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Ukraine: FEMEN exports 'women?s revolution'

Gdansk is a city of hope hope that history can move in a humane direction, and that liberty and peace, even if brutally lost, can be regained. Related Europes presidents shun Ukraine over jailing of Yulia Tymoshenko From the perspective of North America, the EU is a collection of insolvent states facing employment, monetary and demographic crises. But from here, it looks different. Here, the choice is between the enslaved Soviet past and a free European present. When Poland joined the EU in 2004, it was not just an economic arrangement, but a statement that Poland belonged to a liberated Europe. Next door in Ukraine, the issue is being addressed in a more troubling way.
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Russia, averse to Ukraine's move towards the EU, has long urged Ukraine to join the Customs Union bloc. It has even hinted that Kiev could get a discount on Russian gas supplies on which Ukraine depends heavily but which it says are being sold for an "exorbitant" price today. But Kiev's planned agreements on free trade and political association with the European Union, which it hopes to sign in November, will rule out the possibility of a trade deal with the Russia-led bloc. And although Putin said on Saturday that Moscow "will respect any choice made by our Ukrainian partners, friends and brothers", Kiev cannot ignore the risk of retribution from Russia, the main market for Ukrainian exports, in the form of trade restrictions. BALANCING ACT While Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich showed no more? info? signs of having second thoughts regarding the EU deals, he tried to sweeten the pill.
More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/28/us-russia-ukraine-idUSBRE96R08W20130728


Ukraine Divided Over WWII Legacy

Members have been denounced, beaten and jailed on at least style three continents. In some ways, thats part of their plan. At the groups small basement headquarters in Kyiv, FEMEN chief Anna Hutsol a serious 28-year-old with cropped, red hair says borders dont constrain their ambitions. Wherever theres no democracy, there web link are no free women. The self-described sextremists first made local headlines soon after Hutsol helped found FEMEN in 2008 by protesting social ills that have long plagued Ukraine: prostitution, sex tourism and the countrys conservative patriarchal order. Scantily clad but with shirts still on during those initial events, the group soon went topless after one members stripping boosted publicity and branched out to fight patriarchy in all its forms: the dictatorship, the church, the sex industry, according to its mission statement. That attracted the attention of budding feminist activists across the world, a trend Hutsol says has gradually turned a national movement into an international one.
More: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130731/kyiv-ukraine-femen-feminist-protest

Ukraine Denies Refuge to click here. Russian Opposition Activist

Galtsov was denied refugee status two days ago, UNHCR regional representative Oldrich Andrysek said. As far as I know, his lawyer is planning to appeal the decision. It is unclear whether Russia would ask Ukraine for Galtsov's extradition. Ukraine has satisfied most of Russia's requests for extradition of suspected criminals in the past. Ukraine's State Migration Service earlier denied refugee status to other activists allegedly involved in the so-called Bolotnaya riot case, including Other Russia activist Alexei Devyatkin, journalist Jenny Curpen and Solidarity opposition movement member Mikhail Maglov. Tens of thousands of protesters rallied on central Moscows Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, one day before Putin was sworn in for a third presidency. Moscow authorities have said that more than 400 protesters were detained after allegedly injuring dozens of police officers, including by pelting them with pieces of asphalt.
More: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130730/182492895/Ukraine-Denies-Refuge-to-Russian-Opposition-Activist.html

The men they are honoring belonged to the SS Galician division, a Nazi military unit made up mostly of Ukrainians, which fought Soviet troops during World War II. More than 20 years since gaining independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine remains painfully divided over the legacy of World War II and the actions of Ukrainian nationalist fighters, who are honored as heroes by some and condemned as traitors by others. Some of those fighters served under or cooperated with the Nazis, seeing a chance to overthrow the Soviet regime, while others fought both the Red Army and the Nazis. "Ukraine is in our souls and hearts," said SS Galician division veteran Mykhailo Yamulyk, a gray-haired man in his late 80s, before the remains of some of his fellow soldiers were reburied in coffins draped with the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag at a cemetery in this small village in western Ukraine. "Those who say that we wore German uniform yes, we did, and our weapons were German, but our hearts were full of Ukrainian blood and we never betrayed it." One of Yamulyk's fellow SS Galician veterans is Michael Karkoc, a Minnesota man shown in an Associated Press investigation to have commanded a Nazi-led unit accused of atrocities.
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Scotland in fine fettle ahead of England game

