Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Кроме поздравлений от президента ребята получили и "кремлевские подарки": сладости и книги по истории России."


2/9 Фото пресс-службы Президента РоссииВладимир Путин присутствовал на Рождественском богослужении в храме в честь Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы, расположенном в селе Отрадное под Воронежем.7 января 2015 года

Владимир Путин встретил Рождество в Воронежской области - Первый по срочным новостям — LIFE

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В этом году президент приехал в воронежскую церковь Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы в селе Отрадном.
Владимир Путин не только принял участие в общем молебне, но и осмотрел помещения приюта, устроенного при храме. Сейчас в нем нашли кров несколько десятков человек, среди них - около 40 детей. Еще весной они приехали из пострадавшего от вооруженного конфликта Луганска, рассказал президенту настоятель Покровского храма отец Геннадий Заридзе. Когда ситуация стала нормализовываться, дети уехали домой, но воспользовались приглашением местного священника и снова посетили Воронеж накануне Рождества. Кроме поздравлений от президента ребята получили и "кремлевские подарки": сладости и книги по истории России.
По завершению службы Владимир Путин поздравил православных верующих со светлым праздником Рождества.
Отметим, что богослужение, которое посетил президент, проходило в церкви Покрова пресвятой Богородицы. Этот храм изначально был построен в 1901 году в неорусском стиле. Однако в начале 20 века, в годы гонений советской власти, церковь была повреждена. Восстанавливать храм начали в 1991 году, а полностью завершили реставрацию только в начале 2000-х. Сейчас церковь включена в перечень объектов культурного наследия.
Напомним, в 2014 году Владимир Путин посетил рождественское богослужение в храме Нерукотворного Образа Христа Спасителя в Сочи, построенного перед въездом в Олимпийский парк. В 2013 году глава государства также встретил Рождество в Сочи — в Троице-Георгиевском женском монастыре, расположенном в селе Лесном Адлерского района.
Рождественские праздники 2012 года президент России провел в Санкт-Петербурге, а на службу пришел в один из старейших соборов Северной столицы — Спасо-Преображенский собор. Тогда в ответ на вопрос LifeNews Владимир Путин рассказал, что именно в этом храме его в полуторамесячном возрасте крестили.
А на Рождество 2011 года Владимир Путин приехал в храм Покрова Богородицы в селе Тургиново Тверской области. По признанию самого главы государства, в этом селе с XVII века жили его предки, а в самом храме Покрова Богородицы приняли крещение его родители.
В предыдущие годы российский лидер бывал на Рождество в церкви во имя святых мучеников Александра и Антонины Римских в Костромской области, в Сретенской церкви в поселке Соломенное в Карелии, в Прокопьевском соборе в Великом Устюге и в Ново-Иерусалимском мужском монастыре. В 2006 году Владимир Путин встречал праздник Рождества в одной из церквей Якутска, где в это время температура воздуха опустилась до минус 50 градусов. 

Russia faces 'perfect storm' as reserves vanish and derivatives flash default ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Russia faces 'perfect storm' as reserves vanish and derivatives flash default ... - Telegraph.co.uk

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Russia faces 'perfect storm' as reserves vanish and derivatives flash default ...
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“If oil drops to $45 or lower and stays there, Russia is going to face a big problem,” said Mikhail Liluashvili, from Oxford Economics. “The central bank will try to smooth volatility but they will have to let the rouble fall and this could push ...
Russia Credit Risk Soars to Six-Year High as Ruble Slides on OilBloomberg
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What's the weirdest thing about leaving house arrest in Russia after a year ... - Washington Post (blog)

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MOSCOW — The Russian ruble is slumping again, all but erasing gains made through extraordinary spending measures in late December and reminding the country that hard times are likely to continue into the new year. Chapter and verse have been written ...

