We Need Strong UK in EU, Merkel Says — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON–Germany wants Britain to be a strong player in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. parliamentarians Thursday, stressing the need for Europe to change with the…

Life sentence for murderer of UK soldier Lee Rigby, accomplice gets 45 years – RT

RTMuslim convert Michael Adebolajo, who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby in a south-east London street attack in May last year, has been sentenced to life in prison. His partner in the…

Venezuela Streets Blocked as Verbal Bout Heated Before Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergAnti-government protesters blocked streets in Caracas this morning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded insults ahead of a meeting to ease tensions. Demonstrators used tree trunks, sewer…

​No spying on friends: NSA bugs Merkel aides instead of chancellor – RT

RTIn the wake of President Obama’s promise to stop spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the US intelligence has switched its attention to her top government officials, a German newspaper…

Can Venezuela’s socialist government survive wave of protests? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Student protesters pack the streets. Violence surges. Tear gas billows. Opposition leaders and government officials blame each other for the unrest, and both sides show no sign of…

Venezuelan opposition leader shifts tactics amid protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS — Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles returned to the fore this weekend, leading a rally of thousands and offering up a unified opposition as violent protests continue across…

Ukraine bloodshed: Kiev death toll jumps to 77 – RT

RTThe death toll in the most violent wave of clashes between the rioters and the police in Kiev is likely to increase, as there are conflicting figures coming from the…

Converts Join With Militants In Kiev Clash – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — As the center of the Ukrainian capital tipped into a maelstrom of gunfire and blood on Thursday, a man wearing a helmet stood on a…

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…

Talks between Ukrainian govt, opposition fail as 25 killed in Kiev unrest – RT

Talks between Ukrainian govt, opposition fail as 25 killed in Kiev unrestRTAt least 25 people have been killed in Kiev as the Ukrainian capital plunges back into chaos. Rioters have…

At Least 15 Dead in Most Violent Day of Clashes in Kiev – Mashable

MashableKIEV, Ukraine — Fifteen people were killed on Tuesday in what was by far the bloodiest day of violence in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev since mass protests and civil…

Fresh riots in Kiev, violent clashes, tires burn downtown (PHOTOS, VIDEO) – RT

RTUkrainian rioters are reigniting street clashes with police in the capital Kiev, with opposition MPs attempting to paralyze the work of the parliament. Protesters are stoning police, with law enforcement…

Clashes as Ukraine opposition presses for parliament vote – BBC News

BBC NewsStone-throwing protesters have clashed with police in central Kiev amid tensions over proposed changes to the constitution. Thousands of protesters attacked the ruling-party headquarters and tried to march on…

Radical rioters storm ruling party HQ amid fresh clashes in Kiev – RT

RTUkrainian rioters are reigniting street clashes with police in the capital Kiev, with opposition MPs attempting to paralyze the work of the parliament. Protesters are stoning police, with law enforcement…

Study: Volcanoes can go from dormant to active in just months – UPI.com

UPI.comCORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 17 (UPI) — Volcanoes such as Oregon’s Mount Hood can go from dormant to active in just a few months, an Oregon State University geologist says. Magma…

Egypt tourist bus blast kills three – BBC News

BBC NewsAn explosion on a tourist bus has killed at least three people in the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian police say. The bus blew up after it entered Egypt from Israel.…

Pro and anti-Maduro marches gather thousands in Venezuela – BBC News

BBC NewsSupporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, in rival marches. The demonstrations come at a time of growing political…

Researchers Develop Termites-Inspired Robots To Build Shelter On Mars – The Almagest

The AlmagestIn a new research it is said termite-inspired robots may help doing several important tasks on Mars or Moon for human beings. It may even build shelters there for…

Now, robotic termites to build homes for you – The Utah People’s Post

The Utah People’s PostJust imagine a fleet of robots constructing big buildings, small homes and other structures for you. You will not need to rack your brain in instructing these…

Protests continue in Venezuela amid growing anger – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS — Shots rang out and tear gas clouded the air of a wealthy Caracas district on Saturday night as protests against the government entered into a fourth consecutive…

‘Termite’ robots may one day construct human habitats on Mars – Science Recorder

Science RecorderTermite-inspired robots may someday be used for a variety of important tasks, including building the first shelters on Mars or the Moon. Like termites, these robots are capable of…

Robots Based on the Behavior of Termites – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceAdvances in modern robotics have helped develop robots that are based on the pattern of how termites behave in a colony. Developers believe that the new technology will…

Mystery of Mars ‘doughnut rock’ solved – CNN

CNN(CNN) — The “jelly doughnut” rock that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars last month did not fall out of an extraterrestrial pastry box. The rock had been…

Volcano erupts in Indonesia’s Java island; airports closed – Reuters

ReutersJAKARTA (Reuters) – A volcano erupted late on Thursday night on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java, sending a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles)…

Germans displeased by Victoria Nuland gaffe – Washington Post

Washington PostBERLIN — Germans were already smarting from revelations that U.S. intelligence listened in on the phone conversations of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Then came Nulandgate. On Thursday, a video was…

Sochi 2014: US warns airlines of Russia ‘toothpaste’ bomb threat – BBC News

Ukraine protesters defy terms of new amnesty law – BBC News

BBC NewsProtesters in Ukraine have rejected the terms of a new amnesty law aimed at ending the country’s recent unrest. Parliament backed the amnesty for arrested protesters on condition they…

Ukraine on Brink of Chaos as Amnesty Vote Splits Parliament – TIME

TIMEAfter a week of trying to appease the revolution in Ukraine, the government has finally dug in for a fight. On Wednesday night, the ruling party refused to grant the…

Peace doves released by Vatican attacked mid-flight – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionIt was supposed to be a symbol of peace from the Vatican Sunday. But watch what happened after two doves were released following a prayer by Pope Francis.…

Decision near on Justin Bieber egging charge; singer takes it easy in Panama – CNN

CNNLos Angeles (CNN) — While Justin Bieber decompresses on a Panama beach after a wild week in Miami, a prosecutor will decide if the teen pop star will face a…

Justin Bieber, Chantel Jeffries spotted on Panama beach – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe Biebs has hightailed it to a place where he can drink in peace — Panama. A source close to Justin Bieber confirmed Saturday to the Daily…

Ukrainian president Yanukovch meets opposition in Kiev – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych is holding fresh talks with opposition leaders, hours after a minister said efforts to peacefully resolve the ongoing unrest were “futile”. Several leaders of parliamentary…

​War gear: Weaponry & armor of rioters in Kiev (PHOTOS) – RT

RTWhile thousands of people take part in anti-government protests in Kiev, a small group of radical fighters were at the core of the last days violent clashes. And judging by…

Ukraine unrest: President Yanukovych offers ‘concessions’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has offered what appear to be concessions to the opposition as anti-government protests spread. Mr Yanukovych pledged to amend recently approved tough anti-protest laws, reshuffle…

Russians seeking black widows as possible Games threat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA possible female suicide bomber may have already made it past the ring of security for the Sochi Olympic Games, according to reports from ABC News and NBC News.…