Monthly Archives: March 2014

Can a reconstituted Newsweek make it?

The Guardian notes that Newsweek is making a comeback as a print publication but there’s no guarantee of success. The relaunch has, however, focused new attention on the young and relatively inexperienced men now at the helm of the newsweekly: … Continue reading

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U.S. considering releasing Jonathan Pollard

The BBC examines what might be behind the potential release of spy Jonathan Pollard. The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed for spying for Israel, in an bid to save the Middle East peace process, reports say. … Continue reading

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Daily Beast exclusive: Russian-trained killers in Kiev

The Daily Beast reports in this exclusive that Russian-trained marksmen were in Kiev in late February when protesters were fired upon. Many of the 53 people slain died from clean shots to the head or neck—telltale wounds inflicted by expert … Continue reading

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Putin’s next targets: Belarus and Finland?

The Moscow Times examines an interview that a former aide to Russian president Vladimir Putin gave to a Swedish newspaper. In that conversation, he suggested that his former boss might have designs on adding Belarus and Finland into Russia’s land … Continue reading

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Australian officials insist there’s no quit in search for Malaysia Airlines plane

USA Today reports that Australian officials realize the complexity of the problem in searching for MH 370, but they also say they have a responsibility to see it through to the end. The revelations did little to shake the resolve … Continue reading

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Diet soft drinks linked to various health ailments

The Independent takes a look at a new report that might give pause to people who consume diet soft drinks. Experts analysed the diet drink intake of almost 60,000 participants in the women’s health iInitiative, a long-running US study looking … Continue reading

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