Karin Roberts

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Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia’s actions in Crimea on Tuesday and said he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic could lead to war.<p>But tension remained high on the …

Goddess look and Hollywood's golden age inspire Oscar fashions

Teacher suspended for taping pupils' mouths shut

A teacher has been suspended for taping pupils' mouths shut with Sellotape, after claims the teacher complained children were too rowdy and noisy<p>A teacher has been suspended following claims she taped children’s mouths shut in a classroom.<p>Parents claimed the teacher - believed to be female - said …

Teaching

Ukraine crisis: Kerry says Russia 'hiding hand behind falsehoods'

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Summary<p>We’re going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here’s a summary of where things stand:<p><b>• Russia and the United States engaged in a war of words over Ukraine,</b> but perceived restraint in the Russian posture produced a partial recovery in world markets …

Governor-General’s Awards honour eight esteemed Canadian artists

Henry Feather<p>Kim Adams<p>Kim Adams (born 1951) is one of two honorees from Toronto. Educated at the University of Victoria, he’s known internationally for his large sculptures composed of diverse, often everyday materials – a Volkswagen van, action figures, wheelbarrows, industrial garbage cans, metal …

Art

Venezuela opposition blasts FM's speech to UN

The opposition in Venezuela has criticised Elias Jaua, the country's foreign minister, after he addressed the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.<p>Venezuela remains tense after weeks of violent student-led protests, which have seen 18 people killed and more than 260 injured …

States That Spend the Least on Students Are Growing the Fastest

The school populations of Nevada and Arizona are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next decade—but these states also are in the bottom 10 on the list of per-pupil spending.<p>New projections on student enrollment from the federal government hint at the financial pressure many states will face …

Hague urges Ukraine 'not to rise to Russian provocation'

<b>There is a risk that "deliberate provocation" could give rise to a dangerous incident in Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned.</b><p>The government of Ukraine should be commended "for refusing to rise to provocation" from Russia, he told MPs.<p>"I urged them yesterday to maintain that posture …