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    North Korea Suffers Internet Blackout
    Dec23

    North Korea Suffers Internet Blackout

    North Korea’s Internet connectivity went dark Monday, just days after President Obama warned the U.S. would launch a “proportional response” to the attack against Sony. The hermit country’s Internet access first became unstable late Friday and worsened over the weekend. By Monday, North Korea’s Internet was completely offline....

    Belarus President Offers Support To Ukraine
    Dec22

    Belarus President Offers Support To Ukraine

    Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Kiev Sunday to offer his support as Ukraine struggles with its pro-Russian separatist insurgency and to try to revive stalled peace talks. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?
    Dec22

    Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?

    Actor Boris Smolkin, left, and a volunteer at St. Petersburg’s Choral Synagogue, Nov. 30, 2014. (Cnaan Liphshiz) ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (JTA) — In the basement of one of Europe’s largest synagogues, 100 Jews are waiting to meet local film star Boris Smolkin. The crowd applauds enthusiastically as the 66-year-old funnyman, who gave his...

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Be Held In Minsk On Dec. 24 And 26: Poroshenko
    Dec22

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Be Held In Minsk On Dec. 24 And 26: Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be held in the Belarussian capital on Dec. 24 and 26, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement on Monday. The dates were discussed in a phone conversation among French President Francois...

    Do Sanctions Work?
    Dec22

    Do Sanctions Work?

    Amid the buzz around new U.S. and EU sanctions being imposed on Russia, sanctions on another country, on the other side of the world, were being gently lifted. In October, following elections, America and Australia removed all remaining sanctions on Fiji, which had included travel bans for top officials, an embargo on arms sales and limits on...

    Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany agree to hold new round of Ukraine peace talks
    Dec22

    Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany agree to hold new round of Ukraine peace talks

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukrainian-Canadians answering call of the homeland
    Dec22

    Ukrainian-Canadians answering call of the homeland

    Canadians of Ukrainian ancestry have raised $2.4 million in aid and donated time and talents to supporting Ukraine in the conflict with Russian-backed opposition. …read more Source: Toronto...

    What Can Latvia’s Integration With Europe Teach Ukraine?
    Dec22

    What Can Latvia’s Integration With Europe Teach Ukraine?

    Fabrizio Tassinari is head of foreign policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies and a visiting professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is the author of the book Why Europe Fears its Neighbors. RIGA — Seen from Riga, one is tempted to write a counterfactual history of the Ukraine war. What would have happened if the...

    Crossword: What in the world, in 2014
    Dec22

    Crossword: What in the world, in 2014

    From the rise of Islamic State to the unending chaos in Ukraine and the deadly spread of Ebola, a series of big news events defined 2014. Here at WorldViews, we put together questions from some of the events, big and small, that made headlines, to test how closely you’ve been following the news this year. If […] …read more Source: The...

    Russian Bill Seeks To Nullify Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Ukraine
    Dec22

    Russian Bill Seeks To Nullify Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Ukraine

    The chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council says the upper house of parliament is drafting legislation that would retroactively proclaim the Soviet Union’s 1954 transfer of Crimea to Ukraine as “legally void and nonbinding” since the moment of its enactment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...