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    How A Soviet Emigre Family Took Kefir Mainstream In America
    Mar22

    How A Soviet Emigre Family Took Kefir Mainstream In America

    The Smolyansky family, which emigrated to Chicago from Soviet Ukraine in 1976, has built a growing empire based on kefir, a tangy cultured-milk product popular across Eastern Europe but, until recently, largely unknown to American consumers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians May Get Visa-Free Travel To EU, But War Refugee Crisis Makes Them Less Welcome
    Mar22

    Ukrainians May Get Visa-Free Travel To EU, But War Refugee Crisis Makes Them Less Welcome

    European Union governments will meet next week to discuss new rules that could open the EU’s 28 countries to more than 1 million refugees of the Ukrainian war. But, with a conceivably large number of people who may be looking to resettle permanently and a growing backlash against immigrants in many member states, the possible arrangement is...

    UN sanctions emerge as possible Iran talks ‘deal breaker’
    Mar22

    UN sanctions emerge as possible Iran talks ‘deal breaker’

    Lausanne (AFP) – On US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: UN sanctions.According to negotiators involved and experts, this has become a major snag as Iran and six major powers push for the outlines of a...

    Crimea plans to launch own airline
    Mar22

    Crimea plans to launch own airline

    Moscow (AFP) – Authorities in Crimea said they plan to set up an airline to facilitate connections with Russia and encourage tourism in the picturesque Black Sea peninsula, a year after the Ukrainian territory was annexed by Moscow.It requires a fleet of six aircraft and 40 pilots to serve 14 destinations initially, later rising to 36,...

    Oil Imperialism and Monetary Policy
    Mar21

    Oil Imperialism and Monetary Policy

    Illustration from Public Domain In important ways the world is an eternal mystery and in significant ways it isn’t. On the side of mystery are pre and post cognitive understanding, being of and in the world and all of the irreducible relations these entail. On the other side is narrative form, the way that the world is understandable in a...

    Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire
    Mar21

    Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire

    The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has been in place just over a month, but on the front line outside Mariupol, between the Russian border and Crimea, the fighting has never stopped. Signs of war are everywhere — Ukraine’s government fears this area could be the focus of the next rebel offensive. Tanks and armored personnel carriers face...

    Georgia Protests: Thousands Turn out In Tbilisi Demanding Government Step Down
    Mar21

    Georgia Protests: Thousands Turn out In Tbilisi Demanding Government Step Down

    Thousands of supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili marched through central Tbilisi on Saturday demanding President Giorgi Margvelashvili and his government step down for failing to properly address an economic crisis devastating Georgians. Protesters were seen holding Ukrainian, European Union and NATO flags to show their...

    US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland
    Mar21

    US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland

    SOCHACZEW, Poland (AP) — U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. …read more Source: U.S....

    Danish Warships Could Be Targeted By Russian Nuclear Missiles If Denmark Joins NATO Shield, Diplomat Says
    Mar21

    Danish Warships Could Be Targeted By Russian Nuclear Missiles If Denmark Joins NATO Shield, Diplomat Says

    Russia’s ambassador to Denmark warned Saturday that Danish warships could become targets for Russian nuclear missiles if the country joins a U.S.-led NATO missile defense shield expansion. NATO has expanded the highly sophisticated, largely U.S.-funded system in Europe since 2002. But Russia has increasingly griped about the expansion since...

    Europe Is Teeming with Russian Spies
    Mar21

    Europe Is Teeming with Russian Spies

    Evidence of the massive size and broad scope of Russia’s spying efforts in Europe continues to mount. Due to the way Europe’s borders work, life on the continent seems to be very easy for Moscow’s operatives. The Daily Mail reports on a prime example: Swedish security service SAPO on Wednesday accused Russia of using as many as...