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World Mar 20Russian forces release Ukrainian navy chief
Russian forces have released navy chief Serhiy Hayuk, who was detained Wednesday amid the Russian takeover of the naval base in Crimean city of Sevastopol, the acting president of Ukraine said Thursday.
Nation Mar 19U.S. tech companies had full knowledge of NSA spying, agency’s lawyer says
According to Rajesh De, general counsel for the National Security Agency, U.S. technology companies including Microsoft and Google had full knowledge of the NSA's bulk data collection.
World Mar 17Putin declares Crimea a ‘sovereign and independent’ state
The Crimean parliament formally declared independence from Ukraine on Monday after an overwhelming vote for Sunday's referendum to join Russia.
Nation Mar 17SXSW car crash claims fourth life
A suspected drunk driver killed at least two people and injured 23 others early Thursday morning when he evaded a traffic stop and plowed through barricades set up for the South by Southwest festival, the Austin Police Department said.
World Mar 07Lavrov warns Kerry that ‘reckless’ sanctions could come back to harm U.S.
Updated March 7 at 1:30 p.m. EST | In a call with Secretary of State John Kerry Friday, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States against "hasty and reckless steps" that would damage relations between Russia and the…
World Mar 07Obama to Putin: Russia’s actions violate Ukraine’s sovereignty
Updated March 7, 11:00 a.m. ET | The Kremlin said that Putin, for his part in the phone conversation with Mr. Obama, reiterated that Russia could not ignore the current Ukraine government's "illegitimate decisions" in Crimea, and that US-Russia relations…
World Mar 03Standoff between Russian and Ukraine troops spark traded accusations, threats
The military standoff between Russia and Ukraine continued to raise tensions Monday in the peninsula of Crimea.
Economy Feb 25Mt. Gox goes offline amid allegations of largest-ever bitcoin heist
The world's largest Bitcoin exchange went offline Monday amid a series of setbacks -- including a reported theft of hundreds of millions of dollars -- that have raised concerns about the virtual currency's legitimacy in the marketplace. Bitcoin entrepreneur Ryan…
World Feb 24Ugandan president defends country’s harsh anti-gay bill
Despite international outcry, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill Monday that imposed harsh penalties for homosexual acts, with first-time offenders facing 14-year jail sentences. Anticipating pushback from the West, Museveni remained steadfast in his decision to pass the…
World Feb 21U.S. men’s hockey team loses to Canada, keeps Bieber
After defeating the United States 1-0 in the semifinals of the Olympics men's hockey tournament Friday night, Canada advances to a gold medal match with Sweden on Sunday.