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05
MAY
2014

Ukrainian Jews Prepare for Emergency Evacuation

Odessa’s Jews are prepared to evacuate should the violence in the western Ukrainian city get significantly worse, several community leaders told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. Odessa’s Jewish community numbers some 30,000, down from nearly 40 percent of the city’s population...
04
MAY
2014

Russian Bombers, Fighter Jets Over Crimea

Simferopol (Undefined) (AFP) – Several dozen Russian planes including what appeared to be strategic bombers and fighter jets have been spotted in the sky above the Moscow-controlled peninsula of Crimea, witnesses and experts said. According to Russian media, President...
03
MAY
2014

Chaos in Southern Ukraine: Deadly Gun Fights, Choppers Down

Deadly street fighting, helicopters shot down and civilians being used as human shields. That was the picture that emerged Friday in southern Ukraine as violence escalated amid reports that dozens of people were killed in a fire and still more were shot dead or wounded in street...
03
MAY
2014

McCain, Graham Press Obama: Where Were You During Benghazi?

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) wrote to Obama Friday to ask him simply: Where were you during the Benghazi attack? They referenced ex-National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Tommy Vietor’s appearance on the Fox News Channel Thursday...
02
MAY
2014

Russia Warns of Catastrophic Events in Ukraine

Ukraine has launched a military assault on the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, raising the stakes in the showdown with Russia, which has promised “catastrophic consequences” if Kiev stepped up operations. Insurgents shot down two army helicopters, killing two...
20
AUG
2013

Guardian chief: UK had newspaper disks destroyed

LONDON (AP) – British agents oversaw the destruction of an unspecified number of the Guardian newspaper’s hard drives in an apparent bid to keep the fruit of Edward Snowden’s leaks safe from Chinese spies, the paper’s editor said Monday. Alan Rusbridger...
20
AUG
2013

Al Jazeera America Promises a More Sober Look at the News

Fourteen hours of straight news every day. Hard-hitting documentaries. Correspondents in oft-overlooked corners of the country. And fewer commercials than any other news channel. It sounds like something a journalism professor would imagine. In actuality, it is A...
20
AUG
2013

China Takes Aim at Western Ideas

HONG KONG — Communist Party cadres have filled meeting halls around China to hear a somber, secretive warning issued by senior leaders. Power could escape their grip, they have been told, unless the party eradicates seven subversive currents coursing through Chinese society....
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