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…

Oscars 2014: Take our Best Picture poll – CBS News

CBS NewsNominees for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards, clockwise, from top left: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “12 Years a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LeBron James, wearing mask, scores 31 to help Heat top Knicks in Miami – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsHEAT108, KNICKS 82. MIAMI – LeBron James wore a mask but in reality he could have been blindfolded and with one hand tied behind his back and…

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…

Crimea Parliament Seized; Ousted Ukraine President Issues Defiant Statement – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalRussian forces began exercises on Thursday, as armed pro-Russia activists took over the Crimean parliament building and fugitive former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych released a defiant statement. Via…

‘Nashville’ Recap: A Family Falls Apart, New Band Is Formed – BuddyTV

BuddyTVJuliette stayed true to herself, while Rayna struggles with all the lies in her family on tonight’s Nashville. The episode titled “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like Daddy Anymore” saw the…

The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s…

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…

Why was David Cameron not wearing headphones? – BBC News

BBC NewsDavid Cameron and Nick Clegg stood out from the crowd as they watched German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliver an historic address at Westminster in her native tongue – neither…

UPDATE 2-US calls on Russia to be transparent, avoid risky Ukraine steps – Reuters

Reuters(Adds Hagel comments). BRUSSELS Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia must be transparent about military exercises along Ukraine’s border and not take any steps that could be misinterpreted or “lead to…

Fashion house Versace sells stake to Blackstone to fund growth – Reuters

ReutersThe family does not want to relinquish control, a characteristic which has kept other Italian fashion brands like Giorgio Armani and Missoni in the hands of their founders, but which…

Does Wall Street Know Fashion? Versace May Find Out In $1B Deal With … – Forbes

ForbesThe FT notes that the Versace deal would be Blackstone’s first investment in luxury fashion. So, can Blackstone do with high-fashion what it’s been able to do with investments like…

Is Ukraine’s potential dissolution real or overstated? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — As officials in Kiev move to contain unrest in the Crimea and others fret over divisions in Ukraine, there’s still no consensus whether the threat of…

Ukraine warns Russia against ‘aggression’ in Crimea – BBC News

BBC NewsHe said Russia’s troops from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet should not move outside their naval base in Sebastopol. The warning comes after armed men seized Crimea’s regional parliament and…

Could ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ mark end of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar drought? – Greensboro News & Record

Greensboro News & RecordActor Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for three other Academy Awards, starting with a supporting actor bid for playing a teen with autism in the 1993 drama…

Thai Prime Minister’s Supporters Plan Volunteer Militias — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIt has been more than a week since Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was last seen in Thailand’s capital, and now war drums are sounding in the north of…

Is This The Year Leonardo DiCaprio Is Finally Honored With An Oscar? – Contactmusic.com

Contactmusic.comDespite being nominated for an Academy-Award three times before, Leonardo DiCaprio has never been victorious, but many believe his most recent portrayal in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is enough…