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    How Ukraine’s Central Bank Wrecked the Country’s Nascent Economic Recovery in 2011 and Why It Should Not Do It Again.
    Aug15

    How Ukraine’s Central Bank Wrecked the Country’s Nascent Economic Recovery in 2011 and Why It Should Not Do It Again.

    In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, central banks around the world have become the largest, most powerful, and exceedingly profitable financial institutions. And they can’t wait to get out of this predicament. Central banks are not profit centers. Their main task is to keep inflation on target, while making sure that economic...

    Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north
    Aug15

    Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north

    OTTAWA — Tom Mulcair took his fight against the Conservatives straight into Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s back yard Friday, hoping perhaps to add a bit of spit and polish to the NDP’s less-than-stellar credentials as guardians of the public purse. Stephen Harper returned the favour, sort of, by travelling to the Northwest Territories...

    Consumer Rights Advocates to Sue Putin Over Food Destruction
    Aug15

    Consumer Rights Advocates to Sue Putin Over Food Destruction

    A Russian consumer rights charity is appealing to the country’s High Court against President Vladimir Putin’s decree to destroy food imports which have been banned under sanctions against Europe, independent news agency Interfax reports. The decision to destroy food seized by Russian authorities at the country’s borders began...

    Ukraine Accuses Russian Secret Service of Seeking to Influence Local Elections
    Aug15

    Ukraine Accuses Russian Secret Service of Seeking to Influence Local Elections

    Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has accused Russia of trying to influence local elections in the west of Ukraine by funding left-wing activists through secret channels. The SBU issued a statement on Thursday warning Ukraine’s westernmost Zakarpattia region, which borders four European Union member countries, of alleged attempts by a...

    The Secret Plot to Destroy Russia
    Aug14

    The Secret Plot to Destroy Russia

    I was struck by a recent headline that read “Most Russians Believe USA Wants to Turn Russia into Second-Rate Country.” If it were truly America’s goal to diminish, debase, and ultimately destroy Russia, then how, indeed, would Washington go about it? With that question in mind, consider the following story.The text below, which appears to...

    Understanding Russia’s War on Cheese
    Aug14

    Understanding Russia’s War on Cheese

    The Paleo Diet has finally been knocked from its perch as the stupidest food trend of the twenty-first century, replaced by an even stranger phenomenon: the Russian government’s mass, televised destruction of banned imported food. On July 29, in response to American and European sanctions against the Russian Federation, President Putin...

    In Crimea, U.S. Rocker Sings Putin’s Praises, Mulls Move To Minsk
    Aug14

    In Crimea, U.S. Rocker Sings Putin’s Praises, Mulls Move To Minsk

    With “no love anymore” for the United States — but plenty for Vladimir Putin — former Deep Purple and Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner is considering a late-career move to Russian-allied Belarus, his wife’s homeland. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine posts video of captured Russian rebel; he asks Vladimir Putin for help
    Aug14

    Ukraine posts video of captured Russian rebel; he asks Vladimir Putin for help

    Ukraine’s state security agency has released a video purporting to show a captured Russian army officer appealing to President Vladimir Putin for help securing his release. The soldier in the video was identified by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) as Maj. Vladimir Starkov who was captured last month in eastern … …read more...

    Gay-Pride Event Banned In Odesa
    Aug14

    Gay-Pride Event Banned In Odesa

    An Odesa court has banned a gay-pride festival that was originally planned for this weekend in the Ukrainian port city, saying the event could lead to violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Campaign pledge would cost $14 million to pave roadway in Northwest Territories
    Aug14

    Campaign pledge would cost $14 million to pave roadway in Northwest Territories

    HAY RIVER, N.W.T. — As he campaigns in Canada’s North, Stephen Harper is leaving the door open to having a re-elected Conservative government join a North American missile defence shield. NATO warned in April that more than 30 countries either already have, or were acquiring, ballistic missile technology that could drop conventional...