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    Politics, Putin cast shadow over Auschwitz liberation anniversary
    Jan27

    Politics, Putin cast shadow over Auschwitz liberation anniversary

    Holocaust survivor Marek Halter, left, and performers at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which was held at the Terezin Memorial near Prague on Jan. 27, 2015. (Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA) PRAGUE (JTA) — When they announced the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish...

    Videos Raise War-Crimes Concerns In Ukraine
    Jan27

    Videos Raise War-Crimes Concerns In Ukraine

    As Russian-backed rebels make gains in eastern Ukraine, battlefield videos are raising concerns that war crimes are being committed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland’s Jewish Culture Rises From the Ashes of Persecution
    Jan27

    Poland’s Jewish Culture Rises From the Ashes of Persecution

    Paweł Bramson grew up in a white, Catholic country, and he liked it that way. As a teenager in Warsaw, he despised the rare Arab and African immigrants who were starting to settle in Poland in the 1990s. He and his friends, their heads shaved to the skin, used to chase them around, sometimes beating them up. Once, they threw burning objects...

    Last survivors recall Auschwitz, ask if lessons learned
    Jan27

    Last survivors recall Auschwitz, ask if lessons learned

    OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) – Around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering today to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders for a commemoration held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russian Actor Put On Ukraine’s ‘Wanted List’ For Shooting At Troops
    Jan27

    Russian Actor Put On Ukraine’s ‘Wanted List’ For Shooting At Troops

    The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has added a prominent Russian actor to a wanted list for firing a machine gun towards Ukrainian armed forces in eastern Ukraine in October. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Agrees €1.8 Billion For Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU Agrees €1.8 Billion For Ukraine

    EU finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to loan Ukraine 1.8 billion euros ($2.0 billion) to help save it from bankruptcy, leaving open the option of increasing aid at a later stage. Diplomats at the meeting in Brussels said several European governments including Britain pushed for as much as 2.6 billion euros in medium-term loans for this year and...

    Russian Deputy: Savchenko Cannot Be Released On Immunity Status
    Jan27

    Russian Deputy: Savchenko Cannot Be Released On Immunity Status

    A senior Russian lawmaker says immunity granted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is no grounds for the release of a Ukrainian pilot who is in the seventh week of a hunger strike in a Russian jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Veteran Recalls Liberation Of Auschwitz
    Jan27

    Ukrainian Veteran Recalls Liberation Of Auschwitz

    Mykola Karpenko was just 17 when he was drafted into the Soviet Army from his village in Ukraine. His unit was among those that freed the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on January 27, 1945. Karpenko, now 86, recalls the horrors he witnessed at the Nazi death camp. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...

    Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation 70 Years On
    Jan27

    Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation 70 Years On

    BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes. That girl, today 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, doesn’t know who that soldier...

    Schäuble Urges Ukraine to Start Talks With Creditors
    Jan27

    Schäuble Urges Ukraine to Start Talks With Creditors

    Germany’s finance minister said that Kiev should begin negotiations on how to restructure its debts as part of a wider plan to stabilize the conflict-ridden country. …read more Source: The Wall Street...