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    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:...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water
    Sep15

    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water

    The closure of coal mines in separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is causing serious trouble for miners working nearby. As groundwater fills up the disused mineshafts, it seeps into the operational ones — and brings a risk of imminent flooding that threatens countless livelihoods. (Current Time TV) …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko to make repeat bid for U.N. peacekeepers in Donbas
    Sep15

    Poroshenko to make repeat bid for U.N. peacekeepers in Donbas

    KYIV – Historically, Ukraine has been in the top tier of contributors to United Nations peacekeeping missions in conflict zones worldwide. Now, one of the intergovernmental body’s truce contingents might land in eastern Ukraine, where Russia has waged an unprovoked war since April 2014, a month after it illegally annexed the Ukrainian...