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Bitcoin exchange’s collapse is probed by US and Japanese regulators – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesU.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world’s largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online. The separate investigations were …Bitcoin lovers lament transaction malleability: Got goxxed?ZDNetLawmaker seeks to ban Bitcoin in U.S.PCWorldMt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles: […]

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US urges caution as Putin orders military drill – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine – The United States urged Russia on Wednesday to avoid provocative actions after President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to combat readiness drills near Ukraine, where pro-Russian protesters are fighting with rivals in the south. Secretary of …Ukraine’s Interim PM Faces Daunting Economic HurdlesVoice of AmericaUkraine’s Arseniy Yatsenyuk warns of tough days aheadBBC […]

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Boeing Black: A mobe that’s secure enough for government work? – Register

RegisterWho makes the most secure smartphones? Apple? Samsung? BlackBerry? Boeing is betting the US government’s answer is “none of the above.” A filing with the US Federal Communications Commission first spotted by storage community site MyCE sheds …Boeing’s Black: This Android phone will self-destructArs TechnicaBoeing Files Plans With FCC for Secure SmartphoneMarketWatchBoeing Is Developing A […]

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Protest Leaders Pick Candidates for New Ukraine Government – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalUkraine’s protest leaders tapped Arseniy Yatdsenyuk, above, as a proposed prime minister Wednesday. Eeuropean Pressphoto Agency. KIEV, Ukraine—Protest leaders tapped civic activists for a “government of national unity,” moving to stave off criticism that …Putin Drills Ground Troops at Ukraine’s Doorstep as US Warns Against InterventionNew York TimesUkraine Default Cassandras Disregarded as Bonds […]

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Russia flexes military muscle as tensions rise in Ukraine’s Crimea region – CNN

CNNKiev, Ukraine (CNN) — Russia ordered surprise military exercises on Ukraine’s doorstep Wednesday as tensions in that country’s southern Crimea region simmered, with pro-Russian demonstrators facing off against rival protesters in the city of Simferopol.Ukraine crisis: New government revealed at Kiev protest campBBC NewsUkraine Default Cassandras Disregarded as Bonds Top 90 Cents (4)BusinessweekUS Urges Respect […]

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Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone ‘kill switch’ effort – PCWorld

PCWorldExecutives with three U.S. mobile carriers have voiced support for an effort in the U.S. Congress to encourage mobile carriers to offer services to customers that would render smartphones and tablets inoperable if they’re stolen. Executives with Verizon …T-Mobile US: Our dump-your-network drive is doing SO WELL (PS: We lost $20 …RegisterT-Mobile Turns an Industry […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Shutdown Said to be Probed by US – Businessweek

BusinessweekThe shuttering of Mt. Gox comes after months in which the currency’s price soared and it attracted increased attention from investors and customers, as well as scrutiny from U.S. regulators over possible money-laundering and fraud. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/ …Head of troubled Bitcoin exchange speaks outUSA TODAYRegulators Grapple With Regulation of Bitcoin After Mt. Gox Goes […]

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Fukushima Radiation Leak to Hit US Shores in April – Latin Post

Latin PostRadioactive ocean water from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan will reach the U.S. by April should a Fukushima plume prediction hold true. “The plume of radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is forecasted to be detectable at …Nuclear Reaction Byproduct Of Fukushima Found In Canada Not A Threat …The AlmagestRadioactive […]

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President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up plans to withdraw all U.S. troops by January if Afghan leaders don’t sign a bilateral security agreement. In an unusually blunt …US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells KarzaiBBC NewsObama threatens Karzai with total […]

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US and Britain say Ukraine is not a battleground between East and West – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe United States and Britain have said Ukraine should not be a battleground between East and West and voiced support for the country after protests that ousted pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych. World powers are seeking to ease tensions over …UK’s Hague says Ukraine must show determination to tackle graftReutersUS, Britain dismiss “zero-sum” game in UkraineXinhuaUS […]

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World Cup tune-ups in Washington, DC United at FedEx Field, US national team … – Washington Post (blog)

World Cup tune-ups in Washington, DC United at FedEx Field, US national team …Washington Post (blog)Spain vs. El Salvador friendly and D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew, both on June 7 at FedEx Field. The MLS match had been scheduled for that night for RFK, but with Spain training in Washington ahead of the World Cup […]

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White House expels three Venezuelan diplomats – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON – The Obama administration Tuesday expelled three Venezuelan diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of three U.S. officials a week ago. Two first secretaries and a second secretary from the embassy were given 48 hours to depart, the …US expels Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat move over unrestReutersUS Orders Expulsion of 3 Venezuelan […]

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No bluff: US planning possible withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan – CNN

CNNWashington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end of the year if no security agreement is signed. Statements by the …Pentagon war budget request to follow Afghan policy decisionsReutersUS planning full Afghan pullout, […]

