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    Dutch Supreme Court allows extradition of wanted Israeli rabbi 
    Jun30

    Dutch Supreme Court allows extradition of wanted Israeli rabbi 

    (JTA) — The Dutch Supreme Court authorized the extradition to Israel of a rabbi wanted there for alleged sex crimes. The court made its ruling Tuesday on Eliezer Berland, a Breslov Hasid who is suspected of sexually assaulting several of his female followers, including one minor. It is not known when he will be deported. Berland denies the...

    Russia is reviewing the ‘legality’ of Baltic states’ independence
    Jun30

    Russia is reviewing the ‘legality’ of Baltic states’ independence

    Russia is going to review whether or not it was legal for the Soviet Union to recognize the Baltic states as independent nearly 25 years ago, according to a report by Interfax. A “source familiar with the situation” told Interfax on Tuesday that the Russian Prosecutor General’s office began checking the legality of the...

    Ukraine suspends Russian gas purchases in new price row
    Jun30

    Ukraine suspends Russian gas purchases in new price row

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine announced on Tuesday the immediate suspension of all Russian gas purchases following a breakdown of price negotiations aimed at keeping supplies running for the next three to six months.The state energy company Naftogaz said in a statement it would still continue transporting Russian gas supplies westward to its other...

    Czech PM: ‘Important’ To Keep Sanctions On Russia
    Jun30

    Czech PM: ‘Important’ To Keep Sanctions On Russia

    Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says it is essential that international sanctions against Russia continue until all sides in the Ukraine conflict meet the terms of a cease-fire deal agreed to in February. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cohen: A memorial to the politics of nastiness
    Jun30

    Cohen: A memorial to the politics of nastiness

    So, after months of opposition and a noisy public meeting of the National Capital Commission, here is where we are on the much-maligned Memorial to the Victims of Communism. The memorial will be smaller, about half the size and height. It will be in a less prominent place, allowing for another building. Artistically, there will be no image of the...

    Apparent Russian Base Found in Ukraine
    Jun30

    Apparent Russian Base Found in Ukraine

    Drone footage finds smoking-gun evidence of Russian army involvement in the conflict. More war is inevitable. …read more Source: The Daily...

    U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Works Globally To Fight Antismoking Measures
    Jun30

    U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Works Globally To Fight Antismoking Measures

    KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine’s corrupt, pre-revolutionary government.– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website....

    Let Greece Leave the Eurozone
    Jun30

    Let Greece Leave the Eurozone

    In withdrawing from negotiations with Greece’s international creditors and holding a referendum on whether Greece should adopt the further austerity required by the lenders’ financial aid package, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras figuratively pulled out a gun and threatened to blow a hole in the life raft that was given to his...

    Is the Cold War Coming Back? Hardly
    Jun30

    Is the Cold War Coming Back? Hardly

    With an aggressive Russian policy in Ukraine, Crimea and the Baltic States and Putin’s announcement that Russia would add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) to its nuclear arsenal, there is much talk — most recently by Secretary of State John Kerry — of the “new Cold War.” This ignores a simple...

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prosecutor leading an international criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine’s battlefields said Tuesday the probe has not yet identified specific suspects for possible prosecution, but that he is optimistic it will ultimately be a success....