Archive for February 23rd, 2014

Documents at Ukraine leader’s home detail spending

February 23, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Cash: $12 million. Decoration of a dining hall and tea room: $2.3 million. Statue of a wild boar: $115,000. “A bribe”: $4,000.
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Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

February 23, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an...
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Ukraine: Parliament boss takes presidential powers

February 23, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A top Ukrainian opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff — and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko’s chances at a return to power.
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Thousands march in Hong Kong against erosion of media freedoms

February 23, 2014
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By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands rallied outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Sunday demanding the city’s leader uphold media freedoms amid growing anger towards perceived behind-the-scenes intrusions on local media outlets.
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Seeking cheap stocks, chaos no problem? Try Libya

February 23, 2014
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By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Investing in Libyan stocks may sound like an absurd idea at a time when the North African country is descending into chaos and armed militias seize oil ports or ministries at will.
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Ukraine ushers in new era, president’s whereabouts unknown

February 23, 2014
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Kiev (AFP) – A new era opened in Ukraine Sunday after a day of dramatic twists and turns that saw parliament vote to oust a defiant president and call early elections, and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko walk free.
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Fox’s ratings hopes pinned on ex-CNBC anchor Bartiromo

February 23, 2014
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By Ronald Grover (Reuters) – Maria Bartiromo, whose high-profile Wall Street coverage earned her the nickname “Money Honey” during two decades on business channel CNBC, now takes aim at her former employer as host of a new morning show on the rival Fox Business Network.
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Upheaval in Ukraine: What it means

February 23, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — From the moment protesters claimed to control Ukraine’s capital until the triumphant release of their blond-braided political heroine from jail, Saturday was a momentous day for this country.
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Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel boss ‘Chapo’ Guzman

February 23, 2014
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities captured the world’s most powerful drug lord in a resort city Saturday after a massive search through the home state of the legendary capo whose global organization is the leading supplier of cocaine to the United States.
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Seeking cheap stocks, chaos no problem? Try Libya

February 23, 2014
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By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Investing in Libyan stocks may sound like an absurd idea at a time when the North African country is descending into chaos and armed militias seize oil ports or ministries at will.
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