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China already ‘Fed up’ with FLOTUS entourage ‘barking at staff’

Beijing hotel workers already ‘fed up’ with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing ‘pretty much everyone’ – and the first lady’s mother is ‘barking at the staff’ Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a [...]

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Gallup Video: Global Warming or Normal Variations of Weather?

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that Americans are more likely to say that cold temperatures and droughts are caused by normal variations in weather than by climate change. Americans Don’t Attribute Colder Weather to Climate Change Many more say colder [...]

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Crimea Crisis – Angela Merkel gives clear warning to Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, touted by some as the most powerful woman in the world, has given a clear warning to Russia about its plans to absorb the Crimea Peninsula into mother Russia. Merkel’s address to the Bundestag comes three [...]

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Ukraine: Dangerous US/Russia standoff over Crimea

With Sochi 2014 Parlympics well underway, the noose continues to be tightened on the Crimean Peninsula. According to the White House President Obama has had two telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. One was for 90 minutes and the [...]

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Ukraine: The Hypocrisy of global power politics

The Ukraine crisis is a demonstration of the hypocrisy of global power politics. While imposing sanctions that include travel restrictions and possible freezing of assets of wealthy Russians involved in the Crimean occupation, the Sochi 2014 paralympics will go ahead [...]

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Ukraine Crisis: Leaked call says Yanukovych not responsible for deaths

As the crisis in the Ukraine developed over the past week, there have been allegations by Ukraine’s transitional government that elected President Viktor Yanukovych had deployed snipers and was responsible for deaths prior to him being deposed. A leaked call [...]

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Putin: “We are not going to war with brotherly Ukraine’s people

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the press Tuesday to state his case and to assure Russians and Ukrainians that he had no intentions of going to war with Russia’s brothers in the Ukraine. “We are not going to war [...]