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Russian ban on U.S. food won't be felt in Montana

Russia’s ban on food imported from the West won’t make a ruble’s difference to Montana farmers, officials have said.

August 11, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Neutral solution: A Finland model for Ukraine?

WASHINGTON — After months of war fever over Ukraine, perhaps the biggest surprise is that citizens there will be voting to choose a new government in elections that observers predict will be free and fair in most areas.

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: How to make tax day fun for the 99%

WASHINGTON — Tax day is always a busy day for the tax hysteric crowd: the folks who think it is outrageous that we tax people to pay for things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and infrastructure.

April 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Will Putin's Ukraine gamble backfire?

WASHINGTON — It’s a stunning comparison that, in some ways, explains everything about the crisis in Ukraine. Back in 1990, average per-person incomes in Poland and Ukraine were roughly equal, about $8,000 in each country. By 2012, they no longer were, reports economist Anders Aslund of the P…

March 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Russian revanchism: Putin's catastrophic error in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Napoleon is said to have cautioned during an 1805 battle: "When the enemy is making a false movement, we must take good care not to interrupt him." The citation is also sometimes rendered as "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Whatever the precise wording, …

March 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Baucus heads to European Union for trade talks

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., travels to Europe on Monday to tackle trade issues concerning Montana pork and barley, as well as wind energy.

October 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mario Draghi skips Jackson Hole as ECB shapes bond plans

FRANKFURT, Germany - European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has called off his trip to an annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, due to a heavy workload as top ECB officials shape their plans to intervene in bond markets and lower borrowing costs for indebted governments.

August 28, 2012 8:18 amLoading…

Montanans evacuated from Tajikistan city

BOZEMAN — The Bozeman-based Central Asia Institute says its communications director and a photographer on Saturday were evacuated from the eastern Tajikistan city of Khorog where they were stranded for a week when violence erupted between warlords and government troops.

July 28, 2012 6:03 pmLoading…
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.

April 05, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…
Rehberg wants Taiwan trade ban lifted

Rehberg wants Taiwan trade ban lifted

Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., and other lawmakers are pressuring Taiwan to drop trade restrictions on American pork and beef treated with the leaning agent ractopamine.

March 15, 2012 12:19 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: 'Super Mario' scores short-term stability for Europe

WASHINGTON — Two years into the European debt crisis, there was something faintly comical about the headline in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal: "Leaders of Euro Zone Agree on Closer Union." That phrase must be on a program key on computers in Brussels.

February 02, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Politics, economics trap Europe in purgatory

WASHINGTON -- By now, it's obvious that adopting the euro was a colossal blunder. It may rank as Europe's worst policy mistake since World War II. The virtues of the common currency -- it reduced transaction costs and the uncertainty of fluctuating exchange rates among national monies -- wer…

December 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Obama finds unwilling partners for international action

WASHINGTON — There was some head-scratching in Washington last week at the presentation of the Medal of Freedom to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The previous foreign recipients included Pope John Paul II, who championed the freedom of Eastern Europe; Nelson Mandela, who triumphed over apa…

June 12, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Pray for Japan, worry for Europe

WASHINGTON — While the world has been transfixed with Japan, Europe has been struggling to avoid another financial crisis. On any Richter scale of economic threats, this may ultimately matter more than Japan’s grim tragedy. One reason is size. Europe represents about 20 percent of the world …

March 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
RMC debate team members return from Slovenia

RMC debate team members return from Slovenia

Although members of the Rocky Mountain College debate team traveled to Slovenia in November for a debate camp, there was no time for sightseeing.

December 10, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

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