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Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Secret office diaries<p>Inside the UK’s wackiest offices<p>People with stressful jobs track their heart rates<p>Meet the man with 20 jobs<p>Tim Dowling’s office buzzword quiz<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If …

Time Management

Oscar's Best Directors Say You're Getting Ripped Off at the Movie Theater

Eric Myers, a literary agent who lives in Manhattan, went to his local multiplex recently to see the Jennifer Lawrence film <i>Joy</i>. He didn’t like the …

U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is reconsidering whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, senior administration officials said on Monday, but that no decision had been made.<p>“It’s getting a fresh look,” a senior administration official said of …

Ukraine talks in Minsk yield no deal, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> No agreement was reached in Belarus on Saturday in talks aimed at ending months of deadly fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels, a diplomat with knowledge of the discussions said.<p>The talks in Belarus' capital, Minsk, ended "with no signature" on any proposals "after …

Ukraine fighting intensifies after talks fail to reach truce accord

Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, one day after representatives of the government and pro-Russia separatists failed to reach a truce at a meeting brokered by Russian and international mediators.<p>Twenty fighters died and dozens were wounded in the latest combat, according to …

Rebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks fail | Reuters

YENAKIEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town, while both sides prepared to mobilise more forces for combat.<p>Women stand near a multi-storey block of …

Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine As Truce Talks Collapse

Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has resumed since the collapse of cease-fire talks on Saturday. Reuters says Russian-backed separatists used artillery to try to push Kiev's forces from the strategic rail hub of Debaltseve.<p>NPR's Corey Flintoff — reporting from the town of Svyatogorsk, which has …

More than two dozen killed in eastern Ukraine in only 24 hours

Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed in 24 hours in eastern Ukraine’s separatist conflict after the collapse of peace talks, a spokesman for the Kiev authorities said.<p>Hopes of easing the situation evaporated on Saturday with Ukraine’s representative and …

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Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine

Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started an offensive aimed at grabbing more territory. Meanwhile, the U.S. has announced new financial support to the government in Kiev.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And President Obama's treasury secretary, Jack Lew, is in Kiev this …

Obama, Merkel want Russia held accountable for violence in Ukraine

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed their concern about Russia’s role in rising violence in eastern Ukraine in a phone call late on Tuesday and agreed on the need for funds to stabilise the Ukrainian economy.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama reacts …

Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Boxed into a corner by a financial crisis and the West’s refusal to drop sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out fighting.<p>After a relative lull in the conflict in east Ukraine since a ceasefire deal was reached last September, …

The White House Slams Separatist Elections in Southeastern Ukraine

The Obama Administration has condemned Russia-backed separatists in southeastern Ukraine for holding unauthorized elections and warned that the polls …

Russia recognizes Ukraine separatists, provoking new sanctions threat

Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it will "respect the will" of separatist voters in eastern Ukraine who elected leaders for their proclaimed independent republics in defiance of international warnings that their actions were illegal.<p>Moscow's swift show of support for the separatists …

Sweden intensifies search for suspected Russian submarine | DW | 19.10.2014

The Swedish military has ramped up search efforts for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast of the capital of Stockholm, military officials …

Russia

Peace no nearer as Putin clashes with Europeans over Ukraine

A keenly-anticipated meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and European leaders brought no apparent progress on bringing peace to Ukraine …

Ukraine leader sees country applying for EU membership in 6 years time | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said he would present a broad plan of social and economic reforms on Thursday which would allow the former Soviet republic to apply for membership of the European Union in six years.<p>Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko speaks to reporters …

Ukrainian army and rebel troops pull back to create buffer zone

In eastern Ukraine, government troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun withdrawing from frontline positions, according to Ukranian officials.<p>It comes after Ukraine, Russia, and the rebels signed an agreement in the Belurussian capital Minsk last week to create a 30 kilometre buffer zone and pull …

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This Is Why China Is So Important For Apple

China’s three wireless carriers reported their mobile subscriber numbers for the month of August and the results show why the country is so important to Apple. China’s total wireless subscribers increased 6.6% year over year or 75 million units to 1.27 billion.<p>There are now 497 million 3G …

Munitions Factory Hit in Ukraine's Donetsk, Buffer Zone to Be Set Up

DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Donetsk was rocked by blasts on Saturday, even as government forces and pro-Russian separatists prepared to create a buffer zone to separate the warring sides. A memorandum signed early on Saturday calls for the withdrawal of heavy weapons, including …

Ukraine crisis: Thousands march in Moscow anti-war rally

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1110000/1110152_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524655455_10c97ff1e8b8516a1e59dbc84ba65454<p><b>Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict.</b><p>People carrying Russian and Ukrainian flags …

Ukraine's military readies to pull back big guns after fall-off in separatist fire

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s military said on Monday it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.<p>A Ukrainian serviceman is pictured next to an armoured vehicle …

Thousands march in Moscow to protest fighting in Ukraine

Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.An Associated Press reporter estimated the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number at about 5,000.<p>The …

Poll: Americans have little trust in Russia

Nearly three-quarters of Americans questioned in a CNN/ORC poll say they don't think Russia can be trusted to uphold the terms of the ceasefire agreement it recently reached with Ukraine.<p>Seventy-three percent of the 1,014 Americans questioned said Russia can't be trusted to keep the terms of the …

White House rebuffs Ukraine appeal for weapons

WASHINGTON — The White House refused to include weapons in an aid package announced Thursday for embattled Ukraine despite an impassioned plea by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for more military assistance.<p>The Obama administration is providing $46 million in non-lethal security assistance and …