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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Russia Says US Overstepped Bounds in Ukraine, Forced Response
    Apr16

    Russia Says US Overstepped Bounds in Ukraine, Forced Response

    The U.S. is seeking to bring Ukraine into its orbit, forcing Russia to respond, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. …read more Source:...

    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...

    Pro-Russian journalist and MP killed a day apart in Ukraine
    Apr16

    Pro-Russian journalist and MP killed a day apart in Ukraine

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, April 16 (UPI) — A pro-Russian journalist and a pro-Russian former member of parliament have been killed in separate shootings one day apart in Kiev, Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    European Agency Denies Its Observers Gave Ukrainian Military Positions To Pro-Russian Rebels
    Apr16

    European Agency Denies Its Observers Gave Ukrainian Military Positions To Pro-Russian Rebels

    Accused of giving away Ukrainian army positions to pro-Russian rebels, the agency tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is denying the charge, saying its observers are impartial. Charges that the locations of Ukrainian units have been given to their foes have surfaced more than once since the Organization for Security and...

    Death Threats for Destroying Soviet Symbols
    Apr16

    Death Threats for Destroying Soviet Symbols

    Kharkiv, Ukraine—As fighting continues to escalate in east Ukraine, a pro-Russian separatist group calling itself the “Kharkiv Partisans” declared that it would execute five Ukrainian civilians for every Communist monument destroyed, underscoring worries that a recent law banning Soviet symbols might escalate tensions in the war-torn country. The...