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Stolen passports raise possibility of terrorism in missing flight

Uncertainty over the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was further compounded Saturday by reports that two men whose names matched those on the passenger manifest had reported their passports stolen.<p>Malaysian authorities apparently did not check the stolen documents on an international …

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By Fareed Zakaria | Join me and explore global issues and engage with diverse and unique perspectives.<p>POLITICO Live on Twitter: ".@byron_auguste: …

Looking Back in Anger

From left: Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu, president Vladimir Putin, and commander of the Russian Western Military District Troops Anatoly …

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has lost the plot, says German chancellor

Vladimir Putin has lost the plot over Ukraine, according to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.<p>US reports said Merkel phoned Barack Obama on Sunday evening after speaking to the Russian president to press him to back down from his invasion of Ukraine and occupation of the Crimean peninsula.<p>"She …

The Biggest Mistakes You Make Using Your Slow Cooker

Okay, so it's not entirely a fix-it-and-forget-it appliance.<p>The slow cooker makes meal prep a cinch, but be sure to avoid these common mistakes:<p>1. …

It's only been a couple years, but we'll never forget the Atkins craze and miniature desserts! 10 recipes that defined the 2000s: http://thekitc.hn/1cfVmYc Did we miss anything?

Now You May Speak: Another Cool Coffee Mug

Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?

Following SB 1062's veto, supporters are backpedaling to save face any way they can—from linguistics to redefining the original meaning of the …

Davis-Steele PR firm bought

The communications firm Levick is buying the public affairs shop founded by lobbyist Lanny Davis and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.<p>Davis — a Clinton White House attorney-turned-political consultant — will hold the title of executive vice president at Levick. Steele …

Read This Statement, And You'll Understand How Putin Sees Ukraine

REUTERS/Phil Noble Here is Russia's official statement on Ukraine. It's quite telling.<p>Some of the assertions provide insight into Vladimir Putin's view not only of the Kremlin-occupied peninsula of Crimea, but also of Ukraine as a whole. We've bolded four of them:<p>In recent days, the situation in …

Here's The Controversial Photo Of A Smiling Baby Holding A Bolt-Action Rifle

Her name is Genevieve, and at just 6-months-old, she's the center of controversy in a Connecticut community this week.<p>The photo below was snapped and uploaded to Facebook by her dad, New Haven, CT resident Christopher Duffy, who said he placed the bolt-action rifle on his child's lap to test the …

Scott Walker’s little-known scandal: When he treated welfare recipients like dogs

When Scott Walker was county executive, how he handled programs for Milwaukee’s poor will shock and amaze you<p>Among the racist jokes and emails found in recently released documents connected to the criminal probe of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2010 campaign, one stood out: A “joke” about a woman trying to …

Happy Monday

Dear Anonymous Source:<p><i>Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Mr. Obama by telephone on Sunday that after speaking with Mr. Putin she was not sure he was in touch with reality, people briefed on the call said. "In another world," she said.</i><p>I'm not sure we needed to start the week knowing …

GOP finally goes too far on Obamacare: Why the 50th repeal vote is not the charm

Last year Republicans could call for killing Obamacare, with no consequences. Now it means something very different<p>This week you're likely to read stories and headlines suggesting that House Republicans will be voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act again, or are approaching their 50th Obamacare …

Sex crimes trial of Army general highlights U.S. military justice | Reuters

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - The rare court-martial of a U.S. Army general charged with sex crimes will delve into explicit details of his adulterous affair with a female captain in two war zones, and alleged inappropriate email exchanges with several other subordinates.<p>Brigadier …

528: Meat-Eaters

Guy Gourmet: Great Chefs' Best Meals for a Lean & Healthy Body

Man cannot live on bread alone. He also needs chili and steak, tacos and jambalaya, barbecued ribs and burgers. But what about keeping body and mind …

24 Delicious Foods You Can Make Using Soda

Soda in a can is OK, but soda in a steak? That's awesome.

4 Items to Pick Up at the Market Now (and 4 to Start Eagerly Anticipating)

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We’re ready to be done with winter squash and rutabagas. (Sorry fellas, we'll see you again all too soon.) Here's what we’re shopping for now -- and what we can’t wait to be able</i> …

Alexei Navalny placed under house arrest in Russia

A court in Moscow has ordered the Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny to be placed under house arrest, after a request from investigators working on an embezzlement case.<p>Navalny and his brother Oleg face charges of stealing and laundering a total of 51m rubles (£840,000) from the cosmetics …

Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A 'Cold War Story'

Ukraine's ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, emerged Friday to give a news conference on Russian soil, not far from the Ukraine border. Russia is not only giving Yanukovych shelter — it's also carrying out military exercises that have raised alarms in Washington.<p>The U.S. says this shouldn't be a …

Ukraine pleads for Britain and US to come to its rescue as Russia accused of 'invasion'

Ukraine has called for Britain and the United States to intervene in its rapidly-escalating conflict, as the interior minister accuses Russian forces of staging an "armed invasion" in Crimea<p>Deeply worried politicians inside <b>Ukraine</b>'s parliament have pleaded with Britain and the United States to come …

Swiss Launch Yanukovych Money-Laundering Probe

Authorities in Switzerland announced Friday they have launched a corruption probe against Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Aleksander, and blocked all the potential assets that might be hidden in the Alpine nation.<p>The Geneva prosecutors' office said in a statement that the …

Russian Paper's Cartoon Takes Aim at Putin Over Crimea Crisis

A cartoon in the Moscow Times newspaper highlighted Russian President Vladimir Putin's possible ambitions in the Crimea region of neighboring Ukraine on Friday.<p>Referencing the glitch during Sochi 2014's Opening Ceremony when only four of the five Olympic rings materialized, the cartoon also was a …