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    Facing extradition, Israeli ‘sex rabbi’ tells Dutch daily he survived Holocaust
    Jan30

    Facing extradition, Israeli ‘sex rabbi’ tells Dutch daily he survived Holocaust

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A rabbi born in pre-State Israel fighting extradition from Holland over alleged sex crimes told a Dutch daily that he is a Holocaust survivor. Eliezer Berland, a charismatic rabbi from Jerusalem who fled Israel after several women and one minor complained he sexually assaulted them, made the claim in an interview with the Dutch...

    FP’s Situation Report: The Pentagon has a Bergdahl problem; Congress’s make-or-break surveillance moment; American contractors killed in Kabul; and much more from around the word.
    Jan30

    FP’s Situation Report: The Pentagon has a Bergdahl problem; Congress’s make-or-break surveillance moment; American contractors killed in Kabul; and much more from around the word.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Pentagon has a Bowe Bergdahl problem. The Army is deciding whether to charge the former prisoner of war with desertion. Whatever the outcome, critics will slam the White House and revive the controversy over whether President Barack Obama should have traded five detainees for a soldier many believe...

    12 Civilians, 5 Troops Killed in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 Civilians, 5 Troops Killed in Eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine— At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Full-blown fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government forces erupted anew at the start of January following a month of relative tranquility. The city hall in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said Friday...

    Russian government awards construction of $3 billion bridge to Crimea to Putin ally
    Jan30

    Russian government awards construction of $3 billion bridge to Crimea to Putin ally

    The Russian government has awarded the contract for the construction of a $3 billion bridge to Crimea to a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: FOX...

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia gives $3 billion Crimea bridge contract to Putin ally
    Jan30

    Russia gives $3 billion Crimea bridge contract to Putin ally

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has awarded the contract for the construction of a $3 billion bridge to Crimea to a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin. In a decree published online Friday, the government said that a company owned by Arkady Rotenberg would be given the commission to build a bridge linking Crimea — the Black Sea...

    A Bug In Apple’s Online Services Let Developers Log Into Other People’s Accounts
    Jan30

    A Bug In Apple’s Online Services Let Developers Log Into Other People’s Accounts

    There was a major problem in Apple’s iTunes Connect services yesterday that meant that developers logging into their accounts accidentally ended up in control of other people’s apps. TechCrunch reports that any developers logging into iTunes Connect, the online portal that lets people manage their apps and track downloads, found...

    Russian Central Bank Slashes Interest Rates As The Economy Weakens
    Jan30

    Russian Central Bank Slashes Interest Rates As The Economy Weakens

    The Russian central bank has dropped its key interest rate from 17% to 15% as the outlook for the country’s economy in weakens. The Bank of Russia hikes interest rates by 6.5% last month in a shock decision that came at 1am local time. The measure was intended to head off a collapse in the value of the ruble, which fell to an all-time-low...

    Meet Yevgeny Fyodorov, The Russian Lawmaker Who Wants More Western Sanctions
    Jan30

    Meet Yevgeny Fyodorov, The Russian Lawmaker Who Wants More Western Sanctions

    More Western sanctions? Bring ‘em on, says a four-term lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...