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    Swastikas painted on synagogue, rabbi’s headstone smashed in Ukraine
    May19

    Swastikas painted on synagogue, rabbi’s headstone smashed in Ukraine

    (JTA) — Two swastikas were painted on the front door of a synagogue in western Ukraine and, in a separate incident, the headstone of a prominent rabbi’s grave was smashed. The incident involving the swastikas was discovered last week in Chernivtsi, a city located some 250 miles southwest of Kiev, according to the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress....

    House Republicans are worried more taped conversations will leak
    May19

    House Republicans are worried more taped conversations will leak

    (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A new report indicates that House Republican leaders are worried more secretly recorded conversations will leak to the press. On Wednesday descriptions of a taped conversation among House Republican leaders after meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman leaked, due to reporting by The Washington...

    Joseph Stalin and His Secret Police Chief to Face Charges in Ukraine Over Crimean Deportations
    May19

    Joseph Stalin and His Secret Police Chief to Face Charges in Ukraine Over Crimean Deportations

    Ukraine’s general prosecutor said it will charge Stalin and Lavrenti Beria over 70-year-old crimes, and is still investigating the mass starvation of 1932-33. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko lauds closer ties with EU, admits ‘there’s much left to be done’
    May19

    Poroshenko lauds closer ties with EU, admits ‘there’s much left to be done’

    KYIV – President Petro Poroshenko touted Ukraine’s deepening integration with the European Union and fielded questions about law and order, corruption, progress on reforms and his businesses on May 14 during his first news conference in 16 months. Speaking of the EU’s decision to waive visa requirements on May 11, the president said:...

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine touts contest as great success
    May19

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine touts contest as great success

    KYIV – Portugal was the top vote-getter in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the annual festival traditionally watched by a television audience of an estimated 200 million people. Some 4 million people watched the contest’s grand final, breaking previous records, according to the official website of Eurovision 2017. Singer Salvador Sobral...

    Ukraine Mission hosts “Ukrainian Insights” exhibit at U.N.
    May19

    Ukraine Mission hosts “Ukrainian Insights” exhibit at U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS – The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations on May 16 officially opened an art exhibit, “Ukrainian Insights,” that featured works by contemporary artists from Ukraine: Victor Sydorenko, Oleg Tistol, Mykola Matsenko and Valentin Popov. The latest example of “cultural diplomacy” by the Permanent Mission, the exhibit aims...

    Putin, Merkel exchange views on Ukraine in Sochi
    May19

    Putin, Merkel exchange views on Ukraine in Sochi

    The Kremlin’s message to Ukraine is: either concede a negotiated special status for Donetsk and Luhansk (resulting in a state within the Ukrainian state), or accept de facto the definitive separation of that territory from Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the initiative earlier this month to visit Russian President Vladimir...

    The strength of the UNWLA
    May19

    The strength of the UNWLA

    Seen on the front page of our April 16 issue was a story headlined “Charitable Ukraine honors UNWLA as best provider of ‘Aid from Abroad.’ ” It reported that the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America had been honored by the Association of Charities of Ukraine with its top award in the Aid from Abroad […] …read more...

    Why the special counsel should make Trump’s aides very nervous
    May19

    Why the special counsel should make Trump’s aides very nervous

    The Department of Justice investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia isn’t just a scandal about the president’s conduct. The investigation could quickly engulf those surrounding the president — including his next in line. The investigation is also about Michael Flynn’s conduct; that of campaign aides Roger...

    The Morning Vertical, May 19, 2017
    May19

    The Morning Vertical, May 19, 2017

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