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    Olympic athlete calls for all sports to be investigated
    Nov19

    Olympic athlete calls for all sports to be investigated

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The easy part was shutting down Russia’s anti-doping agency until further notice.The hard part for the World Anti-Doping Agency was, well, everything else.WADA’s top policymaking board handed down a declaration of noncompliance to Russia’s anti-doping agency Wednesday, in a much-expected rebuke for...

    East Europeans Fear Russia Diplomatic Thaw After Paris Attacks
    Nov19

    East Europeans Fear Russia Diplomatic Thaw After Paris Attacks

    With signs growing of a thaw between Moscow and Western capitals after the Paris attacks, some of Russia’s neighbors fear that European resolve to keep up economic sanctions and military pressure over the Ukraine crisis may be waning. Alarmed by Russia’s seizure of Crimea last year and support for pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern...

    WADA suspends Russian anti-doping agency
    Nov18

    WADA suspends Russian anti-doping agency

    Colorado Springs (AFP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Wednesday suspended Russia’s national anti-doping body (RUSADA) with immediate effect after ruling it non-compliant with the global body’s strict code.WADA official Rene Bouchard said a Compliance Review Committee was “unanimous in its view that RUSADA should be...

    Polish Minister: Europe Looking for ‘Any Good Excuse’ to Ease Pressure on Russia
    Nov18

    Polish Minister: Europe Looking for ‘Any Good Excuse’ to Ease Pressure on Russia

    Eastern European leaders are expressing concerns that Western officials will overlook Russia’s ongoing support to separatists in Ukraine amid efforts to partner with Moscow against the Islamic State terrorist group, Reuters reports. France President Francois Hollande has called on the United States, Russia, and other Western nations to set...

    Russia to ban food imports from Ukraine; Kiev expects embargo will cost upwards of $600M
    Nov18

    Russia to ban food imports from Ukraine; Kiev expects embargo will cost upwards of $600M

    Russia said it will ban food imports from Ukraine starting in 2016 as the neighboring nations remain at odds following Kiev’s decision to adopt Western-imposed sanctions of its own. Alexei Ulyukayev, Russia’s minister of economics, confirmed plans to implement the ban beginning next year, Kremlin-run media reported Wednesday....

    As Putin Fights ISIS, Eastern Europe Worries About Russia And Ukraine Sanctions
    Nov18

    As Putin Fights ISIS, Eastern Europe Worries About Russia And Ukraine Sanctions

    As Western leaders begin to warm up to Russian President Vladimir Putin after a long chill, Eastern European leaders have raised concerns that European pressure to maintain sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine could be easing. …read more Source: International Business...

    Yale University is standing behind 2 administrators who support free speech, even in the form of offensive Halloween costumes
    Nov18

    Yale University is standing behind 2 administrators who support free speech, even in the form of offensive Halloween costumes

    Yale President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway sent an email to students affirming their support of two administrators mired in a controversy over free speech and racism on campus, The Yale Daily News (YDN) reported. The email, sent to students in Silliman College on Tuesday, indicated that Salovey and Holloway “fully...

    Russia To Ban All Food Imports From Ukraine
    Nov18

    Russia To Ban All Food Imports From Ukraine

    Russia has announced it will ban all food imports from Ukraine starting on January 1. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is Accepting Syrians Worth the Risk?
    Nov18

    Is Accepting Syrians Worth the Risk?

    This reader in Maryland thinks so: It seems to me that it’s the same old story of the “other.” My governor announced that he was asking the federal government to cease placing refugees in our state until security assurances could be made. When I expressed my disappointment with this decision, the counter argument I got (from another...

    In Paris Attacks, Echoes of Russian Tragedies Past
    Nov18

    In Paris Attacks, Echoes of Russian Tragedies Past

    The attacks in Paris have forced Russian officials to acknowledge what many in the West have long suspected: the downing of a Russian Metrojet airliner over the Sinai peninsula — killing all 224 people on board — was an act of terror. In a televised meeting at the Kremlin, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov,...