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George F. Will: Scotland's epic vote could change Union Jack

George F. Will: Scotland's epic vote could change Union Jack

WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep’s pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep’s stomach, then served, sometimes…

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Germany old map

Germany old map

Maps are a curious--and sometimes colorful--piece of school-inspired décor.

August 24, 2014 2:56 pm

David Ignatius: Mulling a Ukraine policy in Colorado conference

ASPEN, Colo. — At the public kickoff of a discussion here about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”

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David Ignatius: Ukraine poses existential crisis for Obama, too

WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the U.S. or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t, as the limited…

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Turf battle: Kids map out answers at state geography contest

Turf battle: Kids map out answers at state geography contest

Is it any wonder that a kid like Justin Ramey, 14 years old, from Eureka, would make it to the final round of the Montana Geographic Bee?

April 04, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Russia's (overblown) natural gas weapon

WASHINGTON — The continuing Ukrainian crisis has cast a specter over Europe: a natural gas cutoff. Russia supplies 30 percent of Europe’s natural gas. In any tit-for-tat exchange of sanctions, this seems the ultimate weapon, dwarfing almost anything Europe and the United States could deploy.…

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Guest opinion: Georgia redux: Putin tries old tactics in Crimea

Here in the Caucasus Republic of Georgia, my friends and neighbors were not surprised by Russia’s invasion of Crimea. After all, Georgia has suffered at the hands of similar Russian practices since 1992.

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Award-winning equestrian and Miss Montana dies

Award-winning equestrian and Miss Montana dies

Billings horsewoman Carol Fraser traveled to Europe in the 1940s to learn classical dressage and jumping, bringing those skills back to Montana to train hundreds of students.

December 13, 2013 4:33 pm Photos

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Hungarian Nut Roll page 2

Hungarian Nut Roll page 2

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Uskoski signs with Japanese team

Devin Uskoski, who led Rocky Mountain College to the NAIA championship in 2009, has signed a one-year contact with one of the top professional basketball teams in Japan.

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UW researcher warns of virus decimating European livestock

UW researcher warns of virus decimating European livestock

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming researcher is warning domestic livestock producers to be on the lookout for a new virus that has been decimating cattle, goats and sheep in Europe.

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Travel and Leisure: Here are some travel trends to watch in 2013

Travel and Leisure: Here are some travel trends to watch in 2013

With each of these columns, my aim is to give practical, actionable travel tips for the corporate traveler. Recently, I was asked what to expect for 2013 when it came to the “economical nuts and bolts” of business travel in general this year. As a lot of companies are trying their best to fo…

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Construction Zone: Pure Pilates will strengthen your core, improve your fitness

Construction Zone: Pure Pilates will strengthen your core, improve your fitness

Michelle Berger embraces vitality.

December 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cruising on the romantic Rhine

Cruising on the romantic Rhine

AMSTERDAM — I've been a land-based traveler for most of my life. Motor coaches and cars have helped me explore everything from Italy's Tuscany region to Ireland's Rings of Kerry. But recently I discovered a love for river cruising.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Robert J. Samuelson: Global market change demands new economic thinking

WASHINGTON -- We live in a world of broken models. To understand why world leaders can't easily fix the global economy, you have to realize that the economic models on which the United States, Europe and China relied are collapsing. The models differ, but the breakdowns are occurring simulta…

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UW students to teach horsemanship in Europe

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- University of Wyoming students will be teaching horsemanship to riders in Europe this summer.

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Avitus Group announces expansion into Europe

Avitus Group announces expansion into Europe

Avitus Group, a Billings company that helps clients deal with a wide range of business functions, has launched a new service to assist American companies interested in doing business in Europe.

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Montana women hunt for clues to possible POW camps

Montana women hunt for clues to possible POW camps

HAMILTON — Buried at the bottom of an inside page of a May 1946 edition of a Ravalli County newspaper is a small story about a remarkable coincidence at the farm of Homer Bailey.

February 02, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…

Economists: Slow growth ahead for state, local economy

Sluggish consumer spending and higher inflation sapped the economic recovery last year, and economists are predicting only modest growth in Yellowstone County for 2012, despite a bright outlook for energy development and agriculture.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama's critics still look abroad to discredit him

WASHINGTON — This is what progress looks like for a president named Barack Hussein Obama.

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