Two gunmen shot and killed a leading Ukrainian reporter Thursday. Ukraine's interior ministry reported that Oles Buzina, chief editor of the newspaper Segodnya, was killed near his home in Kyiv.
Mr. Buzina was known for his pro-Russia positions.
On Wednesday, a former Ukrainian lawmaker also known as pro-Russian, was killed in a similar attack. That shooting also happened near his home in Ukraine's capital.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Mr. Buzina was killed for political reasons.
Putin says Russian economy could improve in two years
Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a live nationwide call-in show Thursday. The televised show is a yearly event in which Putin takes questions from Russian citizens.
Thursday's callers discussed the country's economy, U.S.-Russia relations, the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.
Russia's central bank has predicted the country's economy will shrink by as much as 5 percent this year. But on Thursday, Mr. Putin said he believes Russia's economy could increase again in less than two years.
Al-Qaida captures major airport in southern Yemen
Al-Qaida militants have taken control of a major airport in Yemen's southern port of Mukalla. Officials say the al-Qaida fighters faced little military resistance.
Mukalla is the capital of Yemen's largest province, Hadramawt.
The militants also won control of a major oil center and sea port in southern Yemen.
US CEO cuts own pay to increase employees' pay
The leader of a credit card payments company in the western U.S. city of Seattle is reducing his own yearly earnings to increase employee pay.
Dan Price, the owner of Gravity Payments, told his employees this week that he will cut his $1 million per year salary to $70,000. He will use that savings as well as company profits to make it possible for every employee to earn a salary of $70,000.
The company currently pays an average of $48,000 a year to its 120 employees.
1.call-in show 热线节目
This is a call-in show.
2.shrink n. n.收缩；畏缩；<俚>精神病学家 vt. 使缩小，使收缩 vi. 收缩；畏缩<俚>俚>
The vast forests of West Africa have shrunk.
3.resistance n. 阻力；电阻；抵抗；反抗；抵抗力
A CBS correspondent in Colombo says the troops are encountering stiff resistance.
1.Al-Qaida militants have taken control of a major airport in Yemen's southern port of Mukalla.
take control of掌管；控制
He failed in his attempt to take control of the company.
Airtours conceded defeat in its attempt to take control of holiday industry rival Owners Abroad.
Gravity Payments公司老板丹·普赖斯本周告诉雇员，他将把自己100万美元的年薪降低到7万美元。他将用省下的钱和公司的盈利来让每位员工获得7万美元的薪水 。