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    Eurozone Growth Rate Makes Minute Gain
    Nov14

    Eurozone Growth Rate Makes Minute Gain

    LONDON—The European Central Bank remains under pressure to do more to shore up the economy of the 18-country eurozone despite third-quarter figures Friday showing a modest uptick in growth and Greece’s emergence from recession. The eurozone growth of 0.2 percent compared with the previous quarter is still too weak to make a serious dent in...

    Stranded ship crew lacks food, water: union
    Nov14

    Stranded ship crew lacks food, water: union

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Eleven men stranded on a cargo ship at the port of Argentia in Newfoundland are low on food and water and are among increasing numbers of abandoned crews, say union leaders.”My concern right now is these guys do not have a penny in their pocket,” Gerard Bradbury, an inspector with the International...

    Putin berates U.S. over sanctions before G20 meeting
    Nov14

    Putin berates U.S. over sanctions before G20 meeting

    (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin accused the United States today of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a “mistake” he hoped would be overcome in the “final count.“ …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    ‘Cyborg’ Tells Of Donetsk Airport Battles
    Nov14

    ‘Cyborg’ Tells Of Donetsk Airport Battles

    Serhiy Halyan, 22, was one of the Ukrainian government troops defending Donetsk airport from Russian-backed separatists. These forces have acquired a semi-mythical status in Ukraine, known as ”cyborgs” for their staunch resistance. But Serhiy speaks openly about the fear and shock he felt in battle. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)...

    Russia Undermining 20 Years of Nuclear Cooperation With U.S.
    Nov14

    Russia Undermining 20 Years of Nuclear Cooperation With U.S.

    The U.S.’s relationship with Russia is about to get even more tense. The latter nation announced that it’s going to curtail nuclear cooperation with America, backtracking on the last two decades of security work. The New York Times sheds some light: The message delivered by [Sergey Kirienko, the head of Russia’s state nuclear...

    In Lviv, a Holocaust survival story gets lifted from the gutter
    Nov14

    In Lviv, a Holocaust survival story gets lifted from the gutter

    Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler in Lviv, Nov. 7, 2014. (Courtesy of Limmud FSU) Armed with an Israeli attitude toward problem solving and 30 years’ worth of experience in working in Eastern Europe, Chaim Chesler doesn’t back down easily from a work-related dispute. But even Chesler, founder of the Limmud FSU Jewish learning...

    Vladimir Putin stations Russian warships off Australia’s coast ahead of G20
    Nov14

    Vladimir Putin stations Russian warships off Australia’s coast ahead of G20

    Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country’s northeastern coast, prompting the Australian prime minister to angrily accuse Russia of trying to reclaim the “lost glories” of the Soviet Union. …read more Source:...

    Russia vows to fly bombers near U.S. airspace
    Nov14

    Russia vows to fly bombers near U.S. airspace

    When Russia’s defense minister announced plans for training exercises near U.S. borders, he linked them specifically to tensions over Ukraine, telling the U.S. in effect: If you meddle in our backyard, we’ll meddle in yours. David Martin reports from the Pentagon. …read more Source:...

    7 Very Cool Things Other Countries Do For Their Elderly
    Nov14

    7 Very Cool Things Other Countries Do For Their Elderly

    How the elderly are regarded varies in different parts of the world. Here are seven very cool things about how the elderly are seen and treated in other countries:1. Japan has a national holiday called Respect For The Aged Day. The third Monday of every September in Japan is a national holiday designated to honor and show appreciation for the...

    Ukraine and Russia Take Center Stage as Leaders Gather for G20
    Nov14

    Ukraine and Russia Take Center Stage as Leaders Gather for G20

    A showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely at the G20 summit in Australia starting on Saturday, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has accused Russia of sending soldiers and weapons to help separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine launch a new offensive in a conflict...