China 'seals off' city after man dies of bubonic plague

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday. The 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative r [...] Read more ...

via Yahoo
22 Jul 2014

What Europe Can Do About Putin

A few weeks ago, in reaction to remarks I made at an event organized by the German Marshall Fund that were critical of the Western response in Ukraine, the Italian foreign minister — now on the short list to be the next European Union high representative for foreign affairs — asked me sardonically, “So what are you suggesting, for [...] Read more ...

via Politico
22 Jul 2014