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BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed” the request from Sergiy Aksyonov. US President Barack Obama …Ukraine says Russia has sent in troops, Obama appeals to PutinReutersUkraine Refuses to Act...

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday in the capital, Caracas, as student …Foreigners detained in VenezuelaSky News AustraliaMaduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan...

Business Recorderimage CARACAS: At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela’s leftist government. National Guard security forces blasted the student-led …Maduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan Death Toll IncreasesBusinessweekAnti-government...

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...

BBC NewsWhen the trophies are handed out at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony they will ostensibly go to those who’ve displayed excellence in the eyes of the membership of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But the outcome of some Academy …Oscar upsets? Even with heavy favorites, a few underdogs might end up winners.Washington PostOscars...

New York TimesA proposal to eradicate mute swans in New York State by killing them met such a backlash that New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Friday that it would consider nonlethal means to control the invasive birds. Swans were …New York swans won’t be slaughteredNew York PostNew York’s mute swans earn stay of executionCapital...

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,...

New York Times“Don’t ever in your life do a World Cup and the Olympic Games at the same time,” Mr. Paes recently said. “This will make your life almost impossible.” Credit Marizilda Cruppe for The New York Times. the main story. the …Brazil Parties Ahead of Main Carnival CelebrationVoice of AmericaKing Momo receives keys to Rio,...

New York TimesThe Rangers cleared one elephant from their room Friday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Dan Girardi on a six-year contract extension that keeps their solid defense corps intact. The signing of Girardi, 29, who would have been an unrestricted free agent …Dan Girardi signs six-year extension with RangersUSA TODAYKeep ‘Em Separated: Rangers...

Let Them Wear CrownsNew York TimesPARIS — The royal court of Undercover arrived here Wednesday night. Jun Takahashi’s show had the pomp and circumstance of an uncanny jubilee. It left some of the most indelible images seen so far this Fashion Week. Mr. Takahashi’s models wore contact … …read more Source: Fashion News By Google ...

New York TimesBACKGROUND Ms. Blanchett, 44, an Australian, is the rare star to command the utmost respect on both the silver screen and the red carpet. She won several awards for her title role in “Elizabeth” (1998) and a best supporting actress Oscar in 2005 for …Oscars 2014 Preview: The Fashion, the Diamonds, the Predictions… and Ellen …ExtraTrending...

Obama Warns Russia Not to Intervene in CrimeaNew York TimesCredit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times. Although there were no confrontations or bloodshed by evening, the appearance of a large number of masked men with assault rifles unnerved residents and travelers, who were buffeted by warnings from … and more …read more Source: New York News...

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...

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...

BBC NewsUkraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych has made his first public appearance since being ousted last week, telling a news conference in Russia he would fight for his country. He said he was “not overthrown”, but was compelled to leave Ukraine after threats …Defiant Yanukovych vows to fight for Ukraine’s futureUSA TODAYOusted Ukrainian...

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...

New York Times (blog)Good ice-cold Friday to you. It is 10 degrees, with a wind chill of 5 below. Records are falling. And more snow is coming. This winter has been one of the 20 coldest recorded in New York City, and there are many people without homes. On Tuesday, the … and more …read more Source: New York News By Google ...

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential threat to regional peace, Chinese experts warned on Friday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comparison of …People’s Daily publishes online game whose aim is to shoot Japanese war …South China...

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...

Fox NewsSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings are patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. An Associated Press photographer saw men armed with assault rifles Friday morning at the …Crimea sets date for autonomy vote amid gunmen, anti-Kiev protests (+video)Christian Science...

New York TimesThe Crimean War ensnared Russia, the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Credit Hulton-Deutsch Collection, via Corbis. the main story. the main story. the main story Share This Page.New Ukraine flashpoint: Pro-Russia gunmen seize Crimean parliament (+video)Christian Science MonitorOusted Ukraine leader Yanukovych re-emergesAFPBiden: US Supports...

ESPNPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf Thursday after his worst two-tournament start as a professional did not exactly evoke confidence that he has turned things around. Woods shot a 1-over-par 71 in the first round of the …Timid Tiger Woods can’t get on roll at Honda Classic because of ‘slow’ greensNew...

At Council Hearing, Calls for New York to Offer Homeless Children and Families …New York TimesMembers of the City Council pressed the de Blasio administration at a hearing on Thursday to complete a proposal for rental assistance to New York’s homeless and demanded improved services for more than 22,000 children living in city shelters. With the … and...

Christie Aides Joked About Jamming Traffic at Rabbi’s HouseTIMEThe exchange between former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly and former transportation official David Wildstein took place Aug. 19, the New York Times reports, just six days after previously released documents showed the two planning to snarl … …read more Source: Chris Christie...

New York TimesSAN FRANCISCO — A British intelligence agency collected video webcam images — many of them sexually explicit — from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were suspected of illegal activity, according to accounts of documents leaked by …Yahoo webcam users were watched by British spy agencySan Jose Mercury NewsLeaks...

New York TimesFor the first time in years, even the most seasoned awards watchers are sweating the best-picture race, an unusually tight contest that could end with either Alfonso Cuarón’s space epic, “Gravity,” or Steve McQueen’s period drama, “12 Years a Slave,” as the …Soggy Weather Could Spill Onto Oscars Red CarpetNBCNews.comDistinctly...

Christian Science MonitorThe former governor of the region, Serhiy Kunitsyn, suggested that the group could be made up of former members of the government riot police, known as Berkut, who were involved in the deadly clashes with demonstrators in Kiev last week. The new …I am your legitimate leader, fugitve president tells the ‘mob’ in KievTelegraph.co.ukUkraine...

New York TimesFrancesco Schettino, the captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, went back aboard as part of his trial. Credit Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters. the main story. the main story. the main story Share This Page.Costa Concordia’s Captain Schettino returns to shipBBC NewsDisgraced Capt. Schettino Returns to Concordia WreckNBCNews.comCaptain of Costa...

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...

MTV.comWhat do you get when you cross Paris Fashion Week with affordable Swedish retailer H&M? Only the most celeb-packed runway event of the year. Back across the pond, two stars of HBO’s “Girls” are making waves – one with a rumored role in a major movie …Miranda Kerr stuns in a black brocade gown and dazzling diamonds as she …Daily...

Mail TribuneVILLANOVA, Pa. — Darrun Hilliard and James Bell scored 11 points each to lead No. 8 Villanova to a 67-48 victory over Butler on Wednesday. The Wildcats (25-3, 13-2 Big East) survived one of their worst 20 minutes of the season to win for the ninth time in …Villanova 67, Butler 48ReutersButler’s skid hits epic proportionsPalladium-ItemNo....

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:...

New York TimesMike Trout has his first seven-figure contract. Up ahead is what figures to be a nine-figure deal. “It feels good,” Trout said Wednesday after agreeing to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The salary set a record for a one-year major …Nightengale: Mike Trout, Angels should soon find peaceUSA TODAYAngels agree...

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’...

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 York...

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