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Deadly Shootout Underscores Fragile Truce in Eastern Ukraine

published about 2 hours ago
At least three people were killed Sunday at a checkpoint run by pro-Russian militants near the town of Slovyansk, days after a settlement was reached calling on insurgents to disarm.

Briefly: International Education: English Higher Education Faces Enrollment Slowdown

published about 4 hours ago
The credit ratings of English universities risk being damaged by a slowdown in their enrollment of full-time students from outside the European Union.

Jacob Birnbaum, Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88

published about 22 hours ago
Jacob Birnbaum, Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88
Inspired by the civil rights movement, Mr. Birnbaum aimed at improving the lives of Soviet Jews and he contributed to legislation that eventually helped liberalize Moscow’s emigration policies.

Legal Twist in Bid to Reclaim Nazi-Looted Hospital

published 1 day ago
Legal Twist in Bid to Reclaim Nazi-Looted Hospital
An Austrian case has become, depending on who is doing the talking, an example either of wrongful imprisonment, naked avarice or how feuds among heirs can complicate Holocaust restitution cases.

Mediator Moves to Defuse Ukraine Crisis

published 1 day ago
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe intends to bolster its ranks with hundreds more monitors as it tries to convince both pro-Russia and pro-Europe activists to stand down.