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    ___ Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs, but higher prices actually have been good for business. Fuel now accounts for more than a ...

  • Ukraine: Live Report
    Ukraine: Live Report

    London (AFP) - 14:02 GMT - Conscription vote - Ukraine will consider bringing back conscription to boost military readiness in the face of Russian "aggression", following a vote in parliament.

  • Frequent flyer miles may not be worth the trouble anymore
    Frequent flyer miles may not be worth the trouble anymore

    New airline programs make miles less valuable.

  • Putin hails Russia's relationship with China

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday relations between Russia and China have developed to an all-time high and they will play a significant role on the global political stage. "It..will significantly influence the modern architecture of international relations," Putin said in a televised call-in with the nation, but added that they were "not considering the question of a military-political alliance." (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Additional reporting by Polina Devitt and Andrey Kuzmin; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Lidia Kelly)

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say
    Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
    Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    PARIS (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

  • Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'
    Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alexei Anishchuk MARIUPOL, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising, accompanied by tough words from Vladimir Putin that overshadowed crisis talks. Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats arrived for the emergency meeting in Geneva, but there was little hope of any progress in resolving a confrontation that has seen armed pro-Russian fighters seize whole swathes of Ukraine while Moscow masses tens of thousands of troops on the frontier. The Russian president, who overturned decades of post-Cold War diplomacy last month by declaring Russia had a right to intervene in neighboring countries and annexing Ukraine's Crimea region, accused the authorities in Kiev of plunging the country into an "abyss".

  • 'Game Of Thrones' Director On Filming Tyrion & Shae Split
    'Game Of Thrones' Director On Filming Tyrion & Shae Split

    Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones" was big. Beyond King Joffrey Baratheon's poisoning, there were big moments for Brienne of Tarth, who was confronted for the first time with her feelings about Jaime (by his own twin, Cersei Lannister). And for Tyrion, he had to break up with the woman he loves - Shae. AccessHollywood.com: Some of those of those moments in Episode 2 - Cersei vs. Margaery, Cersei vs. Oberyn, Cersei vs. Brienne -- can we just talk about working with Lena [Headey] on those and the direction you gave her?

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