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    It’s Beijing! The Winner Out of Two Insipid Choices to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics
    Jul31

    It’s Beijing! The Winner Out of Two Insipid Choices to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics

    The final choice for the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics was uninspiring. One candidate, Beijing, which co-bid with the lesser-known Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, spent months trying to convince International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates that its famously bad air — not to mention lack of natural snow — shouldn’t scupper its...

    Russia says it’s getting a refund for the warships France won’t hand over to them
    Jul31

    Russia says it’s getting a refund for the warships France won’t hand over to them

    Russia’s order of two Mistral helicopter carrier ships has been a constant headache for the French government. The sale of the ships was agreed in 2010, then put on hold in 2014 when Russian military forces annexed Crimea, which had until then been a part of Ukraine. In November last year President Francois Hollande confirmed that the sale...

    Final 2022 Games showdown for Beijing, Almaty
    Jul31

    Final 2022 Games showdown for Beijing, Almaty

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Beijing and Almaty went head-to-head on Friday, wheeling out sporting and political leaders in a final showdown to secure the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.China’s President Xi Jinping promised a “fantastic” Games if Beijing was chosen. The former Kazakhstan capital sought to exploit...

    Putinformation
    Jul31

    Putinformation

    And Friedrich begat Vladimir. NEWSCOM Traveling recently in what might be called “new frontline” states—Estonia, Ukraine, and Moldova—I was struck by the depth of concern I encountered about Russian propaganda. And not just propaganda aimed at the Russian population and neighboring countries. At a conference in Tallinn, a Politico reporter and...

    Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change
    Jul31

    Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – More than a dozen small island nations made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council for help in combatting climate change, which they said poses a threat to their very existence.The Council — more typically a forum for heated debates on the plight of refugees in Syria or efforts to stem the...

    Putin just signed a decree ordering the ‘destruction’ of all Western imported food
    Jul31

    Putin just signed a decree ordering the ‘destruction’ of all Western imported food

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday ordering the “destruction” of all food brought into the country against import bans on Western products. The import bans were part of sanctions instituted in 2014 in response to Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, and they have greatly disrupted the daily...

    Female Ukrainian war hero facing 25 years in Russian jail
    Jul31

    Female Ukrainian war hero facing 25 years in Russian jail

    The trial of the captured officer, charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists, has heightened tensions. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine will try again for tribunal for downed plane despite Russian veto
    Jul31

    Ukraine will try again for tribunal for downed plane despite Russian veto

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago will try again to get U.N. Security Council approval for an international tribunal to prosecute the alleged perpetrators. …read more Source: CTV...

    US Adds to Russian, Ukrainian Sanctions
    Jul31

    US Adds to Russian, Ukrainian Sanctions

    The United States imposed further Russia- and Ukraine-related sanctions on Thursday, adding associates of a billionaire Russian gas trader, Crimean port operators and former Ukrainian officials to its list of those it is penalizing in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets...

    Mistral Military Ships Refund: Russia, France Agree To Terms For Undelivered Seacraft
    Jul31

    Mistral Military Ships Refund: Russia, France Agree To Terms For Undelivered Seacraft

    Russia and France have finally agreed on the refund amount of the ill-fated Mistral helicopter landing ship deal that was canceled after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, according to a Kremlin aide cited by the Pro-Russian news website Sputnik. The fate of the two fully built ships has been uncertain over the last 16 months, with French...