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I am your legitimate leader, fugitve president tells the ‘mob’ in Kiev – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukRussian television reported yesterday that Yanukovych, who fled Kiev last week after bloody clashes between protesters and police forces, is now in Russia and the three main news agencies said he would be holding a press conference in the country today.Ukraine crisis: Yatsenyuk is PM-designate, Kiev Maidan toldBBC NewsUS aids Kiev but ‘this is not […]

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Israel Cut Land Offer by Half, Palestinian Ex-Negotiator Says – Businessweek

BusinessweekIsrael told the Palestinians it’s willing to withdraw from only 40 percent of the West Bank, a Palestinian official close to the peace talks said, indicating how far U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is from delivering an accord. Mohammad Shtayyeh, who …Palestinian Man Found Dead After Standoff With Israeli ForcesNew York TimesIsraeli forces use […]

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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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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 miscalculation during a delicate time,” U.S. Defense Secretary …Hagel Warns Russia on Ukraine Miscalculation Amid Crimea UnrestBloombergHagel Warns Russia Not to Intervene in UkraineNew York […]

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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 the government headquarters of the Russian-majority region.Report: Ukraine’s Yanukovych in MoscowUSA TODAYGunmen Seize Government Buildings in CrimeaNew York TimesUPDATE 5-Ukraine leader warns Russia after armed […]

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Policy Makers Devise Plans to Provide Money to Kiev – New York Times

Policy Makers Devise Plans to Provide Money to KievNew York TimesWASHINGTON — With a financial catastrophe unfurling alongside its political transition, Ukraine is in desperate need of billions of dollars — and quickly. Its economy is shrinking. Its government treasury is empty. Its foreign-exchange funds are low … and more …read more Source: Kiev News […]

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Sports

No. 8 Villanova shakes off sluggish 1st half, cruises past lowly Butler 67-48 – Fox News

Fox NewsVILLANOVA, Pa. – Butler kept its beloved mascot, Blue III, home. The Bulldogs seemed to leave their offense behind, as well. Darrun Hilliard and James Bell scored 11 points each to lead No. 8 Villanova to a 67-48 victory over Butler on Wednesday night.Preview: Butler at VillanovaReutersNo. 8 Villanova Beats ButlerNew York TimesNo. 8 […]

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miami

Hillary Clinton speaks at UM, remains mum about presidential aspirations – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comHillary Clinton — the once and current Democratic frontrunner for president — spoke Wednesday at the University of Miami, touching on the chaos in Venezuela, climate change, and the traps of partisanship. One topic she conspicuously avoided: Whether …Hillary Clinton Makes South Florida StopCBS LocalClinton Addresses a Key Constituency at the University of MiamiNew York […]

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tech

NASA Kepler telescope discovers 715 new planets – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldNASA has announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a “bonanza” of 715 worlds now known outside the solar system thanks to the Kepler space telescope’s planet-hunting mission. A new method for verifying potential planets led to the volume of …Jackpot! NASA’s Kepler telescope finds ‘mother lode’ of 715 planetsLos Angeles TimesNASA […]

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New York

A New York Observer Article Brings a Spat in Trump’s Orbit – New York Times

New York TimesBill Gifford was managing an ice cream shop in Maplewood, N.J., last summer when a customer, Ken Kurson, the editor of The New York Observer, came in with an unorthodox request. He wanted Mr. Gifford, a 28-year-old political science major who was …Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law’s Newspaper Just Happens to Defend Trump With …New […]

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New York

New York City Council Swiftly Passes Bill to Extend Paid Sick Days – New York Times

New York TimesThe new, more emphatically liberal City Council was in full swing on Wednesday, expanding New York’s law on paid sick leave from the watered-down version passed last year and approving a resolution supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raise taxes …New York City paid sick leave bill passes despite councilmembers’ reservationsNew York […]

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New York

Putin Drills Ground Troops at Ukraine’s Doorstep as US Warns Against Intervention – New York Times

