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    Russia Destroys Smuggled Western Food, Prompting Public Outcry
    Aug06

    Russia Destroys Smuggled Western Food, Prompting Public Outcry

    Russian officials have used a steamroller to crush tons of cheese, fruit, and vegetables — defying public outrage to begin a controversial effort to destroy Western food that has been smuggled into the crisis-hit country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Illegal Uranium Dirty Bomb: Ukrainian Security Forces Arrest Criminal Gang Trying To Sell Ore-Grade Uranium
    Aug06

    Illegal Uranium Dirty Bomb: Ukrainian Security Forces Arrest Criminal Gang Trying To Sell Ore-Grade Uranium

    Ukrainian security services have prevented a criminal gang in the west of the country from selling a small piece of ore-grade Uranium after conducting an armed raid Wednesday. A Kiev government spokesperson said that the confiscated piece of nuclear material could not have been used directly to cause an explosion. …read more Source:...

    France, Russia Void Mistral Warship Deal
    Aug06

    France, Russia Void Mistral Warship Deal

    France’s defense minister announced Thursday that his government reached an agreement with Russia to cancel the contract for the sale of two Mistral-class warships. Jean-Yves Le Drian said France would fully reimburse what Russia had already paid for the contract, without mentioning the specific amount. As part of Western sanctions for...

    Russia steamrollers Western cheese, fruit to enforce ban
    Aug06

    Russia steamrollers Western cheese, fruit to enforce ban

    Russia marks anniversary of its ban on Western food by destroying, burning contraband …read more Source:...

    Malaysian officials collect more possible plane debris
    Aug06

    Malaysian officials collect more possible plane debris

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 9:30 p.m. The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, which is in line with the same currents as Reunion, is on the lookout for potential airplane debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Col. Philibert Ratovonirina, a spokesman for Madagascar’s...

    Ukraine Famine Monument Erected In Washington
    Aug06

    Ukraine Famine Monument Erected In Washington

    After years of work and some setbacks, a memorial to the millions who perished in the Ukraine famine of the 1930s, or Holodomor, has been erected in the U.S. capital. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Art exhibits: 6 new shows, events this week
    Aug06

    Art exhibits: 6 new shows, events this week

    New shows and events in and around Ottawa this week: Distraction: L. Koltun, Aug. 6 to 17, vernissage Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., Studio Sixty Six, 66 Muriel St. www.studiosixtysix.ca The Orange Summer Show: group show, vernissage Aug. 6 to 6 to 10 p.m., exhibit to Sept. 6, Orange Art Gallery, 290 City Centre Ave. www.orangeartgallery.ca You Are Here:...

    The Russian government may be protecting the creator of the world’s most infamous malware
    Aug06

    The Russian government may be protecting the creator of the world’s most infamous malware

    Researchers have linked one of the world’s most-used banking malware attack tools to an espionage campaign that may be tied to the Russian government. Fox-IT researchers reported uncovering the campaign in a GameOver Zeus (GOZ) Backgrounds on the Bad Guys and Backends threat report. GOZ is a financially focused malware designed to steal...

    Russia Defends Imported Condom Ban, Says Lovers to Become ‘Strict and Discriminating’
    Aug06

    Russia Defends Imported Condom Ban, Says Lovers to Become ‘Strict and Discriminating’

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry has defended proposals to ban foreign condoms as a part of an overall embargo on foreign medical products, The Moscow Times reports. Announced on Tuesday, the planned embargo would just be the latest in a series of Western product bans by Moscow. The Kremlin first introduced such measures last year after...

    Russia Starts Destroying Banned Western Imported Food As Putin’s Presidential Decree Comes Into Force
    Aug06

    Russia Starts Destroying Banned Western Imported Food As Putin’s Presidential Decree Comes Into Force

    A decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordering the destruction of all confiscated food products imported from the West, came into force Thursday. Russia imposed bans on food products imported from the European Union or the United States in 2014, responding to Western economic sanctions over its alleged involvement in the ongoing...