National / International News

A New Front In The Ukrainian Conflict: Russian Gas Imports

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:34

Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supplies in the past and is threatening to do it again. The latest payment dispute comes at a sensitive moment in the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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One-third miss school choice in London

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:32
Almost a third of families in London did not get their first choice of secondary school as the population surge reaches secondary level.

Fire death dad lured sons with train

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:30
A newly-divorced father lured his two sons with a new model train set before setting fire to his house, killing all three of them, an inquest hears.

Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:29

Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.

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FBI sued for Boston bombing death

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:20
The family of a man who was killed by the FBI as agents investigated the Boston marathon bombings is suing the agency.

Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:15

A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.

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Mother knew Emwazi's voice on video

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:10
The mother of Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi says she immediately recognised his voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State.

Iraq 'seizes districts from IS'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:07
Iraqi forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the strategic city from Islamic State.

Liverpool FC finances back in black

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:06
Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.

Facebook suspicion murderer jailed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 09:00
A dangerous "charmer" is jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, who he thought was having an affair via Facebook.

Jeep eyes international sales

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:46

Jeep, the iconic brand of rugged off-road vehicles, got its start internationally carrying soldiers and equipment across the battlefields of World War II. Now, Jeep is making another international push, but this time it’s hoping to drive sales in the white hot crossover SUV market, with the new Jeep Renegade.

Fiat-Chrysler, which owns the Jeep brand, sold over 1 million cars last year, and the company hopes to nearly double that figure to 1.9 million over the next five years as it adds production lines in Brazil, China and India.

Among CEOs, women are outnumbered by men named John

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:46

If your name is John, congratulations. If you've got a woman's name — literally any woman's name — well, here's the deal.

The New York Times' data journalism venture The Upshot reported Monday there are more CEO's named "John" at S&P 1500 companies than there are women CEOs.

If you toss the names Robert, William and James in the mix, you end up with four CEOs with those names for every female CEO. The Upshot has dubbed that measurement the "Glass Ceiling Index," and they spun it out to several other institutions and fields:

Courtesy:The New York Times

It's not a perfect measure of equality — the Times notes common names won't change at the same rate as gender representation — but it's a stark snapshot of women's standing in the boardroom.

DNA documents ancient mass migration

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:29
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.

England footballer in sex arrest

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:25
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex with 15-year-old girl

Vanessa-Mae bids to overturn ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:13
Violinist Vanessa-Mae attempts to overturn her four-year skiing ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday.

Harrington wins Honda title play-off

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:13
Padraig Harrington beats Daniel Berger in a play-off to win the Honda Classic, his first title in the US or Europe since 2008.

May defends terror suspect handling

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:11
Home Secretary Theresa May defends her decision to scrap control orders as Labour suggests it helped terror suspects join fighting overseas.

SF speaker accepts Commonwealth role

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:08
Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin says he will take up the position of President of the NI Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

Fiji Launches Competition For New National Flag

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:07

The South Pacific nation wants to replace its flag that has a Union Jack and a shield that bears the country's coat of arms. The current flag was adopted in 1970 following independence from Britain.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 07:54

The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987, and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

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