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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses the media at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. Some two dozen countries will send an estimated 7,000 more troops to Afghanistan next year, the chief of NATO said Friday as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told her allied counterparts that an infusion of forces is crucial to turning the tide in the long war. BBC News 
Ukraine crisis: US runs the show in Kiev, says Sergei Lavrov
The US is "running the show" in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. | Mr Lavrov told Russia Today it was "quite telling" that Kiev had re-launched its anti-te... (photo: AP / Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One during his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, March 19, 2013. South China Morning Post 
Obama dreams of sushi on first night in Tokyo
US President Barack Obama will reportedly dine at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant on Wednesday – a place with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats – ruled with an iron rod by its... (photo: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Director Ning Hao attends a press conference for the Film No Mans Land during the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. IMDb 
Chinese Director to Oliver Stone: Mind Your Own Business
Chinese director Ning Hao has urged Oliver Stone to mind his own business after the Wall Street director caused controversy last week at the Beijing International Film Festival by calling for the... (photo: AP / Markus Schreiber)
Film   Ning Hao   Oliver Stone   Photos   Wikipedia: Ning Hao  
File - This image made from video distributed by the Zintan Media Center shows Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, center, inside a defendant's cage in a courtroom in Zintan, Libya, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Al Jazeera 
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
The current jurisdictional stalemate concerning the on-going criminal proceedings against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and his younger brother, Saadi, has once again called into question the authority of the... (photo: AP / Zintan Media Center)
Human Rights   ICC   Libya Conflict   Photos   Wikipedia: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi  
Cumin seeds or Jeeragam. The Times Of India 
8 Indian spices that prevent cancer
Not every battle is struck by a wave of violence and not every fight culminates in bloodshed. | When the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, our armoury should be packed with a l... (photo: WN / Priya Dashini)
Cancer   Food   Health   Photos   Wikipedia: Spice  
The Hindu 
Talking without saying
In a context of deepening confrontation and sporadic violence in eastern Ukraine which has so far left three people dead and many more injured, Russia, the United States, and the European Union reache... (photo: EC / EU)
EU   Photos   Ukraine   Violence   Wikipedia: Ukraine  
These 23 Countries Have More Than Doubled Military Spending In The Last Decade Business Insider 
These 23 Countries Have More Than Doubled Military Spending In The Last Decade
Members of the Afghan National Army attend a briefing. | Bucking a global trend of , 23 countries around the world at least doubled their military spending between 2004 and 2013, according to a fact s... (photo: USMC / Zachery B. Martin)
Afghanistan   Photos   SIPRI   US Military   Wikipedia: Afghanistan  
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses members of the Ukrainian parliament during a meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Kiev Real Clear Politics 
In Ukraine, Biden Brings Array of U.S. Support
Vice President Biden arrived in Ukraine this week bringing some tangible U.S. support to a country challenged by political and military struggles both internally and from neighboring Russia. | The adm... (photo: AP / Sergei Supinsky, Pool)
Joe Biden   Photos   Russian invasion of Ukraine   United States - Ukraine   Wikipedia: 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine  
Anatoly Antonov, the head of the Russian delegation to the extraordinary conference of the states parties on the treaty on conventional armed forces in Europe (CFE Treaty) gestures as he speaks during a news conference, on Friday, June 15, 2007 at Vienna's Hofburg palace. The special meeting was called by Russia to review a European treaty that governs the use and deployment of military aircraft, tanks and other non-nuclear heavy weapons. Newstrack India 
War with Ukraine unlikely: Russia
Tweet | Moscow, April 22 (IANS) A war between Russia and Ukraine is most unlikely, a senior Russian defence official said Tuesday. | "I don't believe the Russians and Ukrainians will fight each other,... (photo: AP / Hans Punz)
Moscow   Photos   Politics   Ukraine   Wikipedia: Anatoly Antonov  
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, meeting with 53 Officer Trainees of Indian Information Service (IIC) of 2011,2012 & 2013 Batches from Indian Institute of Mass Commmunication at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday 12 April 2014 Newstrack India 
Railways integrator, unifier of India, says president
Tweet | New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Millions of Indians from various backgrounds use one common mode of transportation - the Indian Railways - which thus play a major role as an "integrator and unifier... (photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick)
Delhi   Photos   Politics   Railways   Wikipedia: Pranab Mukherjee  
OSCE Urges Russia, EU, US to Help Implement Geneva Agreement on Ukraine Novosti 
OSCE Urges Russia, EU, US to Help Implement Geneva Agreement on Ukraine
MOSCOW, April 22 (RIA Novosti) – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter has urged Russia, the EU and the US to support the implementation of last week’s Geneva agreement on settling ... (photo: European Community / EC)
Geneva   Photos   Russia   Ukraine   Wikipedia: Ukraine  
Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during a photo-op as he meets with President Barack Obama for lunch in the Private Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Belfast Telegraph 
Biden call to Russia over Ukraine
US vice president Joe Biden has warned Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine. | Mr Biden spoke after meeting Ukrainian officials in the country's capita... (photo: AP / Carolyn Kaster)
Defense   Photos   Politics   Ukraine   Wikipedia: Joe Biden  
World Politics
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, arrives for a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron,at St Andrew's House in Edinburgh, Scotland Thursday, Feb 16, 2012. A row between the British government in London and the Scottish National Party (SNP) has escalated sharply after British Prime Minister David Cameron outlined a plan to bring forward the referendum, which the SNP oppose as they want more time to rally support for a break from the United Kingdom. Salmond appeals to border community Belfast Telegraph
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny grimaces as he listens in a court room in Kirov, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. A Russian courthouse in Kirov set Navalny free in July, the day after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. Navalny has appealed both the conviction and the sentence. Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message Fresno Bee
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a co-chair on the President's Commission ,jsa1 Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready CNN
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, front, rides a Harley Davidson Lehman Trike decorated with Russian and Ukrainian national flags as he arrives for the meeting with motorbikers at their camp at Gasfort Lake near Sevastopol in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, Saturday, July 24, 2010. Around 5,000 bikers from Europe and beyond are gathered in Sevastopol for the annual festival on Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. Vladimir Putin Wants To Make The Territory He Took From Ukraine Into Russia's Version Of Vegas Business Insider
The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor addressing at the inauguration of the National Conference on Secondary Education, in New Delhi on February 26, 2013. Modi not suited to a diverse democracy: Shashi Tharoor (Interview) (Election Special) Newstrack India
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FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. A South Florida judge has ordered the release of remaining police video of Bieber after his January 2014 arrest with sensitive portions blacked out to protect his privacy. Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said Tuesday, March 4, 2014, that two of the five video clips depict the singers genitalia during a urine test for drugs.
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File - A man walks past a burnt out building following an attacked by Boko Haram in Bama, Nigeria, Thursday, Feb, 20. 2013. The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria's northeast has left 115 people dead.
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File - A man walks past a burnt out building following an attacked by Boko Haram in Bama, Nigeria, Thursday, Feb, 20. 2013. The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria's northeast has left 115 people dead.

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