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    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine
    Dec10

    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Israel implemented special procedures to speed up the immigration process for people with Jewish origins from Ukraine’s conflict zones. The new procedures were implemented earlier this month and formulated in a new executive directive issued by the headquarters of Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority to...

    Ukraine: IMF finds $15B black hole in finances
    Dec10

    Ukraine: IMF finds $15B black hole in finances

    A further $15 billion may be needed to bailout struggling Ukraine, which seems ever closer to economic disaster. …read more Source:...

    Crimea is ‘our destiny,’ Russian PM says
    Dec10

    Crimea is ‘our destiny,’ Russian PM says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the return of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, was Russia’s destiny, echoing President Vladimir Putin’s remarks. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Faces Bankruptcy If It Cannot Secure A $15 Billion Bailout ‘Within Weeks’
    Dec10

    Ukraine Faces Bankruptcy If It Cannot Secure A $15 Billion Bailout ‘Within Weeks’

    The Ukraine economy is on the brink of collapse after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified a $15 billion shortfall in government funding that will need to be plugged “within weeks”, according to the Financial Times. The shortfall comes after Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 5.3% in the third quarter of...

    Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels
    Dec10

    Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels

    Chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), dozens of armed men in camouflage uniforms from Russia’s republic of Chechnya train in snow in a camp in the rebel-held east Ukraine. They say their “Death” unit fighting Ukrainian forces has 300 people, mostly former state security troops in the mainly-Muslim region where...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Dec10

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. The US Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on Tuesday that details harsh CIA interrogation techniques employed in counterterrorism efforts during the administration of US President George W. Bush. 2. A new leak of confidential documents adds dozens of more companies,...

    Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine
    Dec10

    Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

    Russian performers who have criticized the country’s role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN
    Dec10

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

    Geneva (AFP) – More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war...

    Ukraine truce bid in jeopardy
    Dec10

    Ukraine truce bid in jeopardy

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s military accused separatists of violating an agreed “Day of Silence” in the country’s embattled east on Tuesday, an initiative that was seen as an attempt to forge a durable ceasefire paving the way to a new round of peace talks. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    LONG Biden: Ukraine Can’t ‘Blow’ Another Chance To Change
    Dec10

    LONG Biden: Ukraine Can’t ‘Blow’ Another Chance To Change

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said Ukraine cannot lose another chance to change the country for the better. The remarks come as Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists largely suspended hostilities in the country’s east on December 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...