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    Victor Pinchuk, Mistral Warships, and the Jews of Ukraine
    Nov26

    Victor Pinchuk, Mistral Warships, and the Jews of Ukraine

    On November 18, 2014, in Kiev, philanthropist Victor Pinchuk was awarded the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal of Honor by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine for his contributions to Ukrainian-Jewish understanding and cooperation. What follows is a corrected version of my remarks at the ceremony. * * * Grand Rabbi, Archbishops and...

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea
    Nov26

    NATO warns over Russian military build-up in Crimea

    Kiev (AFP) – NATO’s top military commander said Wednesday he was “very concerned” that Russia’s military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region.US General Philip Breedlove’s comments come amid fears in Kiev that Russian-backed rebels...

    Why Ukraine Must Bargain with Russia
    Nov26

    Why Ukraine Must Bargain with Russia

    The “let’s make a deal” moment has arrived for Kiev and Moscow. But by pushing a hard-line agenda against Putin, the United States and Europe are only making things worse for Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Says Moscow Holds Key To Ukraine Crisis
    Nov26

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Says Moscow Holds Key To Ukraine Crisis

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says the key to solving the Ukraine crisis is in Moscow, because tanks and troops are flowing across the border from Russia to Ukraine. Speaking on November 26, he said maintaining sanctions on Russia was the very least that could be done. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source:...

    Merkel throws more shade at Putin, but sides with Russia against Ukraine entering NATO
    Nov26

    Merkel throws more shade at Putin, but sides with Russia against Ukraine entering NATO

    Matt BradwellBERLIN, Nov. 26 (UPI) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered strong words for Vladimir Putin, telling parliament there’s no excuse for Putin’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Asia Is on the Brink of a Golden Era. Here’s Why.
    Nov26

    Asia Is on the Brink of a Golden Era. Here’s Why.

    SINGAPORE — Asia will experience a new golden era of peace and prosperity over the next 10 years. The export-led growth model of the past will no longer work for the major Asian economies. Hence, we are unlikely to see a return to double-digit growth. If the major Asian economies, especially China, India and Indonesia, are able to maintain...

    NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion
    Nov26

    NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

    Ukraine has received multiple pledges of military support from Western nations, but has been frustrated by Washington’s reluctance to promise any lethal equipment. The Ukrainian armed advance against rebel forces ground to a halt and was substantially reversed over the summer as government troops found themselves faced by a well-equipped...

    Scenes from Ukraine, then and now
    Nov26

    Scenes from Ukraine, then and now

    KIEV, Ukraine —In the year since the start of the revolution that toppled Ukraine’s president and ushered in a pro-Western government, a lot has changed on the streets of Kiev. See also: A frozen conflict: life in eastern Ukraine A year ago, more than 100 people died in fierce clashes centered around Kreshchatyk, Institutska and...

    NATO Concerned Over Russian Activity in E. Ukraine
    Nov26

    NATO Concerned Over Russian Activity in E. Ukraine

    NATO’s top military commander says a “large number” of Russian troops are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the “backbone” to separatists fighting government forces. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove spoke to reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday, after meeting with top Ukrainian officials. “Inside Ukraine we still...

    Pro-Russian Party Excluded From Moldova Parliamentary Vote
    Nov26

    Pro-Russian Party Excluded From Moldova Parliamentary Vote

    Moldova’s elections authorities have removed a pro-Russian party from parliamentary elections. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...