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    What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?
    Jun11

    What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

    (Credit: Getty/JamesBrey) Less than one-quarter of Earth’s total cropland produces nearly three-quarters of the staple crops that feed the world’s population – especially corn, wheat and rice, the most important cereal crops. These areas are our planet’s major breadbaskets. Historically, when a crop failed in one of these...

    Come together, right now: “Orphan Black” sets the stage for its final season
    Jun10

    Come together, right now: “Orphan Black” sets the stage for its final season

    Tatiana Maslany as Cosima in Orphan Black (Credit: BBC America) BBC America’s “Orphan Black” has tangled into such complexity that it may be impossible to understand what’s going on as it heads into its fifth and final season. This is true even if you’ve kept up with the story. Granted, the plot of “Orphan Black” is not snarled...

    Poroshenko: Visa-Free Regime With EU Is ‘Final Goodbye To Russian Empire’
    Jun10

    Poroshenko: Visa-Free Regime With EU Is ‘Final Goodbye To Russian Empire’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the pending introduction of visa-free travel by Ukrainians to the European Union as “a final ‘goodbye’ to the Russian Empire.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Majlis Podcast: How Significant Is The Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
    Jun10

    Majlis Podcast: How Significant Is The Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

    The topic of this week’s Majlis was the latest summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on June 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Democrats have a bright future — but only if they can fight on multiple fronts and avoid distraction
    Jun10

    Democrats have a bright future — but only if they can fight on multiple fronts and avoid distraction

    Kamala Harris; Adam Schiff (Credit: AP/Damian Dovarganes/Alex Brandon) If there’s one thing Democrats need to learn to do right now, it’s multitask. In effect, to claw its way back to power, the opposition party must walk and chew gum at the same time. President Donald Trump and the Republican leadership have offered Democrats such a...

    BUSTED: Trump Treasury Pick Took 4-Week Course on Dartmouth Campus and Called It a Degree
    Jun10

    BUSTED: Trump Treasury Pick Took 4-Week Course on Dartmouth Campus and Called It a Degree

    Yet another Trump appointee blunder. Another of President Donald Trump’s nominees has been caught fudging their academic and professional bonafides, according to The Hill.Joseph Otting — Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency — reportedly lied when he said on his resume that he holds a...

    Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine
    Jun10

    Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine

    Pretending to be a reporter for Le Monde, the assassin pulled a gun and fired during an interview with two well-known soldiers in the war against separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Explosion at U.S. embassy in Kiev investigated as terrorism
    Jun10

    Explosion at U.S. embassy in Kiev investigated as terrorism

    Although the U.S. embassy in Kiev denies an explosive device thrown over the fence just after midnight Wednesday evening was a terrorist act, the Ukrainian police are not so sure. There were no injuries in the blast. U.S. officials consider the explosion too small to be considered terrorism. “We can … …read more Source: The...

    These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
    Jun09

    These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe

    Alisa Poplavskaya’s workshop on mindfulness was one of the offerings at the recent Junction conference on “transitions,” which drew more than 160 young Jewish adults to the German capital. (Bokeh Graphik/JDC) BERLIN (JTA) — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to...

    3 winners and 4 losers from the stunning UK election
    Jun09

    3 winners and 4 losers from the stunning UK election

    LONDON — Most of the United Kingdom appears to be in shock. Prime Minister Theresa May, once considered a virtual lock to dominate the 2017 election, actually lost 12 seats in the UK’s Parliament — enough to no longer control a majority. The Labour Party, led by left-wing insurgent Jeremy Corbyn, gained nearly 30. It’s a stunning...