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    Activist threatened for opposing Ukraine city’s honoring of Nazi SS officer
    Oct13

    Activist threatened for opposing Ukraine city’s honoring of Nazi SS officer

    (JTA) — An activist against fascism who sued a Ukrainian municipality for naming a street for a Nazi SS officer has come under a campaign of intimidation, he said. Mikhail Voroniak, a Red Army veteran, in summer sued the western municipality of Kalush near Lviv for deciding to name a street for Dmytro Paliiv, a commander of the 14th Waffen...

    Romanian minister: Ukraine will keep minority schools open
    Oct13

    Romanian minister: Ukraine will keep minority schools open

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ukraine has pledged not to close Romanian language schools under a new education law that has caused alarm in Romania, Russia and Hungary, Romania’s foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said Ukraine had promised: “no Romanian school will be closed … and no teachers in a...

    Poland Expels Russian Historian Suspected of Hostile Actions
    Oct13

    Poland Expels Russian Historian Suspected of Hostile Actions

    A Polish security official says Poland has expelled a Russian historian on suspicion that he acted against Poland’s interests. A spokesman for the minister in charge of state security, Stanislaw Zaryn, said Friday the man used his contacts among Polish historians and journalists to promote Russia’s viewpoint, to discredit Polish...

    How Stalin Hid Ukraine’s Famine From the World
    Oct13

    How Stalin Hid Ukraine’s Famine From the World

    In the years 1932 and 1933, a catastrophic famine swept across the Soviet Union. It began in the chaos of collectivization, when millions of peasants were forced off their land and made to join state farms. It was then exacerbated, in the autumn of 1932, when the Soviet Politburo, the elite leadership of the Soviet Communist Party, took a series...

    Kyiv moves to label Russia as aggressor in Donbas war
    Oct13

    Kyiv moves to label Russia as aggressor in Donbas war

    KYIV – Ukraine last week took a legislative step closer to reflect the fact that Russia is waging war against this nation of 42.5 million people – an unprovoked invasion that saw Crimea annexed and 3 percent of the easternmost Donbas region occupied by Kremlin-led forces nearly four years ago. On October 6, the Verkhovna Rada passed a law in the...

    Ukrainian Canadians extend support to Ukraine’s wounded-warrior athletes at Invictus Games
    Oct13

    Ukrainian Canadians extend support to Ukraine’s wounded-warrior athletes at Invictus Games

    OTTAWA – Team Ukraine took home 14 medals from its inaugural participation in the Invictus Games in Toronto. But the athletes, who competed in athletics, power lifting, swimming, archery, cycling and indoor rowing, reached the top of the podium in terms of the support and admiration they received from within and outside the Ukrainian Canadian...

    Is Europe’s aviation watchdog about to effectively isolate half of Ukraine?
    Oct13

    Is Europe’s aviation watchdog about to effectively isolate half of Ukraine?

    On September 20, the Kharkiv City Council sent an appeal, addressed to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, regarding concerns over recent actions by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Specifically, the appeal cites a draft bulletin allegedly sent by the EASA to the Ukrainian State Aviation Service (SAS), proposing restrictions...

    Poland says it’s repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack
    Oct13

    Poland says it’s repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense minister says the nation’s cyber experts have successfully repelled a third hacking attempt from Russia but warns the cyberattack threat is mounting. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Friday the recent attack targeted companies in Ukraine that also have offices in other countries,...

    Repeal and Replace In Farsi
    Oct13

    Repeal and Replace In Farsi

    President Trump is expected to announce today that he cannot certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the agreement over its nuclear program that it entered into with the United States and five other nations in 2015. The president’s decision, according to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, will commence a 60-day...

    Mexican Saints and Ukrainian Bakeries: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Oct13

    Mexican Saints and Ukrainian Bakeries: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    To Combat Gentrification in Mexico City, Two Artists Invented a Patron Saint Maya Kroth | Pacific Standard “In Mexico, which rivals the Democratic Republic of the Congo in income inequality, displacement by gentrification has only made things worse. And the artists say corruption from real estate speculators and local politicians—even the...