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Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

  MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday, April 17, in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists. Political developments in eastern Ukraine have for weeks been dominated by a small, vocal [...]

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Diplomacy doesn’t move insurgents in Ukraine

  DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday, April 18, to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents in more than 10 cities do [...]

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Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian insurgents Wednesday, April 16, dampening the central government’s hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine. Still, it was far from clear just who these mostly masked men were and what their presence meant [...]

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Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution. From the intriguing to the impossible, there is no shortage of ideas for fixing Puerto Rico’s ailing economy as the government tries to dig out from a whopping $70 billion in [...]

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Japan anti-whaling ruling saves face

  TOKYO (AP) — The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given the government a convenient political out. The Antarctic program was nearly bankrupt, but if the government had overhauled it on its own, it would have incurred the wrath of a strong anti-whaling lobby, and could have been criticized for [...]

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