There are few things more American than a meal at McDonald's — which might be bad news for the restaurant's 418 Russian locations. A Russian consumer protection agency has, in fact, filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s in Russia, believe it or not. The lawsuit alleges its food violates health codes and has too many calories. If successful, McDonald's could have to remove cheeseburgers, milkshakes and the Filet-o-Fish from its menu. But as tensions between the US and Russia escalate, the targeting of a premier American brand is raising eyebrows. NBC said McDonald's "could be the next victim of a proxy war" between the two powers. Full transcript >>
IDIOM AND WORDPLAY
Beef is meat from a cow, but it's also an informal word for a complaint. If you have a beef with someone, you’re not sharing a steak, you have a gripe.