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    Review: A Schmaltzy History Lesson in ‘Bitter Harvest’
    Feb23

    Review: A Schmaltzy History Lesson in ‘Bitter Harvest’

    ‘Bitter Harvest,’ starring Max Irons and Samantha Barks, seeks to teach a history lesson but drowns its serious story _ about the devastating forced famine in 1930s Ukraine _ in a soppy, uninteresting romance. …read more Source: U.S....

    Former Trump campaign chief blackmailed over meeting between Trump and pro-Russian forces in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Former Trump campaign chief blackmailed over meeting between Trump and pro-Russian forces in Ukraine

    Former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort quit Trump’s campaign in August under a cloud of suspicion, but it now appears that more than potential investigations may have been behind his departure. Manafort was also being strong-armed by someone with inside knowledge of under-the-table payments and a secret meeting between Donald...

    Time to come to Ukraine’s aid
    Feb23

    Time to come to Ukraine’s aid

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has made clear that he’s trying to reassemble the old Soviet Union. From the standpoint of his domestic audience, that may make sense. Russian citizens need to feel good about something and their economic realities… …read more Source: The...

    Kidnapped Ukrainian MP Found Unharmed, Attackers Detained: Prosecutor
    Feb23

    Kidnapped Ukrainian MP Found Unharmed, Attackers Detained: Prosecutor

    KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian lawmaker kidnapped in the southern city of Odessa earlier on Thursday has been found unharmed and his attackers have… …read more Source: U.S....

    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was blackmailed over Russia ties after being hacked: report
    Feb23

    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was blackmailed over Russia ties after being hacked: report

    (Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) A new report suggests that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was the victim of a blackmail attempt by a Ukrainian parliament member who was aware of both Trump’s and Manafort’s connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort has ties to Russia including...

    Poroshenko Bloc Ukrainian Lawmaker Reported Kidnapped
    Feb23

    Poroshenko Bloc Ukrainian Lawmaker Reported Kidnapped

    A lawmaker from the political bloc supporting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has gone missing and is presumed kidnapped, officials say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, February 23, 2017
    Feb23

    The Morning Vertical, February 23, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A New Home For The Abandoned Dogs Of Donbas
    Feb23

    A New Home For The Abandoned Dogs Of Donbas

    The conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region has driven countless residents to flee, leaving behind their homes, possessions, and sometimes their pets. In the town of Maryinka, Larisa Tsybulnik takes in as many abandoned and injured dogs as she can manage, providing food and care to the animals stranded by war. (Artem Liutyi, RFE/RL’s...

    Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana
    Feb23

    Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A new opera based on an 86-year-old Yiddish poem about a Taino indigenous chief who resisted the Spanish invaders will have its premiere in Havana next month. “Hatuey: Memory of Fire,” will first be performed in Havana on March 3, reported the New York Times. Composed by Frank London of the Klezmatics, the opera, “Hatuey:...

    ‘There’s Enough Time to Change Everything’
    Feb23

    ‘There’s Enough Time to Change Everything’

    Last month, David Galernter, the pioneering Yale University computer scientist, met with Donald Trump to discuss the possibility of joining the White House staff. An article about the meeting in the Washington Post was headlined, “David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump’s science adviser.”It...