war

    (JTA) — Citing ongoing fighting in Ukraine, a Kiev-based Jewish organization transferred its summer camp for young Jews to the Caucasus nation of Georgia. The Midrasha Zionit, or Zionist Seminary, sent approximately 140 participants of the group’s Tchelet summer camp this year to a resort in Georgia’s Lake Bazaleti. The move was “a...

    Putin’s War: Ukrainian Women on the Front Line
    Aug16

    Putin’s War: Ukrainian Women on the Front Line

    This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. KIEV, Ukraine—It was called position 18. The house, which was yellow and had its roof caved in from artillery hits, was only a hundred meters or so behind the front-line trenches in Pisky, Ukraine. Shrapnel and bullet holes had shredded the exterior walls, leaving the yellow paint polka-dotted by the...

    Donald Trump just had one of his most combative interviews yet
    Aug16

    Donald Trump just had one of his most combative interviews yet

    Donald Trump went back and forth with NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday in one of his most combative interviews since announcing his presidential candidacy earlier this summer. In a 37-minute conversation on “Meet The Press,” Todd pushed Trump on a wide range of issues with which the real-estate magnate would presumably be confronted if...

    The Tribe: A Silent Movie With a Powerful Voice
    Aug16

    The Tribe: A Silent Movie With a Powerful Voice

    Drafthouse Films As if a movie about deaf, school-aged Ukrainian gangsters made entirely without dialogue weren’t an unlikely enough premise for a hit movie, The Tribe—by writer/director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy—is also a real downer. One reviewer said it had her “sobbing uncontrollably with my hands over my head;” another called it the...