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Sirhan Sirhan, Convicted in RFK Death, Denied Freedom

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Sirhan Sirhan, who is serving a life sentence in prison for the June 1968 assassination of U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, failed to persuade a federal judge to set him free because he was innocent of the crime. In a decision dated Monday, U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell in Los Angeles said Sirhan “failed to meet the showing required for actual innocence” that might excuse his having failed to seek his freedom sooner in federal court. Sirhan had filed his petition for habeas corpus, which could have resulted in his freedom, in May 2000. William Pepper, a lawyer for Sirhan, did not immediately respond on Tuesday to requests for comment. Sirhan, now 70, was wrestled to the ground with a gun in his hand after Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after Kennedy won the California Democratic presidential primary. Kennedy died the next day. The defendant was sentenced to death in 1969, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison after California banned the death penalty. Sirhan was last denied parole in 2011, and is being housed in a state prison in San Diego. His next parole “suitability” hearing will be held by March 2, 2016, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. In seeking Sirhan's freedom, defense lawyers argued that he had not been physically in position to fire the fatal shot, and that a second shooter and gun may have been responsible. The judge, however, said Sirhan's case was not strong enough. “Though petitioner advances a number of theories regarding the events of June 5, 1968, petitioner does not dispute that he fired eight rounds of gunfire in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel,” O'Connell wrote. “Petitioner does not show that it is more likely than not that no juror, acting reasonably, would have found him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” In rejecting Sirhan's bid for freedom, O'Connell accepted an August 2013 recommendation by U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Wistrich. Kennedy was a U.S. senator from New York when he died at age 42. His older brother John F. Kennedy, the former U.S. president, was 46 when he was assassinated in November 1963. The case is Sirhan v Galaza et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, No. 00-05686.

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На востоке Сирии найден обезглавленным один из лидеров террористической группировки «Исламское государство». - Радиостанция ЭХО МОСКВЫ

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На востоке Сирии найден обезглавленным один из лидеров террористической группировки «Исламское государство».
Радиостанция ЭХО МОСКВЫ
Об этом сообщает Reuters со ссылкой на сирийских правозащитников. Тело со следами пыток было найдено недалеко от электростанции в провинции Дейр аль-Зор. Во рту убитого находилась сигарета, на трупе мужчины было написано: «Это зло». Религиозная полиция ИГ запрещает ...
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Two Police Killed, Two Wounded In Ambush In Daghestan

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Two policemen were killed and two others wounded when unknown assailants opened fire on a police vehicle in Russian North Caucasus republic of Daghestan

Political Wrangling Heats Up Over Keystone Pipeline

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Top officials with the U.S. oil industry are urging Congress and the president to approve a controversial oil pipeline that would bring crude from Canada to refineries on the U.S. Gulf coast.  The industry says the Keystone XL Pipeline would create thousands of jobs.  Environmentalists say this project would create more pollution than usual and is not needed at a time of oil abundance.  The new business-friendly Republican majority in the Senate favors the project, but White House officials say President Obama, a Democrat, may veto the program.  The Keystone Pipeline would move 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Canadian tar sands across the United States to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Advocates say the pipeline would boost the U.S. economy and create 42,000 jobs during the two-year construction process. The head of the American Petroleum Institute, Jack Gerard, is disappointed that Obama has said he will not approve the Keystone bill, if it passes Congress. "The needlessly protracted fight over the Keystone XL pipeline only deprives tens of thousands of hardworking Americans of well-paying jobs and our nation of a safe and efficient means of transporting much needed North American energy resources," he said. At a December news conference, Obama said he doubts Keystone will produce anywhere near the number of jobs promised and do little to boost the economy. "I think that there’s been this tendency to really hype this thing as some magic formula to what ails the U.S. economy, and it’s hard to see on paper where exactly they’re getting that information from,” he said. Critics say tar sand petroleum causes more environmental damage than other kinds of oil and say it should be left in the ground. "You essentially have to do a strip-mining operation, where you’re scooping this tarry, oily earth out of the ground and putting it into very large chemical processing facilities that use enormous amounts of electricity and water," said Tyson Slocum, who speaks for advocacy organization Public Citizen. The new Republican majority in the Senate put approving the Keystone pipeline on its agenda on the first day of the new session.   Keystone supporter Senator John Hoeven introduced a bill to approve the project and vowed quick action on the measure. “It's about growing our economy, it's about national security, It really is about building the infrastructure we need -- pipelines, roads, rail, transmission,” he said. Keystone has been the target of many protests and skepticism by the president.  But it now seems to be moving forward in the Congress.  But its fate may ultimately hinge on the falling price of oil, which might eventually make the relatively expensive tar sands products unprofitable.

