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Pope Francis issues messages for canonizations of John XXIII, John Paul II : News Headlines

Catholic World News<p>April 25, 2014<p>Pope Francis has issued messages on the occasion of the upcoming canonizations of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed …

Sanctions or not, Putin is under attack by forces that no one controls

With the failure of an ultimatum to bring calm to Ukraine, the West may impose new sanctions on Russia, but if so they will come at a time that Moscow is already being undercut by a surge in supplies of gas and oil, its main exports.<p>The US and the European Union had given Russian president Vladimir …

Vladimir Putin

Putin: Ukraine is a Battlefield for the New World Order

This week in Moscow President Vladimir Putin made a major foreign policy statement, while speaking to a worldwide gathering of Russian ambassadors …

Obama: US ‘Prepared To Respond’ To Russian Aggression In Ukraine

President Obama today said the U.S. and its allies “have to be prepared – potentially – to respond,” to continued efforts by Russia to interfere in …

Affordable Care Act

Following the Ukrainian rebel fighters of Maidan - video

Russian state TV has painted the fighters of Maidan in Kiev as pro-EU thugs bent on coming to eastern Ukraine to cause carnage. But what are the revolutionaries actually doing? This film follows a small group of Maidan fighters who rebel against their commanders and begin a journey to Donetsk to …

Russia

'Grotesque' fliers warn Jews - CNN Video

Ukraine crisis: US raises pressure on Russia over deal

<b>The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy" over the deal.<p>Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister …

Russia

Pentagon weighs deploying troops to Poland as militants snub Ukraine pact

The Pentagon is exploring options for deploying U.S. troops to Poland to expand NATO’s presence in Eastern Europe because of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, as pro-Russian militants defiantly refused Friday to leave government buildings in eastern Ukraine despite a diplomatic accord reached in …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

17 Diabolical Tech Pranks For April Fools' Day

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The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

13-Year-Old Kazakh Girl Trained To Become Eagle Hunter

“<i>I wanted to document the ‘Future Generation’ – boys who take their first steps in learning the hunting skills, boys who hold the tradition’s future</i> …

Birds

Beyond Customer Loyalty Programs: 7 Ways To Build Lasting Relationships

Business is about building lasting relationships, not bribery. So what does this mean for the future of customer service?<p>Businesses talk a lot about customer loyalty. It makes sense: A person you can count on to buy from you again and again is more valuable than one who disappears after the first …

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

Members of Congress who are doctors helped in the rescue efforts.<p>The Tampa Bay Rays fired a doctor facing sexual abuse allegations.<p>The woman has been …

Tampa Bay Rays

Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm offices in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1067000/1067013_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518136798_ee62d288aa8e41e835bfaa96dc50ec22<p><b>Pro-Russian protesters have stormed government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities.</b><p>In Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv they clashed with police, …

Russia

Protests in eastern Ukraine aimed at bringing in Russian troops, warns PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Protests in eastern Ukraine in which pro-Russian activists seized public buildings in three cities are part of a plan to destabilize Ukraine and bring in Russian troops, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Monday.<p>Saying Russian troops were within a 30 km (19 mile) zone from the …

Pro-Russians storm government buildings in Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists have broken into regional administration buildings in Ukraine.<p>Reports from Donetsk suggest about 50 people broke away from about 2,000 demonstrators at a rally in the main square of the city.<p>Hundreds of police are reported to have been guarding the building but the activists …

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The California Bullet Train And The Impervious Jerry Brown

More than half of Californians oppose an expensive rail project supported by Gov. Jerry Brown that would take riders between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. That doesn't seem to bother Brown — and it doesn't seem to be hurting him either.<p>LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't …

Russia Faces Pressure to End Anti-Gay Laws

Six months after the Russian government passed a law banning "homosexual propaganda" the international outcry from activists and athletes grows. NBC News' Stephanie Gosk reports.

LGBTQI

Winter Olympics: Russia launches Sochi security clampdown

<b>Russia has launched one of the biggest security operations in Olympic history, a month before the start of the Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.</b><p>The authorities are deploying more than 30,000 police and interior ministry troops and limiting access to the area.<p>The main concern is the …

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