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    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine. On a day that brings joy to little ones in much of the world, Francis expressed anguish for children who are victims of...

    Fleeing their country’s civil war, Ukrainian Jews head for Israel
    Dec25

    Fleeing their country’s civil war, Ukrainian Jews head for Israel

    KIEV — Yulia, Kostiantyn and their daughter Valerie don’t look like a typical refugee family. All well-dressed – even the Chihuahua, Micky, donning a chic doggy jacket – they might not seem out of place mingling with Kiev’s oligarchs. But the truth is that the family, Ukrainians of Jewish heritage who arrived here...

    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message
    Dec25

    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will offer his annual Christmas blessing on Thursday, traditionally an occasion to appeal for remedies to the world’s woes.In his second “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) message, the popular Argentinian pontiff will address the globe’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of...

    Ukraine cuts power to Crimea amid dispute with Russia
    Dec25

    Ukraine cuts power to Crimea amid dispute with Russia

    MOSCOW — Ukraine on Wednesday briefly severed electricity to the Crimean peninsula, nine months after it was annexed by Russia, in a pointed reminder of the territory’s reliance on Ukrainian energy sources. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose
    Dec25

    Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose

    As tensions are ratcheted up between Ukraine and the Kremlin, Jews have been forced to choose sides. In the Crimea, two small minority groups, the Karaites and Krymchaks, have been caught in the political crosshairs. Crimean Karaites, a Turkic-speaking ethnic group, have backed Russia’s annexation of Crimea, while the Krymchaks, a similarly...

    Who hacked Sony becomes Internet’s new mystery
    Dec25

    Who hacked Sony becomes Internet’s new mystery

    WATCH ABOVE: Sony has struck a deal with YouTube to offer digital rentals of “The Interview” beginning Thursday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation says. LOS ANGELES — Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Despite President Barack Obama’s conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the...

    Lessons in peace from U.S.
    Dec25

    Lessons in peace from U.S.

    Two hundred years ago this Christmas Eve, America and Britain received a special gift. Only nobody in either country knew about it. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Took a Historic Step Towards NATO – Drawing Swift Condemnation from Russia
    Dec25

    Ukraine’s Parliament Took a Historic Step Towards NATO – Drawing Swift Condemnation from Russia

    MPs in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine’s non-aligned status – a classification given to states such as Switzerland that refuse to join military alliances and thus play no part in wars. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The Crisis in Ukraine Appears to Have Eased Slightly in Recent Weeks
    Dec25

    The Crisis in Ukraine Appears to Have Eased Slightly in Recent Weeks

    Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in the eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk has slowed, peace talks will resume this week and Vladi­mir Putin and other senior Russian officials have been mouthing conciliatory rhetoric. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...