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    UN Rights Rapporteur Rejects Claims Russia Donation Influenced Sanctions Report
    Sep16

    UN Rights Rapporteur Rejects Claims Russia Donation Influenced Sanctions Report

    UN human rights special rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has rejected allegations that his conclusions from a fact-finding mission to Russia in April were influenced by a $50,000 donation to his mandate from the Russian Federation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Digital Weapons Refined on Virtual Battlefield’ of Ukraine
    Sep16

    Russia’s Digital Weapons Refined on Virtual Battlefield’ of Ukraine

    It was a Friday in June, a short workday before a public holiday weekend in Ukraine, and cybersecurity expert Victor Zhora had left the capital, Kyiv, and was in the western city of Lviv when he got the first in a torrent of phone calls from frantic clients. His clients’ networks were being crippled by ransomware known as Petya, a malicious...

    Ukraine PM Says Gas Price Review Wanted by IMF Is Underway
    Sep16

    Ukraine PM Says Gas Price Review Wanted by IMF Is Underway

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, said on Saturday the government was reviewing the way it sets domestic gas bills to… …read more Source: U.S....

    Kiev’s new JCC celebrates marriage of elderly couple who met there
    Sep16

    Kiev’s new JCC celebrates marriage of elderly couple who met there

    Maya Serebryanaya and Valeriy Utvenko dancing at the Halom JCC in Kiev, August 2017. (Courtesy of Halom) KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Less than a year after it opened, this city’s American-style Jewish community center celebrated the first wedding by a couple who met here: a 68-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man who fell in love during dancing...

    Ukrainian Prosecutor Says Yanukovych’s Justice Minister Detained On ‘Coup’ Charges
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Prosecutor Says Yanukovych’s Justice Minister Detained On ‘Coup’ Charges

    Ukraine’s prosecutor-general said on September 15 that former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych’s justice minister has been detained over allegations that he participated in an illegal “coup d’etat’ in 2010. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Prosecutor Says Yanukovych’s Justice Minister Detained On ‘Coup’ Charges
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Prosecutor Says Yanukovych’s Justice Minister Detained On ‘Coup’ Charges

    Ukraine’s prosecutor-general said on September 15 that former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych’s justice minister has been detained over allegations that he participated in an illegal “coup d’etat’ in 2010. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings
    Sep16

    In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and warnings to its adversaries. “He slaps the right people, he hugs the right people and he comes out very strong in the end,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said...

    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:...