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US soccer moves international friendly out of Ukraine to Cypress – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe U.S. national soccer team announced Tuesday that it has relocated next week’s international friendly with Ukraine from the former Soviet republic to Cyprus. The move comes after weeks of consultation with the U.S. State Department and the Ukrainian …USA friendly in Ukraine to be movedFOXSports.comOfficials Moving March 5 USA-Ukraine Soccer Game To […]

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The Voice Season 6 Premiere: Blues Singer Bria Kelly Blows the Coaches Away … – Us Magazine

Us MagazineGreat things come in small packages! In the two-hour season 6 premiere of NBC’s The Voice, the final blind audition of the night proved to be the most impressive. Former country artist-turned-soulful bluesy rocker, Bria Kelly, took to the stage singing James …Usher Steals The Show With His Six Pack As The Voice US […]

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Ugandan paper publishes list of country’s ‘Top 200 homosexuals’ – Daily Mail

Daily Mailcontains hip-hop artist and priest; A similar list was published in 2010 calling for two gay rights activists to be hanged. One, David Kato, was eventually killed early in 2011; News comes the day after tough new law on homosexuality was signed; The US says it …The Politics of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality LegislationAllAfrica.comUganda president: Homosexuals […]

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Drug Lord’s Arrest Shifts Focus to ‘El Mayo’ – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIsmael Zambada, right, is seen in a 1993 photo released by Mexico’s Federal Secretary of Public Safety. Associated Press. MEXICO CITY—The capture of Mexico’s most-wanted drug-cartel boss puts Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, an alleged partner in the …Philippines raid reveals Mexican drug cartel presence in AsiaCNNMexico’s cartels: Behind the drug warCBC.caUS considers seeking […]

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Coup in Kiev – Antiwar.com

Antiwar.comFirst, a primer for those who have missed the rapidly escalating events of the past few days: mobs of protesters have taken over Kiev and the government of Viktor Yanukovich has been effectively overthrown. Impeached by the Parliament, and opposed now …What Kiev’s Democratic Turn Means for MoscowThe Moscow TimesUS warns Russia against intervention in […]

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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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‘Lego Movie’ Blocks Rivals to Lead Box Office for Third Weekend – Businessweek

Businessweek“The Lego Movie,” the animated film from Warner Bros. (TWX:US), held off two new releases and returning features to lead ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian cinemas for a third straight weekend. The movie, based on the building blocks from the Danish toy …Weekend Box Office: The LEGO Movie Pulls A Trifecta, Pompeii Goes Up […]

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Modest condo, port town: prosaic end to Mexican kingpin’s reign – Reuters

ReutersMAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) – He was once on Forbes magazine’s billionaires list, but after more than a decade on the run, Mexico’s most wanted drug lord Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was finally caught in a modest beachside condo with American retirees for …US Seeks Extradition of Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’TIMEManhunt ends for world’s biggest drug […]

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Israel police shoot dead US killer Sheinbein in prison – BBC News

BBC NewsIsraeli special forces have shot dead an American-Israeli prisoner – jailed for a brutal murder in the US – after he opened fire on prison guards. A police spokesman said Samuel Sheinbein had shot three security officers, critically injuring one, and barricaded …American Held in Israeli Prison Dies in ShootoutNew York TimesThe American-Israeli killer […]

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US Attorney’s office fighting crime, forging partners in inner city Miami – MiamiHerald.com

US Attorney’s office fighting crime, forging partners in inner city MiamiMiamiHerald.comLaunched in October 2011, Ferrer’s Violence Reduction Partnership focuses on South Florida’s crime-ridden “hot spots.” The program started in Miami’s historic black neighborhood, Overtown, and expanded to Liberty City and Miami Gardens. It now operates … …read more Source: Miami News From Google

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Seized phone key to Mexico kingpin ‘Shorty’ Guzman’s capture – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The seizure of a phone belonging to the son of Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman’s deputy at the U.S.-Mexico border was an important break in the operation that led to the drug lord’s capture, a senior U.S. law enforcement …US and Mexican authorities detail coordinated effort to capture drug lordWashington PostHow Mexico Nabbed […]

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They got ‘Shorty’ — now what? Next steps unclear after ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s … – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Could the captured Sinaloa cartel boss who was one of Mexico’s most wanted fugitives be heading to the United States for trial? He will, if U.S. federal prosecutors have anything to say about it. Bob Nardoza, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office …Safe houses key to drug king captureWashington PostDrug lord Guzman […]

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Taliban Says Talks Over US Soldier’s Release Suspended – New York Times

New York TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban confirmed publicly on Sunday that they had been in talks with the United States over the release of an American soldier, but said the talks had now been suspended. In an unrelated development, at least 19 Afghan soldiers …Afghan Taliban kill 21 soldiers, suspend prisoner swap attemptReutersTaliban Attack […]