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Crimea military crisis - in pictures

Ukraine mobilises for war and Washington threatens to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour, creating Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.

Kerry says West will respond to Putin's 'aggression,' will travel to Kiev for talks

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday outlined the far-reaching responses the United States and Western allies are considering for Russian President Vladimir Putin's “incredible act of aggression" in Ukraine, including economic sanctions and efforts to reduce Russia’s status as a world …

Russian rouble hits new low against the dollar and euro

<b>Russia's rouble has fallen to a fresh all-time low against both the dollar and the euro after the political turmoil in Ukraine intensified.</b><p>The rouble fell 2.5% to 36.5 roubles against the dollar and 1.5% against the euro to 50.30.<p>Stocks on Moscow's MICEX main stock index also fell more than 11%.<p>The …

Economics

Obama's Passing Up Chances To Turn On The Charm

President Obama isn't known as a schmoozer like Bill Clinton or a back-slapper like George W. Bush. But he does know that a personal touch can woo allies and soften adversaries.<p>Right now, domestic and international crises are looming on all sides of the president. Although a little tenderness might …

Supreme Court may strike new blow to campaign funding laws

WASHINGTON — In what may be Act 2 in the decline and fall of campaign funding laws, the Supreme Court appears poised to lift the lid on the total amount the wealthy can give directly to all candidates and political parties.<p>Increasingly, the money that funds election races for<p>Congressand the …

10 Reasons Why Filmmakers Should Shoot Film (According to Kodak)

Now that Kodak is out of bankruptcy, it wants to reassure filmmakers that they are still in the business of making movies.<p>“We will be making film for …

More than 1,000 unaccounted for in deadly Colo. floods

Historic flooding leaves weary residents reeling amid the dark forecast of more rain to come.<p>The number of people unaccounted for in flood-ravaged Colorado rose Sunday to 1,254 as flooding spread to 15 counties and rain continued to fall.<p>Many of those unaccounted for were reported unreachable on …

Google acquires Bump, a startup that enables devices to wirelessly share data

A popular app found a bumpy road to building a real business<p>In a blog post today, Bump CEO and founder David Lieb announced that his company had been acquired by Google. Bump builds a set of proprietary technologies that allow devices to share data. The selling point is that users can exchange …

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Harder Answers: Amy Davidson on Obama and Syria

Please Draw Me a Wall: Creative Photos of People Interacting with Graffiti

French photographer Julien Coquentin‘s series <i>Please Draw Me a Wall</i> is a curious combination of street art and photography. By having his subjects …

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Navy Yard Shooting Suspect Only Gunman in Rampage

Investigators believe Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist, was the lone gunman in the shooting spree at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. earlier …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 goes up for pre-order September 18th on T-Mobile

Get your giant hands ready, T-Mobile subscribers. The Un-Carrier announced this morning that the latest version of Samsung's phamed phablet will be going up for pre-order September 18th. Pick it up through the Simple Choice Plan, and the 5.7-inch handset'll run you $199 down plus $21 a month for 24 …

British singer @HarryStyles backstage in the #BeautyBooth at the #Burberry show today, shot with #iPhone5s #LFW

Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. "On a clear day you can see forever:" lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, certainly say it all for this pic. Early AM #Daisetsuzan #Hokkaido #Japan @thephotosociety

Washington DC shooting: several people and gunman shot dead

Police hunt two suspected gunmen after third killed in shooting at Washington navy yard that caused multiple deaths<p>• Follow all the latest developments in our live blog • Read our later update here<p>Police were hunting two suspected gunmen on Monday after a third was killed during a mass shooting at …

Putin's Diplomatic Solution In Syria Could Easily End In Armed Invasion

The world celebrated the brilliance of Putin's political calculus when he jumped on a possible mistake from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to force the U.S. to stand down on cruise missile strikes.<p>Kerry had (some say inadvertently) hypothesized that Syria could avoid strikes by turning over its …

Middle East

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U.N. to release findings of Syria chemical attack inquiry

BEIRUT — The<p>United Nationson Monday is expected to release the much-anticipated results of an investigation into allegations of deadly poison gas attacks last month near Damascus.<p>The inquiry report was delivered Sunday to Secretary-General<p>Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. said.<p>Conducting the inquiry was a U.N. …

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