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  • *Ukraine gives separatists until 0600 GMT Monday to lay down arms. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • Obamacare launch 'terribly flawed': Sebelius Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius.

    The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong"

  • *NATO alarmed by well organised armed men in east Ukraine. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukraine's armed forces plan to launch a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, acting president Oleksander Turchinov said on Sunday, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world' Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." Bush, a former Florida governor, says the GOP cannot demonize immigrants and should show compassion. Paul was interviewed on ABC's "This Week" during a visit to early nominating New Hampshire.

  • *NATO alarmed by well organised armed men in east Ukraine. SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from state buildings in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with dead reported on both sides as Kiev combatted what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.

  • Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed' Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.

  • *Kiev says security operation underway in city of Slaviansk. SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 13- Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from state buildings in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with dead reported on both sides as Kiev combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.

  • BOHARU, India, April 13- Massaging his swollen feet after campaigning in the villages of Punjab, the man tipped to be India's next finance minister says he wants the government that takes office next month to approve five big-ticket investments quickly to signal it means business.

  • New Hampshire Republicans get a preview of 2016 Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 5:29 AM ET

    Three Republicans who are considering a run for the White House pitched their views on Saturday for how conservatives can retake power in Washington.

  • *Armed men seize buildings in eastern Ukraine. *Kiev says cut-off of Russian gas looking likely. KIEV/ MOSCOW, April 12- Armed men seized official buildings in a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and hoisted the Russian flag, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe into a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies across the continent.

  • *Armed men seize buildings in eastern Ukraine. *Kiev says cut-off of Russian gas looking likely.

  • *Ukraine says Russian gas price hike unacceptable. *Armed men seize buildings in eastern Ukraine. KIEV, April 12- Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city on Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies across the continent.

  • Alaska ad proudly ties Dem senator to 'Obamacare' Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— After months of watching Democrats get hammered over President Barack Obama's health care law, friends of an embattled senator are fighting back by proudly linking him to "Obamacare." An independent group in Alaska is airing a TV ad that praises Democratic Sen.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Finance chiefs from around the globe on Friday gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so.

  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Friday to continue backing Greece, one day after the debt-laden country tapped bond markets for the first time since its international bailout began four years ago.

  • ISTANBUL, April 11- Turkish assets fell on Friday after Moody's cut its sovereign rating outlook to negative, citing political turbulence, external financing pressure and weaker growth prospects. Turkey is sensitive to global liquidity conditions as it has relied on cheap foreign capital to finance the gap.

  • LONDON, April 11- Greek bond yields rose on Friday as investors booked profits on the rally that preceded Greece's return to debt markets, with even its sought-after new five-year bond succumbing to selling pressure. "The euphoria is fading after yesterday's deal," said Owen Callan, a senior analyst at Danske Bank.

  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens on Friday, a symbolic visit to mark the economic rehabilitation of a nation that over the past four years has threatened the stability of Europe and its single currency. Merkel's visit, which comes the day after Greece returned to international bond markets, will be brief.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11- The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President Dilma Rousseff use it to attack her reputation as a no-nonsense manager and weaken her lead ahead of the October election.

  • GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with GOP lawmakers using it as the latest front in their attacks on President Barack Obama's trustworthiness.

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