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    Report: Traveling zoo set up on Holocaust execution site in Ukraine
    Aug08

    Report: Traveling zoo set up on Holocaust execution site in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A city in northwestern Ukraine authorized the placing of a traveling zoo on the mass grave of thousands of Jewish Holocaust victims, a leader of the country’s Jewish community said. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, wrote Monday on Facebook about the traveling zoo that was erected this summer in the...

    Would Hillary keep John Kerry on?
    Aug08

    Would Hillary keep John Kerry on?

    Time is running out for John Kerry.With less than six months until a new president takes office, the U.S. secretary of state is working furiously to reach a political settlement in Syria, hold together the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, and tame a Russian bear prowling in Syria and Ukraine.Friends and allies say the energetic...

    The Latest:  14 gold medals await athletes in Rio de Janeiro
    Aug08

    The Latest: 14 gold medals await athletes in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Eight sports will be awarding 14 gold medals Monday at the Rio Olympics in events ranging from artistic gymnastics to diving, fencing, judo, rugby sevens, shooting, swimming and weightlifting. Swimming alone will hand out four gold medals...

    What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday
    Aug08

    What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 3 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, women’s rugby, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING A day after adding a record 19th gold medal to his collection, Michael Phelps swims in preliminaries of the men’s 200 meter butterfly at 1:44 p.m....

    What If the Green Party Stopped Being Kooky and Started Getting Real?
    Aug08

    What If the Green Party Stopped Being Kooky and Started Getting Real?

    HOUSTON — In Philadelphia, at the Democratic National Convention, the woman had been a delegate for Bernie Sanders. But now he was gone and she was here, on stage at the talent show at the Green Party convention in the student center at the University of Houston, very far from the center of the political universe. She hadn’t known much...

    Shirtless Justin Trudeau Spotted Emerging From Cave, Photobombing Wedding
    Aug07

    Shirtless Justin Trudeau Spotted Emerging From Cave, Photobombing Wedding

    Canada is well known for its breathtaking nature ― and, increasingly, for its prime minister’s propensity to go shirtless.PM Justin Trudeau is causing quite a stir after being caught running around without a shirt twice in recent weeks. (Eat your heart out, President Putin).The 44-year-old politician was most recently snapped standing...

    Activists: Russian Military Hardware Sighted Along Northern Crimea Border
    Aug07

    Activists: Russian Military Hardware Sighted Along Northern Crimea Border

    Crimean Tatar activists have reported armed checkpoints being erected at scattered sites around the Russian-occupied peninsula, and unusually large concentrations of Russian hardware in northern regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama’s Syria Play a Failure
    Aug07

    Obama’s Syria Play a Failure

    Russia has not only avoided a quagmire in Syria, its successes on the battlefield against C.I.A.-backed rebels have given it new leverage in the Middle East. The New York Times: “Russia has won the proxy war, at least for now,” said Michael Kofman, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.Russia’s battlefield successes in Syria...

    ‘Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit
    Aug07

    ‘Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit

    Desperately in need of money, Vyacheslav Abdullin thought he had the answer when he found work building the Kerch Strait Bridge, a top-priority project for Moscow to link Russia with the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. But after just one month on the job, Abdullin left — penniless, fed up with what he said were inhuman working...

    Russia-Backed Separatist Leader In Eastern Ukraine Reportedly Stable After Attack
    Aug07

    Russia-Backed Separatist Leader In Eastern Ukraine Reportedly Stable After Attack

    Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk, is reportedly in stable condition following an August 6 assassination attempt. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...