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  • Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war

    Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war
    "Since I have been at the Foreign Office," Britain's permanent under-secretary for foreign affairs announced in May, 1914, "I have not seen such calm waters." He was wrong, of course. Just three months later, Europe began an orgy of killing. By 1945, more than 100 million had died violently, and a nuclear arms race had begun. In 1983, U.S. government war games suggested that an all-out war with the Soviet Union would kill a billion people — one human being in five — in the first few weeks.
  • Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border

    Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border
    SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response,...

    Insight: Push for tax-avoidance curbs in G-20 threatens Publicis-Omnicom deal

    LONDON (Reuters) - International pressure to curb corporate tax avoidance is behind delays to a $35 billion merger of French advertising group Publicis and U.S. rival Omnicom, and could even scupper the deal, tax advisers and sources close to the deal...

    Banksy says London auction of works nothing to do with him

    LONDON (Reuters) - The reclusive British street artist Banksy has disassociated himself from an exhibition of his urban art murals that have been removed from walls and are to be auctioned off in London. Among the seven works said to be included in the...

    BBC withdraws from UK business group over Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC is to suspend its membership of Britain's leading business lobby group after deciding on Thursday to join a number of organizations protesting over the CBI's move to officially campaign against Scottish independence. The BBC...