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The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

Polish general: Russia is trying to wage hybrid warfare in our country

Polish general Stanisław Koziej, the head of the president's National Security Bureau, has told Newsweek how he is concerned Russia could reproduce the tactics that have led to months of deadly conflict in Ukraine in its NATO-member western neighbor.<p>This hybrid war wouldn't come in the form of …

Russia

Russia tightens control over Kyrgyzstan

As EU imposes new sanctions on state-owned companies, Gazprom and Rosneft invest heavily in Central Asian state<p>While Russia’s relationship with Ukraine has been grabbing the headlines, Moscow has been steadily strengthening its foothold in another of the post-Soviet states – Kyrgyzstan.<p>In the past …

Obama Administration Accused Of Slow Walking Congress On Benghazi

An important email on Benghazi that showed the White House's role in the election season spin about the attack was only made available to a key …

Putin: Escalating conflict puts Ukraine on 'brink of civil war'

The escalating conflict in Ukraine "essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.<p>His assessment came during a telephone conversation with his German counterpart, according to the Kremlin, the same day Ukraine's military launched its first, …

Ukraine unrest will be resolved by force or talks in 48 hours, minister says

Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine's eastern region would be resolved within 48 hours -- either through negotiations or the use of force.<p>At the same time, Russia insisted that the presence of its troops just over the border was no …

The proposed metro makeover every Parisian is talking about

A bold plan could transform the city’s long-abandoned underground stations into swimming pools, art galleries – even a discotheque.<p>One Parisian politician may have figured out a new way to seduce the electorate: by promising to convert the city’s abandoned metro stations into discotheques, swimming …

France

We will hold joint military exercises with Britain and US, says Ukraine

Downing Street plays down announcement, saying Britain had not “committed” itself yet to the exercises<p>Ukraine's new government said on Wednesday night that it would be conducting military exercises with Britain and the United States, in a move intended to warn Russia against further seizures of</b> …

Ukrainian serviceman killed in Crimea

A Ukrainian serviceman has been killed in an attack at a military facility in the Crimean capital Simferopol, the defence ministry has said.<p>Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan, reporting from Kiev, said news of the soldier's death had been received with "shock" and that Tuesday's attack had escalated the …

CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues

WASHINGTON — The<p>CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put a crucial division in disarray, according to current and former …

Foreign Service group threatens lawsuit over ambassador nominee credentials

The union representing America's Foreign Service professionals is threatening to sue the State Department for information on the qualifications of recent ambassadorial nominees unless the material is provided by late Thursday.<p>The American Foreign Service Association said Wednesday it would ask a …

Russia denies calling shots in Ukraine's Crimea standoff

KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian and Ukrainian officials dug in on their armed<p>standoffover the strategic Crimean peninsula on Wednesday, with the new head of national security for Ukraine saying the Kremlin needed to acknowledge the failure of its “blitzkrieg” against the southern territory and Russia’s …

Diplomat's drone article under fire from human rights campaigners

UK ambassador to Washington Peter Westmacott criticised after calling on US to use British-made missiles in Reaper drones<p>Britain's ambassador to Washington has been criticised by human rights campaigners after he called on the US to use British-made missiles on its Reaper drones.<p>Peter Westmacott, …

Ukrainian Government Resigns

Europe

Evangelicals Are Winning the Gay Marriage Fight—in Africa and Russia

Long be­fore Pres­id­ent Obama se­lec­ted three gay ath­letes to lead the Amer­ic­an del­eg­a­tion to the So­chi Olympics, long be­fore Pres­id­ent …

Penn State student arrested for constructing 'weapons of mass destruction'

A Russian college student in Pennsylvania was charged with unlawful possession of 'weapons of mass destruction' and risking catastrophe on Friday, according to authorities.<p>Penn State Altoona student Vladislav Miftakhov, 18, was arrested Friday after Altoona police found homemade bombs and …

North Korea: Kim Jong-un's half-brother and rival spotted in Malaysia

After hiding out in Macau, Kim Jong-nam may have found a new place to shelter<p>The older half-brother of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has surfaced in Malaysia after apparently going into hiding following the execution of his uncle and guardian in December.<p>Kim Jong-nam has been sighted at a …

Ukrainian opposition issues ultimatum

Opponents of President Viktor Yanukovych demand snap elections within 24 hours or threaten to 'go on the attack'<p>Ukraine's opposition threatened to "go on the attack" on Thursday unless the government agreed to concessions to quell protests that have left five activists dead in the first fatalities …

6 More Stores Attacked By Same Hack As Target: Firm

BOSTON (Reuters) - A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from Target Corp.<p>Andrew Komarov, chief executive of the cybersecurity firm …

Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

Spice Up Your Soiree with these Fall Cider Recipes

Cheers to all the delectable delights of Autumn — kettle corn, pumpkin pie, and apple cider, to name but a few! <b>When seasonal temperatures start to drop, nothing chases off the chills better than a toasty beverage.</b><p>Next time you pass a roadside farm stand, why not pick up a gallon of locally made …