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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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Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Sued in US for ‘Misappropriation’ (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekBankrupt Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, was sued by a customer in federal court in Chicago in a proposed class-action lawsuit representing all U.S. users who lost money. The Mt. Gox exchange announced Feb. 24 it had lost 750,000 …Almost Half a Billion Worth of Bitcoins VanishWall Street JournalMt. Gox Files for […]

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Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro’s talks – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Jailed Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez scoffed on Friday at President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to open talks with opponents and businessman after a month of demonstrations and violence that have killed at least 17 people.Gov. Scott: Obama ‘doing the wrong thing’ by not pushing for Venezuela sanctionsMiamiHerald.comMaduro Urges Negotiations as Venezuela Death […]

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Ukraine airline says Crimea airspace closed after gunmen show up at airports – Fox News

Fox NewsKIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine International Airlines says it has canceled flights to and from the regional capital of Crimea due to the closure of the airspace over the peninsula. The announcement, which did not say who had closed the airspace, came after heavily …Ukraine crisis: ‘Russians’ occupy Crimea airportsBBC NewsIs it too late for […]

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Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWith Russian military forces now in Crimea and the regional government claiming loyalty to impeached President Viktor Yanukovych, it looks as if the new government in Kiev may have already lost any influence it had in Ukraine’s southern regions. Skip …Kiev protests are sign Ukraine has turned to EU, says Georgia ministerThe GuardianGlobe […]

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Ukraine crisis: ‘Russians’ occupy Crimea airports – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine has accused Russia of carrying out an armed invasion by sending naval forces to occupy Sevastopol airport in the Crimea region. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet denies its servicemen are blocking the airport. Another Crimean airport, Simferopol, has also …Merkel Tells Putin of Concern About UkraineWall Street JournalOusted Ukrainian president blasts opposition, West in […]

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Armed men in unmarked uniforms patrol top Crimea airport in Ukraine; tensions … – Fox News

Fox NewsSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings are patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. An Associated Press photographer saw men armed with assault rifles Friday morning at the …Crimea sets date for autonomy vote amid gunmen, anti-Kiev protests (+video)Christian Science MonitorRussian troop movements near […]

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Crimea’s Bloody Past Is a Key to Its Present – New York Times

New York TimesThe Crimean War ensnared Russia, the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Credit Hulton-Deutsch Collection, via Corbis. the main story. the main story. the main story Share This Page.New Ukraine flashpoint: Pro-Russia gunmen seize Crimean parliament (+video)Christian Science MonitorOusted Ukraine leader Yanukovych re-emergesAFPBiden: US Supports Ukraine’s New GovernmentVoice of AmericaBloomberg –NPR –Businessweekall 3,829 […]

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Crimea Parliament Seized; Ousted Ukraine President Issues Defiant Statement – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalRussian forces began exercises on Thursday, as armed pro-Russia activists took over the Crimean parliament building and fugitive former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych released a defiant statement. Via The Foreign Burea, WSJ’s global news update.Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Yatsenyuk as New PMVoice of AmericaWest warns Russia amid rising tensions in CrimeaBBC NewsUkraine Looks to […]

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Crimea sets date for autonomy vote amid gunmen, anti-Kiev protests – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorThe former governor of the region, Serhiy Kunitsyn, suggested that the group could be made up of former members of the government riot police, known as Berkut, who were involved in the deadly clashes with demonstrators in Kiev last week. The new …I am your legitimate leader, fugitve president tells the ‘mob’ in […]

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As it happened: Ukraine turmoil – BBC News

BBC NewsHello and welcome to the BBC’s coverage of the political turmoil in Ukraine, as tensions rise over Russia’s response to the crisis. Steve Rosenberg BBC News, Kiev. tweets: On the floor of the Ukrainian parliament today, 73 portraits of people killed in #Kiev …Russian moves raise stakes in Ukraine conflictWashington PostUkraine crisis deepens as […]

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NASA confirms 715 planets outside solar system – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSuddenly we’re rolling in planets. Wednesday, scientists confirmed discovery of a whopping 715 new planets orbiting stars other than our own sun, nearly doubling the number of such planets on the books. Researchers have trumpeted the discovery of large …NASA discovers 715 new planetsCNNPlanet bonanza! Refined technique for planet ID nearly doubles total. (+video)Christian […]

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Planet bonanza! Refined technique for planet ID nearly doubles total. (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorAstronomers have uncovered 715 previously unannounced planets after using a new technique for sifting through the first two years’ worth of data from NASA’s Kepler mission. Skip to next paragraph …HABITABLE orbit PLANETS DISCOVERED among 715 new worldsRegister715 New Planets Beyond Solar System DiscoveredRTT NewsPlanet bonanza: NASA announces discovery of 715 new worldsFox […]

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NASA Kepler telescope discovers 715 new planets – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldNASA has announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a “bonanza” of 715 worlds now known outside the solar system thanks to the Kepler space telescope’s planet-hunting mission. A new method for verifying potential planets led to the volume of …Jackpot! NASA’s Kepler telescope finds ‘mother lode’ of 715 planetsLos Angeles TimesNASA […]

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Senator Calls For Total Ban of ‘Dangerous’ Bitcoin – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, has written to federal regulators urging them to totally ban Bitcoin, the “cryptocurrency” that has so excited the financial and tech world over the last year. Manchin calls Bitcoin “dangerous,” “disruptive” and “highly unstable.”.Bitcoin Foundation Aided New York Prosecutor’s Probe of Mt. GoxBusinessweekCan Bitcoin survive? Debate rages, but experts say regulation […]

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Mobile World Congress 2014 – CBS News

CBS NewsNew Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch is seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Feb. 23, 2014. Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, …Samsung Galaxy S5: A sturdy, snappy phone, but where’s the innovation?Christian Science […]

