<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/obama-sanctions-russia_n_5203033.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'</a>

Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says new sanctions targeting Russia are, quote, “teed up.” But he says the United States needs support from allies to make the sanctions work and says he is working to build such backing.

Obama said Russia has not abided by the spirit or the letter of an agreement reached in Geneva last week that aimed to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. He says Russia has not stepped in to halt aggressive moves by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine Obama made his remarks during a news conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/fda-e-cigarette_n_5202912.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">FDA To Propose E-Cigarette Regulations For The First Time</a>

FDA To Propose E-Cigarette Regulations For The First Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

While the proposal being issued Thursday won’t immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry. The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules don’t immediately ban the wide array of flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing on places like TV or set product standards.

Any further rules …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/hillary-clinton-russia_n_5202557.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Hillary Clinton Calls For More Sanctions On Russia</a>

Hillary Clinton Calls For More Sanctions On Russia

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she believes that the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.

Clinton, who is considering another run for president, says the United States and Europe need to do more to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO’-tihn) and make the cost to invade Ukraine unaffordable. Clinton spoke Wednesday at an issues forum to a group of about 2,300 students, faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut. The talk was not open to the general public.

She used her prepared remarks to …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/syria-chlorine-gas-assad_n_5202399.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Syrian Activists Accuse Assad Of New Chlorine Gas Attacks</a>

Syrian Activists Accuse Assad Of New Chlorine Gas Attacks

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

Syria flatly denied the allegations, and they have yet to be confirmed by any foreign country or international organization. But if true, they highlight the limitations of the global effort to rid President Bashar Assad’s government of its chemical weapons. Witnesses near Damascus and in a central rebel-held village told the …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/yankees-pineda-ejected_n_5202024.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Ejected For Substance On Neck</a>

Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Ejected For Substance On Neck

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Red Sox on Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck.

Boston manager John Farrell didn’t alert umpires about brown goo on the lower part of Pineda’s right palm during a 4-1 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium on April 10. Photos of Pineda’s pitching hand that night …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/south-korea-ferry_n_5202267.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">As South Korea Ferry Search Continues, Body Of Boy Who Raised Alarm Believed Found</a>

As South Korea Ferry Search Continues, Body Of Boy Who Raised Alarm Believed Found

By Miyoung Kim

SEOUL, April 24 (Reuters) – The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe, but a DNA test has yet to confirm the find, media said on Thursday.

His parents had checked his body and clothes and concluded he was …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/real-madrid-goal-bayern-munich-benzema_n_5200901.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">This Real Madrid Goal Shows The Beauty Of Teamwork (VIDEO)</a>

This Real Madrid Goal Shows The Beauty Of Teamwork (VIDEO)

Soccer isn’t called “the beautiful game” just for Cristiano Ronaldo’s looks.

The global pastime is played by skilled athletes capable of astounding fans with unique feats — and feet — of genius that can seem every bit as athletic as they are artistic. The sport also produces breathtaking moments of collaboration in which some of those world-famous athletes combine their talents while sublimating their egos to produce breathtaking sequences of team play.

It was such an instance of teamwork that produced the only goal of a tense encounter between European titans Real Madrid and Bayern Munich …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sasha-toperich/political-inclusiveness-the-key-word-for-arab-spring-nations_b_5187385.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Political Inclusiveness: The Key Word for Arab Spring Nations</a>

Political Inclusiveness: The Key Word for Arab Spring Nations

Wisdom has it that we should be learning from our mistakes. In reality, this is hardly the case.

Back in 2003, when Paul Bremer, then-U.S. Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, decided to ban Saddam Hussein’s Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, things in this country started to tumble. After the joy on Iraqi streets over the destruction of Hussein’s regime, the U.S. and coalition partners made a tremendous mistake by dismantling the then-ruling bureaucratic apparatus. It may have been the “politically correct” thing to do at the time, inspired partly by rhetoric suggesting such a move would …read more

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