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House panel condemns Russia for action inWashington PostHouse panel condemns Russia for action in the UkraineUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — A House panel on Thursday approved a symbolic resolution that condemns Russia for its occupation of the Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and called on the Obama administration to enact tough financial and trade sanctions against Russia.Obama Says Referendum in Crimea Would Violate LawNew York TimesCrimea sets referendum on joining RussiaWashington PostUkraine crisis: 'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemnedBBC NewsCNN -Wall Street Journal -Houston Chronicleall 7,426 news articles »
Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:50 am
Maduro Rejects OAS Role as Venezuelans HostWashington PostMaduro Rejects OAS Role as Venezuelans Host Rival MarchesBloombergVenezuelan government and opposition supporters held rival marches today in Caracas after President Nicolas Maduro rejected any mediation by the Organization of American States and cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama. Maduro called the ...UN experts seek Venezuela probe into abuse allegationsBBC NewsUN experts demands answers about Venezuela violence, call for investigationThe ProvincePanama says rejects Venezuelan President Maduro's 'offenses'Chicago Tribuneall 755 news articles »
Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:41 am
Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl quits jobNew York Daily NewsRussia Today anchor Liz Wahl quits job on-air in protestToronto StarLiz Wahl, an anchor with the news channel Russia Today, resigned on-air, saying she could no longer work for a station that “whitewashes” the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I am proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth,” ...RT Anchor Quits On Air, Cites Putin 'Whitewash'Wall Street JournalPresenters turn off Russia Today and head for exitThe Times (subscription)Russian TV station blasts American news anchor for quitting during broadcastFox NewsVoice of America -Daily News & Analysis -NPR (blog)all 298 news articles »
Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:39 am
How Carla Bruni begrudgingly lost her beautyTelegraph.co.ukHow Carla Bruni begrudgingly lost her beauty contractsTelegraph.co.ukAccording to a leaked secret conversation between Carla Bruni, her husband Mr Sarkozy and a senior aide, from 2011, the ex-model had a petit cash problem with the beauty contract ban imposed upon her during her reign as French First Lady. "And I thought ...France's Sarkozy to sue over secret audio recordings: lawyersReutersSecret tapes embarrass SarkozyNew Zealand HeraldFrance's Sarkozy brings complaint in secret tapesBoston.comThe Australianall 148 news articles »
Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:32 am
Oscar Pistorius found praying over ReevaBBC NewsOscar Pistorius found praying over Reeva Steenkamp bodyBBC NewsA neighbour of Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he found the South African Paralympic star praying over the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as she lay dying. In the trial's first account of the moments after the shooting, Johan Stipp said he tried ...Jeff Rossen: Pistorius a 'Broken Man'NBCNews.comOscar trial: Day 4 wrap upNews24Pistorius: Just say it was youNew Zealand HeraldSouthland Times -Toronto Sun -Houston Chronicleall 1,159 news articles »
Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:31 am
No Italian on missing Malaysia AirlinesNo Italian was on board a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the Rome Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, despite an Italian citizen being included on the passenger list. The passenger list provided by the company includes Luigi Maraldi, 37, an Italian citizen. Police referred questions about whether Maraldi's passport had been registered as lost or stolen in Thailand to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which they said was responsible for thefts abroad. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs referred the question to the Interior Ministry, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 8:06 am
Warning shots fired to turn monitors backBy Peter Graff and Andrew Osborn KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Warning shots were fired to prevent an unarmed international military observer mission from entering Ukraine's Russian-occupied Crimea, as new confrontations between Russian and Ukrainian troops raised tension ever higher. Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, which began about 10 days ago, has so far been bloodless, but its forces have become increasingly aggressive towards Ukrainian troops, who are trapped in bases and have offered no resistance. Tempers have grown hotter in the last two days, since the region's pro-Moscow leadership declared it part of Russia and announced a March 16 referendum to confirm it. A spokeswoman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said no one was hurt when shots were fired to turn back its mission of more than 40 unarmed observers, who have been invited by Kiev but do not have permission from Crimea's pro-Russian separatist regional authorities.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 8:05 am
Russia reinforces military presence inSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 8:03 am
Bigger pig pens create challenges forFAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 8:02 am
Stern Israeli airport security measuresJERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other, due to unspecified security concerns.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 7:58 am
Cassel, Vikings agree on two-year, $10M dealOne month after opting out of his previous contract, the QB is coming back for two years and $10 million. Matt Cassel will be back as the Vikings quarterback … but with a better deal. Cassel agreed to terms with the Vikings on a two-year contract Friday, exactly four weeks after he opted out of
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:44 pm
Amy Senser's prison time shrinks by 6Officials approved transfer to jail or halfway house for work release in April. Amy Senser has shaved nearly six months off the time she must serve in prison for the hit-and-run death of a man on a Minneapolis exit ramp, state officials said Friday. Senser applied for and was approved for transfer
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:40 pm
Kidnapped in Mexico: How he survived(CNN)-- When he saw three masked gunmen running toward him and his friend during a September fishing trip just outside Monterrey, Mexico, Shane Andersen knew exactly what was happening. "I was about to be kidnapped." Looking back on that day, Andersen admitted "we were easy pickings." He had taken
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:28 pm
Chris Christie’s 2016 problem has nothingOXON HILL, Md. --The raucous standing ovation diehard conservatives offered Chris Christie as he walked on stage Thursday at the Gaylord National Resort suggested something of a political miracle: The New Jersey governor had managed to surpass the George Washington Bridge scandal that once
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:09 pm
Bomb planted under car seat kills AfghanKABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb placed under the car seat of a district chief exploded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing him and wounding six other people, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for assassination, the latest targeting senior officials as the militant movement fights
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:07 pm