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Vegas! Vegas! Vegas! A carousel made of flowers is my idea of a GOOD TIME. A video posted by Gala Darling (@galadarling) on Mar 2, 2015 at 1:56pm PST Spring is finally here, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! It has been a huge month for a...
From: Icing | By: Gala Darling | Friday, March 27, 2015
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HOW resilient are emerging-market economies? Many are struggling, thanks to the economic impact of a strong dollar. But what would happen if things suddenly got a lot tougher? A new paper, from Liliana Rojas-Suarez of the Centre for Global Development,...
From: The Economist | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Scott Kelly's year-long stay in space will make him age faster and slower than his Earth-bound brother....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gideon Lichfield | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Alan West-DuranMarch 27, 2015 Image: Ed Yourdon   On December 17, 2014 Barack Obama announced a drastic reorientation of U.S. policy towards Cuba: diplomatic relations were to be restored, travel restrictions and remittances guidelines loosened, business...
From: Boston Review | By: Nausicaa Renner | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Check out our entire week’s worth of coverage on VentureBeat’s channel for video games, GamesBeat....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mike Minotti | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Russia is teaming up with the USA to build ISS 2.0 once the current one's funding runs out in 2024 -- at least according to Russia Today and state news agency TASS. The country's space agency, Roscosmos threatened in February to use the Russian ISS m......
From: Play Savvy | By: Mariella Moon | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Uzbekistan is going through the motions of a presidential election this weekend, with a crushing win for its longtime leader a foregone conclusion, but the long-term future of the Central Asian nation is still far from certain....
From: Fox News | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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More than ever, we need a strong voice to argue that $600 billion is more than enough to secure the safety and security of U.S. citizens and interests.
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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But the Apple CEO stopped short of other executives who have said they would boycott the state
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, March 27, 2015
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[Fahamu] Russia is looking to extend its footprint in Africa by supporting the construction of a huge nuclear power plant in Egypt. Nuclear energy is seen as a viable option for African economies.
From: All Africa | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Russia's match at Montenegro was suspended shortly after kick-off after Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev appeared to be struck by a flare fired from the
From: ESPN | By: ESPN staff | Friday, March 27, 2015
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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history. On Friday at 3:42 p.m. ET, Kelly will ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station and stay there nearly a year, twice...
From: CNN | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Can you provide feedback on my dumbbell-centered weightlifting routine?I work out at home with just a bench and dumbbells. From what I can tell, I'm hitting the major muscle groups, but I'm not entirely sure. Here's my 4-day rotation. I warm up with...
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Who’s friends with whom, in one simple diagram...
From: The Atlantic | By: Karl Sharro | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The Kremlin is cutting its initial production of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter by 75 percent amid cost overruns and rumored technical concerns – the same kind of issues that have plagued US development of the F-35....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, March 27, 2015
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An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are set to make history as the first crewmembers to spend a year onboard the International Space Station, but the two are not the first to log 12 months off the planet....
From: Fox News | By: Robert Z. Pearlman | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited several Latin American nations this week to seek trade opportunities that could offset US efforts to puncture Russia's economy....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Russian blogger Marat Burkhard told Radio Free Europe that working in an infamous "troll factory" generating fake internet posts and comments was "Orwellian." "Whatever we're told, that's what we'll write about, no questions asked, and we don't want...
From: Play Savvy | By: Steve Dent | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A dispute between Russia and Ukraine about how to label Kiev's debt underscores the challenges still facing the embattled nation.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Ian Talley | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Shanghai (AFP) - Russian teenager Elizaveta Tuktamysheva took gold at the World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai Saturday, convincingly beating her rivals in a remarkable comeback season.The 18-year-old European Champion scored 132.74 in the...
From: Business Insider | By: Neil Connor | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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They are men, mostly. They are young, mostly. They are visionaries on a mission -- to systematize and make all the world’s knowledge accessible (Google); to connect all the world’s people with each other (Facebook); to change the way books are read...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Irwin M. Stelzer | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Cabinet chief János Lázár said yesterday that the European Commission could clear an agreement between Hungary and Russia on fuel supply for the upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant within two weeks. 
From: Budapest Business Journal | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A new study from the Energy Department advisory council says the U.S. should begin Arctic drilling
From: Time | By: Sabrina Toppa | Friday, March 27, 2015
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JOHN FUND: How Lee Kuan Yew Created A Viable Welfare State: Lee Kuan Yew, a member of Britain’s left-wing Labour party while a student at Cambridge, managed to create a workable welfare state, one that provides for people without creating Social Security–like...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Saudi Arabia's oil wealth gives it enormous influence in the world. Decisions made in Riyadh are felt from Moscow to North Dakota, Venezuela to Iran. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, March 27, 2015
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It’s not quite Time for the Stars, but my inner sf geek is still thrilled. Per the Washington Post, the awesomeness as “Half a pair of twins leaves for a year in space“: When Astronaut Scott Kelly volunteered to spend a year in space, he asked...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Laugh out loud at the Altera shorts into a prospective Intel bid. Into the bell, I ditched MD and started a position in GTN. I love both AMCX and GTN, pure plays on the golden era of television. GTN has … Continued...