Putin Drills Ground Troops at Ukraine’s Doorstep as US Warns Against InterventionNew York TimesCredit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times. “Crimea is Russian!,” some of the protesters screamed as brawls erupted with rival demonstrations by Crimea’s ethnic Tatars supporting the new interim authorities. While the military maneuvers were … and more …read more Source: […]

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NASA Kepler telescope doubles number of known planets outside solar system – Washington Post

Washington PostTo the list of planets orbiting distant stars, add another 715. That’s the number of planets, strewn among 305 planetary systems, popping out of the observational data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope. “We’ve almost doubled today the number of planets …From Kepler Data, Astronomers Find Galaxy Filled With More but Smaller WorldsNew York TimesNASA […]

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Hard Talk Aside, Little Desire by the West to Leave Afghanistan – New York Times

New York TimesBRUSSELS — Listening to the Western defense officials gathered at a NATO meeting here on Wednesday, it would be easy to think that the United States and the rest of the international military coalition in Afghanistan have shifted into a full-speed withdrawal …Next Afghan leader will sign security pact: KerryAFPAfghan leader to sign […]

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New York

Beyond potholes: Most NYC major roads in disrepair – Crain’s New York Business

Crain’s New York BusinessYears of underinvestment in New York’s infrastructure have led to unsafe and congested roadways that cost New York motorists a total of $20.3 billion annually statewide, and approximately $2,300 per driver in the New York City area, according to a new …Seeking Money for Aging Infrastructure, Obama Looks at Tax ChangesNew York […]

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Hezbollah takes lead in pounding Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT, Lebanon — Forces of the terrorist group Hezbollah say they are winning battles to defeat a three-year rebellion against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad by pouring fighters into remote regions where the Sunni Muslim rebels have been strongest.Syrian Forces Claim Major Blow Against RebelsNew York TimesRegime: 175 Islamist fighters killed in ambushThe Daily Star175 […]

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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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kiev

Ukraine crisis: Yatsenyuk is PM-designate, Kiev Maidan told – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim government has been presented at Kiev’s main protest camp, the Maidan, following last week’s ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. The Maidan council named Arseniy Yatsenyuk to become prime minister. The cabinet – to be voted …Ukraine disbands feared riot police unit that led crackdown on Kiev protestersChristian Science MonitorPro-Russian rally in […]

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tech

Diving Into Kepler Data, Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Planets – New York Times

New York TimesKepler’s view of the sky taken in 2009. Its mission was to hunt for exoplanets among the approximately 4.5 million stars pictured here. Credit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. the main story. the main story. the …Kepler spots 715 new planets thanks to detection breakthroughRegisterKepler telescope bags huge haul of planetsBBC NewsNASA announces mother lode of new […]

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Indian Naval Chief Resigns After Submarine Accident – New York Times

New York TimesNEW DELHI — India’s naval chief resigned on Wednesday after a Russian-made Indian submarine caught fire off the coast of Mumbai, injuring seven officers and leaving two missing. It was the 10th accident involving an Indian warship in seven months.Following Joshi’s resignation, succession line-up goes for a tossHindustan TimesIndian Navy chief DK Joshi […]

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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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EU Pledges to Move Quickly to Help Ukraine – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe European Union pledged to “move fast” to draw up financial assistance for Ukraine but officials said privately it could be days—or even weeks—before the bloc announces an aid package. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met senior EU …Tensions Mount in Ukraine’s CrimeaVoice of AmericaUkraine’s feared Berkut riot force disbandedWashington PostUkraine crisis: […]

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Ukraine disbands feared riot police unit that led crackdown on Kiev protesters – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorUkraine’s acting government took another decisive step today – disbanding the country’s elite Berkut riot police that were blamed for scores of protesters’ deaths – as it attempts to navigate the country out of its political crisis and fend off anger …Ukraine Crimea: Rival rallies confront one anotherBBC NewsPro-Russian Rally in Crimea Decries […]