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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 to normalize the political situation there, the Kremlin said …Pro-Russia Demonstrations Break out in UkraineABC NewsPutin Asks Russia’s Senate to Use Military Force in UkraineNew […]

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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 new Ukrainian government in Kiev. U.S. officials said Russian …Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for helpBBC NewsArmed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s […]

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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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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 of people it was treating, particularly for HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. A presidential …Doctors Without Borders expelled from MyanmarBoston.comMedécins Sans Frontières ‘deeply shocked’ as Burma […]

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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 day of national holidays. In spite of the long weekend …Slum Dwellers in Caracas Ask, What Protests?New York TimesMaduro sends Venezuelans to beach in bid […]

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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 only NHL team he’s ever known through the 2019-20 season, removing any doubt about his …Rangers Secure Girardi for Six More YearsWall Street JournalDan Girardi […]

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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 story. the main story. …Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro’s talksReutersFrom Prison, Former Mayor Galvanizes Venezuela OppositionWall Street JournalScott, Rubio boost sanctions push, bash Obama […]

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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 has “started a naked …President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in UkraineLos Angeles TimesUkraine calls Russian troops an ‘invasion’Washington PostUkraine’s Acting President […]

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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 inside the country. Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of …Ukraine says Russian troops take over airports in CrimeaWashington PostCongressional leaders back Obama on Ukraine, […]

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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 money. The Mt. Gox exchange announced Feb. 24 it had lost 750,000 …Almost Half a Billion Worth of Bitcoins VanishWall Street JournalMt. Gox Files for […]

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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 Cold War-style crisis. “We are now deeply concerned by reports …Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea RegionWall Street JournalObama warns Russia against Ukraine intervention, […]

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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 Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local news …Myanmar suspends aid agency Medecins Sans FrontieresBBC NewsMyanmar expels Doctors Without Borders; […]

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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 surfaced of troops being deployed …Ukraine accuses Russia of deploying troops in CrimeaBBC NewsMerkel Tells Putin of Concern About UkraineWall Street JournalIn Crimean port city, […]

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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 at Sears, a person familiar with the investigation told Bloomberg. The person, who …Sears says no evidence of data breachMarketWatchSears says investigating possible security breachCBS […]

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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 to shut down Bangkok and would dismantle their blockades of major …Thai opposition protesters to end Bangkok ‘shutdown’Daily TimesThailand Protest Leader To Move Rallies to […]

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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 are blocking the airport. Another Crimean airport, Simferopol, has also …Merkel Tells Putin of Concern About UkraineWall Street JournalOusted Ukrainian president blasts opposition, West in […]

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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. MtGox, formerly the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy …Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Sued in US for ‘Misappropriation’ (1)BusinessweekMt. Gox files for bankruptcy, admits […]

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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 but was forced to flee under threat to his life. “I intend to …Defiant Yanukovych vows to fight for Ukraine’s futureUSA TODAYUkraine crisis: Yanukovych gives […]

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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 exchange’s CEO Mark Karpeles announced the news in Tokyo on …Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files for BankruptcyForbesMtGox boss vows to keep going despite $429 MILLION […]

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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 arrest is for two months but can be extended. Mr. Navalny …Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny put under house arrest for 2 monthsWashington PostRussia opposition […]

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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 gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoffLos Angeles TimesArmed Men Occupy Two Airports in Ukraine’s CrimeaWall Street JournalArmed Men Take Over 2 Airports in CrimeaNew […]

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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 the apparent collapse of a major exchange. The unplugging …Mt. Gox in bankruptcy, says may have lost all its bitcoins to hackersReutersBitcoin exchange Mt. Gox […]

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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 that Ukraine’s interior minister is calling an “armed …The Kremlin’s Yanukovych optionsBBC NewsArmed Men Take Over Two Airports in CrimeaNew York TimesUkraine’s interim Interior Minister […]

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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 story. the main story Share …Rules set for oil testing in Atlantic OceanGreenville NewsFeds unveil drilling studyLongview News-JournalUS regulators say seismic testing can be done […]

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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 led by The Masked Wonder, LeBron James, and the other has …LeBron James’ mask is terrifyingUSA TODAYLeBron James, wearing mask, scores 31 to help Heat […]

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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 unrest here in a decade. But President Nicolás Maduro, in an …Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisisReutersVenezuelan Protests Mark Start of Six-Day […]