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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie, his Republican opponent in the fall election, wasted little time Saturday before labeling each other during a civil-but-aggressive debate.
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Have smartphones and Facebook ended the golden age of the spy novel? Charles Cumming worries that it “may be that technology strips the spy of mystique”: Once upon a time, spies like [John le Carré's] Alec Leamas could move across borders with ease....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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  While international attention is focused on eastern Ukraine, Crimea remains both a gaping wound for many Ukrainian citizens and a political nightmare for the Kyiv administration. Four months after Crimea and the city of Sevastopol were incorporated...
From: Registan | By: Mathieu BOULEGUE | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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A couple years back, Legendary Pictures surprised San Diego Comic Con International with an FX test for Godzilla created by director Gareth Edwards. The footage was the talk of Comic Con that year, and in 2014 Legendary has once again surprised Hall...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Peabody Energy released its quarterly results this week, managing to beat analysts' earnings estimate and painting a rosy outlook for the long term. But investors might still want to steer clear of this stock. This is because...
From: TheStreet | By: Sarfaraz A. Khan | Friday, July 25, 2014
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One trillion dollars. That may be the cost to Russian investors of Vladimir Putin's rule. It is the equivalent of about $7,000 for every Russian citizen. The calculation stems from the fact that investors regard Russian assets with suspicion. As a result,...
From: Business Insider | By: The Economist | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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FOREIGN POLICY: It’s time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime boss he is: Go after his money. Last week, Putin’s wholly owned guerrilla subsidiary in Ukraine blew 298 civilians out of the sky, looted the belongings of the victims, let their cadavers...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Bill Simmons relies on four decades of experience to determine the difference between a sports movie and a rom-com (among other things)....
From: Grantland | By: Bill Simmons | Friday, July 25, 2014
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An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday....
From: Fox News | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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My boyfriend and I are both interested in taking a gap year to teach English abroad.We've both heard about a wide range of these types of programs: Programs that are very competitive, programs that are not so much, programs that pay a decent wage with...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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On Friday, the EU reach an agreement to impose its first economic sanctions on Russia. Russia reacted angrily, saying it meant scaling down cooperation on issues like terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and organized crime. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A proposal would let the Obama administration give precise locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them....
From: New York Times | By: DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Fighting in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prevented Dutch military police officers from securing the site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, while Russian news media stoked conspiracy theories of a secret Dutch military mission....
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A proposal would let the Obama administration give precise locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them....
From: New York Times | By: DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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So-called radicals who side with the Russian despot on Ukraine are stuck in a poisoned Cold War narrative...
From: Salon.com | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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England's David Horsey and Scotland's Peter Whiteford share the lead, four shots clear of their nearest rivals, heading into the final round of the Russian Open.
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Russia on Saturday accused the United States of flaming the Ukraine crisis and suggested that Obama administration “lies” about Moscow’s involvement in the down Malaysian jetliner led European nations this weekend to impose new sanctions on Moscow....
From: Fox News | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The Baltic Sea is not known for its flesh-stripping tropical fish, but this season, a close relative of the piranha reputed to have a fondness for nibbling on men's testicles has appeared in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic. A local fisher...
From: Free Republic | By: Moscow Times | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Russia is lashing out at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism....
From: Fox News | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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As noted in an article yesterday, I’ve been very busy in the past month (well, months…) moving into a new home and following the birth of a sweet little cleantech lover. Inevitably, “roundup articles” of important or interesting cleantech news...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Ministry of Health: among more than 60 children 16 babies kidnapped by terrorists Among the more than 60 orphans who were trying to take out the terrorists Lugansk region in Russia: 16 under the age of one year. "According to current information, a group...
From: Free Republic | By: www.unian.ua | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed....
From: Fox News | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The EU is expected to move ahead with heavier, sectoral sanctions against Russia next week. Today it added two Ukrainian rebel groups to its list of sanctioned individuals....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament could “achieve positive change.”...
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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As the dog days of summer drag on, it's the perfect time for anyone who hasn't yet had the pleasure to curl up in an air-conditioned living room and dive into the greatest show currently on TV: "Top Gear."  Hosted by the charismatic trio of Jeremy Clarkson,...
From: Business Insider | By: Benjamin Zhang | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A separatist commander said that the rebels did have antiaircraft missiles and might have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17....
