Why Putin thinks it's still 1985
The first frosts of winter have already dusted the spectacular city of St. Petersburg with a powder of glistening ice. The air outside feels sharp and crisp. Russians hurry along the elegant boulevards, wrapped up tight against the biting cold. Russia's winter, its annual deep freeze, has begun.

Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen $102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea amid a festering territorial standoff between the two sides.

Iran talks: What's at stake?
CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks to veteran diplomat Frank Wisner about what's at stake in a U.S.-Iran deal.

Photos: Lea Michele Shoots 'Glee' With Darren Criss
See your favorite stars transform into the characters you love

In class obsessed Britain, tweet of 'white van' man hits nerve
ROCHESTER England (Reuters) - Posting a picture on Twitter of a two-storey house, displaying three English flags of St. George and with a white tradesman's van outside, might seem innocuous to a foreign eye.






In blow to Cameron, UKIP wins second parliamentary seat
ROCHESTER/LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to the anti-EU UKIP party on Friday, an embarrassing defeat heralding a possible fragmentation of Britain's two-party system in next year's national election.






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