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Ryan Craggs

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French Prime Minister Resigns: Jean-Marc Ayrault Tenders Resignation

(28) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:58 AM

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault handed in his resignation on Monday, France 24 reports.

Local elections held on Sunday dealt a...

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No Ford Nation: Fake Campaign Lampoons Toronto's Buffoon Mayor

(18) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:49 AM

Though Internet favorite Rob Ford provides oodles of laughs and cringes, not everyone in his jurisdiction finds the Toronto mayor's antics amusing.

In an effort to bring down the crack-smoking, cuss-ranting mayor, a campaign called No Ford Nation has begun to openly mock Ford through a Facebook...

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Turkey Responds To Berkin Elvan Funeral Protests With Water Cannons And Tear Gas, Because That's What Turkey Does (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 10:29 AM

Turkish police responded with a show of force to protests after the funeral for a boy who died following injuries sustained during 2013's violent clashes in Istanbul.

Berkin Elvan, 15, died Tuesday after being in a coma for 269 days, according to the BBC. Elvan was struck in...

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NATO To Review Cooperation With Russia, Suspends Further Meetings

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 12:49 PM

According to The Associated Press, NATO has announced it has suspended meetings with Russia and is putting its cooperation with the nation under review.

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Yanukovych Extradition: Ukraine Officially Asks Russia To Extradite Ukrainian President

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 12:59 PM

The office of Ukraine's Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky announced on its official website it has formally asked Russia to extradite President Viktor Yanukovych, Reuters World reports.

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Yanukovych Appears On Russian TV In First Public Appearance Since Fleeing Kiev (VIDEO)

(96) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 7:14 AM

Ukraine's fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych made his first public appearance since last fleeing the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Saturday in a press conference on Russian TV, according to the Associated Press.

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Netanyahu Casts Unfortunate 'Hitler Mustache' Shadow On Merkel (PHOTO)

(28) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 12:11 PM

In what can only be described as the most unfortunate shadow possible, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's finger left a definite mark on the face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel:


The timing of the snapshot captured a pseudo-Hitler mustache on the German leader's face, and if...

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Rob Ford Walks Crotch-First Into A Fire Hydrant (VIDEO)

(36) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 3:14 PM

Rob Ford walks into a fire hydrant, crotch-first.

It's not the setup on a joke. It actually happened yesterday in Toronto, Canada.

At this point, a yarn about the embattled Toronto mayor could include just about any permutation and people would have a hard time dismissing it. But rather...

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Yulia Tymoshenko Freed? Ukraine Parliament Votes To Release Jailed Former Prime Minister

(192) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 10:42 AM

The Associate Press reports Ukraine's parliament has voted to free jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Tymoshenko, a vocal...

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Ukraine Agreement Signed By President Viktor Yanukovych And Opposition For Early Election

(404) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 8:12 AM

The BBC reports Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders have signed an agreement to hold early elections:

The embattled...

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This Before-And-After Photo Of Independence Square Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Ukraine

(61) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 4:11 PM

Nearly three months into demonstrations against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, fierce clashes erupted this week between protesters and riot police. Dozens have died and hundreds have been wounded in the melee.

The reasons behind the violence are many and complicated. But rather than writing another thousand words,...

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Ukraine Parliament Votes To Ban Use Of Firearms Against Protesters, Remove Government Forces From Kiev

(13) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 3:20 PM

Al Jazeera America reports Ukraine's Parliament has agreed to remove forces from Kiev and the ban use of firearms against protesters, per a Euromaidan spokesperson.

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No Protester Is Safe From Snipers Or AK-47s In Ukraine (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

(373) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 10:44 AM

With the death toll already at 50 and rising in two days of violence, clashes in Kiev, Ukraine, show no signs of slowing down, despite President Viktor Yanukovych's announcement of a truce on Wednesday evening. Though the protests have persisted for nearly three months, the bloodiest...

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Ukraine Truce: President Viktor Yanukovych Announces Agreement To Begin Talks With Opposition

(100) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:11 PM

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych announced he and Ukrainian opposition have agreed to a truce, Agence France-Presse reports:

After nearly three months of protests, demonstrations turned violent on Tuesday, with

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Pussy Riot Whipped By Cossack Militia In Sochi To Stop Performance (VIDEO)

(580) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 11:14 AM

After a fairly tame first 10 days of the Olympic Games -- at least by Russian protest standards -- members of Pussy Riot were briefly detained Tuesday in connection with a theft in their hotel. The highest-profile members of the punk rock collective, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina,...

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Enrico Letta Resignation: Italian PM To Resign After Party Turmoil

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 11:34 AM

France 24 reports Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has announced his resignation.

Letta has been mired in an power upheaval within his own...

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How Bad Are The Protests In Ukraine? Let The Molotov Cocktails Do The Talking (VIDEO)

(168) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 11:59 AM

Two months of protests in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, have devolved into violent clashes between the ruling government and demonstrators. Anti-government protesters accuse the government of President Viktor Yanukovych of widespread corruption, with recent confrontations sparked by a trade deal that tilted Ukraine back toward Russia and away from...

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That No Pants Metro Ride? It's Not Just A New York Thing (PHOTOS)

(45) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 4:06 PM

New York wasn't the lone city to experience an inundation of underdressed straphangers on Sunday. The taking-off-your-pants phenomenon has taken off across the globe, with train passengers from London to Beijing participating in the famous "No pants subway ride."

Started by the comedy group Improv Everywhere back in...

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Spanish Police Beat Protesters During Abortion Law Demonstration (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 9:43 AM

Spanish authorities are facing heavy criticism after the release of a video that appears to show riot police using excessive force against protesters who rallied against the country's new restrictive abortion bill.

Released by the group Periodismo Humano, or "Human Journalism," the five-minute clip circulating the Internet...

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Mandela Trained With Mossad, Top Secret Letter Alleges

(40) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 12:46 PM

Despite personifying peace and reconciliation during his life, a young Nelson Mandela may have actually been trained in "judo, sabotage and weaponry" by Israel's spy service, a new top secret document alleges.

According to a report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the South African icon was among a group...

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