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  • Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities. But for all the anxiety about Ukraine's future — bolstered by...

  • Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

    GENEVA (AP) — Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday. Israel had opposed the move, arguing that there is no universally recognized...

  • Cement makers Holcim, Lafarge create Swiss merger

    GENEVA (AP) — Two of the world's largest suppliers of building materials announced plans for a "merger of equals" Monday that would create an industry giant with a combined 32 billion euros ($44 billion) in annual revenues. Swiss-based Holcim and its French counterpart, Lafarge, said the new...

  • Swiss name 8 banks in forex manipulation probe

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's competition regulator on Monday named eight global banks it is investigating for possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates. The move is the latest twist in an investigation by regulators in the U.S., Europe and Asia on whether major banks colluded to...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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