Colin Zeidenstein-Wilson

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Ukraine: separatists refuse to end occupation despite Geneva agreement

Pro-Russian groups occupying a string of public buildings across eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation until a referendum to decide the status of the region had taken place.<p>There was no sign of separatist groups pulling out from their positions at city halls and in …

Ukraine's Parliament ousts defense minister; military upgrade wanted

Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday dismissed acting Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh over his handling of the Crimea crisis following Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.<p>Parliament voted to appoint Col.-Gen. Mykhailo Koval as his successor. Koval's name was submitted for parliamentary approval …

Ukraine Orders Its Troops Out Of Crimea As G-7 Meets On Crisis

Ukraine announced the pullout of its troops from Crimea after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula and took control of the military bases there. The decision comes as President Obama arrived in the Netherlands on Monday for a summit of the G-7 group of industrialized nations that is certain to …

Pro-Russians storm Ukrainian navy base in Crimea - CNN.com

<b>Simferopol, Crimea (CNN)</b> -- A deadline Ukraine's acting President gave Crimea's separatist leaders to release hostages came and went without apparent incident Wednesday, after pro-Russian activists stormed the former Soviet state's navy headquarters in the region.<p>Amid signs the uneasy standoff …

In Meeting With Obama, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Embraces the West

Pres­id­ent Obama said Wed­nes­day that there would be “costs to Rus­sia’s vi­ol­a­tion of in­ter­na­tion­al law and en­croach­ments on Ukraine,” …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

As hostilities flare in Crimea, U.S. steps up pressure on Russia - CNN.com

Ukrainian tanks are transported from their base in Perevalne, Crimea, on Wednesday, March 26. After Russian troops seized most of Ukraine's bases in Crimea, interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from the peninsula, citing Russian threats to the lives …

Crimea Standoff: Russian Gunmen Surround Ukraine Military Base

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Russian troops surrounded a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region Sunday in a tense standoff as the security crisis in the region deepened.<p>Armed men arrived at the base in Perevalne and demanded the Ukrainian soldiers inside lay down their weapons.<p>The Ukrainian forces …

Kerry Denounces Russian 'Act of Aggression', Warns of Trade Freeze

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Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war

Just in case you're someone who's inclined to read the title of this opinion piece, skim the first paragraph, and then jump straight to the comments section, this is not a doom-and-gloom message for Microsoft. The Xbox One is selling really well, the Microsoft games division isn't about to go out …

Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Separatists accused of China stabbing spree

China has promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 33 people and left nearly 130 people injured in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock.<p>The incident happened at around 9 pm local time (1:00pm GMT) …

Space fishing: ESA floats plan to net space junk

With the film <i>Gravity</i> hoovering up awards for its portrayal of astronauts dodging colliding satellites, now seems a good time to talk about the very …

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Childhood Obesity Dropped Significantly Over a Decade — As Did Food Security

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The New York Times</i> reports a "stunning" finding on childhood obesity: between 2003-2004 and …

The $25 smartphone is as limited as its price suggests

Has the specs of the original iPhone, but lacks the user experience to match<p>At this year's Mobile World Congress, Mozilla is pushing its self-appointed mission to create a truly affordable smartphone with the demonstration of a $25 proof of concept device. Built by chip partner Spreadtrum, it runs …

California's Drought: A Shocking Photo And Other Updates

Farmers in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last month, are facing hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops. They must weigh the costs of paying for irrigation against the chance that their fields will never get enough water this season.<p>A striking …

Egypt government resigns, paving way for Sisi to seek presidency | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s government resigned on Monday, paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president of a strategic U.S. ally gripped by political strife.<p>A man stands on a bridge where huge posters of Egypt's Army chief Field Marshal Abdel …

Ukraine interim government issues arrest warrant for Yanukovich

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's interim government has issued an arrest warrant for ousted President<p>Viktor Yanukovich, who is wanted in connection with the deaths of protesters in Kiev's main square last week, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a post published on his Facebook page.<p>"A …

Obama on CVS: 'Powerful message'

President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark’s decision to take tobacco products off the shelves, saying it will save lives and reduce health care costs.<p>“As one of the largest retailers and pharmacies in America, CVS Caremark sets a powerful example,” he said in a statement early Wednesday …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

LEGO Sherlock, BTTF DeLorean and VF-1 Mecha under fan kit consideration

Sherlock Holmes reboots haven’t been in short supply, but few have caught the public imagination like the BBC’s <i>Sherlock</i>, and the moody series – just …

Facebook tries to kill Flipboard with social news app Paper

Facebook has announced a new news-reading app called Paper for iPhone, which wants to replace Flipboard and be your portal to friends and news.<p>The slick, gesture-driven app will launch in the US on 3 February and promises to overhaul how users view and interact with status updates, photos and …

Facebook serves up Paper, a Flipboard-like reader app

The social networking giant now has a thing for creating standalone apps. The new Paper is the first to emerge from the Facebook Creative Labs.<p>Facebook on Thursday unveiled Paper, a Flipboard-like reader app, as it continues to broaden its mobile offerings.<p>Paper is made up of stories and themed …