Export of 'wagyu' beef to EU gets underway

Jun 24, 2014

Export of 'wagyu' beef to EU gets underway

Japanese farmers have exported their first shipment of “wagyu” beef to the European Union after an import ban on beef produced in the country was lifted. Wagyu are among the most desired breeds because of their intense fat marbling, which makes the meat particularly ...

Pro-Russian rebels agree to abide by cease-fire in Ukraine

Jun 24, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels agree to abide by cease-fire in Ukraine

Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine agreed Monday to respect a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president, raising hopes for an end to months of fighting that have killed hundreds and ravaged the country’s industrial heartland. The announcement came as the Russian and U.S. presidents ...

Ukraine fighting continues despite cease-fire

Jun 23, 2014

Ukraine fighting continues despite cease-fire

Fighting flared Sunday between Ukrainian and pro-Moscow separatist forces, both sides reported, further straining a unilateral cease-fire declared by Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin pressed Kiev to talk to the rebels. Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, at separate ceremonies marking the anniversary ...

Jun 16, 2014

Top Ukraine official hit over Putin slur

Russia accused Ukraine’s acting foreign minister on Sunday of “going beyond the limits of decency” by calling President Vladimir Putin a “dickhead” during a violent protest outside its embassy in Kiev. A senior member of the Russian parliament called for Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia ...