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    Worldwide Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust numbers
    Jun26

    Worldwide Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust numbers

    (JTA) — The worldwide Jewish population is approaching the size it was before the Holocaust, a new report by an independent Jerusalem-based think tank says. The report, compiled by the Jewish People Policy Institute, indicates that there are 14.2 million Jews worldwide as of early 2015. Add in various “subgroups” (such as immigrants to Israel and...

    Putin phones Obama to discuss Ukraine, Islamic State
    Jun26

    Putin phones Obama to discuss Ukraine, Islamic State

    Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Ukraine and the Islamic State by phone with U.S. President Barack Obama. …read more Source: United Press...

    No training for Azov regiment: Kenney
    Jun26

    No training for Azov regiment: Kenney

    Ultra-nationalist regiment in Ukraine won’t get Canadian training, says Kenney …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Azov regiment will ‘absolutely’ not get training from Canada: Jason Kenney
    Jun26

    Ukraine’s Azov regiment will ‘absolutely’ not get training from Canada: Jason Kenney

    KYIV, Ukraine – Defence Minister Jason Kenney says the notorious ultra-nationalist Azov regiment will “absolutely” be excluded from the training Canadian military advisers are about to deliver in Ukraine. The paramilitary unit, which says it is the victim of a Russian smear campaign, called on Canada to refute claims that it is full of neo-Nazis...

    ‘ElectricYerevan’ Protesters Chafe At Comparisons To Ukraine’s Euromaidan
    Jun26

    ‘ElectricYerevan’ Protesters Chafe At Comparisons To Ukraine’s Euromaidan

    Many observers in Russia and the West are comparing the ongoing Armenian protests against rising electricity prices to the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine. But spokespeople in Yerevan are resisting this attempt to broaden the framing of their project. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ultra-nationalist regiment in Ukraine won’t get Canadian training, says Kenney
    Jun26

    Ultra-nationalist regiment in Ukraine won’t get Canadian training, says Kenney

    KYIV, Ukraine – Defence Minister Jason Kenney says the notorious ultra-nationalist Azov regiment will “absolutely” be excluded from the training Canadian military advisers are about to deliver in Ukraine.The paramilitary unit, which says it is the victim of a Russian smear campaign, called on Canada to refute claims that it is...

    NATO Ups the Ante In the Ukraine Crisis
    Jun26

    NATO Ups the Ante In the Ukraine Crisis

    James CardenPlacing troops and weaponry on Russia’s border will only heighten tensions in the region. …read more Source: The...

    Binding the Bear
    Jun26

    Binding the Bear

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea violated the foundations of the post-1945 global order and shattered the fundamental consensus that has so far sustained the Euro-Atlantic balance. In the face of the new uncertainty, we must rethink all major policy options for handling the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Several options are outlined below, in hopes...

    Hillary Clinton loves the ‘Chelsea’s Mom’ song that’s going viral — but some are calling it sexist
    Jun26

    Hillary Clinton loves the ‘Chelsea’s Mom’ song that’s going viral — but some are calling it sexist

    A cover of “Stacy’s Mom” that supports Hillary Clinton is racking up the views this morning after Clinton herself tweeted it last night — but some people are calling it sexist. A string quartet called Well-Strung recorded the song, called “Chelsea’s Mom.” And just like the Fountains of Wayne song it parodies,...

    Putin, do you hear me? Obama urges Russian president to pull troops from Ukraine
    Jun26

    Putin, do you hear me? Obama urges Russian president to pull troops from Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop fomenting the war in eastern Ukraine, and to work with all warring parties to fully enforce a ceasefire deal reached in February, which has existed in name only. “President Obama reiterated the need for Russia to fulfill its commitments...