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  • Ukraine leader concedes loss of control in occupied eastern regions

    Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov conceded Wednesday that police have lost control of the eastern towns and cities occupied by pro-Russia gunmen and ordered a full military alert to prevent the separatist disruptions from spreading. At a...
  • Democracy, not capitalism, is failing the middle class [Commentary]

    Democracy, not capitalism, is failing the middle class [Commentary]
    The new book by French economist Thomas Piketty, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," has rocketed to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller list. It accomplished this feat by offering yet another apocalyptic vision of capitalism in the tradition of...
  • First Amendment protects Donald Sterling from the government, not the NBA [Letter]

    First Amendment protects Donald Sterling from the government, not the NBA [Letter]
    It seems that letter writer Mark Pfaff is unfamiliar with the United States Constitution and its First Amendment ("What about Donald Sterling's First Amendment rights?" April 29). Donald Sterling was not punished or prevented from speaking out by the...
  • The establishment GOP is not the political home of conservatives, and that needs to change

    The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn't start it. The GOP's civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican...
  • Obama can't fix everything

    Re "Obama's foreign policy goals founder," April 26 It never ceases to amaze me how President Obama is held responsible for events he did not cause and over which he has no control. He apparently is expected to force Russia to retreat on Ukraine....
  • Merkel asks Putin's help in freeing European hostages in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to urge him to use his influence with pro-Russia militants holding seven European military observers hostage in eastern Ukraine, official sources in Berlin and Moscow...
  • Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech

    Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support for increased workers’ rights in a May Day speech Thursday at a packed basketball stadium, but opposition websites reported that 20 workers were detained while en route to a separate labor rally....
  • White House report on data collection calls for privacy protections

    White House report on data collection calls for privacy protections
    A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is “saving lives” but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored and collected. The report, issued Thursday, is the...
  • Brazil's president raises welfare payments ahead of election

    Brazil's president raises welfare payments ahead of election
    President Dilma Rousseff announced increases in payments for Brazil's poorest citizens in honor of the country's May 1st celebrations as she gears up to campaign for reelection in October. Rousseff used a nationally televised speech Tuesday to defend...
  • State-by-state differences in Obamacare enrollment could affect rates

    State-by-state differences in Obamacare enrollment could affect rates
    WASHINGTON — Sign-ups for insurance through President Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online marketplaces, according to a government report released Thursday that shows consumers flocked to coverage in...
  • Resentment is growing within the EU ranks

    Resentment is growing within the EU ranks
    Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea. Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...