The remains of the fire damaged flat Heritage Court, Campbell Street, Greenock Daily Record/Tony Nicoletti The fire came at the same time as flash floods caused disruption. One motorist was trapped in water in the town and firefighters had to push his car to safety. Roddie Keith, of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), said: "Our crews from Greenock, Port Glasgow and the surrounding area were fantastic and worked hard to provide much-needed assistance, moving from one incident to the next without stopping for breath. "To have a significant fire in the town at the same time as multiple flooding incidents was unusual, but proved that the SFRS provides the communities of Scotland with a robust and resilient operational response, even in the most challenging of circumstances." Elsewhere, some homes lost power in the Edinburgh area and road maintenance firm BEAR Scotland has postponed resurfacing works on the southbound M9 due to take place at the weekend because of the wet forecast. Weather warnings remain in place for much of the west of the country today.
More: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scotland-hit-flooding-warnings-more-2092095

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Flood warnings issued across Scotland

The first round of the this season's tournament takes place on Saturday 3 August. The Scottish Professional Football League have taken over the running of the tournament, which was previously under the auspices of the Scottish Football League. The SFL and Scottish Premier League merged to form the SPFL. "We are delighted to http://huntvfvc.jigsy.com/entries/general/many-designers-adding-just-a-splash-of-color-to-the-black-and-white-combination-red-being-one-of-the-popular-additions announce that BBC Scotland will again be screening live free-to-air coverage Scottish League Cup matches," said SPFL chief executive. "This will ensure that as many viewers as possible are able to enjoy the drama of this season's Scottish League Cup and should help attract a sponsor for this prestigious competition." The League Cup has been broadcast exclusively on the BBC since 2004. BBC Scotland's head of sport Ewan Angus added: "It's great news for our audiences that we can bring top live action from the Scottish League Cup for the next three seasons.
More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/scotland/23454557


Scotland?s Airshow: Crowds set for flight museum

We used to play against him the coaching staff against the youth team. Hed play for the youths against us and we used to restrict him to two touches he couldnt run very far with just two touches! He was about 14 at that time and a very pleasant lad, brought up properly by his parents and the Southampton academy brought kids up the right way. Theyve produced as many good kids as any other academy in the past 20 years. Without the luxury of imposing a two-touch rule on Walcott at Wembley, the Scotland defence will need to be alert. But, while he was limited in his options in that area of the park against Croatia, forcing him to ask full-back Russell Martin to partner young Grant Hanley in the central berths, he unearthed a partnership that earned rave reviews and helped keep a clean sheet.
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Scotland looks to North Sea for gains

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Mr Jones will give a talk as part of celebrations to mark 230 years since the first public demonstration of people travelling in a balloon. One of Scotlands leading balloon pilots, Graeme Houston, who also works as a safari pilot in Africa, will showcase his Muller Wiseman balloon at the event. Other aerial highlights include the Team Breitling Wingwalkers performing manoeuvres and handstands while strapped to the top wings of their Boeing Stearman biplanes, as well as aerobatic displays from the SWIP team and the Trig aerobatic team. Steve McLean, the museums general manager, will this year be overseeing his first airshow, which is expected to attract 10,000 visitors. He said: As always, we have a fantastic line-up of entertainment both on the ground and in the air to ensure that the event lives up to its reputation as one of Scotlands best family days out. The skies will be alive with our action-packed flight programme. There will also be entertainment and storytelling for children, including performances from Aviatricks circus and acro-balance shows. At the Supersonic Science Show, visitors can go behind the scenes of Concorde, while there will be dozens of educational stands, exhibits and displays, plus music, food and drink.
More: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/scotland-s-airshow-crowds-set-for-flight-museum-1-3016865

Salmond unveiled a policy paper highlighting the potential economic benefits for an independent Scotland from offshore oil and natural gas. The Scottish government estimates there are nearly 24 billion barrels of recoverable oil and natural gas remaining in the North Sea. "Almost all oil production and more than half of total gas production over the next three decades will take place in Scottish waters," he said Tuesday. "And, of course, only through independence would Scotland receive the tax revenues from this production." Salmond has announced plans for a referendum on independence in 2014. His government maintains it could support itself financially in large part though oil and natural gas developments in the North Sea.
More: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2013/07/23/Scotland-looks-to-North-Sea-for-gains/UPI-17061374579584/

