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Krishnadev Calamur

Krishnadev Calamur appears in the following:

Ukraine: 4 Key Debates Yet To Shake Out

Monday, February 24, 2014

The deposed president is on the run. There's uncertainty over who will emerge as the country's new leader. Its economy is in shambles. And Russia and the West are divided over what they want.

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Why Ukraine Is Such A Big Deal For Russia

Friday, February 21, 2014

Geopolitics is one way to explain why Russia wants to keep its influence in Ukraine, but there are other important reasons, too: history, faith, economics and culture.

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4 Things To Know About What's Happening In Ukraine

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The big question is about the country's future: Will the former Soviet republic move closer to the EU or remain in Russia's orbit?

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4 Dead In Thai Protests; Prime Minister Faces Charges In Rice Deal

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The dead included one policeman and three civilians. Protesters want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.

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Anti-Government Protests In Ukraine Turn Deadly

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Police attacked an opposition camp that's been the center of the massive anti-government protests that began last November. In fighting Tuesday, at least 18 people were killed and dozens injured. Police said the dead included six officers; seven protesters were also killed.

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Chinese Firm Gets Approval To Buy Electric Carmaker Fisker

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wanxiang Group, China's largest auto parts company, won a bankruptcy auction last week for Fisker, which made plug-in, hybrid sports cars. Wanxiang's bid is valued at about $150 million.

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In Act Of Protest, Ai Weiwei Vase Is Destroyed At Miami Museum

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Miami New Times reports that local artist Maximo Caminero claimed he smashed the vase to protest the type of artists showcased at the newly opened Perez Art Museum Miami. He's been charged with criminal mischief. Ai, the Chinese artist and dissident, said the vandal's argument "doesn't make much sense."

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Author Isabel Allende Apologizes For Comments About Mystery Novels

Friday, February 14, 2014

Last month, the best-selling writer told NPR that her new book, Ripper, which is itself a mystery novel, was written as a "joke." Fans of the genre, as well as booksellers and writers, weren't amused.

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Delhi's Crusading Chief Minister Resigns, Slams Main Parties

Friday, February 14, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal stepped down less than two months after his stunning rise to the position. His move came after lawmakers in the state assembly blocked an anti-corruption measure that he has championed.

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U.K. Warns Scotland: Vote To Secede, Lose Common Currency

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Scots vote in a referendum on independence from the U.K. in September, and the pro-independence leader had previously said the new country would retain the pound as its currency. The message from London on Thursday: Not so fast.

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Belgian Lawmakers Extend Euthanasia To Terminally Ill Children

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The country's king, who must approve the measure, isn't expected to oppose it. Belgium already allows terminally ill people over the age of 18 to choose doctor-assisted death.

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Apple Steps Up The Pressure On 'Conflict Minerals'

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The maker of the iPhone has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions. Apple says it is listing all of its smelters and refiners and the status of the minerals they use.

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In Two Long-Frozen Asian Disputes, Everyone Agrees To Talk

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

South Korea announced the first high-level meeting in years with rival North Korea. And for the first time since they split in the 1940s, China and Taiwan held government-to-government talks at a senior level.

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Is Early Sochi Criticism Par For The Course?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Sochi Olympics have been criticized for poor preparation, security concerns, and Russia's policies on human and animal rights. The Russians aren't pleased. But host-bashing is a popular pastime.

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U.S. Diplomat's Leaked Phone Call Gets Poor Reception

Friday, February 07, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the use of a distinctly undiplomatic term to describe the EU was "totally unacceptable." Meanwhile, the U.S. accused Russia of leaking the phone call while Moscow said the recording showed Washington's meddling in Ukrainian politics.

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Leaked Phone Call Offers Not-So-Diplomatic U.S. View Of EU

Thursday, February 06, 2014

A pair of U.S. diplomats are heard discussing the merits of various Ukrainian opposition figures. One of them is heard using a profanity directed toward the European Union.

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Luxury Carmaker Aston Martin Cites Fake Chinese Plastics In Recall

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The company uses plastics supplied by DuPont for a key part, but it instead received counterfeit material labeled with DuPont's name. About 75 percent of cars built after 2007 are affected.

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U.K. Admits 'Limited' Role In India's 1984 Raid On Sikh Shrine

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The acknowledgment comes just weeks after it was revealed that Britain may have had a role in the raid on the Golden Temple. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the assistance was purely advisory.

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Christie On Bridge Closure: 'The Answer Is Still The Same'

Monday, February 03, 2014

The comments are Christie's first since the Jan. 9 news conference in which said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" that his aides punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge. Christie reiterated that he knew nothing about the lane closures.

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Hacker Group Sues German Government Over NSA Spying

Monday, February 03, 2014

The group wants German federal prosecutors to investigate the country's aiding of the U.S. agency's activities. It's the latest fallout from revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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