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    Polish Ex-Minister: Putin Offered to Divide Ukraine With Poland in 2008
    Oct21

    Polish Ex-Minister: Putin Offered to Divide Ukraine With Poland in 2008

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves. Sikorski, who until September served as Poland’s foreign minister, was quoted telling U.S. website...

    Russia Bans Imports of EU Meat Products
    Oct21

    Russia Bans Imports of EU Meat Products

    Citing health concerns, Russia on Monday announced new sanctions on meat products from the European Union, widening its restrictions on Western food products. Its federal supervisory agency for agriculture, the Rosselkhoznadzor, said “temporary restrictions” will go into effect Tuesday on European beef and pork offal – the entrails...

    The Russian Crusade Against the Golden Arches
    Oct21

    The Russian Crusade Against the Golden Arches

    Following the Russian annexation of Crimea earlier this year, the three McDonald’s outlets in the erstwhile Ukrainian peninsula were shuttered. At least one of the stores was taken over by RusBurger, the nationalist Russian hamburger chain, which boasts Czar cheeseburgers instead of Big Macs and pear lemonade instead of Coca-Cola. In the...

    Is the United States Government Finally Losing Patience with Bahrain?
    Oct20

    Is the United States Government Finally Losing Patience with Bahrain?

    The U.S. State Department today reacted to a decision by a Bahraini judge not to release activist Nabeel Rajab from custody and to adjourn his case until October 29. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said the U.S. government did “not agree with the prosecution of individuals for crimes of peaceful political expression and again urge the...

    World Briefing: Russia Frees Activist Who Was Investigating Soldiers’ Deaths
    Oct20

    World Briefing: Russia Frees Activist Who Was Investigating Soldiers’ Deaths

    The activist, who sought to document the deaths of soldiers believed to have been sent to fight in Ukraine, was released for health reasons, an advocacy group said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Raw: Powerful blast rocks Ukrainian city
    Oct20

    Raw: Powerful blast rocks Ukrainian city

    A powerful explosion shook the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine on Monday, as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal ceasefire being in place. (Oct. 20) …read more Source: USA...

    12 Creepy Abandoned Places You’ll Probably Find Ghosts Living In
    Oct20

    12 Creepy Abandoned Places You’ll Probably Find Ghosts Living In

    We have a challenge for you this Halloween. Instead of going to that fake (but still great!) “haunted house” attraction that’s set up in your town, why don’t you go and seek out a real scary house? We’re talking about abandoned homes that exist all over the world. Though we (obviously) can’t confirm that any of...

    Separatist ‘Prime Minister’: The Ceasefire In Ukraine Is Over
    Oct20

    Separatist ‘Prime Minister’: The Ceasefire In Ukraine Is Over

    The self-declared “prime minister” of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) has declared on Twitter that the month-old ceasefire between Ukraine and the separatist republic has ended. Granted, this was the sort of cease-fire during which heavy combat was frequent, including fighting that destroyed much of the Donetsk...

    The World’s Greatest Fears, Mapped by Country
    Oct20

    The World’s Greatest Fears, Mapped by Country

    The biggest fear among the Japanese is, unsurprisingly, nuclear weapons. People in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are most worried about AIDS and other diseases. And inequality is the deepest concern for much of Europe and the U.S. These are among the findings of Pew Research Center’s survey of more than 48,000 people in 44 countries this...

    Lavrov Slams U.S. For ‘Double Standards’ Over IS
    Oct20

    Lavrov Slams U.S. For ‘Double Standards’ Over IS

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed what he calls Washington’s “double standards in order to implement geopolitical designs,” including over the fight against terrorism and the Islamic State (IS) militant group. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...