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    In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings
    Sep16

    In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and warnings to its adversaries. “He slaps the right people, he hugs the right people and he comes out very strong in the end,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said...

    Ukrainian Prosecutor Says Yanukovych’s Justice Minister Detained On ‘Coup’ Charges
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Prosecutor Says Yanukovych’s Justice Minister Detained On ‘Coup’ Charges

    Ukraine’s prosecutor-general said on September 15 that former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych’s justice minister has been detained over allegations that he participated in an illegal “coup d’etat’ in 2010. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It

    Ukraine’s Oplot fires at the same speed as Russia’s T-90 and can even outpace it on the road, but so far Kiev has only exported the machine to other countries. …read more Source:...

    Rapid Trident Military Exercises Under Way In Ukraine
    Sep15

    Rapid Trident Military Exercises Under Way In Ukraine

    More than 1,800 troops from 14 countries are taking part in U.S.-led military drills near the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv. The Rapid Trident exercises, held each year since 1996, began on September 8 and run until September 23. The two-week drills are designed to test and build Ukraine’s interoperability with NATO allies and partners....

    A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.
    Sep15

    A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.

    Women lighting a candle in memory of Elie Wiesel at the synagogue of Ordea in northern Romania, Sept. 8, 2017. (Lulian Cazacu/Moshe Milner) SATU MARE, Romania (JTA) — The small congregation in this northern city consists of only 110 members. Yet the Satu Mare Jewish community owns an impressive 129 cemeteries and four synagogues. Among the...

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It

    Ukraine’s Oplot fires at the same speed as Russia’s T-90 and can even outpace it on the road, but so far Kiev has only exported the machine to other countries. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It

    Ukraine’s Oplot fires at the same speed as Russia’s T-90 and can even outpace it on the road, but so far Kiev has only exported the machine to other countries. …read more Source:...

    Rapid Trident Military Exercises Under Way In Ukraine
    Sep15

    Rapid Trident Military Exercises Under Way In Ukraine

    More than 1,800 troops from 14 countries are taking part in U.S.-led military drills near the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv. The Rapid Trident exercises, held each year since 1996, began on September 8 and run until September 23. The two-week drills are designed to test and build Ukraine’s interoperability with NATO allies and partners....

    North Korea’s Bitcoin and Kenya’s New Railway: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    North Korea Is Dodging Sanctions With a Secret Bitcoin Stash Yuji Nakamura and Sam Kim | Bloomberg “North Korea appears to be stepping up efforts to secure bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which could be used to avoid trade restrictions including new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council.Hackers from Kim Jong Un’s...

    The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games
    Sep15

    The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games

    It was loud and it was raucous. The patter of thunder sticks mixed with cheers and some screams, echoed through the year-old arena. In the stands, co-ordinated dancing was led by an eight-person team of conductors. This was the eager anticipation of 5,800 spectators brimming over for a rare event. This was hockey night in Gangneung, South Korea....