Last updated 3:35PM ET
April 20, 2014
PRI's The World: 4/18/14 Talks in Geneva may provide a peaceful way forward between Ukraine and Russia, but not everyone thinks very much of the process. Plus, an Uzbek novelist reflects on the influence that the late Gabriel Garcia Marquez had on his own work. And yes, the penguin dance in Saudi Arabia. Really, need we say more?
PRI's The World: 4/17/14 Turmoil continues in eastern Ukraine, while Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual live phone-in. Plus, the search-and-rescue effort for the sunken South Korean passenger ferry is under way. And, the story of one of Finland's most famous artists and how his homoerotic sketches will be on a series of stamps.
PRI's The World: 4/16/14 The crisis over eastern Ukraine ratchets up another notch as separatists hoist Russian flags on Ukrainian army vehicles there. And, we'll learn about a folk song that's become an anthem of pro-Western demonstrators in Kiev. Plus, we go inside a renowned Saudi terrorist rehabilitation center where "beneficiaries" learn that "only the Prince has the power to declare Jihad."
Ferry transcript reveals crew panic The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
Russian outrage at Ukraine killing The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.
Solar grows, with government help
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Marketing to men with razors
Gillette is said to be close to unveiling a new razor with a blade that rotates on a ball hinge, the latest innovation in the high-end battle for the dollars men spend on grooming.
It's cheaper to buy than rent, but the gap is closing
Since the financial crisis, people who hold a mortgage have spent less on housing than people who rent. So why don't more people buy?