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Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea Region – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalArmed men wearing camouflage but bearing no identifying insignia were occupying the perimeter of Simferopol Airport in the pro-Russia region of Crimea, Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images. Ukraine’s new government appeared to lose control over the restive …Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s Crimea, Yanukovich reappearsReutersCrimean leader claims control, asks Putin for helpUSA […]

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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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British Spies Said to Intercept Yahoo Webcam Images – New York Times

New York TimesSAN FRANCISCO — A British intelligence agency collected video webcam images — many of them sexually explicit — from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were suspected of illegal activity, according to accounts of documents leaked by …Yahoo webcam users were watched by British spy agencySan Jose Mercury NewsLeaks show GCHQ […]

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Report: Armed men seize regional gov’t in Crimea – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMOSCOW (AP) — A local leader of the Tatar community in Ukraine’s Crimea region says armed men have seized two government buildings in the regional capital, Simferopol. Refat Chubarov wrote on his Facebook page early Thursday that the buildings of …Armed men seize government HQ, raise Russian flag in Ukraine’s CrimeaReutersRussia Preparing Bill to […]

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Ukraine ‘disbands elite Berkut anti-riot police’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s acting interior minister has said the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, has been disbanded. Arsen Avakov said further details would be given in a briefing on Thursday. Meanwhile, there are continuing international divisions …Crimean city offers refuge to police who battled protesters in Ukraine capitalWashington PostUkraine cut Feb […]

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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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Building a profile: Irish architects making their mark on London – Irish Times

Building a profile: Irish architects making their mark on LondonIrish TimesIt’s not easy for Irish architects to conquer London, what with so much home-grown talent in the British capital from lords Foster and Rogers, knights of the realm Chipperfield and Grimshaw and other “starchitects”. But Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey … …read more Source: London […]

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Tymoshenko Gets Cool Reception From Kiev Protesters – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalFormer Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko addresses the crowd in Kiev’s Independence Square after being freed from prison on Saturday. Getty Images. KIEV, Ukraine—Yulia Tymoshenko was Ukraine’s most prominent political prisoner, so it …Ukraine sets European course after ouster of YanukovichReutersYanukovich flees and his nemesis Tymoshenko is freed in stunning reversal of …Irish […]

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Ukraine crisis: Protesters remain in central Kiev as MPs meet – BBC News

BBC NewsThousands of protesters remain in central Kiev as MPs meet to discuss seeting up a new government in Ukraine. The atmosphere in Independence Square appears calm – a day after parliament voted to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych, in what he …Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych Driven From PowerWall Street JournalRussia, too, is in quandary over […]

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Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych Driven From Power – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLarge crowds entered ousted Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych’s residential compound outside Kiev on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images. KIEV, Ukraine—The whereabouts of President Viktor Yanukovych were unknown Sunday, the day after he left the …Archrival Is Freed as Ukraine Leader FleesNew York TimesUkraine: Kiev calm as president’s whereabouts unclearUSA TODAYUkrainian parliament votes to oust […]

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Protesters Remain in Ukraine’s Capital Despite Peace Agreement – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaProtesters seized the Kiev office of President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday and the opposition demanded a new election be held by May, as the pro-Russian leader’s grip on power rapidly eroded following bloodshed in the capital. Anti-government …Protesters claim control over Kiev, demand elections within monthHaaretzUkraine Parties Working on New Government as President […]

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In Kiev square, protesters hold together – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine — Independence Square, the heart of the Ukrainian protest movement, looked very much Friday like an anthill. Thousands of people were moving about the square and each person had a designated task. Men in camouflage patrolled the area, …Ukraine’s president buckles but protesters splitBusinessweekBreakthrough in UkraineWall Street JournalUkraine protesters split following deal […]

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Samsung’s New Galaxy Said to Feature Bigger, Sharper Display (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekSamsung Electronics Co. is releasing its new phone, which may be called the S5, after sales of the predecessor S4 unveiled last year fell short of analyst estimates. Photographer: Woohae Cho/Bloomberg. Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)’s new high-end …Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor ‘confirmed’CNETSamsung’s New Galaxy Said to Feature Bigger, Sharper DisplayBloombergSamsung launches Note 3 Neo, […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor ‘confirmed’ – CNET

CNETA report citing inside sources says the upcoming smartphone will come equipped with fingerprint reading technology within the device’s home button. Dara Kerr. by Dara Kerr. February 17, 2014 7:53 PM PST. Follow @darakerr. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 could …Samsung launches Note 3 Neo, Galaxy NotePRO, Tab3 NeoHindu Business LineIndian smartphone mkt to double to 80mn […]

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Thai Police Clashes With Protesters in Bangkok Leave Three Dead – Bloomberg

BloombergThailand’s opposition edged a step forward in legal efforts to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok killed three people and wounded at least 63. Protesters fired guns and threw a …Thai police retake rally sites, three killed in clashXinhua3 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters […]

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World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report – BBC News

BBC NewsPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Michael Kirby: “Testimony which tells the stories of the prison camps… of the babies who are born stunted… of the abductions, of the public executions”. the main story. Korea crisis.‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNNFour things to know about the […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Shows Continuing Shortfalls in Security – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. The hijacking Monday of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner by a co-pilot seeking asylum illustrates a security wild …UPDATE 6-Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane to Geneva, exits cockpit by ropeReutersEthiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane […]

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Facebook users, others react to gender options – 77Square.com

77Square.comSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook announced Thursday that its 159 million U.S. users now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their profiles. The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender …Gender no longer just ‘M’ or ‘F’ on FacebookColumbus DispatchFacebook adds 50+ gender options: Stalking your […]

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Italy – Factors to watch on February 14 – Reuters

ReutersThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). POLITICS. Prime Minister Enrico Letta said he would tender his resignation on …Treasuries Rise for Second Day as Factory Output Seen SlowingBusinessweekFlorence Mayor Renzi set to be […]