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Maya Angelou, US poet and author, dies aged 86
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou, US poet and author, dies aged 86
Angelou, who was also prominent in the civil rights movement, died at home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies aged 86
Malcolm Glazer, the head of the family that own Manchester United, died on Wednesday morning aged 86, in his hometown of Tampa.

Snowden says would have much to tell German inquiry: magazine

Snowden, Greenwald, Appelbaum, WikiLeaks 'blacklisted' from Stockholm Internet Forum
Key digital rights activists including Edward Snowden and hacker Jacob Appelbaum have been blacklisted from the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) on internet openness and freedom. The move has caused a stir at the gathering and outraged Twitter users.

Nigeria Denies Formal Talks on Captive Schoolgirls
With reports swirling in the Nigerian media of a possible negotiation to free hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists, and the country's top armed forces commander ruling out force to do so, the government's chief spokesman again denied Tuesday that any "formal, official" talks were underway with the extremist group Boko Haram.

54 killed in new attacks in Nigeria, say officials

Obama outlines foreign policy vision of 'might and right'
President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of "might doing right," arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership.

Dozens dead, morgues overflowing after siege turns one of Ukraine's largest airports into a war zone
High-calibre weapons fire echoed sporadically Tuesday through the eastern city of Donetsk and the mayor urged residents to stay home a day after fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels reportedly killed dozens.

Ukraine, Russia near deal to avoid gas cutoff

Dozens dead, morgues overflowing after siege turns one of Ukraine's largest airports into a war zone

Ukraine accuses Kremlin of sending 'terrorists' over border

Russia Urges Ukraine to Stop Military Operation in Donetsk
Russia has urged the Ukrainian government to halt what it calls a military operation against its own people and called on the OSCE international monitoring mission to investigate clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Donetsk.

Farcical 'Elections' in Ukraine
Orwell and Kafka had a baby, and named it Petr Poroshenko!

"The Ukraine Debacle" Video

Obama to authorize training of Syrian rebels: report
US President Barack Obama will authorize US troops to train selected Syrian rebels, in order to counter the rising power of Al-Qaeda-linked extremists, a US newspaper reported Tuesday.

Syrian rebels describe U.S.-backed training in Qatar in new documentary

Maliki Reportedly Claims Support of PUK, Gorran for Majority Government
While Kurdish parties decided this month to adopt a common stance in negotiations with Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reportedly claims that two major Kurdish parties have agreed to join him in a new majority government.

WH to probe outing of CIA station chief

US deploys warship carrying marines off Libya

Libyan Islamists to U.S.: Don't interfere or face worse than Iraq
The leader of Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya's Benghazi city warned the United States on Tuesday against interference or it would face worse than the conflicts in Somalia, Iraq, or Afghanistan.

U.S. State Department Warns No U.S. Citizen Safe "Throughout the World"
After the attack on Iraq a frequently heard comment from those with no interest in foreign affairs or much, from activists, journalists and political observers of all hues, was: "Soon no American or British citizen will be safe anywhere on earth, for decades to come." It was repeated after Libya, at every sabre rattling at Iran. Throughout the meddling, funding and support for terrorists in Syria the phrase has resurfaced, as again after US Under Secretary Victoria Nuland boasted of her government's $5 billion illegal coup in Ukraine. Guantanamo, renditions, secret prisons and US drone strikes are also cited. Abu Ghraib and other atrocities are unforgotten.

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