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    Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation
    Jul29

    Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) – A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting some speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage, which seemed to be part of a wing, was found by people cleaning up...

    Ukraine fiscal crisis leads to major setback for homegrown Jewish philanthropy
    Jul29

    Ukraine fiscal crisis leads to major setback for homegrown Jewish philanthropy

    A heavily damaged hotel near the Donetsk airport in Ukraine, Feb. 26, 2015. The fighting between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels has wreaked havoc on the Ukraine hryvnia.(Andrew Burton/Getty Images) (JTA) – For many years Rami Waisman, the director of a major jewelry chain, was earning enough to give back handsomely to the Jewish communal...

    Google Translate’s Mobile App Just Got Even More Magical
    Jul29

    Google Translate’s Mobile App Just Got Even More Magical

    The Google Translate app can be a godsend for travelers and language learners. And it just got even better.In January, the mobile app debuted a feature that let you instantly translate printed text by simply aiming your smartphone camera at the words. The original version supported seven languages, and now the feature is adding support for 20...

    Russian Veto Of MH17 Tribunal Would Leave Few Good Alternatives
    Jul29

    Russian Veto Of MH17 Tribunal Would Leave Few Good Alternatives

    If Russia vetoes a UN Security Council resolution on July 29 to establish an international tribunal for MH17, proponents of the court will be left with only weak second choices. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Unruly irregulars battling Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels  answer to no one but God … and that’s a problem
    Jul29

    Unruly irregulars battling Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels answer to no one but God … and that’s a problem

    • Armed groups fighting separatists are fiercely independent• Many dislike current Kiev government and Ukrainian elite• President Poroshenko threatens to bring them under control• Attempts may be difficult and deepen country’s divisions WikipediaDmytro Korchynsky KIEV — From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky...

    Obama to Versailles
    Jul29

    Obama to Versailles

    It’s time for a profile in constitutional courage from the Congress, from supporters and critics alike of the proposed nuclear deal with Iran as well as members yet undecided. Our legislative branch should embrace its duty to assess President Obama’s great venture in diplomacy, and do so in a civil and sober way, rather than quail at...

    Russia expected to veto UN call for criminal investigation of MH17 crash
    Jul29

    Russia expected to veto UN call for criminal investigation of MH17 crash

    Russia is expected to veto a new U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to uncover who was behind the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. The vote, scheduled for Wednesday, would establish a special court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down Flight MH17 from the...

    Will France and Other European Countries Break With the US on the Ukrainian Crisis?
    Jul29

    Will France and Other European Countries Break With the US on the Ukrainian Crisis?

    Stephen F. CohenOr could we see a thaw in US–Russian relations? …read more Source: The...

    Russia Considers International Tribunal On MH17 Crash As ‘Inexpedient’
    Jul29

    Russia Considers International Tribunal On MH17 Crash As ‘Inexpedient’

    Russia is said Wednesday it would be “inexpedient” to establish an international tribunal on last year’s Flight MH17 crash. Australia and the Netherlands have asked Russian President Vladimir Putin not to block U.N. Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Putin told Dutch Prime...

    Putin says he opposes the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those who shot down MH17
    Jul29

    Putin says he opposes the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those who shot down MH17

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, hours before a U.N. vote on such a proposal. Putin’s comment was the latest to indicate Russia may block moves at the United Nations,...