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It's Not All Russia's Fault

Eastern Ukraine is a mess. But Kremlin meddling is hardly the whole story.<p>The crisis in eastern Ukraine is far from over.<p>On Monday, the moderate mayor of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, was shot while riding his bicycle. Pro-Russian separatists have seized another government building in …

Security Insiders: NATO Unprepared to Counter Newly Aggressive Russia

A whop­ping three-quar­ters of <i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i>‘s Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity In­siders said the NATO al­li­ance is not pre­pared to counter a newly …

China's High-Speed Rail Is So Popular, It's Hurting the Domestic Airline Industry

The race-tinged generation gap that shapes American politics

WASHINGTON – New data from Gallup starkly illustrates how a racially tinged generation gap has shaped American politics in the Obama era – a reality that likely will hurt Democrats this year, even as it threatens to damage Republican prospects for the future.<p>Americans 65 and older have become …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial

Tom Sullivan never thought much about guns or gun control — until his son was killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. The gunman wielded a rifle with a 100-round magazine.<p>Sullivan is convinced that if Colorado's ban on high-capacity magazines had been in effect, his son Alex may have …

Venezuela troops take back protest-torn city

Army and police dismantle barricades in San Cristobal following operation to drive out anti-government protesters.<p>The Venezuelan army and police had taken back entire neighbourhoods of a city at the centre of anti-government demonstrations, with soldiers clearing the streets of barricades after …

Russia sets terms for Ukraine deal as 40,000 troops mass on border

Russia on Sunday night repeated its demand that the US and its European partners accept its proposal that ethnic Russian regions of eastern and southern Ukraine be given extensive autonomous powers independent of Kiev as a condition for agreeing a diplomatic solution to the crisis over its …

California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics

By Susan Rose, Women's eNews<p>(WOMENSENEWS)-- California boasts two female senators.<p>We are the only state to advance women's reproductive rights in the last few years.<p>The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since 2002, …

Sex Offenders No More? Iowa Reconsiders Tough Law on HIV Exposure

U.S. news<p>In 2006, a few years after Leslie Flaggs learned she had contracted HIV, she made a new friend at her church in Sioux City, Iowa. As her relationship with the man turned from Bible study to intimacy, Flaggs said, she revealed to him that she had the disease.<p>But the man went to police in …

Are there hidden risks in the Alibaba IPO?

It could be the biggest U.S.-listed initial public offering ever, according to the Financial Times. A mix of Amazon.com AMZN, -0.64% eBay EBAY, …

U.S. is running low on some basic medicines

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Bitcoin Battle: Warren Buffett vs. Marc Andreessen

Earlier this month, famed dealmaker Warren Buffett warned investors to stay away from Bitcoin, calling it “a mirage,” saying that, while it may be a better way of transmitting money, the “idea that it has some huge intrinsic value is just a joke.” While interviewing Bitcoin investor Marc Andreessen …