Putins Announce Their Divorce


MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin pulled off one of his most audacious pieces of stagecraft, attending a ballet with his rarely seen wife and then announcing their marriage is over. But how will it play to his audience of 143 million Russians? Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors The end of the marriage of the Russian president and Lyudmila Putina less than two months shy of their 30th anniversary came on state television after a Thursday evening that started out like a model of domestic contentment — a devoted husband taking his wife to the ballet. But after the performance of “Esmeralda” at the Great…

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Reggae community loses a legend - Coastline Pilot

Reggae community loses a legend
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Laguna Beach lost one of its reggae legends Thursday. Eric "Redz" Morton, a bassist who helped start The Rebel Rockers band has died, friend Nick Hernandez said Thursday afternoon. "He [Morton] was one sweetheart of a man; he would never hurt ...