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Gabriel García Márquez: 'The greatest Colombian who ever lived'

Gabriel García Márquez: 'The greatest Colombian who ever lived'

By Jehad Awrtani 20/04/2014 16:44

Not many pillars of literature who held the century past upon their shoulders lived this far into the 21st. Seamus Heaney, Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez were among the very few in their league to remain among us until recently, and now the last of that triad has departed — arguably the last epic novelist of his generation; the inspiration for the Latin American renaissance of the 1960s and "the greatest Colombian who ever lived", according to the tribute from that country's president, Juan Manuel Santos.

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US threats of further sanctions unacceptable

US threats of further sanctions unacceptable

By Luojie 20/04/2014 16:34

Russia has denounced as “absolutely unacceptable” Washington’s threats of imposing further sanctions on Moscow in case of a possible failure in a recent agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine.

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For Republicans, Obama’s Obamacare news changes nothing

For Republicans, Obama’s Obamacare news changes nothing

By Steve Kelley 18/04/2014 16:32

President Obama announced in a press conference that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance with the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges. Another 3 million Americans have signed up for Medicaid, while 5 million have signed up for non-exchange health plans. Three million young people have insurance under their parents' plans.

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