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Ukraine disbands feared riot police unit that led crackdown on Kiev protesters – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorUkraine’s acting government took another decisive step today – disbanding the country’s elite Berkut riot police that were blamed for scores of protesters’ deaths – as it attempts to navigate the country out of its political crisis and fend off anger …Ukraine Crimea: Rival rallies confront one anotherBBC NewsPro-Russian Rally in Crimea Decries […]

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First Look: Fitness freaks will love Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear Fit – Firstpost

FirstpostSamsung Galaxy S5 is seen in this photo along with the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch. AP. 26 Feb 2014 , 12:00. By Bree Fowler/Associated Press. New York: Samsung is banking on people shaping up this spring. The company on Monday unveiled its new …Fingerprint security convenient, but not flawlessHouston ChronicleHands-On With Samsung’s New Galaxy S5 […]

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The hottest gadgets at world’s biggest mobile tech show – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Mobile World Congress returned to form this year, with Samsung, Sony, and Huawei all choosing to launch flagship devices in Barcelona. These are my picks from the show: Nokia X. Just months after being sold to Microsoft, Nokia chose to launch its …Fingerprint security convenient, but not flawlessWashington PostHands-On With Samsung’s New Galaxy […]

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Ukraine crisis: Russia’s options – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia has voiced alarm and anger at the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych by protesters in Kiev. Prof Andrei Zagorski, a political analyst at Moscow’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations, examines the Kremlin’s policy …Ukraine after YanukovychABC OnlineAfter Ukraine’s Maidan, a bigger crackdown in Moscow? (+video)Christian Science MonitorUkraine Default Cassandras Are […]

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Fingerprint security convenient, but not flawless – Washington Post

Washington PostBARCELONA, Spain — Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it’s alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal. The sensor brings convenience …Hands-On With Samsung’s New Galaxy S5 SmartphoneWiredSamsung Galaxy S5: Betting on basics […]

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Venezuela: Are cracks starting to show in Maduro’s backing? (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA daily roundup of terrorism and security issues. Skip to next paragraph. Whitney Eulich. Latin America Editor. Whitney Eulich is the Monitor’s Latin America editor, overseeing regional coverage for CSMonitor.com and the weekly magazine. She also curates …Venezuelan protesters engineer improvised barricadesCNN InternationalVenezuelan president calls for peace amid possible coupXinhuaVenezuela: Local protests with […]

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Cleveland ‘House of Horrors’ trio reunite for ceremony where Ohio lawmakers … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe victims of Ariel Castro’s Cleveland House of Horrors reunited in public for the first time Monday to be given a heartfelt 2-minute standing ovation by lawmakers. Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 24, and Michelle Knight, 33, came together to receive …Cleveland House of Horrors Victims’ Courage HonoredNBCNews.comCleveland house of horrors survivors […]

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Turkish PM investigated for corruption – Times of India

Times of IndiaANKARA: A chief prosecutor’s office on Tuesday initiated an investigation into audio recordings purportedly of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordering his son to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid a graft probe, state-run media reported, …Erdogan overheard telling son to get rid of cash as Turkey corruption probe …MiamiHerald.comTurkish Prime […]

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Sevastopol: A Russian city inside Ukraine’s borders? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorUkraine’s population of 46 million is roughly split in half between those who want stronger ties with Moscow and those who are pushing for the country to follow a more Europe-leaning democracy. But you wouldn’t know that in Sevastopol. Skip to next …Lenin Guard Wilts in Kharkiv as Russia Influence Ebbs in UkraineBusinessweekIn […]

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Ukraine crisis: Russia steps up Ukraine rhetoric – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia has stepped up its rhetoric against Ukraine’s new Western-leaning leadership as tensions rise over the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said interim authorities in Kiev had conducted an “armed mutiny”. And the …Ousted Ukraine leader charged with mass murderDallas Morning NewsUkraine seeks $35 billion of aid as Russia questions […]

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Reading Fingerprints to Fight IPhone – Businessweek

BusinessweekThe reverse side of a gold colored Galaxy S5 smartphone is seen during a Samsung Electronics Co. news conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photographer: Angel Navarette/Bloomberg. Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) unveiled …Samsung flaunts new Galaxy S5: Look, folks, life isn’t about GHz and megapxiels …RegisterGalaxy Gear 2 and Neo kick off […]

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Modest condo, port town: prosaic end to Mexican kingpin’s reign – Reuters

ReutersMAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) – He was once on Forbes magazine’s billionaires list, but after more than a decade on the run, Mexico’s most wanted drug lord Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was finally caught in a modest beachside condo with American retirees for …US Seeks Extradition of Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’TIMEManhunt ends for world’s biggest drug […]

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Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even the price tag — higher than the stock market value of corporate giants …WhatsApp with Facebook’s $19 billion buy? Keeping on messageSydney Morning HeraldFacebook to […]

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Army sending paratroopers to restive Venezuela area as security forces try to … – Fox News

Fox NewsCARACAS, Venezuela – Paratroopers are heading to a Venezuelan border area torn by fierce clashes between police and anti-government protesters, while security forces are being accused of turning many parts of the country into free-fire zones in their bid …Protests Swell in Venezuela as Places to Rally DisappearNew York TimesProtests Against Venezuela’s Government Escalate […]

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For WhatsApp, keeping things simple is both a draw and a handicap – Reuters

ReutersSAN FRANCISCO Feb 20 (Reuters) – In recent years, a bevy of messaging apps has fought for global domination, with many boasting a lucrative combination of communications features, online shopping and games. But this week, Facebook CEO Mark …WhatsApp purchase: Teens fleeing Facebook can run, but can’t hide (+video)Christian Science MonitorHow Much Risk Is Facebook […]