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Merkel to join Cameron in EU reform plea

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German leader to use UK visit to reject calls for treaty change

Buckingham Palace fights back in Prince Andrew scandal

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LONDON — The usual royal response to scandal is to pull up the drawbridge and pretend nothing is happening. So many royal watchers here were quite surprised that instead of the expected “no comment,” , palace officials have taken an uncharacteristic offensive posture. Read full article >>






Merkel to give little ground to Cameron over EU reform on visit

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LONDON (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will give little ground on Wednesday as British Prime Minister David Cameron seeks her help in curbing EU migration, insisting that free movement of workers is crucial to the bloc.
  

Cameron’s call for EU reform on agenda for talks during Merkel’s visit 

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Berlin fears demand for treaty change goes too far as Polish minister warns plans risk destroying eurozone and EU
David Cameron will on Wednesday host Angela Merkel at Downing Street amid signs of rising concern in Berlin over the prime minister’s demand for treaty changes.
In a joint statement ahead of the German chancellor’s visit, which will include a tour of the British Museum’s German history exhibition with its director, Neil MacGregor, the two leaders said they were committed to advancing a common agenda for making the EU more competitive.
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Diary of a shambles: Bank of England’s struggle with financial crisis 

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Minutes show that Bank’s court failed to challenge officials’ thinking over how to handle system during crisis
Lord King called it “fun” being governor of the Bank of England during the financial crisis. There’s no such sense of enjoyment, or even job satisfaction, in the minutes of the time. As Badger (Bradford & Bingley), Fox (HBOS) and Phoenix (Royal Bank of Scotland) crashed through the undergrowth, officials struggled to keep up.
Feel the stunned realisation of what is happening in passages such as this, from 1 October 2008: “It was noted that the Bank’s exposure to Fox and Lark [Lloyds TSB] was likely to be around £180bn, without any further deterioration in funding conditions. This was very large.”
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Republican-controlled Congress takes over on Capitol Hill - CBS News

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Republican-controlled Congress takes over on Capitol Hill
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WASHINGTON -- The Senate changed hands just before one p.m. Tuesday, and Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell officially took the reins as Majority Leader. Play Video. Politics and Power ...
Will They Govern?Huffington Post
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GOP takes charge in Congress, runs into swift veto threatWashington Post
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Mexico's Pena Nieto plans no mea culpa in house scandal: spokesman

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, embroiled along with his wife and finance minister in a scandal over homes bought from and financed by a government contractor, plans no mea culpa, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing any conflict of interest.
  

House prices will drop across the UK in 2015, says CEBR

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London will see the first marked falls for more than five years, with property prices slipping by 3.3%
House prices will fall across Britain this year, according to a leading economic forecaster, with the greatest declines expected to be in London.
In sharp contrast to 2014 – when prices jumped by 8.8% nationally – the Centre for Economics and Business Research said the threat of higher interest rates, the May general election, greater supply and fewer foreign buyers will send the market into reverse in 2015.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: An Aging Europe’s Decline

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If it doesn’t invest in newcomers, family and work, it’s doomed.

North Korea doubles size of cyber army to 'paralyse' the south

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South Korean defence ministry claims as many as 6,000 troops working in ‘sophisticated cyber-warfare cell’
The North Korean military’s “cyber army” has boosted its numbers to 6,000 troops, the South Korean Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, double Seoul’s estimate for the force in 2013, and is working to cause “physical and psychological paralysis” in the South.
The new figure, disclosed in a ministry white paper, comes after the United States, South Korea’s key ally, imposed new sanctions on North Korea for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Pyongyang has denied involvement in the attack.
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Police: Dispute over allowance led to exec's slaying - SFGate

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Police: Dispute over allowance led to exec's slaying
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Gilbert was part of the trust-fund-baby crowd, a handsome Princeton grad who flitted between his Manhattan home and the Hamptons and attended society parties at museums and symphonies while living off an allowance from his ...
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Suspects in custody after two NYPD officers shot Monday - USA TODAY

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Suspects in custody after two NYPD officers shot Monday
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NEW YORK — Two people were in custody Tuesday in connection with the shooting of two NYPD officers who were responding to a robbery Monday night, one day after the department had buried one of its own. Police did not identify them. They have not ...

