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    Putin rebukes U.S., defends Iran missile decision
    Apr17

    Putin rebukes U.S., defends Iran missile decision

    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia’s interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile system to Iran during a marathon TV call-in show with the nation Thursday. Putin scathingly criticized Washington for refusing to see Moscow as an equal...

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers
    Apr16

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

    As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic – to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. Adam Bailes traveled with the team and has this...

    Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West
    Apr16

    Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to normalize ties with the West if it treats Moscow as an equal partner and not a “vassal.” Putin mixed promises with stern warnings and some humor...

    Canada offers $3.3M to effort to fight cybercrime in central America, Caribbean
    Apr16

    Canada offers $3.3M to effort to fight cybercrime in central America, Caribbean

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Canada is contributing $3.3 million to support measures to combat cybercrime in central America and the Caribbean.Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson made the announcement today at an international Internet security conference in the Netherlands.Nicholson says $2.8 million will go towards a joint project with...

    Putin Takes Questions: More Economy, Less Ukraine
    Apr16

    Putin Takes Questions: More Economy, Less Ukraine

    President Vladimir V. Putin used his annual national call-in show on Thursday to try to reassure Russians that economic troubles were under control. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Lavishes Praise on Modi in TIME Magazine
    Apr16

    Obama Lavishes Praise on Modi in TIME Magazine

    The list of writers of Time‘s annual 100 Most Influential People feature is usually as star-studded as the list itself. This year, you can read Elon Musk on Kanye West, or Ukrainian Prime Minister Petro Poroshenko on Angela Merkel. But even in this pantheon, one byline-subject combination stands out, and that’s Barack Obama on Narendra...

    Five Bizarre Moments From Putin’s Marathon Call-In Show
    Apr16

    Five Bizarre Moments From Putin’s Marathon Call-In Show

    If you had the chance, what would you ask Russian President Vladimir Putin? On Thursday, Putin spent four hours live on Russian state television answering questions ranging from the serious to decidedly absurd. Some 3 million questions were sent by phone and text to the annual call-in show, which has become a yearly PR highlight for the Kremlin....

    How McDonald’s Became a Target for Protest
    Apr16

    How McDonald’s Became a Target for Protest

    Protestors destroy a McDonald’s in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2006 following the Danish cartoon scandal. (Mian Khursheed/AP) On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that 130 McDonald’s locations in Japan would be closed due to lagging sales amid food scandals. This is the type of story we’re used to seeing about companies, a story where...

    Pro-Russia journalist gunned down in Ukraine
    Apr16

    Pro-Russia journalist gunned down in Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – A pro-Russian journalist was shot dead in Ukraine’s capital Thursday, leading Kiev to brand the latest murders of pro-Moscow figures an enemy “provocation”.Columnist Oles Buzyna, 45, a supporter of Ukraine’s ousted Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych, was gunned down in central Kiev by an unknown...

    Rights group critical of how Ukraine cares for disabled children
    Apr16

    Rights group critical of how Ukraine cares for disabled children

    Conflict and population displacements, tight budgets, government’s preference for institutional care mean many languish or suffer neglect and abuse …read more Source: Toronto...