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Cyprus' ongoing conflict has a new victim: halloumi cheese

Cyprus has a long history of conflict. But 40 years after it was invaded by Turkey, that conflict is fueling an ongoing dispute over a popular Cypriot cheese. 727 more words

Russia's secret weapon against Europe: Deflation

The euro zone has been flirting with deflation for months, with prices rising by a mere 0.4% last month, the weakest rate in years. As prices slip further and further from the European Central Bank’s 2% target, the risk of the “ 442 more words

Schools, hospitals, and prisons in Europe can thank Putin for all the free peaches

From Polish apples to Belgian pears, Italian peaches, and Spanish nectarines, the European Union shipped $1.7 billion worth of fruit to Russia last year. Russia’s… 389 more words

Russia's embargo is about to flood Europe with cheap fruit and vegetables

There are only so many apples that Polish people can eat. In response to a Russian ban on Polish apple imports last month, Poles have been munching on more of the fruit in a… 331 more words

How to tell if the new sanctions on Russia are working

The EU and the US announced new sanctions against Russia today, with Europe banning a laundry list of activities and exports—no more pulsed electron accelerators or live Marburg viruses allowed—which the US matched by… 433 more words