Change course in Crimea or face costs, West warns Russia
CRIMEAN ‘REFERENDUM’ DOESN’T OFFER NO VOTE!
Sunday Vote… G7 Won’t Recognize Results, Warn Further Action… Merkel Nears Breaking Point… Kerry Meeting Russian Foreign Minister In London…REPORT: EU Moves Forward On Asset Freezes, Travel Ban…
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Crimean Parliament Approves Motion Toward Independent State.. Popular Vote Set For March 16.. U.S., EU Prepare Sanctions Against Russia.. Direct Diplomacy Stalls.. Yanukovych Warns Of Civil War..
Man With Stolen Passport on Malaysia Jet Had No Terror Links
Mysterious Iranian “Mr. Ali” Purchased Tickets For “Stolen Passport” Passengers; Paid Cash
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/10/2014 While the mystery builds over the still officially unexplained disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370, or just who the two passengers with “stolen” passports may have been although we expect a revelation on this issue shortly, the FT has added yet another twist to what is sure to be a conspiracy thriller for weeks to come: the paper reports that the Thai travel agent who booked the tickets for the men in question said that she had been asked to arrange the travel by an Iranian contact. Adding to the confusion is the revelation that originally the mysterious Iranian, known only as Mr. Ali, tried to reserve seats for the two men on separate flights not to China, but to Europe, one on a Qatar Airways flight, and the other on Etihad. And the punchline: a “friend” of Mr. Ali’s paid for the tickets in cash.
Obama’s All Eisenhower On Russia
Like Ike before him, Obama’s non-moves against Russia are the right moves.
‘WHERE IS THE NOTORIOUS OBJECTIVITY AND COMMITMENT TO DEMOCRACY?’
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING
Moscow Reinforces Military Presence In Crimea.. Russian Troops Reportedly On The Move.. Lavrov: No Negotiations With New Ukrainian Govt.. Foreign Military Mission Banned From Crimea.. France Backs Obama.. Kiev Suffers New Cyber Attacks..
UKRAINE BASE UNDER SIEGE
Russian Soldiers Storm Ukrainian Military Unit… Armed Men Seize Journalists’ Equipment… Putin Rebuffs Obama’s Warning… CLAIM: 30,000 Troops In Crimea… U.S. Official: Russians ‘Entrenched’ … ‘No Intention Of Leaving’…Moscow Backs Crimean Secession… Warns Retaliation Over Sanctions… Assad Hails Putin… Neighbor Countries Boost Defenses..
Anchor For Russian Propaganda Channel Dramatically Quits In Protest Live On The Air
Earlier today, Russia Today anchor and correspondent Liz Wahl gave an impassioned speech critical of her employer Russia Today, before announcing she would be resigning following the newscast.
While she gave part of the reasoning for her resignation — that she was tired of being “part of a network that whitewashes the actions” of Russian President Vladimir Putin — there’s much more to the story.
Russian President Rebuffs Obama As Ukraine Crisis Escalates.. Putin: ‘Russia Cannot Ignore Calls For Help’.. Europe And U.S. Announce Sanctions.. Moscow Warns It Will Retaliate.. Russia’s Neighbors Boost Defenses.. Kiev: 30,000 Russian Troops In Crimea..
Putin Rebuffs Obama’s Warning On Crimea… Leaders Far Apart After Hourlong Phone Call… Moscow Moves Toward Crimean Secession..Warns Retaliation Over Sanctions… Ukraine Says Russia Has 30,000 Troops on The Ground… Neighbor Countries
PUTTING IT TO A VOTE
Crimea To Hold Referendum On Joining Russia Next Week.. Acting Ukrainian Prez: Crimeans Working ‘Under The Barrel Of A Gun’.. Calls Authorities ‘Illegitimate’.. Crimean Deputy PM: We’re Already Part Of Russia.. White House Imposes Visa Bans On Some Russians, Ukrainians.. Kerry And Lavrov Meet In Rome.. Lavrov: U.S. Sanctions Are Not Constructive..
