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US pushes to de-escalate Ukraine crisis

Russia says it has prepared proposals to defuse the Ukraine crisis, but Washington says Moscow needs to show evidence that it wants peace.
March 11, 2014

2015 US budget calls for poor and middle class tax breaks

U.S. President Barack Obama is calling for new tax breaks for poor and middle-class Americans as part of his $3.9 trillion government spending proposal for 2015.
March 4, 2014

Toronto mayor Rob Ford: I wasn't elected to be perfect

Controversial politician tells late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel he expects to be re-elected in October
Guardian: March 4, 2014

Obama: US examining steps to 'isolate Russia'

President Obama has condemned Russia saying it is on "the wrong side of history" for mobilizing forces around Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. His comments came as Russia moved troops into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula by ferry.
March 3, 2014

High attendance at Greek kiosk in New York travel show

Greece is a popular holiday destination for American tourists, according to travel agents and other visitors to the Greek National Tourism Organisation (EOT) kiosk at the New York Times Travel Show
March 3, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Obama attacks Putin over Russia's role

US president accuses his Russian counterpart of failing to respect people’s basic freedoms in both Ukraine and Syria
Guardian: February 20, 2014

US government warns airlines of new shoe-bomb threat

The US government has advised airlines to beware of any attempts to smuggle explosives onboard in footwear.
BBC: February 20, 2014

Biden: US 'gravely' concerned by Ukraine violence

As the death toll mounts in Ukraine, the United States has expressed "grave concern" about violence and urged President Viktor Yanukovych to "de-escalate" the situation and hold immediate talks with the opposition.
February 19, 2014

Authorities break up Italy-US mafia alliance

Authorities in the U.S. and Italy say they have broken up a drug ring connecting two major mafia groups.
February 12, 2014