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- Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalizations (Michellle Locke, Associated Press, MSN News) Legalizations are creating a burgeoning new cook book genre. There are books about cooking with herbs – and now there are books about cooking with herb.
- German GDP Shrinking Signals Fading Euro-Area Powerhouse (Stefan Riecher, Bloomberg) Hat tip to Ian R. Campbell, GEI Discussion Group, LinkedIn. Confirmation of the second quarter contraction of Germany’s GDP by 0.2% has been issued. See also GEI News: Trouble in Europe: GDP Flatlines.
- Recent articles about Ferguson:
No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing (Jesse Washington, Associated Press, MSN News)
Ferguson Police Receive Body Camera Donation (Geetika Rudra, ABC News)
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
No hope for lasting Gaza ceasefire (Sharif Nashashibi, Middle East Eye)
Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ministries (Ayman Al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami, Reuters)
Macedonia detains more than 100 illegal immigrants from Syria, Iraq (Kole Casule, Reuters)
U.N. peacekeepers from Philippines successfully extracted in firefight (Reuters) Video and transcript.
Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town (Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press, MSN News)
UN to send investigators to Iraq over Islamic State ‘atrocities’ (Ian Black, The Guardian)
Russia has ‘severed’ partnership with Europe, says Germany (AFP, MSN News)
Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town (Isabel Coles, Reuters)
Ukraine troops abandon airport ‘in face of Russian assault’ (AFP, MSN News)
Ukraine Suffers Harsh Defeat in Eastern Town (James Mason and Alan Cullison, The Wall Street Journal)
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- Five articles discuss China’s debt and growth issues;
- Three articles discuss in significant detail the question of managing corporations for extraction rather than for reinvesting for future growth.
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