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    UN: Food Challenge At Worst Level Since World War II
    Feb21

    UN: Food Challenge At Worst Level Since World War II

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program is confronting its worst challenge since World War II in trying to tackle five top-level humanitarian crises at the same time, the head of the U.N. agency said Friday. Ertharin Cousin said in an interview with The Associated Press that the five crises — in Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, South...

    Ukraine Town Eases Back Into Life After Deadly Week of Fighting
    Feb21

    Ukraine Town Eases Back Into Life After Deadly Week of Fighting

    Those who remain in the depleted town of Debaltseve emerge amid the detritus of war. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s Credit Rating Downgraded To Junk
    Feb21

    Russia’s Credit Rating Downgraded To Junk

    Moody’s Investors Service has cut Russia’s credit rating to junk grade. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moody’s Cuts Russia Credit Rating To Junk
    Feb21

    Moody’s Cuts Russia Credit Rating To Junk

    NEW YORK (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service says it has cut Russia’s credit rating to junk grade, citing the crisis in Ukraine and a slide in oil prices and the ruble.The credit rating agency said late Friday that it expects those challenges will plunge Russia into a deep recession this year and continued contraction next...

    Donald Young upsets Dolgopolov in Delray Beach quarterfinal
    Feb21

    Donald Young upsets Dolgopolov in Delray Beach quarterfinal

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Young upset third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Delray Beach Open on Friday to… …read more Source:...

    U.K. report says E.U. ‘sleepwalked’ into Ukraine crisis
    Feb21

    U.K. report says E.U. ‘sleepwalked’ into Ukraine crisis

    A new report released by the House of Lords accuses the E.U. Committee of a poor response to the crisis in Ukraine. Video provided by Newsy …read more Source: USA...

    Weekend Roundup: From Kalashnikovs to God and Computers — And Back Again
    Feb21

    Weekend Roundup: From Kalashnikovs to God and Computers — And Back Again

    Near the end of the Cold War 30 years ago, Régis Debray, the French philosopher and pal of Che Guevara, predicted that the Third World was “bidding its farewell to arms” as the geopolitical conflicts associated with the famous Russian-made Kalashnikov rifle were fading into history. He thought the quest for God, particularly in...

    UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II
    Feb21

    UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the World Food Program says the U.N. agency is confronting its worst challenge since World War II in trying to tackle five top-level humanitarian crises at the same time. Ertharin Cousin said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that the five crises — in Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, South...

    Former ambassadors try their hand at second-guessing Putin
    Feb21

    Former ambassadors try their hand at second-guessing Putin

    A dusty movement pattern analysis study by the Pentagon speculated that he has Asperger’s syndrome. A committee report this week from the British House of Lords excoriated Foreign Office diplomats for not reading his mind more efficiently. Many dollars and countless hours have been spent trying to answer the question: What is going on in...

    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate
    Feb21

    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate

    Some scholars say that neither Minsk cease-fire agreements nor sanctions imposed on Russia are enough to end hostilities and stabilize Ukraine. Executive Director of the McCain Institute at Arizona State University, Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO said that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is definitely not working. People are...