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    We’ve Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods
    Dec04

    We’ve Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

    Click here for reuse options! GE food has failed to achieve two of its primary objectives: higher crop yields and reduced pesticide use. Meanwhile, corporate profits have surged. [Editor’s note: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. GMOs,...

    Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project
    Dec04

    Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project

    PARIS (AP) — The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is consecrating a new church near the Eiffel Tower seen as a controversial symbol of President Vladimir Putin’s influence in Europe. Patriarch Kirill, an ally of Putin, is presiding over a blessing ceremony Sunday in the Saint Trinity Church on the banks of the Seine River. Members...

    Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project
    Dec04

    Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project

    Putin has championed the project, prompting protests from rights groups. Since the 2008 sale of the site to Russia, diplomatic relations have soured over Moscow’s actions in Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    A History of Vandalism: Welcome to Ukraine’s Historic Holocaust Site
    Dec04

    A History of Vandalism: Welcome to Ukraine’s Historic Holocaust Site

    While many Ukrainian politicians and political activists alike have embraced pointed views on their country’s thorny and controversial World War II past, relatively few may claim direct personal experience of the Holocaust. Abraham Kristein, however, is the rare exception of someone who not only witnessed horrific wartime atrocities in...

    Russia hopes for eased sanctions under Trump
    Dec03

    Russia hopes for eased sanctions under Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that under Donald Trump, the United States eases economic sanctions put in place by the Obama administration. (Yuri Kochetkov/Reuters) WASHINGTON – Russia’s government denies that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides. But now that the results are in, members of President Vladimir...

    Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions
    Dec03

    Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions

    WASHINGTON — Russia’s government denies that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides. But now that the results are in, members of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party aren’t holding back. RELATED LINKSWhy James Mattis could be an ‘awkward fit’ for the Trump administration Obama and Putin speak at...

    Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions
    Dec03

    Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions

    WASHINGTON — Russia’s government denies that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides. But now that the results are in, members of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party aren’t holding back. “It turns out that United Russia won the elections in America,” Viktor Nazarov, the governor of Omsk,...

    Donald Trump And Russia: Norway Urges Clear, Predictable US Policy On Moscow
    Dec03

    Donald Trump And Russia: Norway Urges Clear, Predictable US Policy On Moscow

    Norway urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to adopt a clear and predictable policy on Moscow at a time of heightened tensions in Europe due to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the growing presence of Russian military activities in the Arctic region. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Atlantic Daily: Following Leaders
    Dec03

    The Atlantic Daily: Following Leaders

    What We’re FollowingShifting Heads of State: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh conceded his country’s election today after an upset victory by Adama Barrow. Jammeh, who’s ruled for 22 years, took power in a 1994 coup and has long been accused of crushing dissent—but not this time, apparently. Over in France, President François...

    ‘My Soul Is Here’: A Thanksgiving on the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine
    Dec03

    ‘My Soul Is Here’: A Thanksgiving on the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine

    MARINKA, Ukraine—In the night I wake with a start to the sounds of artillery and gunfire. The shelling is loud enough and close enough to shake the walls. A stir from the body lying next to me. I look over at my brother, Drew, sleeping there. Both of us cocooned in our sleeping bags. Above our bunk, Kalashnikovs, body armor, and grenades hang...