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    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17
    Jan17

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17

    Saudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not yet healed, a leading human rights group said. Badawi was sentenced in May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid New Fighting
    Jan17

    Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid New Fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine peace talks failed Friday as hostilities intensified between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in the east. The escalation in fighting has centered on the airport of the rebel stronghold, Donetsk, where rebel militia have renewed efforts to dislodge government troops. Separatists say they have almost...

    Ukraine: Nationalist Flags, Insignia and Curious Symbolism
    Jan17

    Ukraine: Nationalist Flags, Insignia and Curious Symbolism

    A year ago, during protests against the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych, Kiev’s Maidan square was full of activist encampments and a plethora of diverse political flags. On the Maidan, nationalism was often associated with pro-European Union sentiment, and indeed EU blue and yellow flags could be seen fluttering alongside the...

    Lithuania to Citizens: In Case of Russian Invasion, ‘Do Your Job Worse Than Usual’
    Jan17

    Lithuania to Citizens: In Case of Russian Invasion, ‘Do Your Job Worse Than Usual’

    Amid intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels, the international airport in Donetsk has become a kind of post-apocalyptic microcosm of the shadow war playing out in eastern Ukraine. And on Friday, rebels claimed that they had finally seized control of the once-gleaming airport and defeated a band of Ukrainian troops who...

    Sofia’s Choice
    Jan16

    Sofia’s Choice

    Bulgaria is becoming the latest wishbone in the struggle between Moscow’s efforts to assert its energy dominance over Europe and the West’s efforts to cage that gassy bear. The latest chapter came Thursday, Jan. 15, when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, to visit the newly elected,...

    Obama and Cameron pledge to jointly tackle domestic threats
    Jan16

    Obama and Cameron pledge to jointly tackle domestic threats

    In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. …read more Source:...

    Drone video shows scale of destruction at Donetsk airport
    Jan16

    Drone video shows scale of destruction at Donetsk airport

    The $400 million Donetsk Airport now lies in ruins after months of battles between Ukrainian forces and separatists vying for its control, a video flyby confirms On Friday, separatist in Donetsk claimed they had taken control of the entire airport that has become a symbol for the struggle for control in the country’s east Ukrainian...

    Rich Women Are Younger And Better Educated Than Their Male Counterparts
    Jan16

    Rich Women Are Younger And Better Educated Than Their Male Counterparts

    FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Rich Women Are Younger And Better Educated Than Their Male Counterparts (Financial Advisor Magazine) High-income women — those with $200,000 or more in household income — are younger and better-educated than male affluent...

    More Soldiers, Civilians Killed in E. Ukraine Fighting
    Jan16

    More Soldiers, Civilians Killed in E. Ukraine Fighting

    Fighting between Ukrainian government and separatist forces in the country’s east claimed more lives Friday, as an intense battle for control of the Donetsk airport continued. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said six servicemen had been killed and 18 wounded over the preceding 24 hours, and that a civilian had been killed in a...

    Health System Collapsing in Conflict-ridden E. Ukraine
    Jan16

    Health System Collapsing in Conflict-ridden E. Ukraine

    The World Health Organization reports the health care system in eastern Ukraine’s conflict-ridden Donbas region is collapsing. WHO says more than five million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in areas under the control of pro-Russian militants fighting for a separate state are in dire need of health care services. Ukraine’s...