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Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital (PHOTOS)
Madagascar has been taken over by uncountable numbers of locusts. This year, the leaf munchers' invasion has not only brought fears of food shortages - the country's capital city residents are also at risk, as some catch the toxic insects for food.

01.09.2014 17:32

Targeting Russia, hitting own businesses and people - State Duma Speaker on EU sanctions
Russian Parliament speaker Sergey Naryshkin has accused the US of influencing the EU into imposing sanctions on his country without knowing “the actual reasons behind the situation in Ukraine” and says Europe “will have to pay the price for this policy.”

31.08.2014 10:24

EU sanctions are emotional step instructed by US – Russian parliament speaker
Blacklisting Russian individuals and targeting the country’s economy is but an emotional step the EU took after an apparent instruction from the US, Russian State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin told RT. But Moscow hasn’t sought to even the score, he added.

30.08.2014 13:23

Russia will lift food ban when national security no longer a threat
Russia’s food embargo, imposed in response to Western sanctions, will not be reversed until Moscow decides the country’s national security is no longer at risk, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

27.08.2014 14:08

Ukraine’s transition to EU trade will cost €165bn - Putin
Switching over to EU trade standards and nixing duty-free trade with Russia will cost Ukraine €165 billion over the next 10 years, President Putin warned at a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk on Tuesday.

26.08.2014 12:38

Russia food ban protest: Spanish farmers dump potatoes outside supermarket
Spanish farmers have dumped thousands of potatoes in front of Carrefour, a major supermarket chain, in response to a move to lower prices, further squeezing suppliers, in the wake of Russian sanctions on agricultural products from the EU.

21.08.2014 17:56

Poland enlists EU help to launch WTO complaint over Russia food embargo
Poland’s Economic Ministry has sent the European Commission a request to launch an official complaint to the WTO to examine Russia’s EU food embargo.

19.08.2014 19:38

Four indicted in Feb. recall of 8.7 million pounds of contaminated beef
Four people from the slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall in February have been indicted for purposely allowing diseased cattle into its processed meat and misleading health inspectors.

19.08.2014 16:59

Turkey: ‘We’re ready to increase food exports to Russia’
As Moscow banned food imports from the West, Turkey voiced its readiness to increase its exports of agricultural products to Russia, Turkish economy minister has said.

16.08.2014 10:09

Food embargo against West to benefit Russia’s economy- Putin
Russia’s food ban against many Western products will help Russia strengthen its domestic food market, President Putin said Thursday.

14.08.2014 12:44

​US-Russia sanctions war a golden opportunity
Now, it all depends on how well Russia’s leaders realize the chance they have to turn adversity into opportunity.

14.08.2014 10:47

Spain seeks EU compensation over Russian food ban
Spain will meet with EU officials Thursday to discuss offsetting the country’s estimated €337 million in food and agriculture losses due to blocked access to the Russian market.

12.08.2014 11:52

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