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    Russian Food Sanctions 2015: Meat, Cheese Shortage Feared Amid EU Embargo Over Ukraine Conflict
    Nov05

    Russian Food Sanctions 2015: Meat, Cheese Shortage Feared Amid EU Embargo Over Ukraine Conflict

    Russia may experience meat and dairy shortages in 2016, Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported Tuesday, citing a government spending watchdog in the country. The nation used to import hundreds of tons of foreign produce, mostly from Europe, and ongoing European sanctions could shrink Russia’s food supply. …read more Source:...

    Bayern hammer Arsenal as Chelsea secure welcome win
    Nov05

    Bayern hammer Arsenal as Chelsea secure welcome win

    Paris (AFP) – Arsenal’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase were left hanging by a thread on Wednesday after they were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich, while Chelsea revived their faltering campaign with a nervy 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev.Zenit St Petersburg became the third team to reach the last 16 of the...

    Russia and Afghanistan: Strange Bedfellows
    Nov05

    Russia and Afghanistan: Strange Bedfellows

    There has been concern in the western world for some time, and rightly so, that Russia under the rule of Vladimir Putin wants to assert itself as a superpower resembling the defunct USSR. Putin has been working on this endeavor ever since he was brought to power by the late Boris Yeltsin, the founder of the new Russia after the collapse of the...

    NATO Tests Its Capabilities—and Wants Russia to Take Note
    Nov04

    NATO Tests Its Capabilities—and Wants Russia to Take Note

    ZARAGOZA, Spain—NATO is putting on its most fearsome display of military might in over a decade, a choreographed large-scale movement of soldiers, ships and planes meant to hone its capabilities as well as transmit an unmistakable signal to Russia and other possible foes. The U.S.-led alliance’s aim is to train and exercise, but it is also...

    Here’s what the new Liberal cabinet looks like
    Nov04

    Here’s what the new Liberal cabinet looks like

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in today, along with members of the new Liberal cabinet. Here’s who they are: Bill Morneau Portfolio: Finance Degree of difficulty: Extreme First challenge: The Liberals have promised their first piece of legislation when Parliament resumes, likely in early December, will be a middle-class tax cut. To...

    Council Of Europe Blasts Ukraine’s Investigations Into Odesa Violence
    Nov04

    Council Of Europe Blasts Ukraine’s Investigations Into Odesa Violence

    A Council of Europe report faults Ukraine’s investigations into deadly violence in Odesa in May 2014 as failing to meet human rights standards. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay
    Nov04

    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay

    Ukraine risks losing the support of its Western backers if squabbles between the government and parliament delay or derail its reform efforts, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. Ukraine has promised to revamp its tax system under an International Monetary Fund-led bailout program. But a failure to agree the size of tax cuts has...

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine
    Nov04

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine

    A top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that there have been signs that Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine are pulling back some of their weapons. “We are now starting to see for the first time some pullback of Russian and separatist weapons,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told a hearing in the U.S. House of...

    Obama Falls to No. 3 on Forbes ‘Most Powerful’ List — Here Are the World Leaders Who Have Him Beat
    Nov04

    Obama Falls to No. 3 on Forbes ‘Most Powerful’ List — Here Are the World Leaders Who Have Him Beat

    Though the president of the United States is commonly referred to as the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama dropped to No. 3 this year on the Forbes list of “The World’s Most Powerful People.” He slipped from second place in last year’s ranking and is now behind both Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor...

    Putin Tops Forbes’ Most Powerful People List For Third Year in a Row
    Nov04

    Putin Tops Forbes’ Most Powerful People List For Third Year in a Row

    For the third year running, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been picked as the world’s most powerful person by Forbes. He beat U.S. President Barack Obama, who dropped down to third place, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, currently in second, due to being “one of the few men in the world powerful enough to do what he wants –and get...