THERE TO STAY
Russia Unlikely To Pull Back Its Military… Promises Retaliation Over Sanctions… EU To Give Ukraine $15 Billion In Aid… Obama: ‘Strong Belief’ Russia Is Violating International Law… Hillary Clinton: Like ‘What Hitler Did Back In The ’30s’… NYT: ‘Obama Is On The Right Track’…Obama Renews G8 Boycott Threat… Putin Has ‘Lost His Mind’
Ukraine crisis: US and Russia to hold key talks
PUTIN WARNS THE WEST
Decries ‘Unconstitutional Coup’ In Ukraine… Says Sanctions Will Backfire On West… ‘If I Decide To Use Armed Forces It Will Be In Line With International Law’… STATE DEPT OFFICIAL: Sanctions Coming In Matter Of Days… Warning Shot Fired At Military Base… White House Announces Ukraine Aid Package…U.S. Suspending Military Cooperation, Trade Talks… LIVE UPDATES
Ukraine’s identity rift
Ukraine: Russia Condemned By G7 Over Crimea
MOBILIZING FOR WAR
Ukraine Calls Up Reserves… Putin Growls, Threatens Invasion…
Ukraine Military Base Surrounded, Soldiers Blocked From Leaving
Ukraine Leader: ‘We Are On The Brink Of Disaster’… Obama Pulls Out Of G8…What Putin’s Really Up To… Ukraine Forces Ill Equipped To Respond… ‘Could Turn Bloody, Very Quickly’… NATO: Russian Action Threatens Peace
Asks Parliament For Permission To Move Military Into Ukraine… Parliament Encouraged Putin To ‘Protect The People Of Crimea’… OBAMA: ‘There Will Be Costs’ For Russian Military Intervention… U.S. OFFICIALS: Russian Troops Already In Crimea… Ukraine: Election Of Pro-Russia Leader In Crimea Was Illegal… Russia Refuses Talks With Ukraine…
Will ‘zero option’ in Afghanistan cause chaos?
China Strikes Back At US “Human Rights Violations”: Slams PRISM Spying, Droning, Gun Violence, Homelessness And Unemployment
Today, China decided to strike back at the US with its own report on US “human rights.” In a nutshell, China launches a full frontal attack on the hypocrisy of the US, saying that “posing as “the world judge of human rights,” the U.S. government “made arbitrary attacks and irresponsible remarks” on the human rights situation in almost 200 countries and regions again in its just-released reports, the report says. “However, the U.S. carefully concealed and avoided mentioning its own human rights problems,” it adds. The report calls the U.S. tapping program, code-named PRISM, which exercises long-term and vast surveillance both at home and abroad, “a blatant violation of international law” and it “seriously infringes on human rights.”
‘I WASN’T OUSTED’
Ukraine’s Fugitive Leader Vows To Fight On.. President Denies Responsibility For Protesters’ Deaths, Calls Planned Elections Illegitimate.. Armed Men Seize Crimea Airports.. Russian Helicopters Breach Ukrainian Airspace.. Prosecutor Orders Arrest Of Former Officials.. Swiss Launch Money Laundering Probe
Interior Minister: ‘I Consider What Has Happened To Be An Armed Invasion’… Ukraine Says Russia Takes Positions Outside Coast Guard Base… Surrounds Border Guard Post.. Yanukovych Speaks…Says He Won’t Run In May Elections… Why Crimea Is A Powderkeg
DOWN WITH DRONES
European Politicians Slam U.S. Strikes In Landslide Vote
British spy agency collected images of Yahoo webcam chats – Guardian
BY JULIA FIORETTI
LONDON Thu Feb 27, 2014
GUNMEN TAKE UKRAINE GOV’T BUILDINGS, RAISE RUSSIAN FLAG
REPORT: Russia Grants Fugitive Ukrainian President Protection… Parliament Approves New Prime Minister
Syria says 175 fighters killed near Damascus
Ukrainian Parliament Wants Trial Of Yanukovich In International Court
KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian parliament appealed Tuesday to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to try oustedPresident Viktor Yanukovich and other officials on charges of crimes against humanity. The parliament passed a measure seeking an international trial of the officials for actions “which led to especially dire consequences and mass murder of Ukrainian citizens in the course of the peaceful protest actions in the period from Nov. 21, 2013, to Feb. 22, 2014,” the UNIAN news agency reported. The political crisis in Ukraine, the worst since the country gained independence in 1991, turned especially…more »
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