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Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea reject Russian demands of allegiance

BAKHCHISARAY, Ukraine — The Russian soldiers outside an army base in this Crimean city had demands Monday for the Ukrainian soldiers inside: Pledge allegiance to the Russian military or put their weapons in storage, abandon their post and go home.<p>The Ukrainians refused.<p>"They must know that should …

This is how Russia's intervention in Ukraine is playing in Moscow

Russians in Moscow, like many in Ukraine, are divided over Russian troops intervening in Crimea. But not all viewpoints are welcome equally here.<p>A crowd of several hundred protesters milled outside Russia's Defense Ministry on Sunday chanting "No to War." Young protesters expressed their disgust …

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China Reacts to Terrorism 'Double-Standard' After Kunming Mass Murder

It has been called China’s 9/11 or 3-01 after the date on which horror descended. On March 1, in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, assailants …

Egypt: American activist is detained in Cairo, says police injured her

CAIRO — Authorities detained and then turned away a San Francisco-based political activist after she arrived in Egypt with the intention of traveling to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian officials said Tuesday.<p>The activist, Medea Benjamin, boarded a return flight to Istanbul, where her organization said she …

John Kerry Arrives in Ukraine to Show Solidarity With New Leaders

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ukraine Tuesday to show solidarity with the country's embattled new leaders as they dealt with Russia's occupation of the Crimean Peninsula.<p>Senior officials aboard Kerry's overnight flight to Kiev told NBC News that the U.S. still believes Russian President …

Researchers are working on a lie detector to sniff out false tweets

Sure, some less-than-true statements on Twitter are innocuous, but the social media network's vast audience means it has huge potential to spread inaccurate, even dangerous, information. Citing examples like the 2011 London riots and accusations of vote-rigging during Kenyan elections, researchers …

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Obama, Netanyahu to discuss peace agreement, Iran nuclear deal in DC meeting

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Monday with the major topics expected to be a potential Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and international efforts to freeze Iran’s nuclear program.<p>The leaders will meet on the sidelines of the annual American Israel Public …

Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized

Facebook just announced it’s buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It’s one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq for $25 billion in 2001.<p>It means that WhatsApp, which raised a comparatively measly $8 million since its …