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    When Life Gives You Apples, Make Cider
    Aug04

    When Life Gives You Apples, Make Cider

    Polish brewer Tomek Porowski knew he was taking a gamble when he opened his business in 2011. In a country obsessed with pure, strong vodka, he decided to produce, a light, sweet, low-alcohol beverage — apple cider. “I couldn’t afford to start a winery, so I decided instead to start [making] cider,” Porowski told TIME. With his friend,...

    World Backsliding on Peace
    Aug04

    World Backsliding on Peace

    The latest Swedish data on world battle-deaths (through 2014) add to the evidence of a serious reversal of the decades-long trend toward fewer and smaller wars. From fewer than 25,000 battle-deaths in 2011, the total has jumped to nearly 40,000 in 2012, 70,000 in 2013, and more than 100,000 in 2014. The world has moved from a historic interlude...

    Renewed Ukraine Peace Talks Break Up Without Progress
    Aug04

    Renewed Ukraine Peace Talks Break Up Without Progress

    Peace talks between the warring sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine broke up after six hours August 3 amid reports they failed to secure progress on a planned buffer zone. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimean Tatars call for reversal of Russian annexation
    Aug04

    Crimean Tatars call for reversal of Russian annexation

    Jared M. FeldschreiberANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 3 (UPI) — About 200 groups from various countries attended the second annual World Congress of Crimean Tatars in Ankara, Turkey over the weekend. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian Presidential Nominee Blames Poroshenko Government For ‘Pushing Away’ Crimea
    Aug03

    Ukrainian Presidential Nominee Blames Poroshenko Government For ‘Pushing Away’ Crimea

    Ukraine Salvation Committee presidential candidate Vladimir Oleinik said Monday the current government should be blamed for losing Crimea to Russia. Oleinik, accompanied by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, told a press conference Crimea left Ukraine because it sensed war was imminent. …read more Source: International Business...

    Next Up in Donbas: A Dirty Bomb?
    Aug03

    Next Up in Donbas: A Dirty Bomb?

    Ukrainian spooks have released a report that alleges that Russia and the rebels it backs in eastern Ukraine are trying to build a “dirty bomb.” According to the report, they are using the spent nuclear material stored under a Soviet-era chemical factory near the frontline of the conflict between Kiev’s forces and the rebels to make the...

    A Navy SEAL-turned-CEO explains why companies are outsourcing in droves
    Aug03

    A Navy SEAL-turned-CEO explains why companies are outsourcing in droves

    Economies are incentive driven, and the current incentives in America are driving more and more business owners to cut American workers in favor of cheaper hires in Asia, eastern Europe, and elsewhere. I know this because I’m one of them: I own media business that’s content driven, and most of our tech operations are offshore. This...

    Crimean Tatars Urge ‘Immediate’ End to Russian Annexation
    Aug03

    Crimean Tatars Urge ‘Immediate’ End to Russian Annexation

    A world congress of Crimean Tatars has called for “all necessary measures” to be taken to return Crimea to Ukraine following Russia’s takeover and annexation of the peninsula last year. Participants in the second annual World Congress of Crimean Tatars said in a final declaration of its two-day gathering in Ankara on August 2...

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Truth — A Flop of Epic Proportions
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Truth — A Flop of Epic Proportions

    The Kyiv Post reported on July 15, 2015, that Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers had registered draft legislation to establish Ukraine Tomorrow, a state-owned foreign broadcasting company. Ukraine Tomorrow strives to be Ukraine’s answer to Russia Today: a media outlet that can resist the almost incessant influx of Russian propaganda to...

    Western sanctions are hitting Russia harder than people realized
    Aug03

    Western sanctions are hitting Russia harder than people realized

    Sanctions linked to the Ukraine crisis could end up costing Russia 9% of its gross domestic product, the International Monetary Fund has said. Russia’s economy is showing signs of stabilisation after slumping under pressure from Western financial sanctions and Russian counter-measures. Low international prices for its oil exports have added...