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    Finnish Christians celebrate 25 years of helping Russian aliyah
    Mar20

    Finnish Christians celebrate 25 years of helping Russian aliyah

    (JTA) — Christian Zionists in Finland celebrated the 25th anniversary since their community began helping Russian-speaking Jews immigrate to Israel, or make aliyah. The commemoration took place earlier this month, with the arrival to Helsinki of the second bus this year of Russian-speaking Jews who came from St. Petersburg to make aliyah through...

    Kyrgyz Mercenary Details Alleged Russian Military Role In Ukraine
    Mar20

    Kyrgyz Mercenary Details Alleged Russian Military Role In Ukraine

    A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has spoken in detail about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Manas Mambetov alleges Russian troops are increasingly replacing local and mercenary fighters in the region — and that Moscow has stepped up the provision of heavy...

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracted By 6.8 Percent In 2014
    Mar20

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracted By 6.8 Percent In 2014

    Ukraine’s state statistics service has reported that the country’s economy shrank by 6.8 percent in 2014, citing financial strains caused by fighting in the eastern part of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuania Votes to Reintroduce Military Conscription
    Mar20

    Lithuania Votes to Reintroduce Military Conscription

    The Lithuanian parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of military conscription last night, prompted by fears about the “existing geopolitical situation” and the threat of the crisis in Ukraine spilling over to the Baltics. 112 of Lithuania’s parliamentarians supported the bill, which will see 3,000-3,500 men between the ages of 19 and 26...

    Why Shale Fails Abroad
    Mar20

    Why Shale Fails Abroad

    There’s been a fracking party raging for years now, but apparently the United States was the only one invited. Years after the shale boom took off here in America, the rest of the world is still woefully behind in developing their own shale reserves, which naturally raises the question: why is shale failing abroad? The WSJ helps explain:...

    The Czech Minister, the Mistress and the Gold Bars
    Mar20

    The Czech Minister, the Mistress and the Gold Bars

    The last 18 months in the Czech Republic have resembled a high-octane soap opera with a plot that could easily be dismissed as too fanciful. That’s not quite how the European Commission’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) put it last month – but it was a withering report all the same, charging the Czech Republic with making “little...

    It’s Friday – so kick back and watch the CRTC
    Mar20

    It’s Friday – so kick back and watch the CRTC

    What do you really want to watch on TV? That’s the question the Canadian broadcast regulator has been mulling this week, as they move to restrict “bundles” of TV packages for subscribers as part of a broader overhaul of Canadian TV. The move is great for consumer choice (sick of paying for channels you never watch?), but could result in...

    FP’s Situation Report: Kerry condemns reported use of chlorine gas in Syria; Bibi flips on his two-state flip-flop; Musical chairs at DoD; and much more from around the world.
    Mar20

    FP’s Situation Report: Kerry condemns reported use of chlorine gas in Syria; Bibi flips on his two-state flip-flop; Musical chairs at DoD; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Secretary of State John Kerry condemns reported use of chlorine gas in Syria. Human rights groups allege President Bashar al-Assad’s government has again skirted an international agreement to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. FP’s Elias Groll: “Earlier this week, Syrian activists...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell
    Mar20

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    It’s the final day of trading on a week when the market was focused on the Fed. Ahead of the opening bell, here is what you need to know. Greece will present its creditors with a new list of reforms. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed to submit a new list of reforms in short order to receive the bailout funds necessary to...

    The Daily Vertical: The Crimea Question
    Mar20

    The Daily Vertical: The Crimea Question

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter@PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...