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    Israeli man shot dead near synagogue in Kiev
    Aug25

    Israeli man shot dead near synagogue in Kiev

    The Brodsky Synagogue in Kiev, Ukraine. (Wikimedia Commons) (JTA) — An Israeli man was found shot dead near a Kiev synagogue in what is believed to have been a robbery rather than an anti-Semitic incident. The body of Sachroch Torsonov, 29, of Jerusalem, was found late Wednesday night near the Brodsky Synagogue in the center of the Ukrainian...

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’
    Aug25

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’

    Russia’s RIA Novosti, a state-run Russian-language outlet, published a story on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day to celebrate the annexation of Crimea as “the first step in the reunification of Russia.” …read more Source:...

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’
    Aug25

    Russia State Media: Russians See Crimea as ‘First Step in the Reunification of Russia’

    Russia’s RIA Novosti, a state-run Russian-language outlet, published a story on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day to celebrate the annexation of Crimea as “the first step in the reunification of Russia.” …read more Source:...

    North Korean spies were tricked into stealing fake missile plans
    Aug25

    North Korean spies were tricked into stealing fake missile plans

    They just couldn’t resist. Two North Korean spies were caught on camera stealing what they thought were top-secret missile designs — giddily snapping pictures of the plans — which in reality, were completely fake. The gullible government agents were tricked by authorities in Ukraine during a 2011 sting operation, according to CNN. Officials...

    Jim Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons
    Aug25

    Jim Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis condemned Russia’s attempts to “redraw international borders by force” and pledged support for Ukraine on Thursday but stopped short of promising U.S. weapons for Ukraine’s fight against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons
    Aug25

    Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons

    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis condemned Russia’s attempts to “redraw international borders by force” and pledged support for Ukraine on Thursday but stopped short of promising U.S. weapons for Ukraine’s fight against pro-Russia separatists. Mattis is the first Pentagon chief in a decade to… …read more Source: Los...

    With Mattis’ Visit to Ukraine on Its Independence Day, the US Sends a Message to Moscow
    Aug25

    With Mattis’ Visit to Ukraine on Its Independence Day, the US Sends a Message to Moscow

    KYIV, Ukraine—A nation doesn’t always reveal its pride or its undying hope for a better future through military parades and presidential speeches. Sometimes, it’s a 40-year-old combat veteran standing rigid in his military fatigues, a medal pinned to his chest, bowing his head in remembrance of fallen comrades while tears run down his...

    Jim Mattis, in Ukraine, Says U.S. Is Thinking of Sending Weapons
    Aug25

    Jim Mattis, in Ukraine, Says U.S. Is Thinking of Sending Weapons

    The Pentagon chief stressed that the nonlethal weapons would only be supplied to defend Ukraine against Russian aggression. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. Envoy On Ukraine Conflict To Meet With Russian Counterpart In Minsk
    Aug21

    U.S. Envoy On Ukraine Conflict To Meet With Russian Counterpart In Minsk

    The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, is expected to meet with a Russian representative on August 21 in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pardon Me? Rep. Rohrabacher’s Curious Visit With Assange
    Aug21

    Pardon Me? Rep. Rohrabacher’s Curious Visit With Assange

    Iconoclastic Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed that he had met Wednesday with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who still remains in his self-imposed five-year exile at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, afraid he will be subject to U.S. arrest if he leaves. The reason for the unusual meeting (Rohrabacher claims he is the first...