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    Memorials held to honor those who died
    Jul30

    Memorials held to honor those who died

    CNN’s Kellie Morgan reports on events held around the world marking the 1st anniversary of the downing of an airliner over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The problem with Barack Obama’s foreign policy approach
    Jul30

    The problem with Barack Obama’s foreign policy approach

    (Liu Bin/XINHUA-REA/Redux) It has taken until the twilight of his presidency, but now, finally, Barack Obama is crafting the sort of legacy in foreign policy that he no doubt hopes will define his terms in office. Last week, the Cuban flag was raised at its Embassy in Washington for the first time in more than five decades, as Washington and...

    Google is going to be able to tell you which roads are the most polluted using Street View cars
    Jul30

    Google is going to be able to tell you which roads are the most polluted using Street View cars

    Google Earth has given us tours of deserts, shipwrecks, fictional lands like Middle Earth, and even revealed to us lies about gunned down passenger planes. In its latest move, Google joined forces with Aclima, a startup that creates environmental sensors, to monitor air quality in urban environments using Google’s Street View vehicles on...

    Four newborn white lion cubs explore their new home
    Jul30

    Four newborn white lion cubs explore their new home

    Four white lion cubs have been born at a safari park in the Crimean city of Sevastpol and are taking their first steps around their new home. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    R.I.P. Helsinki Accords
    Jul30

    R.I.P. Helsinki Accords

    At 40, are the Helsinki Accords on life support? Or are they just experiencing a midlife crisis? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian pilot charged in deaths of two Russian journalists goes to court in Russia’s south
    Jul30

    Ukrainian pilot charged in deaths of two Russian journalists goes to court in Russia’s south

    DONETSK, Russia — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia’s south on Thursday. Russian investigators allege that military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko was working as a spotter in eastern Ukraine and provided the co-ordinates for a mortar attack that killed the...

    Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for Winter Olympics 2022 votes
    Jul30

    Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for Winter Olympics 2022 votes

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China’s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan’s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday’s vote.China, because of its political and economic clout, is the strong favourite in the smallest...

    Putinology
    Jul30

    Putinology

    Two schools have vied at center stage in recent years seeking to explain the foreign policy behavior of Putin’s Russia. One essentially places the blame almost entirely at the West’s door: The annexation of Crimea and the war on Ukraine were responses to the West’s insufficient sensitivity to Russian “national interests.”...

    Investigators say plane debris possibly from Flight MH370
    Jul30

    Investigators say plane debris possibly from Flight MH370

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air safety investigators — one of them a Boeing investigator —have...

    Ruble Extends Slide, Reviving Economic Concerns
    Jul30

    Ruble Extends Slide, Reviving Economic Concerns

    The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country’s economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate. The ruble was down 0.9 percent in Moscow trading on Thursday, at 59.2 rubles against the dollar. The decline comes a day after the Russian central bank halted daily...