March 26th, 2014

Иван Дурак

The Ukraine crisis is taking a toll in Western Europe

German business morale dropped for the first time in 5 months in March as firms in Europe's largest economy began to worry that a standoff with Russia and further sanctions over Ukraine would hurt them in a key market.
Иван Дурак

Republicans may have helped Russia annex Crimea

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) suggested that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Crimea by delaying the vote.
Reid made the comments in remarks that reopened the Senate after a week-long break.
He urged GOP senators to consider how their decision affects U.S. national security and that further delay "sent a dangerous message to Russian leaders."

"Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases,"
Reid said.
"It's impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice."
Иван Дурак

Obama is "More Concerned About A Nuke In Manhattan Than Russia"

Speaking in Holland, after asking for the world's trust back after being caught red-handed lying about the NSA's spying,
President Obama calmly explained to the open-mouthed press conference that he continues to be
"more concerned about a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan that Russia."

Sleep well now New York...

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Иван Дурак

Children benefit from the right sort of screen time

It is an issue many parents will have grappled with. Is the peace you get by handing your child a touchscreen or sitting them in front of the TV worth the undefined damage you worry it's causing? The subject resurfaced last week with one study claiming that screen time was linked with increased BMI and another finding it adversely affected children's emotional well-being.
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