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Cocoa Industry in Crisis: Fertilizer Shortages and Weak Demand Push Prices to New Lows

Cocoa farmers continue to face difficulties as global demand weakens and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine limits exports of fertilizers. Cocoa prices have dropped moderately in recent weeks, with both NY and London cocoa posting 2-week and 1-month lows, respectively. According to the European Cocoa Association, Q4 cocoa grindings in Europe fell by 1.7%…

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Rally deportation of Crimean Tatars. Ukraine. Photo by: kaktuse.

Local and Unwanted: How Russian Government Violates Tatars Human Rights in Annexed Crimea

Kyiv, Ukraine (VIAnews) – The first episode of the Tatars’ rights restraint took place after the Russian Empire annexation of the Crimean peninsula from the Ottoman Empire in 1783. The new government seized lands and properties, using its power to deprive Crimean Tatars of their rights, which caused a mass migration to the Ottoman Empire….

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Georgian ex-President, Mikheil Saakashvili, in Kiev.

The Story of Return: How Former Georgian President Struggles for Power in Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine (VIAnews) – Back in 2015, the ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili obtained the Ukrainian citizenship from the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Mr. Saakashvili was also appointed as Governor of the Odessa region and head of Advisory International Council for Reforms. In September 2015, a national online petition demanding to make Mr. Saakashvili the…

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