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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

How to name a patch of Mars real estate for only $5 – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWant a piece of Mars? It’ll only cost you five bucks. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SecondMarket jumps to give legitimacy to Bitcoin – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBitcoin gets a second chance from SecondMarket — and it may be just what the virtual currency needs to become a legitimate rival to major currencies. SecondMarket, a New…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

How Mexico’s police caught ‘El Chapo’ – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorDubbed the most powerful drug trafficker in the world and eluding arrest for more than a decade, police finally got the man known as ‘El Chapo’ over the…

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…

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.…

North Korea ‘violates’ sea border with South amid drills – BBC News

BBC NewsA North Korean patrol boat violated a sea border with the South several times late on Monday, officials in Seoul say. The ship spent a few hours south of…

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…

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…

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…

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…