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China’s support for Russia’s Ukraine incursion is half-hearted, at best

<b>Update, March 5:</b> <i>Xi Jinping told Vladimir Putin during a phone call that “China believes that Russia can coordinate with other parties to push for the political settlement of the issue so as to safeguard regional and world peace and stability,” Chinese state media reported. Xi told him that “China</i> …

Russia

Here’s why Russia won’t let go of Crimea

Let's be clear — we don't know what Moscow is thinking for Ukraine.<p>On the one hand, Russia's leaders might see the Ukrainian Revolution as an existential threat. It's a revolution against tyranny and corruption, and the Kremlin does not want to see that spreading. And if that's the case, the worst …

Russia says Yanukovich asked for intervention

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the UN, has told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's ousted president, requested Russia's armed forces to enter Ukraine and establish law and order.<p>Reading a statement on Monday he said was from the fugitive president, …

Facing 'threat of war,' Ukraine's UN ambassador vows: 'We will succeed'

Ukraine Ambassador to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev, in an interview with Fox News, warned that "there is a threat of war" and demanded the Russian occupation of Crimea end immediately.<p>But despite Russian forces streaming into Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, Sergeyev vowed: "We will succeed." …

29 Photos That Will Awaken Your Inner Explorer

The world is just awesome, and there are some photographers who are lucky enough to live in and travel to these astonishing places. If you can't visit these places yourself, here's the next best thing!<p>1. An ice cave in Iceland<p>Exclusively in Winter (Ice Cave) by Jacky CW on 500px<p>2. Leshan Giant …

San Juan

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 …

Australia: Snake eats crocodile after battle

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1057000/1057493_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524680148_11999c4bb352ab3f4edbe8cbfb4e76db<p><b>A snake has won a lengthy battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it.</b><p>The incident at …

Australia

Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has bluntly told Barack Obama that he would never compromise on his country's security even as the US president sought to reassure him on nuclear diplomacy towards Iran and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.<p>In a White House meeting on Monday, …

Russians Seize More Crimean Facilities, Demand Ukrainians Surrender

Russian forces seized two more Ukrainian facilities in Crimea today as others surrounded Ukrainian military bases, demanding their surrender.<p>In …

The Aftermath of a Train Station Terror Attack in China

LG Announces the G Pro 2

There have been plenty of rumors and leaks, but LG has now made the G Pro 2 official after announcing details of its latest flagship smartphone today.<p>The device looks much like its predecessor — the G Pro — and it comes with the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system, is powered by a 2.26 GHz …

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …

Mobile

Exclusive: Snowden Swiped Password From NSA Coworker

A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information, according to an agency memo obtained by NBC News.<p>In addition, an active duty member …

Surveillance