2014 Game Developers Conference Europe Call For Papers Now Open … – Wall Street Journal

Putin calls for use of troops in Ukraine – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking News Update 9:22 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region…

A ‘deeply concerned’ Obama warns Russia against action in Crimea – Washington Post

Washington PostSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Heightened Russian military activity in Crimea on Friday prompted a stern warning from President Obama and a deepening sense of crisis among the leaders of the…

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…

Medecins Sans Frontieres’ shock at Myanmar suspension – BBC News

BBC NewsThe aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres has expressed its shock at the order to cease operations in Myanmar. It said it was deeply concerned about the tens of thousands…

NBA donating Collins jersey sales to LGBT groups – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — The NBA plans to donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.…

Death toll from Venezuela street protests rises to 18 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukScattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighbourhoods Friday even while life went on as usual in others as a political standoff persisted through the second…

NY Rangers and Dan Girardi agree on six-year, $33 million contract extension – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — One down, one to go. Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi agreed to terms on Friday to a six-year, $33 million contract extension to remain with the…

Slum Dwellers in Caracas Ask, What Protests? – New York Times

New York TimesAntigovernment protesters blocking a street in San Cristóbal, in western Venezuela, decorated their barrier like a beach scene. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times. the main…

Tensions Mounting as Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invading Crimea – Businessweek

BusinessweekUkraine’s acting president accused Russia of invading his country’s southern Crimea region, where unidentified gunmen seized airports and other facilities, fueling tension as the interim Ukrainian government took office. Russia…

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…

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…

Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ for intervention in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a…

LeBron James: Even Better When in Disguise – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLooking like a cross between Zorro and Hannibal Lecter, LeBron James donned a menacing black mask against the New York Knicks Thursday night in order to protect his…

Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesDoctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday. Doctors…

Ousted Ukrainian president blasts opposition, as Russian forces reportedly enter … – Fox News

Fox NewsOusted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych surfaced in Russia Friday, thundering defiantly against the “pro-fascist hooligans” who drove him from office, as Russian armored vehicles rumbled across Crimea and reports…

Secret Service Said To Be Investigating Security Breach At Sears – Forbes

ForbesThe Secret Service is reportedly looking into yet another data breach at a retailer, and this time Sears could be the victim. The agency is investigating a possible security breach…

Antigovernment Protesters Retreat From Bangkok Street Shutdown – New York Times

New York TimesBANGKOK — In what appeared to be a major retreat by the movement to overthrow the Thai government, antigovernment protesters on Friday said they were abandoning their campaign…

Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy, hit with lawsuit – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth…

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…

Troubled Bitcoin Exchange MtGox Files for Bankruptcy – PC Magazine

PC MagazineMtGox said it has lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the digital currency following cyberattacks on its computer systems. 0shares. Everything you Need to Know About Bitcoin.…

Ukraine tells Russia to back off as Crimea tensions, secession fears deepen – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking news update 8:20 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovuych said Friday at a news conference in Russia that he was not overthrown…

Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy protection after losing Bitcoins – CNET

CNETMt. Gox, the embattled Bitcoin exchange that fell into a state of disarray earlier this month following a security issue that prompted withdrawal fraud, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The…

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Under House Arrest – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMOSCOW—A Moscow court has put Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest, forbidding him from using the Internet or communicating with anyone outside his family. The house…

Ukraine crisis: Crimean airports occupied – BBC News

BBC Newstweets: Numerous military trucks without markings without plates moving around #Sevastopol. #Ukraine #maidan #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/jiEqAc2WiH. 10:31: Breaking News. Ukraine’s interim President, Olexander Turchynov, has dismissed the head of …Russian…

Japan minister calls bitcoin ‘collapse’ expected – Washington Post

Washington PostTOKYO — Japan’s finance minister scoffed at bitcoin woes as inevitable Friday, and Vietnam banned the virtual currency, but enthusiasm was undimmed among its supporters in the aftermath of…

Unknown soldiers occupy Crimean airports – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Unidentified armed men who may belong to the Russian military are blockading an airport near Sevastopol Friday in an escalation of tensions between the neighboring states…

Why the Oscars Are the ‘Super Bowl for Women’ – Wall Street Journal

Why the Oscars Are the ‘Super Bowl for Women’Wall Street JournalIf the Super Bowl is the king of live events, with no fast-forwarding through the ads and a rare big-tent…

US Moves Toward Atlantic Oil Exploration, Stirring Debate Over Sea Life – New York Times

New York TimesA blue whale near rigs off Southern California. Experts disagree on the effects of seismic surveys on sea mammals. Credit David McNew/Getty Images. the main story. the main…

N Korea tests missiles amid S Korea-US exercises – BBC News

BBC NewsNorth Korea has fired four short-range missiles into the sea, South Korean defence ministry officials say, in a move widely seen as a response to South Korea’s military exercises…

Greg Cote: Miami Heat knows how to win; New York Knicks don’t – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe difference between the super-functional Heat and the dysfunctional New York Knicks who buffooned to town Thursday night is greater than the obvious answer, which is that one team is…

Germany’s Angela Merkel urges ‘strong’ UK in EU – BBC News

BBC NewsThe German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU. In an historic address…

Venezuela Leader Fights Unrest With Fiesta – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela—Some opposition leaders are calling for the unthinkable: a cancellation of Carnival celebrations this year to mourn those who died in recent weeks during the worst civil…

Weather Journal: Winter Keeps its Icy Grip on New York – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)February may be coming to a close, but winter is in full swing throughout Greater New York. On Friday, colder than normal conditions will persist, setting the…