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    Separatists rewrite Ukrainian history books
    Apr29

    Separatists rewrite Ukrainian history books

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, April 29 (UPI) — Ukrainian areas held by separatists now feature school curricula with a softened historical image of the Soviet Union’s dealings with Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Radiation in Kyiv unaffected by fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone: Ukraine
    Apr29

    Radiation in Kyiv unaffected by fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone: Ukraine

    There has been no change in background radiation levels in the Ukrainian capital as a result of nighttime fires in woodlands in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chornobyl nuclear power plant, Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Polish Authorities Say Russian Reporter a Danger to Poland
    Apr29

    Polish Authorities Say Russian Reporter a Danger to Poland

    WARSAW, Poland—Polish authorities accused a Russian journalist working for a pro-Kremlin news agency of posing a threat to Poland’s security, saying Wednesday that he should lose his right to reside in Poland and the European Union. The case comes amid tensions between the West and Russia over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. Poland is...

    Putin Needs Neither War Nor Peace in Ukraine
    Apr29

    Putin Needs Neither War Nor Peace in Ukraine

    Status quo boosts investment in Russia and keeps Ukraine out of EU. …read more Source:...

    “All In” On Ukraine
    Apr29

    “All In” On Ukraine

    In October 1949, as the defeated forces of Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan and Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Republicans in Congress blamed Harry S. Truman for losing China. Some demanded a pivot from Europe to Asia in U.S. foreign policy. Truman might have been persuaded a few years earlier when U.S....

    A Sticky Situation For Poroshenko As Russians Seize Candy Assets
    Apr29

    A Sticky Situation For Poroshenko As Russians Seize Candy Assets

    Russian authorities have seized several assets at a candy factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk. The move is certain to complicate Poroshenko’s attempts to divest himself of his holdings. But some critics suggest he’s not all that eager to sell. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    SEE IT: Fox assembles double-decker sandwich in Chernobyl
    Apr29

    SEE IT: Fox assembles double-decker sandwich in Chernobyl

    A wild fox built a double-decker sandwich after a team of Ukrainian journalists put bread and meat on the ground in Chernobyl. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Global press freedom is in bad shape
    Apr29

    Global press freedom is in bad shape

    Bad news for journalists: Freedom House published its 35th annual Freedom of the Press Report today and among its chief findings was that press freedom has declined over the past year to a 10 year low. Even worse, the rate of decline accelerated drastically, with the world seeing its largest one year drop in press freedom in a decade. As of...

    Gazprom profits down 86 percent
    Apr29

    Gazprom profits down 86 percent

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, April 29 (UPI) — Russian energy company Gazprom said Wednesday its profits for the year ending Dec. 31 were down 86 percent on currency values and charges tied to Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Some 28,000 young Jewish adults to visit Israel this summer on Birthright
    Apr29

    Some 28,000 young Jewish adults to visit Israel this summer on Birthright

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 28,000 young Jewish adults will visit Israel through the Taglit-Birthright Israel program this summer, the organization announced. Also during the summer, the 15-year-old program will welcome its 500,000th participant. Prior to 2000, about 1,500 Jewish American young adults visited Israel each year, according to...