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    The BRICS countries just launched a rival to the IMF and World Bank
    Jul21

    The BRICS countries just launched a rival to the IMF and World Bank

    Shanghai (AFP) – A new bank dedicated to the emerging BRICS countries opened for business in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai on Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The so-called emerging BRICS countries are made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and their “New Development Bank” has been...

    Neighbors From Hell: Now Parents Have a Bedtime Story About How Predatory America Has Become
    Jul21

    Neighbors From Hell: Now Parents Have a Bedtime Story About How Predatory America Has Become

    Illustrated and written in rhyme, ‘Neighbors from Hell’ gives parents a way to talk about our messed-up society. It came in a vision a few years back: a book for children that approximated some of the horrors of society that everyday people face, and the monstrous qualities that many people take on as they try to earn a living....

    Russia Wants UN Supervision Of MH17 Investigation
    Jul21

    Russia Wants UN Supervision Of MH17 Investigation

    Russia wants the United Nations to play a greater role in supervising an investigation into what caused the downing of the MH17 passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Japan defence paper slams China’s ‘coercive’ maritime demands
    Jul21

    Japan defence paper slams China’s ‘coercive’ maritime demands

    Tokyo (AFP) – Japan on Tuesday slammed Beijing’s bid to reclaim land in the South China Sea as a “coercive attempt” to force through sweeping maritime claims, in a defence paper that comes as Tokyo tries to expand the role of its military.Tokyo said China was acting “unilaterally and without compromise”, as it...

    New BRICS bank opens for business in China: Xinhua
    Jul21

    New BRICS bank opens for business in China: Xinhua

    Shanghai (AFP) – A new bank dedicated to the emerging BRICS countries opened for business in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai on Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.The so-called emerging BRICS countries are made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and their “New Development Bank” has been...

    Russia To Move ISS Astronaut Training To Crimea, Reviving Discussion About US Stance On Annexation
    Jul21

    Russia To Move ISS Astronaut Training To Crimea, Reviving Discussion About US Stance On Annexation

    A Russian official recently confirmed plans to move International Space Station training sessions to facilities in Crimea next year — a decision that media outlets have previously speculated could put the United States, which has opposed the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, in an awkward position. The U.S. …read more...

    US Diplomat: Russia Concealing Information From its Citizens
    Jul21

    US Diplomat: Russia Concealing Information From its Citizens

    A top U.S. diplomat for human rights issues says he is very concerned about a campaign by Russia’s government to conceal information from Russian citizens. In an interview Monday with VOA’s Russian service, Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski said he finds it worrisome when people in Russia are given only one side of the story...

    The weak ruble is helping Russian oil producers
    Jul21

    The weak ruble is helping Russian oil producers

    If oil can maintain a fairly low price of $60 per barrel, Russian energy companies can survive a drawn-out depression in the global industry, according to Wood Mackenzie, the energy and mining consultancy based in Edinburgh. The reason is that the costs of extracting oil and gas are based on a devalued ruble, which makes them low for producers...

    A ‘Fiddler on the Roof’-inspired refugee camp for Ukraine’s Jews?
    Jul21

    A ‘Fiddler on the Roof’-inspired refugee camp for Ukraine’s Jews?

    Rabbi Moshe Azman posing in front of houses under construction in Anatevka, Ukraine. (Courtesy: Anatevka Jewish Refugee Community) (JTA) — The Jewish refugee village of Anatevka, Ukraine, is so new it doesn’t even officially exist yet. Due to open in September, Anatevka Jewish Refugee Community hadn’t received much Jewish-media...

    Russian President Putin ‘Obsessed’ With ‘Testing NATO’ In Ukraine Conflict, Could Confront Baltics, Governor Says
    Jul21

    Russian President Putin ‘Obsessed’ With ‘Testing NATO’ In Ukraine Conflict, Could Confront Baltics, Governor Says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is “obsessed with the idea of testing NATO,” which has denounced Putin’s alleged involvement in the ongoing Ukraine conflict, the Independent exclusively reported Monday. The comment came from new Odessa Gov. …read more Source: International Business...