From: iBankCoin | By: Dr. Fly | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Negotiations could turn on whether Russia’s $3bn bond is classified as ‘official’ sector debt
From: Financial Times | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Russia will not negotiate delaying repayment over it's $3 billion (£2 billion) loan to Ukraine that is due in December. Failure to agree on a restructuring of the debt could result in the Ukrainian government being unable to meet the conditions of its...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Russia signed a $10 billion deal to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant. It is the third nuclear deal for Russia and the second within that region. Jordan signed the deal in the capital of Amman with Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of Russia’s state-owned...
From: Free Republic | By: Breitbart.com | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Ukraine, Islamic State and Canada’s role in an unsettling worldThe post The Interview: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Paul Wells | Friday, March 27, 2015
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I'd like to edit, re-use, and release this sexy russian alphabet. What's the copyright status of the images, and scanned images?Images (NSFW): English blog post Based on this Russian Livejournal post, with more attribution links. I'm almost certainly...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ohgodwhy.me | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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"THIS is a great time for Americans to travel internationally," the Washington Post proclaimed last month. The main reason? The strong dollar. Russia is now a much cheaper place for Americans than it was a year ago but, of course, there's less reason...
From: The Economist | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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A legal conundrum is threatening plans to ease Ukraine's debt burden and possibly its entire US$40 billion (26.88 billion pounds) IMF-led bailout: should a US$3 billion Eurobond held by Russia be classed as bilateral sovereign debt or a plain vanilla...
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The Russian ballet dancer loves eating caviar for breakfast and swears by cheese for her health and strength...
From: Telegraph | By: Amy Bryant | Friday, March 27, 2015
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LONDON (Reuters) - A legal conundrum is threatening plans to ease Ukraine's debt burden and possibly its entire $40 billion (26.88 billion pounds) IMF-led bailout: should a $3 billion Eurobond held by Russia be classed as bilateral sovereign debt or...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Sujata Rao and Chris Spink | Friday, March 27, 2015
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday Russia was not prepared to discuss restructuring its $3 billion (2.01 billion pounds) holding of Ukrainian debt and considered itself to be an official rather than a private creditor....
From: The Star Malaysia | Friday, March 27, 2015
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John Bolton makes bid to lead the growing pre-emptive war caucus
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The new data retention demands are just the latest in a string of restrictive Internet measures employed by Belarus in the wake of the next presidential election.
From: Global Voices | By: Ellery Roberts Biddle | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The Republican-controlled House passed a Republican budget bill that's seen as a victory for House Speaker John Boehner (R). It includes an increase in the "war fund," the only portion of defense spending not capped by sequestration, which the bill does...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this as an email newsletter, please subscribe. 5-yard penalty The NFL has approved a New England Patriots-inspired penalty that makes it illegal...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Lausanne (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held down-to-the-wire talks in Switzerland Thursday, with US officials insisting the contours of a historic nuclear deal were in sight just days before a deadline."We very...
From: Business Insider | By: Jo Biddle and Siavosh Ghazi | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The ayatollah is not an unyielding opponent of an agreement with the United States....
From: The Atlantic | By: Trita Parsi | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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VICE hascomealongwayfromfreemagazinepromotingdruguseandmockingfashiondisasters,becomingoneofthefewauthenticnewsoutletsattemptingtoshowwhat’sactuallygoingonviaimmersionjournalism.Their Youtubechannels havebeenpumpingoutasteadystreamofunconventionalnewscontentforyearsnowandastheirHBOshow...
From: Warming Glow | By: Ryan Harkness | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks....
From: The Atlantic | By: Walter Frick | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Lausanne (AFP) - A nuclear deal with Iran capping over a decade of talks is in sight by a March 31 deadline, US officials said, but they remained cautious as top diplomat John Kerry prepared Thursday for down-to-the-wire negotiations.Kerry will push...
From: Business Insider | By: Jo Biddle and Simon Sturdee | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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When American astronaut Scott Kelly Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka leave Earth for their 12 month stay on the International Space Station, they'll be riding this Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft. The launch is scheduled for this Fri......
From: Joystiq | By: Andrew Tarantola | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Washington (AFP) - A default by Ukraine on $3 billion in debt owed to Russia this year could threaten the International Monetary Fund's lifeline to the embattled country, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.The Ukrainian government has begun negotiations...
From: Business Insider | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The U.S. government is offering multimillion dollar rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of two alleged Russian hackers.Both were indicted in U.S. courts for their roles in “Carder.ru,” a website and international enterprise...
From: PC World | By: Martyn Williams | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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1."Ya dig? Abel Ferrara on 'Ms. 45' and '70s New York": A great interview conducted by our Simon Abrams for The Village Voice.“You've also previously said that the way people see movies now is so drastically different from the way you're accustomed...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Matt Fagerholm | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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