Low-key diplomatic heroism saved Paris from Hitler’s wrath – Irish Times

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…

Chicago man lobs class-action sueball at MtGox – Register

RegisterFriday’s bankruptcy filing wasn’t the only time the name “MtGox” was heard in a courtroom this week. Predictably, the cash-strapped Bitcoin exchange is now the subject of a class-action lawsuit…

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…

Yahoo webcam images intercepted and stored – Irish Times

Irish TimesA spokeswoman for Yahoo said the actions of the surveillance agencies represented “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy”. Photograph: Reuters/Robert Galbraith. Colin Gleeson. Topics: News

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…

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…

Lee Rigby murder: Adebolajo and Adebowale sentenced – BBC News

BBC NewsMichael Adebolajo has been ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London. Adebolajo, 29, and Michael…

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…

59 pupils killed in Nigeria boarding school attack – Irish Times

Irish TimesA boy searches the ground next to a burnt-out vehicle, caused by an attack from Boko Haram militants, in Bama, Borno State, on February 20th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters. Topics:…

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…

Ukraine urges Russia not to promote separatism – Irish Times

Irish TimesA man salutes during a memorial ceremony yesterday for those killed in recent violence in Kiev’s Independence Square. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters. Daniel McLaughlin. Topics: News

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…

Review: New Samsungs will appeal to fitness fans – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — Samsung is banking on you shaping up this spring. The company on Monday unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, which is set to go on sale…

World’s oldest Holocaust survivor dies aged 110 – Irish Times

Irish TimesPeru’s president Ollanta Humala lays a wreath during a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem this month. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters. Topics:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Europe and US Threaten Sanctions Over Kiev Bloodshed – New York Times

New York TimesThey also announced that the French, German and Polish foreign ministers would visit Kiev beforehand, to meet with members of the government and the opposition. Secretary of State…

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…

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…

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…

Nuclear talks with Iran headed for collision in Austria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIranian and U.S. negotiators meet Tuesday for a new round of talks over a nuclear program that Iranian leaders are vowing to keep despite a threat from the U.S.…

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…

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…

Italy politics: Matteo Renzi asked to become prime minister – BBC News

BBC NewsItalian President Giorgio Napolitano has asked the 39-year-old mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, to form a new government. Enrico Letta resigned as prime minister on Friday, after he was…

Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane to seek Geneva asylum – BBC News

BBC NewsThe BBC’s Frank Gardner: “It’s a great relief that this is not… a terrorist act in the classic sense”. The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis…

Italy – Factors to watch on February 17 – Reuters

ReutersThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). POLITICS. Italian…

Priests criticise holding back of Vatican questionnaire results – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe very process of gathering information on the views of people was in the spirit of Pope Francis, said Martin Long, spokesman for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Photograph:…

Priests critical of decision to hold back Vatican questionnaire results – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe very process of gathering information on the views of people was in the spirit of Pope Francis, said Martin Long, spokesman for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Photograph:…

Focus shifts to Renzi as Letta resigns as Italian PM – Irish Times

Irish TimesEnrico Letta arrives at the presidential palace to tender his resignation after his Democratic Party backed leader Matteo Renzi’s call for a new government. EPA/Alessandro Di Meo. Paddy Agnew.…

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…

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…