Feb 27, 2015

Ancient wheat traces point to Stone Age trading links

Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent. That’s the conclusion scientists have drawn after discovering that samples from a now-submerged prehistoric camp in southern England ...

WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic

Feb 26, 2015

WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic

The World Health Organization on called on European nations Wednesday to step up vaccinations against the highly contagious measles virus after an outbreak of over 22,000 cases across the continent since 2014. “We must collectively respond, without further delay, to close immunisation gaps,” said ...

Yellen reiterates patience is still the watchword for the Fed

Feb 25, 2015

Yellen reiterates patience is still the watchword for the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday the U.S. economy is making steady progress, but that for now the Fed will remain patient about raising interest rates because the job market is still healing and inflation is too low. In her semiannual economic report ...

Putin's European fifth column

Feb 17, 2015

Putin's European fifth column

by Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Gérard Roland

A battle of values is looming in Europe. In one corner is the EU, standing for democracy, freedom, the rule of law and institutionalized international cooperation; in the other stands Putin, representing authoritarianism, intolerance, and the use of force and intimidation as instruments of ...

Feb 17, 2015

Jewish group fears Copenhagen, Paris attacks start of 'epidemic'

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday said it feared the recent attacks against Jews in Copenhagen and Paris could be the start of a “pan-European epidemic” as it called for a Europe-wide conference against anti-Semitism. The prominent Jewish rights group said the shootings ...

How the West's policies are losing Ukraine

Feb 6, 2015

How the West's policies are losing Ukraine

by Leonid Bershidsky

Ukrainians fighting against eastern separatists and Russian forces are bitter about all the supportive Western rhetoric not materializing into weapons and reinforcements. The long-game strategies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama could yet give rise to an anti-Western backlash.

Feb 3, 2015

Obama weighs sending lethal assistance to Ukraine

President Barack Obama is reconsidering his opposition to giving Ukraine defensive weapons and other lethal aid to help its struggling military repel Russian-backed rebels, a possible escalation that has had strong support from many in his national security team. The shift suggests the White ...

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Jan 26, 2015

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people, President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday during an emergency meeting of his Security Council. U.S. President Barack ...