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    A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.
    Sep15

    A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.

    Women lighting a candle in memory of Elie Wiesel at the synagogue of Ordea in northern Romania, Sept. 8, 2017. (Lulian Cazacu/Moshe Milner) SATU MARE, Romania (JTA) — The small congregation in this northern city consists of only 110 members. Yet the Satu Mare Jewish community owns an impressive 129 cemeteries and four synagogues. Among the...

    Rapid Trident Military Exercises Under Way In Ukraine
    Sep15

    Rapid Trident Military Exercises Under Way In Ukraine

    More than 1,800 troops from 14 countries are taking part in U.S.-led military drills near the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv. The Rapid Trident exercises, held each year since 1996, began on September 8 and run until September 23. The two-week drills are designed to test and build Ukraine’s interoperability with NATO allies and partners....

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It

    Ukraine’s Oplot fires at the same speed as Russia’s T-90 and can even outpace it on the road, but so far Kiev has only exported the machine to other countries. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s New Tank Can Take On Russia’s Best—But Kiev Can’t Afford It

    Ukraine’s Oplot fires at the same speed as Russia’s T-90 and can even outpace it on the road, but so far Kiev has only exported the machine to other countries. …read more Source:...

    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water
    Sep15

    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water

    The closure of coal mines in separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is causing serious trouble for miners working nearby. As groundwater fills up the disused mineshafts, it seeps into the operational ones — and brings a risk of imminent flooding that threatens countless livelihoods. (Current Time TV) …read more Source:...

    Saakashvili returns to Ukraine
    Sep15

    Saakashvili returns to Ukraine

    Police serve him with notice on breaching border LVIV – Ukrainian border-control authorities have formally read out a document to Mikheil Saakashvili on what officials said was his illegal entry into Ukraine on September 10. The ex-Georgian president and former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region was served the notice on September 12 in...

    The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games
    Sep15

    The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games

    It was loud and it was raucous. The patter of thunder sticks mixed with cheers and some screams, echoed through the year-old arena. In the stands, co-ordinated dancing was led by an eight-person team of conductors. This was the eager anticipation of 5,800 spectators brimming over for a rare event. This was hockey night in Gangneung, South Korea....

    North Korea’s Bitcoin and Kenya’s New Railway: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    North Korea Is Dodging Sanctions With a Secret Bitcoin Stash Yuji Nakamura and Sam Kim | Bloomberg “North Korea appears to be stepping up efforts to secure bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which could be used to avoid trade restrictions including new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council.Hackers from Kim Jong Un’s...

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv
    Sep15

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv

    KYIV – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its 50th anniversary commemoration at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv on August 26. Joining the UWC leadership and representatives of its international network were Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko; Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret of...

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge:  New threat to regional stability
    Sep15

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge: New threat to regional stability

    After illegally annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia declared it would build a 12-mile-long road-and-rail bridge across the Kerch Strait, connecting mainland Russia to the occupied Crimean peninsula. And last year (2016), with construction under way, Moscow officials promised that the building of this massive bridge would “in no way limit [maritime]...