Friday Aug 8
Traders debate implications for grain after Russian ban
EU grain s closed mixed, but with wheat mostly lower, in light consolidation following yesterday's decent gains.
Putin edges toward a personal Waterloo
Putin edges toward a personal Waterloo By Ehsan M Ahrari The final verdict is already in: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the new bad man and the face of a new "villain" of the West.
From Andropov to Putin: The Last Spasm of a Decrepit Dictatorship
Kremlinology is back on the daily agenda. This can hardly be considered good news.
The Daily Caller
Putin's Great Advantage: He Thinks Like A Freak
One of the classic cartoons by offbeat humorist Gary Larson showed two pioneers huddled behind a covered wagon, shotguns raised, watching an Indian's flaming arrow ignite the wagon just inches above their heads.