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Russian markets plunge as Putin tightens Crimea grip | Reuters

MOSCOW/PEREVALNOYE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging as President Vladimir Putin’s forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.<p>The Moscow stock …

Pro-Russia Protesters Face-Off With Cops in Kharkiv, Ukraine

A group of pro-Russian protesters from the minority Cossack community, once the patrolmen of Russia's borderlands, faced-off with riot police outside a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Monday, NBC News producer Carlo Angerer reports.<p>Dozens were injured on Saturday …

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has lost the plot, says German chancellor

Vladimir Putin has lost the plot over Ukraine, according to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.<p>US reports said Merkel phoned Barack Obama on Sunday evening after speaking to the Russian president to press him to back down from his invasion of Ukraine and occupation of the Crimean peninsula.<p>"She …

Russia blocks protest-linked sites

MOSCOW — Russia's Internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 Internet pages linked to the Ukraine protest movement that helped oust the country's Russia-leaning president last week.<p>Roskomnadzor said in a statement published online Monday that it had been ordered by the general prosecutor's office to …

Jury selection to begin for biggest Al Qaeda figure to face trial in NYC since Sept. 11

Amid unusually tight security, Usama bin Laden's son-in-law goes to trial Monday on charges he conspired to kill Americans in his role as Al Qaeda's mouthpiece after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.<p>Spectators at the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith — the highest-ranking Al Qaeda figure to face trial on …

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Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder in girlfriend's death

PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete<p>Oscar Pistoriuspleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of his girlfriend,Reeva Steenkamp, as family members sat behind him in Pretoria’s High Court.<p>Members of Steenkamp's family, including her mother, June Steenkamp, were seated further down …

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Invisible Standoff Continues as Russia Bloodlessly Extends Control in Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While many of us in the U.S. spent last night watching a star-studded selfie break Twitter, Russia …

Toronto's oft-lampooned mayor to guest on Jimmy Kimmel -reports | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who became a popular target for late-night TV hosts after admitting to smoking crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor”, will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and may join the comedian at the Oscars, Canadian media reported on Saturday.<p>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (C) …