Thursday, 17 April 2014  
Survivors still alive on South Korean ferry: father

JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Several people appear to have survived in an air pocket of a capsized South Korean ferry, the father of one of the school children aboard the boat told a Reuters reporter accompanying families out to the scene of the disaster on Thursday.

Spain welcomes return of tourist euros

Strong Easter bookings for holiday hotels are boosting employment and reflect an upturn in the sector that is helping to drive economic recovery


A textbook case of culture wars in Texas

Hispanics are now a majority in Texas state schools, prompting soul searching about how children should be taught about American society


Kiev’s weak grip on east falters
‘Little green men’ mask their identity
Overheated property leaves China in a fix
Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery
France to freeze welfare payments
Pro-Russia militia intensify defiance
Uncertain future for India’s middle class
Algeria set to retain its ailing leader
Starbucks moves Europe HQ to London
Putin's Costly Adventurism

David Ignatius, Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin's Russia than it does to the U.S. or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn't -- as the limited U.S. and European response has demonstrated.Putin has exploited this imbalance, seizing Crimea and now fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, perhaps as a prelude to invasion. But in the process, Putin may be tipping the asymmetry in the other direction. For Obama, this is now becoming an existential...


Bloomberg Shouldn't Be Face of His Gun Control Push
John Roberts and the Color of Money
Revisiting the Duke Lacrosse Rape Fraud
A Turning Point on Crony Capitalism?
An Asian American Turn to the Right?

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