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    Europe’s Human Rights Chief Concerned For Crimean Tatars
    Oct01

    Europe’s Human Rights Chief Concerned For Crimean Tatars

    The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, Nils Muiznieks, says his “biggest concern” in Ukraine is the plight of Crimean Tatars who have remained in Crimea since it was annexed by Russia in March. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Giant Ukraine JCC provides shelter from the storm — in style
    Oct01

    Giant Ukraine JCC provides shelter from the storm — in style

    A rendering of the Menorah Center in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, which is said to be the largest Jewish community center in Europe. (Jewish Community of Dnepropetrovsk) DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine (JTA) — Five months into the war that turned him into a refugee in his own country, Jacob Virin has already attended 20 Jewish weddings — including those of...

    The Bidding For The 2022 Olympics Is A Disaster Because Everyone Figured Out That Hosting Is A Total Waste
    Oct01

    The Bidding For The 2022 Olympics Is A Disaster Because Everyone Figured Out That Hosting Is A Total Waste

    Oslo has pulled out of the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government advised against hosting. That leaves Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan as the only remaining cities involved in the bidding process. Researchers have known for years that hosting large sporting events like the Olympics always costs more than...

    New Polish premier wants more US military presence
    Oct01

    New Polish premier wants more US military presence

    WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s new prime minister said Wednesday that she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in the country as the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland’s security and U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.Later Wednesday the Parliament voted 259-183 with seven abstentions to grant Ewa Kopacz and...

    North Korea Claims It’s Making Progress Towards Building A Nuclear Device It Could Actually Use
    Oct01

    North Korea Claims It’s Making Progress Towards Building A Nuclear Device It Could Actually Use

    North Korea has tested three nuclear devices, but alarm over the program has been tampered by the hermetic country’s apparent failure to miniaturize an atomic bomb to a size at which it would be practical as a weapon. Even if Pyongyang has proven nuclear capabilities, there’s little direct evidence that they’ve managed to build...

    Ukraine cease-fire unraveling; 11 killed at schoolyard and bus stop
    Oct01

    Ukraine cease-fire unraveling; 11 killed at schoolyard and bus stop

    At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and Ukrainian news agencies reported. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine Will Have to Live With Putin’s Delusions
    Oct01

    Ukraine Will Have to Live With Putin’s Delusions

    As the Russo-Ukrainian war has shown, Russian elites perceive reality differently from their Western and Ukrainian counterparts. Where the former see a “fascist coup” in Kyiv, the latter see a democratic revolution on the Maidan. Where the former see Viktor Yanukovych as a legitimate president, the latter see a corrupt and...

    Murders and Gang-Rapes: Moscow Spins OSCE Probe Into Ukraine ‘Mass Graves’
    Oct01

    Murders and Gang-Rapes: Moscow Spins OSCE Probe Into Ukraine ‘Mass Graves’

    Russian media are quoting an “OSCE expert” as claiming hundreds of bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in eastern Ukraine and are accusing Ukrainian troops of brutalizing the local population. The “expert,” however, has never worked for the OSCE. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France Revolts Against German Austerity With New Budget
    Oct01

    France Revolts Against German Austerity With New Budget

    It’s a showdown that has been coming for a while. MoreU.K. Edges Toward Departure from European UnionPOLL: Should Scotland Be an Independent Country?Very Civil Disobedience: Inside Hong Kong’s Polite ‘Revolution’ NBC NewsWhat Next? A Short History of Secret Service Scandals NBC NewsDid It Spread? What We Know About the...

    An Unhappy Anniversary to the Government Shutdown and Healthcare.gov
    Oct01

    An Unhappy Anniversary to the Government Shutdown and Healthcare.gov

    Democrats and Republicans are each shouting “Happy anniversary!” on Wednesday, but being true to form, they are commemorating different milestones. The start of October marks one year since the federal government shut its doors amid a partisan budget fight, a damaging political misstep for Republicans that Democrats hoped would hand...