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    ‘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...

    America Doesn’t Need to Lead the Free World
    Nov14

    America Doesn’t Need to Lead the Free World

    Even before I returned home from serving as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, which included two combat tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2009, I was searching for ways to contextualize my experience. My questions weren’t ponderous or existential; they were pointed and, I believed, answerable. One was why units like mine were assuming...

    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...

    Putin heads for G-20 with sabers rattling
    Nov14

    Putin heads for G-20 with sabers rattling

    Amid row over Russia’s role in Ukraine conflict, Moscow sends warships to lurk off Australia’s coast during Putin visit …read more Source:...

    Merkel Gets Traditional Maori Welcome
    Nov14

    Merkel Gets Traditional Maori Welcome

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a traditional Maori welcome in New Zealand on Friday (November 14) before she’s set to go to Australia to attend the G20 summit. While visiting Auckland, Merkel was also given the opportunity to first pet and then release a Kiwi into the wild. There had been calls from some in Australia to block...