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    U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Works Globally To Fight Antismoking Measures
    Jun30

    U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Works Globally To Fight Antismoking Measures

    KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine’s corrupt, pre-revolutionary government.– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website....

    Let Greece Leave the Eurozone
    Jun30

    Let Greece Leave the Eurozone

    In withdrawing from negotiations with Greece’s international creditors and holding a referendum on whether Greece should adopt the further austerity required by the lenders’ financial aid package, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras figuratively pulled out a gun and threatened to blow a hole in the life raft that was given to his...

    Is the Cold War Coming Back? Hardly
    Jun30

    Is the Cold War Coming Back? Hardly

    With an aggressive Russian policy in Ukraine, Crimea and the Baltic States and Putin’s announcement that Russia would add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) to its nuclear arsenal, there is much talk — most recently by Secretary of State John Kerry — of the “new Cold War.” This ignores a simple...

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prosecutor leading an international criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine’s battlefields said Tuesday the probe has not yet identified specific suspects for possible prosecution, but that he is optimistic it will ultimately be a success....

    Russia vs China: The Conflict in Washington Over Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List
    Jun30

    Russia vs China: The Conflict in Washington Over Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List

    Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comAmerica’s grand strategy, its long-term blueprint for advancing national interests and countering major adversaries, is in total disarray. Top officials lurch from crisis to crisis, improvising strategies as they go, but rarely pursuing a consistent set of policies. Some blame this indecisiveness on a lack...

    Canada extends sanctions against Russia
    Jun30

    Canada extends sanctions against Russia

    Ed AdamczykOTTAWA, June 30 (UPI) — Canada said it would expand economic sanctions against Russia over Russian involvement in Ukraine and Crimea, and retaliatory sanctions announced last week. …read more Source: United Press...

    How to Write About World War III
    Jun30

    How to Write About World War III

    A Chinese ship steams through the southern Indian Ocean. (Greg Wood / Reuters) One of us first fought World War III from the backseat of a station wagon headed toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For the other, it was at an island cabin on the Puget Sound waters of Washington state. We wouldn’t meet for another couple decades, but like...

    Ukraine to Creditors: Do Your Worst
    Jun30

    Ukraine to Creditors: Do Your Worst

    Ukrainian delegates, IMF staff, and representatives of foreign creditors led by the Franklin Templeton group are to meet in Washington today. As it mulls its economic options, Kiev has clearly been listening to Bob Dylan, who wrote that “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.”Ukraine will be arguing that it just doesn’t...

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire
    Jun30

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire

    Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, authorities said …read more Source: Vancouver...

    This German entrepreneur just patented the word ‘Grexit’ for a vodka drink
    Jun30

    This German entrepreneur just patented the word ‘Grexit’ for a vodka drink

    German entrepreneur Uwe Dahlhoff has trademarked the term “Grexit” — used to refer to the possible Greek exit from the eurozone — and plans to use it to market a new vodka drink. The 47-year-old from Hamm, western Germany, has mocked up labels for the new Grexit drink featuring a sad looking Angela Merkel in the background and Greek...