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Obama, Mexico's president discuss US shift toward Cuba - Chron.com

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Obama, Mexico's president discuss US shift toward Cuba
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama embarked on a new year of foreign policy by welcoming Mexico's embattled president to the White House Tuesday, seeking help to jump start a new U.S. approach to immigration, Cuba and trade. Mexican ...

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Bus crash in eastern Ukraine kills 12 servicemen, injures 21 - Charlotte Observer

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Bus crash in eastern Ukraine kills 12 servicemen, injures 21
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DONETSK, Ukraine A bus carrying Ukrainian servicemen collided with two heavy trucks on a snowy road, killing 12 of them and injuring 21, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The accident occurred late Monday in eastern Ukraine, where government forces ...

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Paedophile hunters share conversation of men trying to groom them

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A photo posted on the Peadophiles (sic) Unmasked Facebook group where a group of men have been trying to track down suspected paedophiles. See SWNS story SWHUNTER: A group of internet paedophile hunters have revealed an example of a chilling online conversation they use to catch a child sex monsters. The group of men, who founded the Paedophiles Unmasked Facebook group, have become full time vigilantes in the UK. They set up online profiles - posing as under-aged, teenage girls - and ,make their age very clear to men who approach them. Predators who persist, knowing they are 'grooming' under age girls, are reported to the police immediately and the conversations given as evidence.

Police: son's allowance at center of dispute before hedge fund founder's death 

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Thomas Gilbert Jr has been charged with shooting and killing his father, hedge fund founder Thomas Gilbert Sr, after an argument over allowance money
The son of a hedge fund founder has been arraigned on second-degree murder in the killing of his 70-year-old father after the two argued over an allowance.
Thomas Gilbert Jr was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of forgery devices on Monday night.
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Shocking trade in baby orangutans being bred for Russian super-rich

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Slideshow: Christians Celebrate Epiphany

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Christians around the world celebrate Epiphany, diving into icy waters, attending Mass or even horse racing. These are some of the images of the religious holiday.

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Obama, Mexican President Talk Immigration, Cuba

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, have pledged to continue working together to stem the flow of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States. The two leaders spoke to reporters Tuesday after their first round of talks at the White House. President Obama said the U.S. also appreciates Mexico's commitment to help send a "very clear message" about his executive action to shield nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants...

Obama: U.S. committed to helping eliminate drug cartels in Mexico

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States was committed to helping eliminate drug cartels in Mexico but that it would be up to the Mexican government and law enforcement to implement measures to crack down on them.
  

Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial News Update: Jurors to See Former New ... - Latin Post

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Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial News Update: Jurors to See Former New ...
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Aaron Hernandez is escorted into the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court for his hearing on August 22, 2013, in North Attleboro, Mass. (Photo : Jared Wickerham/Getty Images). Share This Tweet This. Jurors in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial will get to ...

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Paediatrician goes on trial for alleged historical rapes at Stoke Mandeville 

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Michael Salmon, 79, who worked at hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients, thought he was ‘bomb-proof’, jury is told
A consultant paediatrician raped and indecently assaulted young girls in the 1970s and 80s thinking he was “bomb-proof” because no one would believe a child over him, a jury has been told.
Michael Salmon, 79, worked at hospitals including Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, which has been in the spotlight after disclosures about the activities of the disgraced late DJ Jimmy Savile. The court was told there could be references to Savile during the trial but it is not alleged that Salmon and the DJ operated together.
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Volcanic Eruptions | How It Happens | The New York Times

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The eruption of a volcano can be one of the planet's most destructive events - spewing huge amounts of rock, gas and ash that can kill people. Henry Fountain explains how a volcano can blow...
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Amnesia, not immigration, is our problem 

