Don’t Panic About Social Security
Following big Republican gains in the midterm elections earlier this month, and with President Barack Obama’s deficit commission unveiling its new proposals last week, everyone seems in agreement t...
Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, said on Saturday that he was sure there would be no "Cold War" in connection with Ukraine. "With all our soul, we hope that both ourselves and our partners have enough political wisdom, feelings of political realism, to avoid sliding into an even deeper confrontation - ideological or otherwise - because of Ukraine," Peskov said in an interview with the television channel Ren-TV. Peskov said that Russia and the West were economically co-dependent, criticizing suggestions by economists that Russia was capable of self-isolation. "We are interested in the development of cooperation, and we wouldn't like what is happening in Ukraine to have the opposite effect," Peskov said.
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France will not "close its eyes" to the Syrian conflict despite other crises taking center stage, French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday, promising to increase efforts to reach a political solution. The conflict began with mass street protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011 but turned into an armed insurgency after he cracked down violently on demonstrators. "This is a tragedy that has lasted three years ... there are massacres taking place every day, a (peace) conference was held in Geneva that didn't succeed, but we must continue to apply crucial pressure so that a political solution can be found," Hollande said alongside Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. France, one of Assad's fiercest critics, was the first Western power to provide non-lethal military aid to rebels.