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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 times but giving no specific details. Ms. Merkel’s six-hour visit to …Merkel Warns Britain Not to Expect Too MuchNew York TimesAngela Merkel meets the QueenTelegraph.co.ukWhy […]

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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 drain covers, piled trash bags …Tensions high in Venezuela’s city that sparked unrestUSA TODAYVenezuelan opposition takes cue from Euromaidan?RTVenezuela protests flare anew, gov’t and opposition […]

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‚ÄčNo 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 reported. Washington’s relations with Germany were strained …US intelligence snooping on hundreds of key German figures, says reportBusiness StandardA turning point in German-Israeli relations 24.02.2014Deutsche […]

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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 backing down. No matter who you believe, it’s clear that tensions are …Venezuelan opposition leader shifts tacticsUSA TODAYProtests against Maduro unite Venezuela’s fractured oppositionChristian Science […]

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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 the country. The demonstrations, which have lasted for …Can Venezuela’s socialist government survive wave of protests?CNNThousands rally across Fla. for VenezuelaMiamiHerald.comVenezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks […]

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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 attacked police, seized buildings, torched vehicles, and burned tires. Nine policemen are among the dead, all of whom died from gunshot wounds. …read more Source: […]

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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 parliament, reports said. Tumultuous scenes …Fresh clashes erupt in KievFinancial TimesUkraine’s opposition leader urges Yanukovich to take riot police off streetsReutersViolence flares in Ukraine as […]

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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 responding with tear gas and stun grenades …Fresh clashes in Kiev as protesters demand parliamentary voteAhram OnlineFresh clashes in Kiev over president’s powersNews24Fresh clashes erupt […]

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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 sitting 2 to 3 miles beneath Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid …UC Davis: Volcano eruptibility is rareCentral Valley Business TimesVolcanic Eruptions Determined by […]

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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 tension in Venezuela. Three people were killed during …Venezuela on the BrinkDaily BeastVenezuela split by pro- and anti-Maduro protestsgulfnews.comVenezuela Protesters Clash With PoliceSky NewsRT –euronews […]

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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 robotic construction workers as they will work autonomously, harmoniously and most importantly without …‘Termite’ robots may one day construct human habitats on MarsScience RecorderTermite-inspired robots […]

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‘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 building structures many times larger than themselves and, amazingly, need no …Robots Based on the Behavior of TermitesGuardian Liberty VoiceTermite-inspired robots developed to build autonomouslyTheCelebrityCafe.comTermite-inspired […]

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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 help researchers work in areas that would otherwise be considered dangerous for …Termite-inspired robots developed to build autonomouslyTheCelebrityCafe.comRobot construction crew works autonomously, is kind of […]

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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 posted on YouTube in which Victoria Nuland, the top …Victoria Nuland gaffe: Angela Merkel condemns EU insultBBC NewsUS Diplomat’s Remark on European Union ‘Unacceptable,’ Merkel […]

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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 vacate occupied government buildings. Opposition leaders said this was …Parliament Offers Kyiv Protesters Conditional AmnestyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIn the WorldPhilly.comUkraine passes conditional amnesty for detained protesters as opposition […]

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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 latest demand of the uprising – an unconditional amnesty for the revolutionaries who have seized …Ukraine Parliament Passes Amnesty LawWall Street JournalUkrainian Parliament Passes Measure […]

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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 groups were at the talks, the presidency said.Ukrainian protesters blockade energy ministry after overnight violenceReutersOfficials say 2 police captured by Kiev protestersHouston ChronicleUkraine Clashes Resume […]

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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 the government and grant an …Ukraine Protests: Behind Kiev’s barricadesTelegraph.co.ukUkraine unrest spreads beyond KievFinancial TimesAnti-government protests turn deadly in Kiev, UkraineLos Angeles TimesRT –CHANNELS –Wall […]