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    A Few Bad Apples? Russia Accuses Poland of Poor Quality Produce
    Aug14

    A Few Bad Apples? Russia Accuses Poland of Poor Quality Produce

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Polish counterpart Ewa Kopacz have clashed over claims that Poland is sending Russia its worst apples and keeping the better ones. Polish apples, one of the country’s biggest agricultural exports, were banned in Russia last summer after Poland joined other EU members in imposing trade sanctions...

    RANKED: The world’s national debts, from safest to most risky
    Aug14

    RANKED: The world’s national debts, from safest to most risky

    Bank of America’s Transforming World Atlas has loads of lovely infographics in it, but one of the most colourful is a map of the world’s riskiest sovereign debt. The map uses the prices of credit default swaps, which are derivatives that pay out if a borrower defaults. Here’s the map: Sovereign credit default swaps have been...

    ICYMI: Duffy trial – Big scandal or a tale full of sound and fury signifying foolishness?
    Aug14

    ICYMI: Duffy trial – Big scandal or a tale full of sound and fury signifying foolishness?

    It was another Duffy Day (get used to it) as the second week of the 2015 election campaign stumbled toward an end. A question to ponder: Was a week of Duffy and company a revelation of a “monstrous conspiracy” in the highest offices of the land or a sad little show of all-too-human desperation? No altruism here * Nigel Wright’s motives...

    Ukraine toppled Communist statues but raised a bigger debate
    Aug14

    Ukraine toppled Communist statues but raised a bigger debate

    A new law to erase symbols of the nation’s communist past has sparked questions about national identity. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. Critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. Russia added Dutch flowers to the fire just days after officials destroyed more than 500...

    In Crimea, a Disputed Beach Is a Symbol of Corruption
    Aug14

    In Crimea, a Disputed Beach Is a Symbol of Corruption

    GURZUF, Crimea — On a sweltering summer day, Crimea’s burly prime minister, Sergei Aksyonov, stood in a black suit on a contested public beach in this resort town, once a famous retreat for artists like Anton Chekhov. The prime minister, who was appointed by Russia President Vladimir Putin tried to speak over the din created by about 100...

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. As VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. …read more Source: Voice of...

    NDP finally sets date to choose candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean
    Aug13

    NDP finally sets date to choose candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean

    New Democrats in Ottawa West-Nepean will pick their candidate on Aug. 25 — the same night their brethren in Ottawa-Vanier will choose their standard-bearer. Despite leading the polls nationally, the NDP has been slow to nominate candidates in Ottawa ridings, with three yet to be chosen. (A nomination meeting in the new riding of Nepean is set for...

    Donald Trump Makes Ukraine State ‘Enemy List’ For Pro-Russia Remarks
    Aug13

    Donald Trump Makes Ukraine State ‘Enemy List’ For Pro-Russia Remarks

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apparently has enemies beyond the debate stage or corporate boardrooms. A Ukrainian website on Thursday named the real estate mogul on a comprehensive list of the country’s alleged enemies. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine
    Aug13

    Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine

    Even as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists smolders, Kiev has ratcheted up a no less ferocious public relations war. Hoping to bolster its case against Moscow, Ukraine as well as the country’s foreign Diaspora have zeroed in on the so-called Holodomor or Stalinist-induced famine of 1932-33. In an effort to force Ukrainian peasants...