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Crimea Considers Banning Foreigners
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 09:40 PM

Crimean lawmakers are considering a ban on foreign tourists to their region.

The Moscow Times reports that, "Lawmakers in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, are seeking a presidential decree to prohibit foreigners from entering the region's largest city, Sevastopol, a popular Black Sea tourist destination."

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McDonald's in China Goes Barren
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 08:50 PM

BEIJING:  McDonald's in China stands on the brink of a big business disaster. The corporation hired only one supplier, Shanghai Husi Food Co., to deliver meat products to all their outlets in the country. Yet, the supplier is under investigation for alleged food contamination and now McDonald's can't serve hamburgers to Chinese customers for the time being.

According to CDA Press, "McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken fillet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it "suspended relevant food ingredients" at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food Co."

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Pastor Haynes Declares John Wiley Price 'Prophetic'
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 08:14 PM

Pastor Frederick Haynes of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas believes that Jesus Christ has enlightened him to insist that Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, a Democrat, stands as a prophet similar to Moses. Mr. Price was recently indicted on charges of allegedly receiving approximately $1 million in bribes. 

KERA reports that, "Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is a man of faith – and he’s been relying on that faith as the federal government has been investigating him, says a pastor who knows him well."

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Ukraine PM Resigns over Political Paralysis
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 02:28 AM

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned due to a political stalemate in the Kiev Parliament.

The Moscow Times reports that, "Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over the country's increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing. Earlier on Thursday two parties quit a parliamentary coalition, a move that opened the way for a new election to clear what a politician called "Moscow agents" from the chamber, a decision welcomed by President Petro Poroshenko."

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Putin Ready to Seize British Oil Assets in Russia
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 02:03 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is threatening to seize all British oil assets in Russia if Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron moves forward on tougher sanctions aginst Moscow.

According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "Russia has issued a threat to seize the assets of British companies including BP and Shell as a retaliation against David Cameron’s demand for tough sanctions. In a mounting war of words, a senior diplomatic source claimed Moscow would “fight back” against any industry-wide EU sanctions by putting British companies working in Russia oil on the frontline."

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FBI Cracks Down on Backstreet Butt Injections
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 01:17 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is launching a full-scale investigation to spank backstreet butt injection clinics out of business.

The BBC News reports that, "A growing number of American women are getting plastic surgery to enhance their behinds. But with the costs running into the thousands of dollars, many are choosing cheap, illegal and life-threatening backstreet procedures."

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South Africa to Ban Foreign Property Development
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 10:33 PM

South African politicians have gone native. They are pasing laws that would forbid foreigners from owning land and engaging in property development.

According to the BBC News, "The South African government has announced plans to fast-track a bill barring foreigners from buying land. The Regulations of Land Holdings Bill would mean foreigners will only be able to lease land for 30 years."

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Brits to Boost GM Crops in Africa
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 09:39 PM

British-based think tank Chatham House is calling for African countries to boost agricultural production with genetically-modified (GM) crops.

The BBC News reports that, "Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a report. A key challenge is to attract funding for biotechnology projects on staple crops, such as cassava, it added."

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Trendy: Obama Scandals Art
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 11:58 PM

L.A. is a trendy city and now local artists are expressing their disgust for President Barry Obama by creating Obama Scandals Art.

KABC 7 Los Angeles reports that, "President Barack Obama arrived in Los Angeles Wednesday, marking the last stop of his West Coast fundraising trip. The trip has come under some criticism with posters popping up in a Hancock Park neighborhood featuring the president's face under a headline reading "SCANDALS." A line on the bottom says "DON'T BE AN" then has a hashtag and an expletive."

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Ukraine Seeks Nuke Weapons Superpower Status
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 10:46 PM

Ukraine is hoping to regain its status as a nuclear weapons superpower state.

According to Ria Novosti, "Draft law on restoring Ukraine’s nuclear status was registered at Ukraine’s Parliament on Wednesday at the request of Svoboda party."

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