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    Ukraine marks 75th anniversary of Babi Yar massacre
    Sep29

    Ukraine marks 75th anniversary of Babi Yar massacre

    Babi Yar, a ravine in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, is where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in 1941 when the city was under Nazi occupation …read more Source:...

    Canada-Russia Arctic conference set despite Syria, Ukraine differences
    Sep29

    Canada-Russia Arctic conference set despite Syria, Ukraine differences

    OTTAWA — Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine. Pam Goldsmith-Jones, parliamentary secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion, said Canada profoundly disagrees with Russia’s conduct in Ukraine and Syria. But the two countries have to...

    Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre’s 75th anniversary
    Sep29

    Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre’s 75th anniversary

    Ukrainians have marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II …read more Source: U.S....

    Report Confirms Russia’s Responsibility for Shooting Down MH17
    Sep29

    Report Confirms Russia’s Responsibility for Shooting Down MH17

    A team comprised of investigators from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine released interim findings of its criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 on July 17, 2014 which killed all 298 people on board. The Joint Investigation Team report concludes that MH17 was shot down by a BUK...

    Merkel, Putin Speak About Ukraine Conflict, Syria
    Sep29

    Merkel, Putin Speak About Ukraine Conflict, Syria

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stabilize a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine and do all he can to improve what Merkel called a “catastrophic humanitarian situation” in Syria. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia accuses US of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy
    Sep29

    Russia accuses US of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

    MOSCOW (AP) — Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia. The ministry cast a recent speech by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a veiled threat to back a hypothetical attack on...

    Ukraine Will Build a Holocaust Memorial at the Babi Yar Massacre Site
    Sep29

    Ukraine Will Build a Holocaust Memorial at the Babi Yar Massacre Site

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced on Thursday that the country will begin planning a Holocaust Memorial at Babi Yar, a ravine in the capital city where mass slaughters took place during World War II. He made the announcement at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the Babi Yar Massacre, when 34,000 Jews were killed...

    As Russian Officials Dig In On MH17, Critics Decry ‘Politics Of Denial’
    Sep29

    As Russian Officials Dig In On MH17, Critics Decry ‘Politics Of Denial’

    A series of denials by Russian officials and state-media allegations of bias and foul play present a view that is starkly discrepant with international criminal investigators’ findings, announced this week, over the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada, Russia to hold conference on Arctic co-operation
    Sep29

    Canada, Russia to hold conference on Arctic co-operation

    Although Canada disagrees with Russia’s conduct in Ukraine and Syria, bringing scientists of two countries together makes sense, given shared interests of two countries in Arctic: government. …read more Source: Toronto...

    A look at some of Israel’s prime ministers
    Sep29

    A look at some of Israel’s prime ministers

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel’s 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who is in prison after a bribery conviction; and Ehud Barak, who...