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Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help – BBC News

BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed” the request from Sergiy Aksyonov. US President Barack Obama …Ukraine says Russia has sent in troops, Obama appeals to PutinReutersUkraine Refuses to Act Against Russian […]

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Ukraine crisis: Obama warns Russia against intervention – BBC News

BBC NewsUS President Barack Obama has warned Russia there will be “costs” for any military intervention in Ukraine. He said he was deeply concerned by reports of Russian military movements inside the country. Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of …Ukraine says Russian troops take over airports in CrimeaWashington PostCongressional leaders back Obama on Ukraine, […]

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Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ for intervention in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a Cold War-style crisis. “We are now deeply concerned by reports …Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea RegionWall Street JournalObama warns Russia against Ukraine intervention, […]

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NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag reported yesterday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Doubts over ‘no-spy’ deal.David Cameron hoping for Merkel support over EU negotiationsTelegraph.co.ukUkraine uprising: Russia’s Vladimir Putin promises to work with Merkel […]

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White House defers to FCC on further action on net neutrality – PCWorld

PCWorldThe administration of U.S. President Barack Obama said in response to a petition that it continues to back an open Internet, but declined to direct the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on how to go about preserving Internet neutrality, as it is an …White House responds to net neutrality petitionSydney Morning HeraldNet Neutrality Petition Addressed by […]

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George Zimmerman flees Miami after being accosted on beach and $10000 … – Daily Mail

Daily MailGeorge Zimmerman has accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of making him a ‘scapegoat.’ In an interview Monday with CNN, Zimmerman told Chris Cuomo he suffered a ‘miscarriage of justice’ in his trial for the killing of Florida …George Zimmerman: ‘I’d like to … become an attorney’Washington TimesGeorge Zimmerman StrugglingGuardian Liberty […]

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Bradley Cooper Admits Going Commando At White House State Dinner; Actor … – International Business Times

International Business TimesActor Bradley Cooper arrives at the 86th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni. “American Hustle” star Bradley Cooper went commando to the state dinner hosted by President Barack Obama in …Why Was Bradley Cooper Forced To Go Commando To White House State …Contactmusic.comBradley Cooper Tries To […]

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Obama praises Michael Sam for announcement before NFL Draft – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comOther than several anonymous NFL types suggesting that the league isn’t ready for an openly gay player, and that Sam may have hurt his draft position with his announcement, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Two weeks ago, Sam was …Barack Obama Praises Michael Sam For Announcing He Is Gay Before NFL DraftThe InquisitrObama applauds […]

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US president warns Uganda over anti-gay bill – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Musuveni that enacting an anti-gay law will complicate relations with the US. Under the proposed legislation, those convicted of homosexual acts could face life imprisonment. The law would …Obama warns Uganda over anti-gay billXinhuaObama says Uganda anti-gay bill would be ‘step backward’AFPObama: Anti-gay bill step backward […]

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Little progress made as Syria peace talks close in Switzerland – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — As a second round of peace talks ended Saturday with little progress in ending Syria’s civil war, U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke about Syria’s distressing humanitarian crisis during an earlier meeting in California.UN mediator apologizes to Syrians for lack of peace progressTimes of IndiaBoth sides at a deadlock […]

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Don’t spoil ‘House of Cards’ for Barack Obama, please – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe second season of Netflix’s political thriller “House of Cards” got released at midnight PST, and while many wasted no time tearing into the twisty Kevin Spacey-Robin Wright series, there’s one fan who’s going to need a little time to catch up. And God help …Antihero Or Villain? In ‘House Of Cards,’ It’s […]

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Sochi Olympics Gets Support From American Athletes Like Nick Cunningham

Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner: USA Olympics Skaters In Glo-Blades? The Sochi Olympics in Russia have bashed from many American journalists and from those on social media (like myself) who aren’t even there. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Russian bloggers would look for any evidence of support of the Sochi Olympics effort. And […]