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued the alerts as weather forecasters said a band of heavy rain would remain in Scotland into the afternoon and evening. The wet spell comes after July had the longest spell of hot weather across the whole of the UK since July 2006. Forecasters say there are likely to be more showers at the start of next week. Temperatures are expected to be close to the average for the time of year, ranging between 18C in northern parts of the UK and 23C in the south. The flood alerts have been issued for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, Central, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee and Angus, Edinburgh and the Lothians, the Scottish Borders, Tayside and West Central Scotland.
More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23483394

Chefs to World Leaders to discuss their visit to United States at Newsmaker, 2 p.m. Aug. 1

In more and more countries, decision-makers are rightly convinced by cost-benefit studies linking quality preschool with higher lifelong economic earnings and lower state costs for health and social welfare. According to research published in The Lancet in 2011, every dollar spent increasing preschool enrollment to 25 to 50 percent in low- and middle-income countries has the potential to generate between $6.40 and $17.60 in individual and societal benefits. In the United States, there are some promising indications of growing support. Hillary Clinton recently spoke of early childhood development as one of her highest priorities. The Clinton Foundation and Next Generation just launched Too Small to Fail , a new initiative to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero Kim Kardashian to five. Influential business leaders are among those who have taken the ReadyNation Pledge , indicating that they understand that the future economic competitiveness of the United States rests on quality early childhood development programs.
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1 PR Newswire WASHINGTON, July 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, July 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unique appearance at the National Press Club, 20 chefs to heads of state from around the world will take part in a Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Holeman Lounge to discuss theirweek-long visit to the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO ) They will come to the NPC from an expected call on President Obama at the White House on Thursday morning and will then take part in a meeting in the afternoon with the State Department Chef Corps to discuss the confluence of culinary diplomacy, a mixture of cuisine and diplomacy. They also were due to meet U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon in New York City. The chefs are members of the Club des Chefs des Chefs (CCC), which describes itself as the world's most exclusive gastronomic society. It was founded in 1977 by Gilles Bragard, who will be at the Newsmaker. Kim Kardashian
More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/27/npc-newsmaker-chefs-idUSnPNDC54328+1e0+PRN20130727

Russia Begins Inspection Flights Over United States

continue to bolster their claim toward being a side that no one wants to face in Rio at the World Cup. Even if the U.S. streak continues well into 2014, it won't make them a favorite to win the World Cup. But confidenceand team camaraderieare fickle things, and the U.S. have both right now in the midst of the streak. Who wins the Gold Cup Kim Kardashian final? United States Submit Vote vote to see results Who wins the Gold Cup final?
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Russia and the United States Keep Fighting over Snowden

According to Sergei Ryzhkov, head of the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, Russian experts will carry out two consecutive monitoring missions in a Tupolev Tu-154M/LK-1 aircraft from July 28 through August 12. The missions will be carried out from the Travis Air Force Base [in California] and Wright-Patterson http://www.kiwibox.com/weissxcbx/blog/entry/108141371/khloe-kardashian-hubby-lamar-odom-won-t-appear-on-reality/?pPage=0 Air Force Base [in Ohio], Ryzhkov said. These will be Russias 23rd and 24th monitoring flights in 2013 over the territories of the Open Skies Treaty member states, he added. Russian inspectors, accompanied by US specialists, will operate surveillance equipment on board of the aircraft as set out in the international Open Skies Treaty. Under the treaty, each aircraft flying under the Open Skies program is fitted with a sensor suite including optical panoramic and framing cameras, video cameras with real-time display, thermal infrared imaging sensors and imaging radar. The Open Skies Treaty, which entered into force on January 1, 2002, establishes a regime of unarmed aerial observation flights over the territories of its 34 member states to promote openness and the transparency of military forces and activities. Russia ratified the treaty in May 2001.
More: http://en.rian.ru/world/20130728/182457138/Russia-Begins-Inspection-Flights-Over-United-States.html

Gold Cup Finals 2013: What Win Would Mean for Both United States and Panama

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, I would simply say that our position is the same as it has been, which is that we believe Mr. Snowden ought to be expelled and returned to the United States, where he face felony charges, and that there is ample legal justification for that and precedent in terms of cooperation with Russia in the law enforcement area that would allow for that. The part that surprised diplomats is the one where the United States claims Russia has enough grounds to extradite the former CIA and NSA employee. We wouldnt like to disappoint our American partners. But if they say such things, were forced to say its Washington that had previously rejected many Russian proposals to sign an agreement on the extradition, the diplomat said. Furthermore, he claims Washington is trying to prove things which cannot be proven and mixes the concepts of extraditing a person at the request of another state and expelling foreigners.
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Report: New York Yankees Could Discipline Alex Rodriguez over Doctor Visit

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