BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A...

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged...

Business Recorderimage CARACAS: At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters...

Telegraph.co.ukScattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighbourhoods Friday even while life went on as usual...

BBC NewsWhen the trophies are handed out at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony they will ostensibly go to those who’ve displayed excellence...

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...

New York TimesAntigovernment protesters blocking a street in San Cristóbal, in western Venezuela, decorated their barrier like a beach scene. Credit...

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...

New York TimesThe Rangers cleared one elephant from their room Friday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Dan Girardi on a six-year contract extension...

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 Share...

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....

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...

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...

BBC NewsUkraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych has made his first public appearance since being ousted last week, telling a news conference...

Wall Street JournalMOSCOW—A Moscow court has put Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest, forbidding him from using the Internet...

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...

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential...

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...

Fox NewsSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings are patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine’s...

New York TimesThe Crimean War ensnared Russia, the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Credit Hulton-Deutsch Collection, via Corbis. the...

ESPNPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf Thursday after his worst two-tournament start as a professional did...

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...

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...

Christian Science MonitorThe former governor of the region, Serhiy Kunitsyn, suggested that the group could be made up of former members of the government...

New York TimesFrancesco Schettino, the captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, went back aboard as part of his trial. Credit Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters....

Telegraph.co.ukRussian television reported yesterday that Yanukovych, who fled Kiev last week after bloody clashes between protesters and police forces,...

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....

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....

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...

Sydney Morning HeraldNASA has announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a “bonanza” of 715 worlds now known outside the solar...

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,...

New York TimesCarmelo Anthony, who had 44 points in a loss to Dallas on Monday, hasn’t had much help this season. Credit Jason Decrow/Associated...

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...

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...

New York TimesBRUSSELS — Listening to the Western defense officials gathered at a NATO meeting here on Wednesday, it would be easy to think that...

New York TimesAndrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced that Walt Disney and Marvel Studios would spend some $200 million filming four live-action television...

Kelly Osbourne, From Party Girl to Fashion SageNew York TimesIt is that somewhat improbable journey that led her to NBC Universal’s West Hollywood studios at 8 a.m. on a Thursday in late February, taping an edition of “Fashion Police” for the E! network. As Joan Rivers, reading off a teleprompter, made a crack … and more …read more Source:...

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...

New York TimesNEW DELHI — India’s naval chief resigned on Wednesday after a Russian-made Indian submarine caught fire off the coast of Mumbai,...

Wall Street JournalThe European Union pledged to “move fast” to draw up financial assistance for Ukraine but officials said privately it...

Christian Science MonitorUkraine’s acting government took another decisive step today – disbanding the country’s elite Berkut riot...

FOXSports.comThe significance of Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay athlete to play a game in one of the major sports in America continues...

New York TimesOne of the biggest questions surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for a higher income tax to pay for more prekindergarten seats...

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up...

New York TimesJason Collins at Nets practice Tuesday. “Basketball right now is the priority,” he said. Credit Reed Saxon/Associated Press....

New York TimesWork on a retreat for Viktor F. Yanukovych stopped after his ouster as Ukraine’s president. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New...

Wall Street JournalWhat’s News: BlackBerry unveils sub-$200 smartphone and plans retro device with keyboard. U.S. home prices in 2013 post biggest...

New York TimesUkraine’s soccer federation announced Tuesday that it would move a March 5 friendly against the United States men’s national...

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