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BERLIN, March 17 (Reuters) - The Cold War is back. Russia's military seizure of Crimea and preparations for a possible annexation of the southern Ukrainian province have revived fears, calculations and reflexes that had been rusting away since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989....

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:57pm

WASHINGTON - There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie. "Noah," scheduled for its U.S. release on March 28, has become such a target.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 4:53pm

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, from an overdose of heroin on Feb. 2, 2014, brought back a bad memory to me. I would like to share this with everyone who, right now, is fighting with drug addiction.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:45pm

March 12 (Reuters) - In the summer of 1787, Catherine the Great of Russia set out to inspect the recent editions to her far-flung czardom, including the Crimean peninsula, annexed from the Ottoman Empire four years earlier....

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:19pm

What do you say to someone you've never met before, who risks his life to help you in the dead of an Arctic-like night? Thank you? God bless you? Those words seem so inadequate.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 7:44pm

"Meet Viktor Yanukovych, who is running for the presidency of Ukraine." Vladimir Putin and I were standing in his office at the presidential dacha in late 2004 when Yanukovych suddenly appeared from a back room. Putin wanted me to get the point.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 9:12pm

The two of us don't always see eye-to-eye. When we were both state representatives working on opposite sides of the aisle, we worked hard to find common ground.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:39pm

The Ukrainians will fight. For the past few days, the Russian military has attempted to provoke the Ukrainians into making the mistake the Georgians made in 2008: shooting first.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:25am

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has just issued a report on the Obama Health Care program. In their analysis 65 percent of small businesses will see a cost increase. In total 96 percent of the people will see a premium increase. Where is the $2,500 cost savings President Obama promise...

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 5:47pm

Years ago it was a milestone for young people to graduate from high school. It was an end goal for those who wanted to go directly to the world of work.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 5:46pm