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    12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week
    Sep29

    12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

    Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said Monday. …read more Source:...

    Which Deaths Matter?
    Sep29

    Which Deaths Matter?

    The past several months have been scarred by international crisis and turmoil, from strife in Gaza to the downing of Flight MH17 and the gruesome murders of the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. News is so grim that The Washington Post recently published an accounting of what it called “the hideous carnage wreaked” between June...

    Firebomb thrown at Kiev’s oldest synagogue
    Sep29

    Firebomb thrown at Kiev’s oldest synagogue

    (JTA) — Kiev’s oldest synagogue was the target of a firebomb that burst into flames outside the building. The firebombing at the Great Choral Synagogue on Sept. 24, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, did not cause damage, according to the news website evreiskiy.kiev.ua, which belongs to the Jewish Kiev watchdog on anti-Semitism. Police suspect that...

    For sale in Belarus: Art from Yanukovych’s home?
    Sep29

    For sale in Belarus: Art from Yanukovych’s home?

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Belarusian KGB says it has arrested several art dealers who were trying to sell what they claimed were five paintings taken from the former residence of Ukraine’s dis… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Renewed Clashes in Eastern Ukraine
    Sep29

    Renewed Clashes in Eastern Ukraine

    Clashes between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk left at least 12 dead and dozens injured, officials said, in some of the worst fighting since a cease fire was agreed earlier this month. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Is Turkey Drifting Between ISIS & Putin?
    Sep29

    Is Turkey Drifting Between ISIS & Putin?

    Today, liberty is threatened by a pernicious Islamic extremism and by a resurgent Russian nationalism. NATO member Turkey is at the front lines of both of these conflicts. While Turkey’s allies expect it to stand sentinel over these threats they are ever more concerned that it is moving away from the West. Yet, Turkey is where it has always...

    Unrest, fatalities highlight shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine
    Sep29

    Unrest, fatalities highlight shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s three-week-old cease-fire suffered its most flagrant violations over the past 24 hours when outbreaks of fighting and artillery exchanges killed at least 12 people, Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist sources reported on Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    14 Billionaires Who Started With Nothing — Including Jack Ma And Larry Ellison
    Sep29

    14 Billionaires Who Started With Nothing — Including Jack Ma And Larry Ellison

    Forbes released its annual Forbes 400 list on Monday, revealing the 400 wealthiest people in the US. It’s not just a list of privilege; it’s a story of opportunity. Many of these mega successes started with limited means. Just ask Jan Koum, the WhatsApp founder who once lived on food stamps. After selling his company to Facebook in...

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking
    Sep29

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there were good reasons to continue the European Union’s energy partnership with Russia for the time being but that might change if Moscow continues to violate basic principles. Merkel, speaking at a news conference in Berlin with Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, said that in the...

    Mandatory Palestine: What It Was and Why It Matters
    Sep29

    Mandatory Palestine: What It Was and Why It Matters

    TIMEThe map above is from a 1929 TIME article titled “Islam vs. Israel”—even though, as the map makes clear, in 1929 there was no country called Israel. (On a desktop, roll over to zoom; on a mobile device, click.) MoreOff the Battlefield, Hackers Are Waging Cyberwar Against Israel and PalestineMaggie Gyllenhaal on Israel and Palestine — and How...