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    Letters: National Memorial to Victims of Communism
    Dec16

    Letters: National Memorial to Victims of Communism

    We must commemorate victims of communism Re: Jury member goes public with criticism of victims of communism memorial site, Dec. 15. As a grandson of a Polish officer murdered along with 10,000 other officers in March, 1940, at the Katyn Forest Massacre by the Soviet NKVD Secret Police on orders from Stalin, I am saddened to read that architects...

    Ukraine asks NATO for more help for military, EU for more financial aid
    Dec15

    Ukraine asks NATO for more help for military, EU for more financial aid

    Ukraine’s prime minister on Monday asked NATO to do more to help his country’s military, which has been unable to quell a pro-Russian insurgency, and called for an urgent increase in financial aid from the European Union. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Dec15

    Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea

    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in March, a top Russian official said Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Asia’s Pivot to Asia
    Dec15

    Asia’s Pivot to Asia

    Much has been made of the intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China, with Beijing working to edge America out of its Asian neighborhood even as Washington doubles down on its regional partnerships and presence. Less attention has been paid to regional dynamics underneath the umbrella of a U.S.-China relationship that...

    Here Is Xi’s China. Get Used to It.
    Dec15

    Here Is Xi’s China. Get Used to It.

    The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year’s sharp monetary tightening. At...

    White House on the Fence on New Ukraine Sanctions
    Dec15

    White House on the Fence on New Ukraine Sanctions

    President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether he will sign legislation passed by Congress last week that would allow him to provide weapons to Ukraine’s ramshackle military and increase the penalties on Russia’s energy sector, setting up a confrontation with the GOP-held Congress in the new year. The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of...

    Ukraine prime minister asks NATO, EU for more help
    Dec15

    Ukraine prime minister asks NATO, EU for more help

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister on Monday asked NATO to do more to help his country’s military, which has been unable to quell a pro-Russian insurgency, and called for an urgent increase in financial aid from the European Union. …read more Source: U.S....

    Hardships grow for millions in eastern Ukraine, UN says
    Dec15

    Hardships grow for millions in eastern Ukraine, UN says

    Fighting is claiming an average of 13 lives a day and the approach of winter has created life-threatening conditions for many civilians. …read more Source: Toronto...

    U.S. sanctions on Russia are ‘hostile,’ says Lavrov
    Dec15

    U.S. sanctions on Russia are ‘hostile,’ says Lavrov

    JC FinleyMOSCOW, Dec. 15 (UPI) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov chastised the U.S. Congress for passing the Ukraine Freedom Support Act late last week, deeming it a “hostile” act. …read more Source: United Press...

    In Lugansk, an icy Ukraine winter tests a war-torn community
    Dec15

    In Lugansk, an icy Ukraine winter tests a war-torn community

    Members of the Lugansk Jewish community standing in front of their synagogue’s Torah ark, Dec. 11, 2014. (Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA) LUGANSK, Ukraine (JTA) — In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits. Not moving too much helps keep the warmth under their...