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    Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness
    Jun30

    Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness

    (JTA) – Rabbis from Israel and Ukraine opened an office in eastern Ukraine that will help prospective immigrants to Israel prove they are Jewish. The office, which opened last week in Dnepropetrovsk, aims to facilitate the process for people who seek to immigrate to Israel under its Law of Return for Jews and their kin and is the joint initiative...

    The Daily Vertical: The Aces Up Putin’s Sleeve
    Jun30

    The Daily Vertical: The Aces Up Putin’s Sleeve

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Firefighters Battle Forest Fire Near The Chernobyl Plant
    Jun30

    Firefighters Battle Forest Fire Near The Chernobyl Plant

    Firefighters have been trying to contain a raging forest fire that started on the evening of June 29 in the exclusion zone near the destroyed Chornobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Jun30

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    Ukraine (AP) — Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia To Build Electrified Railway Line Bypassing Ukraine
    Jun30

    Russia To Build Electrified Railway Line Bypassing Ukraine

    Russia’s defense ministry and Russian Railways have reached an agreement to construct a two-way electrified railway line bypassing Ukraine, Russia’s TASS news agency reported Tuesday, citing a source. The deal was said to be finalized on June 25. …read more Source: International Business...

    Forest fire hits large section of off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl reactor
    Jun30

    Forest fire hits large section of off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl reactor

    Fire is raging in the woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Jun30

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    MOSCOW (AP) — Fire is raging in the woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine.The Ukrainian State Service for… …read more Source:...

    U.S. Export Bank, Expiring June 30, May Be Revived In Senate Vote
    Jun30

    U.S. Export Bank, Expiring June 30, May Be Revived In Senate Vote

    The supporters of the U.S. Export-Import Bank have enough votes in the Senate to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said June 29. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada announces new sanctions for Russian entities, including biker gang
    Jun30

    Canada announces new sanctions for Russian entities, including biker gang

    OTTAWA – The Conservative government has announced further economic sanctions against organizations in Russia — including a pro-Putin biker gang known as the Night Wolves.Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there must be ongoing consequences for Russia’s aggression in Crimea.The latest sanctions target four energy giants, including gas...

    Will a ‘Perfect Storm’ Sink Europe?
    Jun30

    Will a ‘Perfect Storm’ Sink Europe?

    Dark clouds are lowering over Europe’s economic future, as three distinct tempests gather: the Greek crisis, Russia’s incursion in Ukraine and the rise of populist political parties. Though each poses a considerable threat, Europe, aided by the recent cyclical pickup, is in a position to address them individually, without risking more...