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    German Minister Urges Europeans to Eat More Fruit
    Sep02

    German Minister Urges Europeans to Eat More Fruit

    Europeans should eat more fruit and vegetables to remedy the impact of Russian restrictions on food imports from the West, Germany’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday. “Eat! You should eat, I should eat, we should eat,” the minister, Christian Schmidt, told German radio. Europe faces disruption to food markets from import restrictions...

    Protect Baltic states, not Ukraine, NATO told ahead of summit
    Sep02

    Protect Baltic states, not Ukraine, NATO told ahead of summit

    Says former State Department official Stephen Krasner: ‘If Russia succeeds in undermining democracy and the authority structures in the Baltic States, that’s it for NATO’ …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin’s ‘I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks’ Quote
    Sep02

    Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin’s ‘I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks’ Quote

    The quote was published by an Italian daily, which reported Russian President Vladimir Putin said it during a phone call with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    A British Labor Activist’s Trial in Thailand Puts Free Speech in the Spotlight
    Sep02

    A British Labor Activist’s Trial in Thailand Puts Free Speech in the Spotlight

    A British labor activist began his fight against defamation charges in a Bangkok court Tuesday, after a report he co-authored made serious allegations regarding abuses in Thailand’s food production industry. MoreThousands of Refugee Children Are Suffering in Thai DetentionIs the Thai Junta Really Going to Jail Sommeliers for Recommending...

    Russian army now the target, says Ukraine military
    Sep02

    Russian army now the target, says Ukraine military

    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
    Sep02

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    BRUSSELS — While Ukraine’s leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country’s battered economy.Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country’s east persists...

    Ukraine Schools Resume Classes, Donate to Government Forces
    Sep02

    Ukraine Schools Resume Classes, Donate to Government Forces

    A new school year has started in Ukraine but thousands of children in the war-torn east are unable to attend because of ongoing clashes with pro-Russia rebels. In Ukraine’s capital, patriotic education has become the norm along with donations to support injured security forces fighting to take back rebel-held areas. Schoolchildren across...

    No Matter What Beijing Says, Hong Kong Is Ready for Full Democracy
    Sep02

    No Matter What Beijing Says, Hong Kong Is Ready for Full Democracy

    In the crowd that gathered on July 1, 2014, to celebrate the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty, Nicholas stood out. The group at government headquarters that day was heavy on umbrella-wielding old-timers; they moved in packs and wore matching T-shirts, like visitors from out of town. Nicholas, meanwhile, was 24 years...

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
    Sep02

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.The statement on the Russians by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security Council,...

    Vladimir Putin’s ‘I’ll Take Kiev in Two Weeks’ Comment ‘Taken Out Of Context’
    Sep02

    Vladimir Putin’s ‘I’ll Take Kiev in Two Weeks’ Comment ‘Taken Out Of Context’

    Vladimir Putin’s claims that he could take Kiev in two weeks have been taken out of context, according to the Russian president’s senior foreign policy adviser. Yuri Ushakov also castigated EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso for violating confidentiality by revealing Putin’s comments. …read more Source:...