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    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets
    May01

    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets

    (JTA) — Prosecutors in Ukraine have initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer, now 94, who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. Boris Steckler is accused of throwing a grenade into a bunker where the victim and several other anti-Soviet underground fighters were hiding. His accusers claim he was working for...

    Must-read books for May: saints, soldiers and social media
    May01

    Must-read books for May: saints, soldiers and social media

    Russian soldiers march at the Red Square during the Victory Day military parade general rehearsal in Moscow on May 7, 2016. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) This month in book reviews: A new history of Russian war. A love letter to being alone. A fictionalized reimagining of Susanna Moodie. A searing depiction of the fall of Iraq. Read more...

    The Latest: Paris police, protesters clash at May Day march
    May01

    The Latest: Paris police, protesters clash at May Day march

    A few hundred protesters started throwing gasoline bombs and other objects at police at the front end of what started as a peaceful union march in the French capital on Monday. […] a crowd that police estimated at about 130,000 people paraded across the cobblestones of Red Square, the site of Soviet-era May Day celebrations. The tradition...

    May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights
    May01

    May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights

    Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and businesses in Puerto Rico were boarded up as the U.S. territory braced for a huge strike over austerity measures. In Paris, police fired tear gas and used clubs on rowdy protesters at a march that included calls to defeat far-right presidential candidate Marine Le...

    The Latest: Moscow marches invoke Soviet-era nostalgia
    May01

    The Latest: Moscow marches invoke Soviet-era nostalgia

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Two May Day marches have been held in Moscow, both drawing from nostalgia for Soviet times. First, a crowd that police estimated at about 130,000 people paraded across the cobblestones of Red Square, the site of Soviet-era May Day celebrations. The...

    Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.
    May01

    Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.

    Director Kitty Green didn’t want to make just another docudrama about the sensational 1996 murder case. The thing to know going into Casting JonBenét is that you won’t get any answers. And according to director Kitty Green, that’s exactly the point. The sensational, decades-old case of the 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered...

    ‘They Thought the Man Had Gone Bananas’
    May01

    ‘They Thought the Man Had Gone Bananas’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.BERLIN—Early one February weekend, President Trump let loose a cryptic complaint, followed by a barrage of Fox News-inspired tweets, about Sweden of all places. He made the Nordic country, home of gleaming lakes, cheap modernist furniture and one of the world’s...

    Murder investigation opened against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer
    May01

    Murder investigation opened against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer

    (JTA) — Prosecutors in Ukraine initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine opened the probe against 94-year-old Boris Steckler on April 18, the Ist Pravda news website reported last week based on documents it obtained...

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says
    May01

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says

    On paper, the Odd Fellows, a national fraternal organization, loved Niko Boskovic. The Portland, Oregon, teen’s essay on the history of Ukraine was thoughtful and well-written, his letters of recommendation … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says
    May01

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says

    On paper, the Odd Fellows, a national fraternal organization, loved Niko Boskovic. The Portland, Oregon, teen’s essay on the history of Ukraine was thoughtful and well-written, his letters of recommendation … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...