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    Russian Draft Bill Calls For Prison Terms For Smuggling Foreign Food
    Aug20

    Russian Draft Bill Calls For Prison Terms For Smuggling Foreign Food

    Russian customs officials have drafted a bill that calls for prison sentences for those who violate the country’s retaliatory sanctions on Western food imports. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade
    Aug20

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade

    Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives. In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from the European Union, the U.S. and a few other countries. President Vladimir...

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade
    Aug20

    Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade

    Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives.In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from… …read more Source:...

    Russia looks to make food smuggling as serious as arms trade
    Aug20

    Russia looks to make food smuggling as serious as arms trade

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives.In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from the European Union, the U.S. and a few other countries....

    Situation Report: Attacks on Egyptian, Turkish security forces; Russian ship towed home; North and South Korea trade fire; Kiev warns pro-Russian rebels; Army family angry at treatment; and lots more
    Aug20

    Situation Report: Attacks on Egyptian, Turkish security forces; Russian ship towed home; North and South Korea trade fire; Kiev warns pro-Russian rebels; Army family angry at treatment; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Violence flares. Wednesday was a bloody day for two key U.S. allies, as Turkey and Egypt were each forced to deal with a series of domestic attacks on their security forces. In Cairo, a large car bomb exploded early Thursday morning close to a national security building, ripping the … …read more...

    Pioneer of Ostpolitik during Cold War Dies at 93
    Aug20

    Pioneer of Ostpolitik during Cold War Dies at 93

    Egon Bahr, an eminent German Social Democrat who with late Chancellor Willy Brandt forged a policy of rapprochement with Communist Eastern Europe known as “Ostpolitik” during the Cold War, has died at the age of 93, the party said on Thursday. A towering figure on Germany’s political left, Bahr was closely involved as...

    The Daily Vertical: The Best Thing That Could Happen To Russia
    Aug20

    The Daily Vertical: The Best Thing That Could Happen To Russia

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    German “Ostpolitik” pioneer Egon Bahr dies at 93
    Aug20

    German “Ostpolitik” pioneer Egon Bahr dies at 93

    BERLIN (AP) — Egon Bahr, the German statesman who helped pioneer the “Ostpolitik” policy of improving relations with the communist East under West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, has died. He was 93.Social Democratic party leader Sigmar Gabriel told the dpa news agency Thursday that Bahr died overnight.As a state secretary under...

    Deaths and Doubt on Ukraine’s Front Line
    Aug20

    Deaths and Doubt on Ukraine’s Front Line

    In one embattled neighborhood of the strategic port of Mariupol, residents say they aren’t sure who is shelling them. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia-Ukraine clashes spark fears Vladimir Putin may greenlight offensive
    Aug20

    Russia-Ukraine clashes spark fears Vladimir Putin may greenlight offensive

    With the Obama administration’s attention focused on crises elsewhere, the 6-month-old fragile cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists has deteriorated steadily in recent weeks, reigniting fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to greenlight a fresh offensive to seize more territory across the...