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Snowden Gets Nobel Nomination as US Pursues Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekPresident Barack Obama wants to see Edward Snowden clapped in irons and bound to the U.S. for a criminal trial. Two Norwegian politicians have a different fate in mind for Snowden: the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian parliamentarians Snorre Valen and …Norwegian lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace PrizeCNNNorwegian Lawmakers Nominate Snowden For Nobel Peace […]

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Obama Announces New myRA Retirement Accounts – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalPresident Barack Obama said he is directing the Treasury Department to create a new type of retirement savings account for millions of Americans that would include a government guarantee. These investments, which Mr. Obama called “myRAs,” would serve …Obama to launch government-backed retirement savings programReutersObama to tout economic security proposals Wednesday in Md., […]

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Obama says Iran talks may not succeed but threatens veto on new sanctions … – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailAny new economic sanctions that Congress tries to impose against Iran during international negotiations to limit the Islamic republic’s nuclear program will be vetoed, President Barack Obama warned lawmakers, even as he acknowledged the ongoing talks …UPDATE 2-Obama takes tough line against Iran sanctions to CongressReutersState of the Union: Obama urges US […]

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Mayor says no gay residents in Sochi – ESPN

ESPNESPN The Magazine’s Brett Forrest discusses the reaction in Russia to President Barack Obama sending openly gay athletes such as Billie Jean King to represent the United States in Sochi. Tags: Winter Olympics, Russia, Sochi, President Barack Obama, …Winter Olympics 2014: Should Americans go to Sochi?CBS NewsIOC president confident in security plan for SochiUSA TODAYOlympic […]

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Obama, Putin discuss Olympics security in call – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call on Tuesday how best to have a “safe and secure” Winter Olympics in Sochi, the White House said. Amid rising concerns about threats from …Sochi Olympics terrorism threat: Two more ‘black widow’ suspects identifiedNBCNews.comRussia works to calm Olympics safety […]

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Tech industry: Obama’s NSA reforms ‘insufficient’ – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO—Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama’s speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direction, but chided him for not embracing more dramatic reforms to protect people’s privacy and the economic …Clapper declassifies more spying docs after Obama speechFox NewsObama’s NSA Telecom Surveillance Reforms Really Won’t […]

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Obama announces reforms to NSA phone surveillance – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribunePresident Barack Obama banned U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans’ phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden’s revelations. In a major speech, …Obama mentions Snowden (twice)USA TODAYObama Says NSA’s Mass Collection of US Phone Data […]

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Rusbridger: President Obama’s NSA reforms ‘remarkable’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has described President Barack Obama’s plans to reform US electronic spy programmes as “remarkable”. He noted, however, that the British authorities are “closing their eyes and hoping [the story] goes away”.NSA reportedly collects millions of global text messages dailyIrish TimesNSA ‘ harvested around 200m text messages a day’Telegraph.co.ukNSA harvested […]

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World leaders praise Sharon’s commitment to Israeli security, peace – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostKerry: Ex-prime minister’s journey was Israel’s journey; Blair: He remained ‘firm and unbowed’ in face of political difficulties; UN’s Ban: He’ll be recalled for his determination over Gaza evacuation. US President Barack Obama in New York September 23, 2013 …Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Dead at 85USA TODAYLeaders, others react to the death of […]

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World leaders react to former Israeli prime minister Sharon’s death – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWorld leaders offered condolences in reaction to Ariel Sharon’s death Saturday. President Barack Obama released a statement saying, “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people …Obama says joins Israelis in honoring Sharon’s commitment to IsraelReutersIsrael’s Ariel Sharon, in Coma Since […]

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First Thoughts: Two differing views on Gates’ memoir – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comHow you view Gates’ memoir might depend on your point of view … Tell-alls can shape a legacy, and legacy-watching/lame-duck status is something the White House wants to avoid … Don’t overlook the 2016 impact – with Biden, it’s personal, and for Clinton …WH grants photo access to Obama-Biden lunchUSA TODAYMcCain: Gates Criticism of Obama […]