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20 Jewish Families Find New Homes in Kyiv

09/08/2015 12:12 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Sept. 1 marked the opening ceremony for a special village of Jewish people from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in Anatevka near Kyiv, according to the KyivPost. The

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Russia Likely to Give Military Assistance to Afghanistan

09/08/2015 7:41 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters) . Russia expects to grant military assistance to Afghanistan that could include helicopters, Interfax news agency quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s envoy as saying on Tuesday.

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NATO Chief to Make First Visit to Ukraine Amid Strains With Moscow

09/07/2015 9:11 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). NATO’s secretary general will make his first visit to Ukraine this month, Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Monday, dismissing the idea that this would provoke

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Poland May Buy Submarines With Other NATO Members

09/06/2015 11:44 AM

(Reuters). Poland may join forces with other NATO members such as Norway or the Netherlands to buy submarines in a bid to cut costs, instead of

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Russia Holds up Start of UN Syria Chemical Weapons Probe

09/03/2015 7:28 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Russia said Wednesday it was considering details of how to establish a UN team to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, holding up final Security

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WJC Delegation Meets with Ukrainian PM on Jewish Status

08/27/2015 3:50 PM

World Jewish Congress (WJC) and Ukrainian Jewish community leaders met on Thursday in Kiev with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the mayor, Vitali Klitschko, to

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Russia Orders Libraries To Ditch ‘Nazi’ Books by British Historians

08/06/2015 7:57 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Russian officials have ordered libraries to remove books by well-known British historians John Keegan and Antony Beevor, saying they promote Nazi-era stereotypes, a spokeswoman said

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Criticizes Obama Over Missile Shield Plans

08/05/2015 9:06 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). Russia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday U.S. President Barack Obama appeared not to have told the truth in 2009 comments about the need for a

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Nemtsov’s Daughter Receives Million-euro Polish Rights Prize

08/04/2015 7:15 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights.

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Russia Calls for International Cooperation to Fight Islamic State

08/04/2015 8:40 AM

(Reuters).Russia is concerned about the growing influence of Islamic State, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday, calling for international cooperation on the matter. “It is

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Russia’s Lavrov Meets Hamas Chief, Invites Him to Moscow

08/03/2015 10:26 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Qatar on Monday and invited him to visit Moscow, a Hamas official said, extending

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U.S. Imposes more Russian and Ukrainian Sanctions

07/30/2015 8:56 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). The United States imposed further Russia and Ukraine-related sanctions on Thursday, adding associates of a billionaire Russian gas trader, Crimean port operators and former Ukrainian

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Russia Makes Rival U.N. Move on MH17 Probe After Dismissing Tribunal Bid

07/20/2015 9:43 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). Russia is pushing for a greater U.N. role in an investigation into what caused the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine after dismissing

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U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops

07/13/2015 9:24 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). U.S. officials are considering expanding the American military training mission in Ukraine to include army and special operations troops, likely focusing on issues like tactics

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U.S. Air Force Leader Sees Russia as ‘Biggest Threat’

07/09/2015 6:41 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). Russia is the biggest threat to U.S. national security and America must boost its military presence throughout Europe even as NATO allies face budget challenges

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Tortured Ukrainian Jews Arrive in Israel to Safety

07/02/2015 12:18 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(JNS). Two Jewish refugees who say they endured torture by pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine arrived in Israel after making aliyah on Wednesday.  Lawyer Roman Makria, 25,

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Israeli Entrepeneur Utilizes Ukrainian High-Tech Resources

07/01/2015 4:19 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Lior Tal is a high-tech entrepreneur who is taking the Israeli startup talent overseas to the most unlikely setting; war-torn Ukraine. Last month, he attended Tech

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Russian Spymaster-Statesman Primakov Dies at 85

06/26/2015 9:57 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who helped restore stability after an economic crash in 1998 and shifted the focus of foreign policy away from

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Top Ukrainian Rebel Leader Blames Jews for Ouster of Pro-Russian President

06/22/2015 3:27 PM Updated: 1 year ago

A top UKranian rebel leader claimed that Jews are responsible for the revolution that caused President Viktor Yanukovych to flee Ukraine for Russia, during the Euromaidan

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Two Ukrainian Servicemen Killed in Past 24 Hours

06/21/2015 8:54 AM

(Reuters). Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and six wounded in the past 24 hours in separatist eastern territories, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday, describing