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    Republicans warn Obama not to veto defense policy bill
    Oct21

    Republicans warn Obama not to veto defense policy bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republicans sent President Barack Obama a $612 billion defense policy bill on Tuesday, warning him not to veto it as part of a partisan fight over government spending.House Speaker John Boehner noted that the annual bill is one of the few bipartisan measures in Congress that has readily become law 53 consecutive...

    Arsenal revive Champions League hopes, Chelsea held
    Oct21

    Arsenal revive Champions League hopes, Chelsea held

    Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil struck late on as Arsenal gave their Champions League hopes a shot in the arm with a stirring 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Chelsea had to settle for a 0-0 draw away to Dynamo Kiev but reigning European champions Barcelona won in Belarus and Bayer...

    Why the New Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich Is the Voice of Modern Russia
    Oct21

    Why the New Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich Is the Voice of Modern Russia

    Svetlana Alexievich is the voice of modern Russia. Her non-fiction narratives, based on interviews with witnesses, are literary testaments of her country’s turbulent history from the Second World War to the perestroika euphoria and its disenchanting aftermath. The news that she is the receiver of this year’s Nobel prize in literature...

    Dewar knows, ‘there’s no safe seat’
    Oct21

    Dewar knows, ‘there’s no safe seat’

    “Did you get the number of the truck that hit me?” Paul Dewar asked. “It was a big, red truck.” On Tuesday, Dewar, his wife and a dozen volunteers were clearing out the Somerset St. W. storefront that had been Dewar’s campaign headquarters since August. The 52-year-old was still processing his electoral loss in Ottawa Centre, confessing he...

    How Putin’s Ukrainian Dream Turned Into a Nightmare
    Oct20

    How Putin’s Ukrainian Dream Turned Into a Nightmare

    Kiev and the West are winning. Now is not the time to let Moscow off the hook. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ousted President Takes Ukraine to European Court of Human Rights
    Oct20

    Ousted President Takes Ukraine to European Court of Human Rights

    Viktor Yanukovych has accused Ukraine of “violations of his human rights.” …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Forces, Rebels Pull Back Tanks In Donetsk
    Oct20

    Ukrainian Forces, Rebels Pull Back Tanks In Donetsk

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia rebels say they have begun withdrawing tanks and smaller weapons from the front line in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Stephen Harper: The political outsider who sought a conservative revolution
    Oct20

    Stephen Harper: The political outsider who sought a conservative revolution

    He came to power as an outsider from Calgary determined to knock down the eastern establishment and make conservatism a powerful force in Canada. A decade later, Stephen Harper leaves office with only some of his objectives achieved and with a mixed record of actions that sometimes ran counter to his principles and promises. “We can create a...

    With NATO Air Base Expansion, Russia Accuses Estonia Of ‘Provocative Step’
    Oct20

    With NATO Air Base Expansion, Russia Accuses Estonia Of ‘Provocative Step’

    Russia called Estonia’s planned expansion of its Amair air base to make room for additional NATO aircraft a “provocative step,” Russian media reported Tuesday. The statement from the Russian government comes at a moment of increased tensions across Europe over Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and airstrikes in Syria. …read more...

    IBM IS GETTING SMOKED: Here’s what a one-point move in IBM does to the Dow (DIA, IBM)
    Oct20

    IBM IS GETTING SMOKED: Here’s what a one-point move in IBM does to the Dow (DIA, IBM)

    IBM is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the 30-stock index that aims to be representative of the US economy. At $$141.16 right now, IBM is down $8.06, or 5.4%, since Monday’s market close. That is taking 53.84 points off the Dow. How’d we compute that? The Dow is peculiar in that it is a price-weighted index, meaning...