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Syria crisis: Geneva peace talks end in recriminations – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the opposition were immature, while the opposition’s Louay Safi said the regime …Syria peace talks make little headway; set to resume Feb. 10Washington PostSyria talks end first round, government […]

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2 dead in heightened Ukraine protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine — The deaths of two people protesting the crackdown on the right to assemble in Ukraine threatens to spark a major confrontation between demonstrators and the government, analysts said Wednesday. Two protesters were shot dead and …Two protesters dead as standoff with riot police in Ukraine continuesWashington PostUkraine opposition say they’ll brave […]

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Intelligence reforms to dominate Sunday shows – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Sunday talk shows will be dominated by politicians and officials dissecting President Obama’s speech about electronic surveillance and privacy issues. In a major speech Friday, Obama announced an array of intelligence reforms in an effort to satisfy …Tech industry: Obama’s NSA reforms ‘insufficient’Washington PostObama Curtails NSA SpyingVoice of AmericaWhat Obama Did (and Didn%C2%92t) […]

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First real peace talks for South Sudan begin – Washington Post

Washington PostADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two warring factions from South Sudan are holding more advanced peace talks for the first time since conflict began roiling the country Dec. 15. The direct talks began in earnest Sunday, putting representatives of President Salva …South Sudan peace talks face delayFinancial TimesSouth Sudan’s Peace Talks Open in EthiopiaVoice of […]

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Rival South Sudan Factions Agree to Direct Cease-Fire Talks (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekSoldiers from South Sudan’s army patrol the streets of Malakal in South Sudan on Dec. 31, 2013. Conflict broke out Dec. 15 after President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy, Riek Machar, of trying to stage a coup. Photographer: Samir Bol/AFP via Getty …South Sudan’s Peace Talks Open in EthiopiaVoice of AmericaOfficial: Rivals in South […]

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A&E Ends ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch Suspension, to Restart – Businessweek

BusinessweekThe cast of Duck Dynasty appears on “The View” on the ABC Television Network. Phil Robertson, left, was suspended indefinitely last week by A&E Television Networks LLC after telling GQ magazine that homosexuals were akin to adulterers and would not …‘Duck Dynasty’: GLAAD responds to Phil Robertson’s returnLos Angeles TimesWhy ‘Duck Dynasty’ star won’t back […]