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    Ukraine Jewish headstones, Hungary Holocaust monument smashed
    Aug07

    Ukraine Jewish headstones, Hungary Holocaust monument smashed

    (JTA) — Headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Ukraine and a Holocaust memorial monument in Hungary were destroyed in suspected anti-Semitic vandalism. Ukrainian Police received a report of the vandalism at the Jewish cemetery of Uzhgorod in the country’s west earlier this week, the news site transkarpathianews.net reported. Unidentified...

    Yanukovych ‘Will Not Show Up’ For Questioning
    Aug07

    Yanukovych ‘Will Not Show Up’ For Questioning

    Ukraine’s fugitive ex-Presidnet Viktor Yanukovych will not show up at the Prosecutor-General’s office in Kyiv for questioning, his lawyer Vitaliy Serdyuk says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tale of the tape: Read a full transcript of Maclean’s Debate
    Aug07

    Tale of the tape: Read a full transcript of Maclean’s Debate

    What did that leader say? Here’s where to find out. Read our full transcript of #macdebate, separated by the four topics—the economy, the environment, democracy and foreign policy. TABLE OF CONTENTS SEGMENT ONE: ECONOMY PT. 1SEGMENT ONE: ECONOMY PT. 2SEGMENT TWO: ENVIRONMENT PT. 1SEGMENT TWO: ENVIRONMENT PT. 2SEGMENT THREE: DEMOCRACY PT....

    Vikings storm beaches of lakeside Canadian town
    Aug07

    Vikings storm beaches of lakeside Canadian town

    Gimli (Canada) (AFP) – Swords and battle axes drawn, shields up, combatants thrust and parry in a stunning recreation of Viking battles at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Canada’s midwest.The annual Gimli summer festival dates back 126 years to the colonization of the south shore of Lake Winnipeg by Icelandic immigrants.The...

    How to End Putinism
    Aug07

    How to End Putinism

    Putin enters a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 17, 2015. Newscom “Russia is a friendly, European country,” said President Vladimir Putin in a 2001 address to the Bundestag in Berlin. Putin told German lawmakers he applauded European integration, believed in the unity of European culture, and was convinced that no one had benefited...

    France Searching For Buyers After Terminating Mistral Carrier Deal With Russia
    Aug07

    France Searching For Buyers After Terminating Mistral Carrier Deal With Russia

    According to a source from the Russian navy, Russia may get its first Kamov Ka-52K (Katran) shipborne helicopters by 2018. France earlier refused to deliver two Mistral helicopter carriers that were to be bases for the helicopters. The reason behind France’s refusal is Russia’s alleged involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict....

    France Settles with Russia Over Mistrals
    Aug07

    France Settles with Russia Over Mistrals

    Much to the consternation of France’s allies, after Putin’s annexation of Crimea Paris looked for a while like it was still going to deliver two Mistral-class warships, designed to carry helicopters and to mount amphibious assaults, to Russia. We followed the story pretty closely both because it served as a test of European solidarity...

    Ukraine subpoenas ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in corruption investigation
    Aug07

    Ukraine subpoenas ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in corruption investigation

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Ukraine subpoenaed its former President Viktor Yanukovych to testify in a corruption investigation. …read more Source: United Press...

    Canada blocks Ugandan kayakers from Ottawa River world championship
    Aug07

    Canada blocks Ugandan kayakers from Ottawa River world championship

    Leaders of Canada’s kayak and canoeing communities have joined forces to get federal immigration officials to lift a ban on a Ugandan team due to take part in the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships on the Ottawa River later this month. According to documents obtained by the Citizen, the Canadian officials, based in Nairobi, Kenya, have...

    Why the Chosen People are choosing aliyah
    Aug07

    Why the Chosen People are choosing aliyah

    Natan Sharansky, back row, fifth from right, with Israeli officials at a going-away ceremony for French emigres in Paris, July 2014. (Erez Lichtfeld) (JTA) — In their central Jerusalem apartment, Natan and Avital Sharansky can hear their new upstairs neighbors chatting in French on their patio. The young family moved into the penthouse earlier...