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Anti-Muslim protesters should heed the past century’s grim history – and its lesson that Europe’s future must be multicultural
It has been a grim start for 2015 as far as European tolerance is concerned. Mosques have been attacked in Sweden. Demonstrations continue in Germany against the “Islamisation of the west”And antisemitism is on the rise.
We knew something nasty had been unleashed when the European elections last year produced a surge of populist xenophobic parties. Many explanations have been given: the economic crisis, unemployment, the disenfranchisement of the middle classes, anxieties fed by globalisation. Pointing fingers at strangers or supposed intruders has become almost an automatic reflex. Anti-immigration parties are having a field day. All our problems come from the outside, from some kind of invasion: that’s how the narrative goes. In France the novelist Michel Houellebecq is making headlines with a new book imagining the election in 2022 of a Muslim president.
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Ukraine bonds sink as debts spiral

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FT-IMF debt analysis tool highlights extent of Kiev’s tattered finances

WorldViews: Has the head of Hamas been kicked out of Qatar?

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JERUSALEM — Where in the world is Khaled Meshal?Meshal is the chairman of the political bureau of the Islamist militant movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and has fought three wars in six years with Israel. The Israelis tried to assassinate him in 1997.Read full article >>






Shashi Tharoor’s Wife, Sunanda Pushkar, Was Poisoned, Police Say 

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The Delhi Police said Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Shashi Tharoor, who was found dead last year in a hotel, had been poisoned, but did not identify a suspect.

Why Mexicans Are Enraged With Obama's Big Tuesday Meeting - Daily Beast

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Why Mexicans Are Enraged With Obama's Big Tuesday Meeting
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The president is talking trade with his Mexican counterpart at the White House, and likely doing all he can to ignore that country's violent unraveling. On Tuesday, President Obama will meet with Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico. But the question is: ...

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Fla. could become Deep South's prime gay wedding destination

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YULEE, Fla. (AP) -- With gay marriage now legal in Florida, same-sex couples from around the Deep South crossed the border Tuesday as the Sunshine State became a prime regional destination for gay and lesbian weddings still banned back home....

Ex-Virginia Governor Jailed For Corruption

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The former Republican rising star and his wife accepted luxury gifts, holidays and at least $165,000 in loans from a businessman.

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WorldViews: 5 crazy things about the Gambian dictator who just survived a coup attempt 

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At least two American citizens were involved in a conspiracy to oust long-ruling Gambian President Yahya Jammeh last week, according to U.S. federal prosecutors. As my colleague Adam Goldman reports, the two men belonged to a ring of a dozen or so Gambian expatriates and dissidents whoplotted the botched coup. One of them was allegedly financing the operation from the U.S.Read full article >>






Iran Accuses Saudis of Oil Conspiracy

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Iranian hard-liners are lashing out at Saudi Arabia, accusing it of conspiring with the West to keep oil prices low in a bid to harm the Islamic Republic’s economy and pressure the country to conclude a nuclear deal with West.  In retaliation, Iranian hawks are urging restive Shia Muslims in eastern Saudi Arabia to rebel against the ruling House of Saud. Iranian hawks’ accusations have mounted over the Saudi’s refusal to cut production – in an effort to maintain its share of the...

Kerry to Attend Investors Summit in India

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to India on Saturday for a global investors summit hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The State Department said Tuesday that the secretary would join U.S. business executives and innovators at the summit "to highlight the critical role that U.S. technology plays in supporting sustainable economic growth across India and the Indo-Pacific region." The Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit takes place January 11-13 in...

Saudi crown prince blames weak growth for oil 'tensions'

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A weak global economy is the main reason for "tensions" in world oil markets, Saudi Arabia's crown prince said, in a speech on behalf of ailing King Abdullah. Duration: 00:37.
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Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions

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MONTEVIDEO — Wasn't Uruguay supposed to become a marijuana mecca of the south? Well, it's made slight headway but there's also been plenty holding it up.

Courtney Love Performs 'All I Ever Wanted' | The New York Times - YouTube

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Published on Jan 6, 2015
Ms. Love performs the song “All I Ever Wanted” from “Kansas City Choir Boy,” with the show’s composer, Todd Almond, on piano, and Eric Allen on cello. The show is at Here Arts Center from Jan. 8-17.

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Courtney Love Performs 'All I Ever Wanted' | The New York Times 

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Ms. Love performs the song “All I Ever Wanted” from “Kansas City Choir Boy,” with the show's composer, Todd Almond, on piano, and Eric Allen on cello. The show is at Here Arts Center...
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