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    Trade body rules against Russia in tariff dispute with EU
    Aug12

    Trade body rules against Russia in tariff dispute with EU

    BERLIN (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel has found largely in the European Union’s favor in a dispute over tariffs imposed by Russia on some agricultural and manufactured goods. The ruling released Friday was the first involving Russia since it joined the global trade body in 2012. The case was launched by the EU in October 2014. The...

    Terms of Estrangement
    Aug12

    Terms of Estrangement

    When Barack Obama’s chances of re-election looked uncertain in May 2011, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu came to the White House to lecture its occupant. In front of “astonished” journalists and “furious” White House aides, Netanyahu publicly rejected the framework for peace the President had endorsed the day before. Our Separate...

    A Shtetl Returns to Ukraine and the Agony of North Korean Olympians: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Aug12

    A Shtetl Returns to Ukraine and the Agony of North Korean Olympians: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    The Olympics Are Tough for All Athletes. For North Koreans, They’re Worse. Adam Taylor | The Washington Post “North Korea is well-known around the world as a ‘Hermit Kingdom’—a country whose citizens tend to have little to no access to the wider world and whose government has an antagonistic relationship with most other governments....

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says
    Aug12

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it didn’t even do after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia Could Break Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine, PM Says
    Aug12

    Russia Could Break Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine, PM Says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it did not do even after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east.State news agencies on Friday… …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Invisible Wall
    Aug12

    Putin’s Invisible Wall

    Rebecca Tinsley and Yulia Andreeva-FreimonIn Russia’s upcoming elections, Vladimir Putin could teach Donald Trump a thing or two about building walls and manipulating fear of foreigners. Since resuming his presidency in 2012, Vladimir Putin has created a siege mentality more potent than any physical wall. As Russia heads to the polls on...

    6 reasons why tension is rising in Crimea
    Aug12

    6 reasons why tension is rising in Crimea

    CNBC take a look at six reasons why relations between Ukraine and Russia are again under strain over Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says
    Aug12

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it did not do even after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east …read more Source: U.S....

    The Latest: Action is underway in Olympic track and field.
    Aug12

    The Latest: Action is underway in Olympic track and field.

    Action is underway in track and field. Mykyta Nesterenko of Ukraine kicked it off in front of a quarter-filled Olympic stadium with the first discus throw in men’s qualifying …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says
    Aug12

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it did not do even after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east. …read more Source: San Francisco...