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Chocolate Raspberry Creme Trifle

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Chocolate raspberry trifle recipe perfect for summer entertaining

Follow @CanoeLifestyle<p>Entertaining in summer is a much more casual affair and lends itself so nicely to being outdoors.<p>I like to do a buffet style of …

Chocolate and raspberry trifle

Step 1<p>Place biscuit in a glass bowl. Reserve 25g (1/4 cup) of the raspberries. Sprinkle remaining raspberries over biscuit. Drizzle with 100ml of …

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Carolyn Hax: Husband’s contempt for stay-at-home moms is a sign of a closed mind

<i>Adapted from a recent online discussion .</i><p><i>Dear Carolyn:</i><p><i>My husband and I both work and are excited about starting a family soon. My husband loves his career and it is probably the biggest element of his identity. I like my job but would really like to be able to stay home for a few years with</i> …

We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970

The new Living Planet Index report from the World Wildlife Fund opens with a jaw-dropping statistic: we've killed roughly half of the world's non-human vertebrate animal population since 1970.<p>The main culprits? Exploitation (i.e., overfishing and overhunting), and habitat degradation.<p>The WWF data …

The world respects George Clooney’s wish for a private wedding. Not.

Sept. 28, 2014<p>Sunday<p>Sept. 27, 2014<p>Saturday<p>Sept. 26, 2014<p>The longtime bachelor Clooney and the human rights lawyer Alamuddin, who wed in 2014, welcomed a girl and a boy, Ella and Alexander, the couple announced in a joint statement.<p>The longtime bachelor Clooney and the human rights lawyer Alamuddin, …

With Russian Convoy in Ukraine, Defiant Putin Stays One Step Ahead

When Barack Obama’s administration sanctioned a prominent Russian bank after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Ukraine Seeks Foreign Investment, as Cease-Fire Holds

Less than a month into a cease-fire with separatists in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko is already outlining ambitious goals to rebuild …

Russian Troops in Ukraine Shape NATO's Counter to Putin

NATO’s response to Russia’s latest incursion into Ukrainian territory came into focus on Tuesday — and it’s forceful.<p>Russian tanks, troops, and …

Even on Financial Front, Ukraine and Russia on Opposing Sides

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>As Ukraine’s battle against separatists along the border with Russia intensifies, the conflict threatens to bleed the …

Russian Credibility on Ukraine Low at U.N. Meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly defied the international community’s wishes regarding Ukraine, first by annexing Crimea then by …

The Kremlin doesn’t have a blank check from Russians for its Ukraine policy

<i>The following is a guest post from Thomas Sherlock, a professor of political science at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Military Academy, the United States Army or the Department of …

Why the Montgomery County Board of Education hired outside lawyers

<i>The writer is president of the Montgomery County Board of Education.</i><p>When concerns were raised last spring about Montgomery County Board of Education member expenses and credit card usage, the board and I knew it was important that we undergo a swift and thorough process to understand the scope of …

In Latvia, fresh fears of aggression as Kremlin warns about Russian minorities

RIGA, Latvia — As top Kremlin officials have sounded ominous new warnings that they will defend ethnic Russians wherever they live, Latvia, the NATO nation with the highest proportion of Russians, is feeling like it is in the crosshairs.<p>Six months into a bloody conflict in Ukraine, where …

Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine are in a gas dispute as winter approaches

KIEV, Ukraine — The frigid water that comes out of the “hot” faucet of Alexander Korniienko’s shower in Kiev is a warning for his nation: After months without natural gas shipments from Russia, Ukraine may be facing a chilly winter.<p>Ukrainians are layering their sweaters in preparation for yet …