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    Sisyphus Just Needs a Hand
    Jan27

    Sisyphus Just Needs a Hand

    Life in Europe these days often feels like a world in which boulders are slowly rolled up steep hills, only to come crashing back down — no more so than in Greece, where a new leftist government just won elections that European central bankers worry will stall much needed economic reforms. From the United Kingdom to the Ukrainian border, Europe...

    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...

    The Russian News Agency That Reportedly Worked With Spies Is Defending The Busted Spy Ring
    Jan27

    The Russian News Agency That Reportedly Worked With Spies Is Defending The Busted Spy Ring

    The Russian news agency that reportedly worked with the Russian spy ring busted by the FBI on Monday is publishing articles that seem to be defending the alleged spies and chastising the US. On Monday, the FBI announced that it busted a Russian spy ring in New York City that was allegedly focused on obtaining economic information including...

    The Problem With Big Speeches at High Altitude
    Jan27

    The Problem With Big Speeches at High Altitude

    George Shultz once facetiously (but correctly) quipped that when you don’t have a policy, the pressure grows to give a speech. Coherent policy or not, words really are important — particularly if you’re the secretary of state in charge of the diplomatic vision that defines the department. Still, the rhetoric needs to be anchored in...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...