From: New York Times | By: ROBERT MACKEY and ANDREW ROTH | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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LONDON—David Cameron, the British prime minister, led the attack: It would be “unthinkable” for the British to sell a warship to Russia, he declared. Almost immediately, the French president, François Hollande, confirmed his intention to do precisely...
From: Slate | By: Anne Applebaum | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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1. There is no great stagnation, water balloon edition. 2. Using a nanoprinter to make a Monet. 3. How conductors deal with aging. 4. Is Russia pregnant with Ukraine? 5. How good is the marginal, subsidy-encouraged Austrian marriage?  How much would...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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With U.S.-Russian relations appearing to be at a thirty-year low the Obama Administration's attempt to "reset" relations with the former Cold War adversary has been an utter failure. Hillary Clinton, who served as secretary of state while the administration...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Israel and Hamas slugged it out in Gaza this week, while Russia was increasing its involvement in Ukraine’s civil strife....
From: New York Times | By: SERGE SCHMEMANN | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: John Hinderaker | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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"These stunning Russian dumplings came from Siberia, the region of severe winters! The dish is super-popular in Russia, so don't miss a chance to try the taste of Russia!" Posting for safekeeping. From vegelicacy.com. I love mushroom ravioli with cheese...
From: Recipezaar | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The EU is expected to move ahead with heavier, sectoral sanctions against Russia next week. Today it added two Ukrainian rebel groups to its list of sanctioned individuals....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Human rights advocates say Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev, each of whom were sentenced Thursday to 4-1/2 years in prison, were railroaded by Russian authorities to deter civil activism....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The Foton M-4 research satellite was to study the effects of weightlessness on animal reproduction
From: People | Friday, July 25, 2014
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In a CNN poll, 35 percent of respondents supported impeaching President Obama. A senior adviser to Obama said that the White House is taking Republican threats of impeachment seriously. "Race still plays a role in the enforcement of the law," said Sen....
From: Reason | By: Zenon Evans | Friday, July 25, 2014
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David Remnick and Jon Lee Anderson on Ukraine, Russia, and the West after the Flight 17 crash.
From: New Yorker | By: The New Yorker | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Ma'an news reports, Six Palestinians were killed on Friday as protests erupted across the West Bank in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli assault for the last 18 days.
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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What is Putin like as a man and a leader? Hillary Clinton explains what it is like to deal with the Russian president....
From: CNN | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.
From: Fox News | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Hillary Clinton explains why the U.S.'s reset with Russia stopped working. Is Putin to blame?...
From: CNN | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The Russian space agency has lost control of a satellite containing geckos involved in sex orgy porn. Among other experiments, the five Geckos are on board, and monitored via video, in order to study "the effect of microgravity on sexual behaviour, the...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The United States space shuttle program no longer exists, which leaves NASA's astronauts with few options for hitching a ride to the International Space Station. One option, Russia's space program, is currently roadblocked by politics. Another other......
From: Engadget | By: Ben Gilbert | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Noah Sneider provides a glimpse: There was hope that the tragedy of MH17 would force Russia, Ukraine, and the rebels to wake up from their post-Soviet fever dream. But following the crash, the parallel realities that exist across eastern Ukraine only...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, July 25, 2014
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BACK in March, when Barack Obama visited The Hague and called on Europe to treat Russian intervention in Ukraine as a threat to the international order, he got a pretty sceptical response. Like most of Europe, the Netherlands went along half-heartedly...
From: The Economist | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The conductor is on a mission to bring Estonia’s Russian- and Estonian-speakers together in the way he knows best – through song.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 25, 2014
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On July 28th 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war against Serbia. As our article from August 1st 1914 feared, the war quickly escalated when on that same day Germany, which was allied with Austria-Hungary, declared war against Russia (which was allied...
From: The Economist | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Five geckos sent into space by Russia for a mating experiment may die, but they've left headline writers here on earth with at least one day's worth of sex jokes. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The Russian Interior Ministry has revised the language in a procurement order offering almost USD $100,000 for developing a way to decipher user data on the Tor anonymity network.
From: Global Voices | By: Kevin Rothrock | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Of late, the Obama Administration and hypocrisy have become synonymous. For a president who loves to pretend his policies and ideas are always in favor of middle-class workers, Obama can’t seem to help himself when it comes to attending fundraising...
From: Big Government | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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