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    Netanyahu: Israel views Russian arms sale to Iran with ‘upmost gravity’
    Apr19

    Netanyahu: Israel views Russian arms sale to Iran with ‘upmost gravity’

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel views with “upmost gravity” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sell advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran. “Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in...

    Canada’s turn as Arctic Council head to end at Iqaluit meeting; Kerry takes over
    Apr19

    Canada’s turn as Arctic Council head to end at Iqaluit meeting; Kerry takes over

    Canada will voice its concerns over what it calls Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine during a meeting of the eight nations that make up the Arctic Council this week.”Canada will use the Arctic Council ministerial meeting as an opportunity once again to deliver our tough message to Russia for their aggression against...

    Poland to Summon US Ambassador Over FBI Head’s Holocaust Remarks
    Apr19

    Poland to Summon US Ambassador Over FBI Head’s Holocaust Remarks

    Poland will summon the United States’ ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland’s alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War II, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post last week, prompted an...

    Poland Summons U.S. Ambassador After FBI Chief’s Holocaust Article
    Apr19

    Poland Summons U.S. Ambassador After FBI Chief’s Holocaust Article

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland has summoned the United States’s ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland’s alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War II, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington...

    Historic German Church Finds New Life As A Synagogue
    Apr19

    Historic German Church Finds New Life As A Synagogue

    COTTBUS, Germany (RNS) For years, the Schlosskirche, or castle church, at the heart of Cottbus’ historic old city stood mostly empty. Like many other parishes in Germany, the Schlosskirche no longer had a congregation of its own. And recent efforts to breathe life back into the 300-year-old structure had come up short. There were...

    Kyiv Lists Russian Military Units Allegedly In Ukraine
    Apr19

    Kyiv Lists Russian Military Units Allegedly In Ukraine

    Ukrainian chief of staff Viktor Muzhenko, in an interview published by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on April 18, said that “regular Russian army troops are still in Ukraine” despite a cease-fire agreement signed in February which ordered the withdrawal of foreign fighters from the front line. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Vladimir Putin Raises Concerns Over Israel’s Plans To Give Weapons To Ukraine
    Apr19

    Vladimir Putin Raises Concerns Over Israel’s Plans To Give Weapons To Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin raised concerns Saturday about Israeli plans to give lethal aid to Ukraine. In an appearance on a Russian TV show, he contended giving the Ukrainian military weapons to fight pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will increase the death toll and further undermine the Minsk II agreement. …read more Source:...

    World Briefs: U.S. Army trainers arrive in Ukraine
    Apr18

    World Briefs: U.S. Army trainers arrive in Ukraine

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Friday warned that the arrival of several hundred United States military trainers in Ukraine could “destabilize” the country’s southeast, where a cease-fire between government troops and Russian-backed separatists is barely holding. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Replica Retraces Lafayette’s Voyage to America
    Apr18

    Replica Retraces Lafayette’s Voyage to America

    A replica of the warship that carried France’s Marquis de Lafayette to help American colonists in their war of independence sets sail for the United States on Saturday, symbolic of a historic moment that binds the two nations. Lafayette crossed the Atlantic on the original Hermione in 1780 to tell his friend George Washington, commander of...

    Jason Kenney says Canadian soldiers will not be training Nazi sympathizers in Ukraine
    Apr18

    Jason Kenney says Canadian soldiers will not be training Nazi sympathizers in Ukraine

    The Canadian government is confident that troops from Petawawa won’t end up instructing Neo Nazis and far right extremists when they begin their training mission in Ukraine this summer, but a former diplomat is warning it will be difficult to weed out such extremists as their militia units are now being integrated into Ukraine’s...