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    Russian foreign ministry creates Chicken Crimea fitting Kremlin’s foreign policy
    Feb16

    Russian foreign ministry creates Chicken Crimea fitting Kremlin’s foreign policy

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    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations
    Feb16

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations

    A barrage of damning revelations about contacts between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials threatens to derail his plans for a closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Growing political pressure on Trump to stand up to Putin rather than work with him could even escalate tensions between the United States...

    Ukraine says Russian state hackers using new viruses for attacks
    Feb15

    Ukraine says Russian state hackers using new viruses for attacks

    KIEV (Reuters) – State-sponsored Russian hackers are using a new type of virus designed to attack critical Ukrainian infrastructure such as the power grid and financial system, a senior Ukrainian state security official said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Gene therapy must keep pace with public trust
    Feb15

    Gene therapy must keep pace with public trust

    It’s perhaps not the catchiest name, but it is one worth remembering: CRISPR-Cas9. Only discovered in 2012, this powerful genome editing technique has rapidly become a widespread and indispensable tool for research, and today is used in labs across the world to study human development, fertility and disease. The technology is progressing at...

    James Mattis gives NATO spending ultimatum
    Feb15

    James Mattis gives NATO spending ultimatum

    On his first visit to NATO headquarters, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday delivered a blunt warning to America’s allies, telling them they must increase military spending or the United States will pull back from its commitment to the transatlantic bloc. Noting that his predecessor, Robert M. Gates, had called for...

    Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO
    Feb15

    Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO

    Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities …read more Source:...

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine warned as organising team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine warned as organising team quits

    Organisation that founded song contest tells Ukraine’s public broadcaster to ‘stick to the timeline’ following mass resignationLast year, it stole the show with a haunting, politically-charged ballad about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars. Now Ukraine risks “nul points” for its hosting of the Eurovision song contest after...

    Battle of the Nations: Real medieval warfare games! (video-photos)
    Feb15

    Battle of the Nations: Real medieval warfare games! (video-photos)

    If you are fit, enjoy physical contact sports, but above all are a diehard fan of the medieval era, then this sport is for you. Once a year a medieval style combat tournament takes place in a castle in Europe, which means long swords, full body armour and shields! The Battle of the Nations (BN), as it is called was first held in 2009 in the city...

    Eurovision organizing team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision organizing team quits

    The Eurovision Song Contest is in chaos after 21 members of the organizing committee resigned Wednesday, saying they were “completely blocked” from making decisions about the show. The mass resignations could jeopardize the event, which is scheduled to take place in Kiev in May. The Ukrainian organizing team’s resignations were announcedÂ...

    Why the Government is right to tax the high street
    Feb15

    Why the Government is right to tax the high street

    There was shock, horror and outrage today as it was revealed that business rates for Amazon will fall as those for high street retailers rise. CVS, a company which specialises in estimating rents and rates, tells us that Amazon will pay £148,000 a year less in rates under the pending revaluation – even as high street independents see rises...

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