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Russia’s Jews fear resurgent anti-Semitism amid Ukraine war

Press play to listen to this article As Vladimir Putin’s war rages on for the fifth month in Ukraine and repression suffocates civil liberties back home, Russian Jews are worried they’ll soon become the Kremlin’s targets. Jews have been fleeing Russia in droves; those who’ve stayed behind are terrified of directly criticizing the war, which […]

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In Ukraine, U.S. Veterans Step In Where the Military Will Not

A democracy came under attack. The United States saw a threat to an ally and also to the entire world order, but it feared that sending troops could spark a nuclear war. So, instead, it supplied weapons. And a small number of American Special Operations trainers started quietly working with the local military. That was […]

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China ‘developing capabilities’ to launch invasion of Taiwan and challenge US military

China’s leader Xi Jinping has his eyes set on Taiwan as his military is gearing up for a potential invasion of the island. China does not recognise the independence of Taiwan and instead considers it under the governance of the People’s Republic of China under the One-China principle. However, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has made […]

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This week at Sullivan County libraries (July 3-9)

The Sullivan County Public Library has five locations to serve the community. Visit www.scpltn.org for details. LIBRARY NEWS • The new website is up and running. Check it out at www.scpltn.org to find information, links and resources. • We are halfway through our Summer Reading Program, but there’s still time to sign up and participate. […]

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Taiwan: China watched ‘very closely’ by US as military threat grows – all you need to know

China and Taiwan have long been at loggerheads over the future of the island, which is not universally recognised as an independent nation. Hostility between the two has steadily increased in recent years, and Chinese military violations of Taiwan’s airspace and sea boundaries are regular. US General Mark Milley told the BBC that China is […]

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Russia humiliated: Moscow needs ‘to reconstitute military’ to take over whole of Ukraine

Russia has been reportedly struggling to strengthen its military forces after suffering unexpected losses in its efforts to take over Ukraine since February. Gen Mark Milley noted attempts to expand the advance back to Kyiv would require the Kremlin to plump up troops numbers, noting however Ukraine has shown its defence forces had been underestimated. […]

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Local chapter of Sons of American Revolution back at work promoting patriotism, community involvement

Color guard units of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), dressed in their 18th century-style military uniforms and garb, are a frequent sight at patriotic events in Hunt County and across the country. However, while the color guard appearances are easily the most visible aspect of SAR, the group also works to recognize the efforts […]

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Lukashenko says Ukraine fired missiles at Belarus military posts

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his country is being “provoked”, claims Ukraine fired several missiles at military targets inside Belarus. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says “colossal investments” are needed to rebuild his war-torn country ahead of a key donor conference in Switzerland. Ukrainian separatists backed by Russia say they have “completely” encircled the key city […]

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Ukraine finds Russian hard drive with 100 GB military data

Ukrainian forces found a Russian hard drive with 100 gigabytes of military data, much of it marked “classified,” including details about Russian military equipment and exercises, the Kyiv Independent reported Saturday. The drive was discovered in Chernihiv Oblast, a northern district that borders Belarus and was an early invasion point for the Russian military. It […]

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Deep in the eastern Ukrainian forest, this group of volunteers waits as Russia’s military creeps closer

“Of course they are coming,” Maxym says. “There are far more of them than us.” They’re dug deep into this dense eastern Ukrainian forest, not far from Slovyansk, and are part of Ukraine’s territorial defense — non-professional soldiers, most of whom signed up in the opening days of Russia’s February invasion. So far, they have […]