By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY BANCO SANTANDER Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | View in your browser Don’t care about climate change? Or about the recent floods in Mallorca or in Southern France? Well perhaps you’ll care about this, via the New York Times: Heat and drought could threaten the world’s supply of barley — and thus beer. GOOD MORNING. Speaking of beer, a pro tip: A cousin of mine (I’ve got plenty) studied food chemistry. One of his oft-cited maxims: Beer doesn’t go off, not even way after its sell-by date. But on to less serious business. We’ll discuss this week’s EU summit, Brexit and recent elections (especially the one in Bavaria, which has left behind a hangover that won’t be over any time soon). SUMMITRY PREVIEW CLOSING BORDERS NOT ENOUGH: Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has often declared that closing migrants’ routes to Europe will destroy people … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Banco Santander: Operation ‘Save Merkel’ — Accidental Americans seek USexit — RIP Daphne
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A mother's intuition that something is wrong with her daughter living in Los Angeles led police to a house of horrors. Inside, they found Iana Kasian, 30, brutally murdered. Where the trail of blood led them could easily be the subject of big-screen movie script or a novel. Olga Kasian was concerned when she hadn't heard from her daughter, who was living with Blake Leibel in West Hollywood. Leibel, the son of a wealthy Canadian real estate family, moved in his 20s to Hollywood to make it big. Living a trust-fund dream life, he directed an offbeat film and was the co-author of a graphic novel about a vicious murder. "I had this feeling that something was wrong," Olga Kasian tells "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher. Kasian called police, who eventually gained access to the home. Police found Iana, who recently gave birth to a daughter with Leibel, dead. "In my almost 30 years, I've never been involved in a more heinous crime than this," says Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department … [Read more...] about Was Hollywood producer’s graphic novel a blueprint for murder?
‘When I saw Malvina I knew that little girl was going to be my daughter... it’s been a journey of blood, sweat and tears, but worth every bit of it’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It took Nina Noddings two gruelling years to adopt her beautiful daughter, Malvina, from Russia and just five months to capture the highs and lows of the painstaking journey in an inspirational new book. In what is a must read for anyone considering adopting a child from overseas, Malvina The Special Little Girl Who Stole Our Hearts is a touching, yet practical, story of one couple's determination to become new parents. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/when-i-saw-malvina-i-knew-that-little-girl-was-going-to-be-my-daughter-its-been-a-journey-of-blood-sweat-and-tears-but-worth-every-bit-of-it-37147391.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37147383.ece/f2e01/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-24_lif_42721443_I1.JPG Email It took Nina Noddings two gruelling years to … [Read more...] about ‘When I saw Malvina I knew that little girl was going to be my daughter… it’s been a journey of blood, sweat and tears, but worth every bit of it’
The 9th annual Odesa International Film Festival has concluded after granting awards to the winners during the closing ceremony on July 21. The festival presented the Golden Duke statuettes to the best works in the international and national competition programs and also announced the winner of the Grand Prix. The festival was held on July 13-21 and screened over 100 movies from over 40 countries. The program also included a series of workshops and public talks. During his speech at the ceremony, Culture Minister Yevhen Nyshchuk described the Odesa International Film Festival as a major film and cultural event. “It’s the evidence that we are part of the European and world cinematography context. That we are growing and developing,” Nyshchuk said. The festival presented the Grand Prix to Belarusian director Darya Zhuk for her film “Crystal Swan,” which tells the story of a woman living in Belarus and dreaming of moving to the United States. The Grand Prix … [Read more...] about Odesa International Film Festival screens over 100 movies, names winners (PHOTOS)
The announcement by international investigators that they have uncovered evidence of Kremlin culpability in the shooting down of flight MH17 is a development of significance, and comes at a time when relations between Russia and the West are in one of the worst states since the days of the Cold War. The Joint Investigation Team which had been examining the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukraine July 2014, killing 298 people, hold they have “legal and convincing evidence which will stand in a courtroom”. Not only had the BUK missile system come from across the Russian border, they say, but it has been narrowed down to the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade based in Kursk. The inquiry had been carried out by crash experts, police and prosecutors from the Netherlands, where the flight took off, Ukraine and Malaysia. Wilbert Paulissen, a Dutch member of the investigation team told a press conference “all the vehicles in a convoy carrying the missiles were part of … [Read more...] about ‘Increasing aggression’ from Russia, as investigators blame Moscow for shooting down of MH17