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Meet 13-Year-Old Conservative Activist CJ Pearson

CJ Pearson, a 13-year-old, has become an overnight sensation online for a video criticizing President Barack Obama for inviting clock-making high …

Islamic State crisis: New strikes near Syria-Turkey border

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Middle East

Indonesia tells the United States how to defeat jihadists with soft power

Indonesia, home to the world’s largest population of Muslims, had some words of advice for the United States for defeating the extremist group Islamic State and other like-minded jihadists.<p>“Once ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] can be defeated militarily, we will urgently need to come up with …

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Russia warns it will respond if interests attacked in Ukraine

Russia issued a blunt warning on Wednesday that it would respond if its interests were attacked in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in the east of the country braced for a new military offensive by Kiev.<p>The threat by the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, in which he recalled the 2008 war with …

Ukraine Foreign Minister Speaks of Mistrust—and a Truce

In an exclusive interview, Ukraine’s foreign minister says that over Easter he has halted confrontations with Russian-backed separatists in the east. …

Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk: 'Putin trying to restore Soviet Union'

Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to "restore the Soviet Union", in an interview on US television.<p>Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Mr Yatsenyuk says that if Mr Putin is successful, it will be "the biggest disaster of this …

Russia

Donetsk Greets the Ukraine Crisis With a Shrug

Apart from a small barricade of tires blocking the backdoor, there was no outward sign that the city hall in Ukraine’s fifth largest city, Donetsk, …

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers as pro-Russia militants seize more buildings

Pro-Russia militants seized another government building in eastern Ukraine Monday, hours after a deadline set by the Ukrainian government for gunmen to surrender their weapons passed early Monday, with no immediate sign of any action to force the insurgents out.<p>The Associated Press reported that …

Pro-Russia police help foil Ukraine crackdown in east

MOSCOW — Ukrainian police sympathetic to pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings helped thwart a threatened crackdown Monday, undermining the government's credibility and encouraging the gunmen to grab more facilities.<p>Ukraine's Interior Ministry said in a statement that it planned to …

Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police

BEIJING (AP) — His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. The …

After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

<i>Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, Chinese students were mourning the death of a reformist leader. But what began as mourning evolved into mass protests demanding democracy. Demonstrators remained in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, day after day, until their protests were brutally suppressed by</i> …

Obama and Putin Had a Tense Phone Call About Ukraine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The White House has announced that on Monday night, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir …

Syria's conflict raises Turkey tension | Iran

<b>Samandag, Turkey -</b> Men sit playing cards in a cafe perched beside the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The craggy peak of Mount Aqraa stretches away in the distance.<p>For much of the past month, the roar of artillery fire has boomed down from the mountain and along the streets of the normally …

Troop carriers enter east Ukraine town bearing Russian, separatist flags

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Six armored troop carriers entered the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk on Wednesday carrying the Russian national flag and the banner of pro-Russian separatists, a Reuters eyewitness said.<p>Armed men, wearing black and orange ribbons of St. George - a symbol widely …

Apple Testing 65-Inch iTV Panels With Korean Supplier [Rumor]

Are we finally getting closer to the existence of the Apple TV set Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson he had “finally cracked?”<p>According to a new rumor/report from the South Korea-based <i>Korea Herald</i>, an “unnamed” South Korean display manufacture is currently making 65-inch organic light emitting diode …

U.S. to send 2 more missile defense ships to Japan to protect from North Korea

The United States will send more missile defense ships to Japan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday, as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats.<p>North Korea has carried out a series of missile launches in recent weeks and has warned it was preparing to …

Pro-Moscow protesters seize arms, declare republic; Kiev fears invasion

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow protesters in eastern Ukraine seized arms in one city and declared a separatist republic in another, in moves Kiev described on Monday as part of a Russian-orchestrated plan to justify an invasion to dismember the country.<p>Kiev said the overnight seizure …

Russian Forces Flood Crimea; Ukraine Warns of War

Russian troops flooded the Russian-speaking Ukrainian region of Crimea on Saturday, giving President Vladimir Putin abundant options should he decide to use the new military authority his parliament gave him.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Putin by telephone Saturday after the upper house of …

Death Toll in Venezuela Protests Rises to 13

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Protests in Venezuela continued on Monday as detractors of President Nicolas Maduro took to the …

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Ukraine as it happened: Yanukovych ousted, Tymoshenko freed

The Ukrainian parliament ousted this Saturday president Yanukovych after more than three months of violent protests that killed 82 people in several cities of the country. Ukrainian lawmakers also voted to free his arch-rival, jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, greeted by thousands of …

Obama, Putin agree on need to ensure Ukraine deal works

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Friday that a deal aimed at halting bloody clashes between government forces and protesters in Ukraine needs to be implemented quickly to stabilize the country, a U.S. official said.<p>People cheer as …

China training for 'short, sharp war' against Japan

US military analyst says Beijing's military exercises designed to invade and gain control of the disputed Senkaku islands<p>China is stepping up its training for a "short, sharp war" designed to seize the disputed Senkaku islands from Japan, according to the head of US naval intelligence in the …