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World Apr 29New Poll finds only 15 percent in Eastern Ukraine want to join with Russia
According to a poll published over the weekend by Ukrainian newspaper Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, or The Weekly Mirror in English, only 15 percent of Ukrainian respondents in eight southern and eastern regions want to join in a union with Russia. The…
World Apr 11Libya’s oil slowly comes back online after deal, driving speculation
New protests in Libya on Friday soured a lucrative oil deal between the parliament in Tripoli and rebel groups in the eastern part of the country. The protests shut down an oil terminal and refinery at Zawiya, located 28 miles…
World Mar 05China plans to boost defense spending by 12 percent
The Chinese government announced Wednesday that their defense budget will increase by 12.2 percent, nearly 808 billion yuan, for the 2014 fiscal year. In U.S. dollars, China will be boosting its defense budget from $117 billion to approximately $132 billion,…
Economy Feb 18Adderall not cocaine: inside the lives of the young wolves of Wall Street
After the financial crisis, how many millennials are still interested in pursuing a career in finance? Making Sense catches up with Kevin Roose, author of the new book "Young Money," about how Wall Street culture has changed for young people…
Nation Feb 14Now hiring: Ambassador to the Arctic
The State Department plans to appoint an ambassador to the Arctic, according to a letter released Friday from Secretary of State John Kerry. The new position comes as nations bordering the Arctic Ocean have scrambled to lay their…
World Feb 13Ceasefire extended in Syrian city of Homs to evacuate civilians
The governor of Homs, Syria’s third largest city, announced Thursday that a humanitarian ceasefire will continue for three more days to evacuate civilians from the besieged city.
World Feb 11White House criticizes India’s solar industry regulations amid WTO dispute
The Obama administration criticized India’s solar energy policies Tuesday for discriminating against U.S. exporters and creating challenges for investing in India’s solar infrastructure. The announcement came after Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, filed a complaint with…
World Feb 06TSA bans toothpaste, liquids aboard flights from U.S. to Russia
Airlines have been warned to be on look out for explosives that terrorists might use on the eve of the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies.
World Feb 06Iranian president announces ‘RouhaniCare,’ insurance plan
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced his plans for a new health insurance program that would provide universal coverage on Wednesday.
World Feb 06Billionaire inventor James Dyson demands UK invest in engineering
Billionaire business man James Dyson -- the man behind Dyson vacuums, fans and heaters -- said earlier this week that the United Kingdom’s government should pay students to take engineering and science courses while at university.