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Manic Monday Markup 4/21/14…

…And the World: We begin today in the Ukraine, where violence in the East has flared up again. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine is failing to hold up its end of a bargain made in Geneva among the […]

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Manic Monday Markup 4/14/14…

…And the World: We begin today in the Ukraine, where militants in the country’s east have ignored a deadline to evacuate occupied government buildings, although Ukrainian forces have begun to push back. The pro-Russian militants, who represent a distinct minority […]

Manic Monday Markup 4/7/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Afghanistan, where amid relatively little violence, voters cast ballots for president. Hamid Karzai is not on the ballot this time and the vote could prove to be an event that lets the beleaguered […]

Manic Monday Markup 3/31/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Turkey where local elections appear to have favored Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party despite weeks of protests and shutdowns of social media networks.  Erdogan and Parliament were not on the ballot, […]

Manic Monday Markup 3/24/14…

…And the World: We begin today in the Indian Ocean, where Malaysian officials now believe the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 ended.  In a press conference, Malaysian authorities essentially extinguished all hopes that any survivors would be found.  The Sydney […]

Manic Monday Markup 3/17/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Crimea, where voters there in an election result fitting a former Soviet region voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.  Given the turnout and measures taken to ensure the proper result, this poll is simply […]

Manic Monday Markup 3/10/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Russia, which is trading diplomatic entreaties with the United States.  Secretary of State John Kerry may, or may not, be on his way to Moscow, but that seems up the air.  The Kremlin […]

Manic Monday Markup 3/3/14…

…And the World: We begin today in the Ukraine, where Russian-backed forces are issuing ultimatums to Kiev-controlled forces in Crimea.  Among them is that Ukrainian forces swear allegiance to the separatist Crimean government.  The head of the Ukrainian navy has […]

Manic Monday Markup 2/24/14…

…And the World: We begin today in the Ukraine, where Opposition Parties now control the government, stabilize the country and seek the arrest of effectively deposed and on the lam President Viktor Yanukovych.  Russia has lashed out at the West […]

Tardy Tuesday Takedown 2/18/14…

…And the World: We begin today in the Ukraine, where fresh eruptions of protests have turned violent, after efforts at reaching an amnesty agreement failed.  At least eighteen have died so far in fresh clashes.  Russia has released some funds […]