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    Russia Steamrolls Western Cheese, Fruit to Enforce Ban
    Aug06

    Russia Steamrolls Western Cheese, Fruit to Enforce Ban

    MOSCOW — The Russian government was steamrolling tons of contraband cheese and destroying fruit with tractors Thursday in a public display of its commitment to its one-year-old ban on Western foods. The move, however, has raised protests in Russia, with people signing a petition urging the government to instead donate the food to the poor...

    Nobody Trusts Putin, Except Russia and Vietnam: Study
    Aug06

    Nobody Trusts Putin, Except Russia and Vietnam: Study

    Vladimir Putin’s favorability rating in Russia stands at an impressive 88 percent. Unfortunately for the Russian president, this adoration ends at the country’s borders. That’s according to a new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center, which found that Putin and Russia as a whole are not viewed very favorably...

    Russia Destroys Western Food To Mark 1 Year Of Sanctions
    Aug06

    Russia Destroys Western Food To Mark 1 Year Of Sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia marked the one-year anniversary of its ban on Western agricultural products Thursday with an effort to destroy contraband food, a move that has raised controversy amid the nation’s economic downturn.President Vladimir Putin’s order to destroy the illegal imports underlines the Kremlin’s determination to...

    New Polish president demands better NATO protection from Russia
    Aug06

    New Polish president demands better NATO protection from Russia

    New Polish President Andrzej Duda used his inauguration Thursday to call on NATO to better protect Eastern Europe from Russian aggression and pledged to make Poland a key force in resolving the conflict gripping neighboring Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine HIV Travel Ban: Kiev Lifts Restrictions For HIV-Positive People
    Aug06

    Ukraine HIV Travel Ban: Kiev Lifts Restrictions For HIV-Positive People

    Ukraine announced Wednesday it had lifted its ban on entry and foreign-travel for HIV-positive people, Agence France Presse reported. The former Soviet-ruled state hopes the policy change will help improve its relations with Europe. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russian Parliament Speaker Calls for Tribunal Over Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings
    Aug06

    Russian Parliament Speaker Calls for Tribunal Over Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

    An international tribunal should be set up to investigate the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to Sergey Naryshkin, speaker of Russia’s Duma, or lower house of parliament, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. Speaking at an event in Moscow’s State Institute of International Relations,...

    Russia Destroys Piles of Banned Western Food
    Aug06

    Russia Destroys Piles of Banned Western Food

    Russian officials ramped up enforcement of a ban instituted a year ago in retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Destroys Smuggled Western Food, Prompting Public Outcry
    Aug06

    Russia Destroys Smuggled Western Food, Prompting Public Outcry

    Russian officials have used a steamroller to crush tons of cheese, fruit, and vegetables — defying public outrage to begin a controversial effort to destroy Western food that has been smuggled into the crisis-hit country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Illegal Uranium Dirty Bomb: Ukrainian Security Forces Arrest Criminal Gang Trying To Sell Ore-Grade Uranium
    Aug06

    Illegal Uranium Dirty Bomb: Ukrainian Security Forces Arrest Criminal Gang Trying To Sell Ore-Grade Uranium

    Ukrainian security services have prevented a criminal gang in the west of the country from selling a small piece of ore-grade Uranium after conducting an armed raid Wednesday. A Kiev government spokesperson said that the confiscated piece of nuclear material could not have been used directly to cause an explosion. …read more Source:...

    France, Russia Void Mistral Warship Deal
    Aug06

    France, Russia Void Mistral Warship Deal

    France’s defense minister announced Thursday that his government reached an agreement with Russia to cancel the contract for the sale of two Mistral-class warships. Jean-Yves Le Drian said France would fully reimburse what Russia had already paid for the contract, without mentioning the specific amount. As part of Western sanctions for...