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    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children
    Feb19

    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children

    The United Nations children’s agency says the conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected 580,000 children close to the front lines and in areas not under government control in the volatile east. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Obama in Havana: Turn Back to Human Rights
    Feb19

    Obama in Havana: Turn Back to Human Rights

    Ana Quintana Diplomacy, The Castro regime has a long history of using violence and poverty as tools of repression. Earlier this week, President Obama announced plans to visit Cuba in March. Logically—and more importantly—strategically, the visit makes no sense. Mr. Obama and General Raul Castro have already met. Their famous handshake occurred...

    The Pentagon went $106 million over budget to build Afghanistan’s defense headquarters
    Feb19

    The Pentagon went $106 million over budget to build Afghanistan’s defense headquarters

    Thomson ReutersThe United States has spent $154.7 million, three times the original estimate, to build the Afghan Ministry of Defense headquarters in Kabul, according to a top federal watchdog. The price tag for the five-story building was initially set at $48.7 million but because of “problems with the contract from the outset,” the cost...

    Top seeds Nadal and Ferrer reach quarterfinals in Rio
    Feb19

    Top seeds Nadal and Ferrer reach quarterfinals in Rio

    The King of Clay: Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Nicolas Almagro of Spain, during a Rio Open tennis match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)The King of Clay Rafael Nadal and defending champion David Ferrer are into the quarterfinals of the Rio Open, the third clay-court tournament in the month-long swing around...

    Iran bank wins ruling against EU sanctions
    Feb19

    Iran bank wins ruling against EU sanctions

    Ruling strengthens $4bn damages claim against British government …read more Source: Financial...

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition
    Feb19

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out. The move by Samopomich (Self Help), which has 26 seats in the 450-seat parliament, leaves the coalition partners with 217 votes. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s...

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko: White House
    Feb19

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a telephone call on Thursday, commended Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on the passage of anti-corruption legislation sought by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, the White House said. …read more Source:...

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition
    Feb19

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out. …read more Source: U.S....

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko – White House
    Feb19

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a telephone call on Thursday, commended Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on the passage of anti-corruption legislation sought by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko: White House
    Feb19

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a telephone call on Thursday, commended Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on the… …read more Source:...