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We shoppers aren’t to blame for food waste. Guess who is

Supermarkets pass the buck to the consumer, but jettisoning food is hard-wired into their systems<p>Last year, Tesco’s food waste mountain amounted to 59,400 tonnes. If you’re finding that figure hard to envisage, it’s the equivalent of 119m meals, and an increase of 4% on the year before. From this …

Agriculture

Kerry: Russia supports finding a diplomatic solution to crisis in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday after four hours of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia had reaffirmed its commitment to finding a diplomatic solution in Ukraine but had not agreed to move Russian troops from the Ukraine border.<p>"We both made suggestions as …

Pro-Russians storm Ukrainian navy base in Crimea - CNN.com

<b>Simferopol, Crimea (CNN)</b> -- A deadline Ukraine's acting President gave Crimea's separatist leaders to release hostages came and went without apparent incident Wednesday, after pro-Russian activists stormed the former Soviet state's navy headquarters in the region.<p>Amid signs the uneasy standoff …

Ukrainian MP assaults television station chief for 'pro-Russian' stance

Footage of Igor Miroshnichenko and five men forcing Oleksandr Panteleymonov to write resignation leader released online<p>Ukraine's new government was facing a stern test of resolve after a nationalist Ukrainian MP physically assaulted the head of a television station in Kiev and forced him to write a …

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Tory Eurosceptics urge: tell Angela Merkel we are serious about leaving EU

John Redwood urges David Cameron to warn German chancellor during her visit to London that Britain may vote to exit<p>Angela Merkel should be made aware during a visit to London this week that the rising tide of Euroscepticism in Britain could cause the country to leave the EU, Tory MPs said on …

Common Core's 'critical juncture'

The rollout of the Common Core academic standards is at a “critical juncture,” as teachers are increasingly skeptical of the initiative — and could turn against it in large numbers, scuttling its chances of success, the president of the nation’s largest teachers union said Thursday.<p>Dennis Van …

FCC Tries to Help Emergency Responders Find 911 Cell-Phone Callers

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion voted Thursday to move ahead with a pro­pos­al to re­quire cell-phone car­ri­ers to provide more …

Obama under pressure to wield more than 'rhetoric' in Ukraine crisis

President Obama is being pressed to act quickly on the crisis in Ukraine amid accusations that his administration is straddling the fence, as dozens more people were killed Thursday in clashes on the streets of Kiev.<p>Amid reports that possible sanctions may be on the fast track, White House …