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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Everyone’s missing the really major development of the Syrian conflict
    Sep01

    Everyone’s missing the really major development of the Syrian conflict

    Persistent rumors resurfaced at the end of last month that Russia, dismayed by the difficulties that the Syrian regime has endured at the hands of ISIS and other rebel groups, has committed a large-scale force into the country to prop up the faltering Assad regime. But these unconfirmed reports are nothing but rumors couched in the barest of...

    Latest on US Open: Safarova is next top women’s seed to lose
    Sep01

    Latest on US Open: Safarova is next top women’s seed to lose

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:15 p.m.Half of the top 10 seeds in the women’s draw are already out of the U.S. Open.The second day of the tournament started just like the first, with sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova the one getting upset this time. The French Open runner-up had a tough first-round matchup...

    Fleeting Raptor
    Sep01

    Fleeting Raptor

    For the last several weeks, Air Force Secretary Deborah James has been touting the deployment of F-22 Raptor fighters – the best plane America owns – to Germany as “the strong side of the coin” in an effort to reassure Eastern Europeans who have seen their air space increasingly violated by Russian jets. “Russia’s military activity in the...