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Prince, Bowie and Haggard: Icons? Legends? What’s the difference?

April 27, 2016

Prince performs during his 'Diamonds and Pearls Tour' at the Earl's Court Arena in London, Britain, June 15, 1992.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2B3UX

(L-R) David Bowie, Prince and Merle Haggard REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Dylan Martinez/Robert Galbraith

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The next Chernobyl may be intentional

April 26, 2016

A general view shows the sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant April 21, 2015. Ukraine will mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst civil nuclear accident, on April 26.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

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Women on the money – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, America’s Harriet Tubman

April 24, 2016

A British 10-pound banknote and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration, in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A British 10-pound banknote and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration, in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

from Breakingviews:

Also recall the executive formerly known as Prince

By Rob Cox
April 21, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

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Islamic State has erased the line between foreign and domestic policy

April 21, 2016

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016 as France has decided to deploy 1,600 additional police officers to bolster security at its borders and on public transport following the deadly blasts in Brussels.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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Betrayal is at the heart of U.S. politics

April 19, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in Rome, New York, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

from Hugo Dixon:

Vote to quit EU could tip UK into recession

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

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Who was pulling the strings when Ukraine unraveled?

April 15, 2016
When Ukraine pulled itself apart in 2014, the world was confused over who was doing the pulling. Was the takeover of Luhansk, Donetsk and other regional capitals all part of a Russian plan, or a local movement? This week on War College, we speak with Antony Butts. He was in Donetsk when it all went down and has a unique story to tell.

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A dirty – not particularly funny – poem just turned into an ‘international crisis’

April 13, 2016

Jan Boehmermann, host of the late-night "Neo Magazin Royale" on the public ZDF channel is pictured during a TV show of Markus Lanz in Hamburg, Germany, August 21, 2012. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a complaint against a comedian who recited a satirical and sexually crude poem about him on German television, complicating Berlin's attempts to get Turkey's help in dealing with Europe's migrant crisis. Picture taken August 21, 2012.   REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen - RTX29LPX

Jan Boehmermann, host of the late-night show "Neo Magazin Royale." REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen - RTX29LPX

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Why China’s latest power play may roil Russia

April 12, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) shakes hands with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (L) as Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on during a group photo for the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai, May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3PZF3

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) shakes hands with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (L) as Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on during a group photo for the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai, May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool