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    At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
    Apr29

    At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance

    A woman at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, April 26, 2015. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) LOHHEIDE, Germany (JTA) — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together last weekend...

    With Saudi Arabia Faltering in Yemen, Power in the Region Has Begun To Swing East
    Apr29

    With Saudi Arabia Faltering in Yemen, Power in the Region Has Begun To Swing East

    Saudi Arabia has announced the end to its campaign in Yemen, but nevertheless air attacks against Ansar Allah and former President Saleh-allied components of the Yemeni army still continue — albeit on a lesser scale. A Saudi newspaper (without any trace of irony) has announced “mission accomplished.” So what is afoot, here? We do not...

    Russian-backed rebels are re-writing one of Ukraine’s worst massacres
    Apr29

    Russian-backed rebels are re-writing one of Ukraine’s worst massacres

    Pro-Russian separatists are teaching students in southeastern Ukraine that a forced famine in the 1930’s was not a genocide but a “tragedy” that befell the entire Soviet Union, the New York Times reported. Anywhere from 3 million to 10 million Ukrainians starved to death in the the Holodomor, translated as “killing by...

    Kiev’s Mayor Talks Corruption, Russian Gas, and Why He Shouldn’t Have to Explain That His Daughter’s Not a Stripper
    Apr29

    Kiev’s Mayor Talks Corruption, Russian Gas, and Why He Shouldn’t Have to Explain That His Daughter’s Not a Stripper

    During his boxing days, Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko was known as “Dr. Ironfist,” a nod toward the towering man’s combination of brain and brawn. (He holds an honorary doctorate from the National Agricultural University in Kiev.) At 6’6” and built like a Soviet-era tank, the former World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion looks...

    Gazprom’s 2014 Was a Year to Forget
    Apr29

    Gazprom’s 2014 Was a Year to Forget

    Russian state-owned natural gas firm Gazprom had a rough go of it last year, to say the least, as net profits fell 86 percent. The FT reports: Gazprom, the world’s biggest gas producer which accounts for about a fifth of Russian government revenue, reported on Wednesday that net income attributable to its shareholders for 2014 fell to...

    Separatists rewrite Ukrainian history books
    Apr29

    Separatists rewrite Ukrainian history books

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, April 29 (UPI) — Ukrainian areas held by separatists now feature school curricula with a softened historical image of the Soviet Union’s dealings with Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Polish Authorities Say Russian Reporter a Danger to Poland
    Apr29

    Polish Authorities Say Russian Reporter a Danger to Poland

    WARSAW, Poland—Polish authorities accused a Russian journalist working for a pro-Kremlin news agency of posing a threat to Poland’s security, saying Wednesday that he should lose his right to reside in Poland and the European Union. The case comes amid tensions between the West and Russia over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. Poland is...

    Radiation in Kyiv unaffected by fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone: Ukraine
    Apr29

    Radiation in Kyiv unaffected by fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone: Ukraine

    There has been no change in background radiation levels in the Ukrainian capital as a result of nighttime fires in woodlands in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chornobyl nuclear power plant, Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin Needs Neither War Nor Peace in Ukraine
    Apr29

    Putin Needs Neither War Nor Peace in Ukraine

    Status quo boosts investment in Russia and keeps Ukraine out of EU. …read more Source:...

    A Sticky Situation For Poroshenko As Russians Seize Candy Assets
    Apr29

    A Sticky Situation For Poroshenko As Russians Seize Candy Assets

    Russian authorities have seized several assets at a candy factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk. The move is certain to complicate Poroshenko’s attempts to divest himself of his holdings. But some critics suggest he’s not all that eager to sell. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...