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    Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine
    Sep16

    Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    Liliya Menasheva Sadovski and Kim Boruchovitch were among 19 couples wed in Jewish ceremonies in Dnepropetrovsk’s Menora Center, Sept. 14, 2014. (Courtesy of the Jewish Community of Dnepropetrovsk) (JTA) — The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples. Most of the couples that wed...

    LIVE: NASA Announces Boeing, SpaceX As Winners Of Commercial Crew Shuttling Contracts
    Sep16

    LIVE: NASA Announces Boeing, SpaceX As Winners Of Commercial Crew Shuttling Contracts

    Watch the announcement live here at 4pm EST: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream At 4 p.m. ET today, NASA announced the winners of the contract for its Commercial Crew program, in a teleconference with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders, and Astronaut...

    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
    Sep16

    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward...

    Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer
    Sep16

    Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer

    Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq, ISIS, Ebola—the list of this past summer’s disasters is long. But buried among the tragic headlines and breaking news are other events that attracted less attention but could be just as consequential for global affairs. Here are five to watch. 1) The fall of oil prices. Over the summer oil prices dropped to the...

    These Are The 3 Commercial Space Capsules Competing For A NASA Contract Worth Billions
    Sep16

    These Are The 3 Commercial Space Capsules Competing For A NASA Contract Worth Billions

    At 4 p.m. ET today, NASA will announce the winner of the contract for its Commercial Crew program. Worth billions, the contract is not only lucrative but historic, as whoever receives it will play a pivotal role in the future of manned space travel, by establishing what will essentially be a taxi service to and from low-Earth orbit and...

    Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels
    Sep16

    Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels

    Ukrainian lawmakers Tuesday endorsed an association agreement with the European Union, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that possibility has ignited with Russia. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Raw: Ukraine lawmaker thrown in trash bin
    Sep16

    Raw: Ukraine lawmaker thrown in trash bin

    Ukrainian activists threw a member of parliament Vitaliy Zhuravskyi into a trash bin, near Kiev’s parliamentary building on Tuesday. (Sept. 16) …read more Source: USA...

    The EU Provoked Putin, Not NATO
    Sep16

    The EU Provoked Putin, Not NATO

    Russia and Ukraine are on the verge of war. According to NATO, more than 1,000 armed Russian soldiers are currently within Ukraine’s territory. And as the stakes of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict keep increasing, so does the intensity of debate on the topic. Is Russia solely responsible for the conflict in Ukraine? Or should Western leaders...

    Putin Just Got Exactly What He Wanted in Eastern Ukraine
    Sep16

    Putin Just Got Exactly What He Wanted in Eastern Ukraine

    The “frozen conflict” that Russia has been angling for in Eastern Ukraine effectively begins today. The Ukrainian parliament approved two bills put forward by President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday morning, offering amnesty to rebels …read more Source: The New...

    Ukraine Parliament Grants Self-rule to Eastern Regions
    Sep16

    Ukraine Parliament Grants Self-rule to Eastern Regions

    …read more Source: Voice of...