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NEWS Distillation – Day of 27 February 2014 – Bing & Google – (TCP)CHICAGO

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27 February 2014

Bing’s Propaganda

MIAMI – A second member of the “Cuban Five” spy ring was released Thursday from a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars. Fifty-year-old Fernando Gonzalez — known to U.S. authorities by his alias …FOX News · 1 hour ago
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms seized an airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region early Friday, a report said. Witnesses told the Interfax news agency that the 50 or so …FOX News · 1 hour ago
CARACAS, Venezuela — The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez’s death did not completely pull protesters from the streets Thursday as the …Washington Post · 2 hours ago
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – Cyprus’ lawmakers on Thursday effectively forced the government to renegotiate terms of legislation that would pave the way for the privatization of state-owned companies, a condition of the …KSL · 11 hours ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says five more members of a national intelligence agency have been arrested on murder charges related to the shooting deaths of two people in anti-government …KSL · 11 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Does forgiveness lead to a better society? Or are some crimes so atrocious that the perpetrators should not be forgiven?South Africa faced these difficult questions after apartheid ended two …KSL · 11 hours ago
CAIRO — Directors of Egypt’s first Oscar-nominated film will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony next week in Los Angeles, but most Egyptians have yet to see the hard-hitting movie that chronicles the …BND · 2 hours ago
Daniel Markey takes the title and opening remarks of No Exit from Pakistan, his book on the US–Pakistani relationship, from Sartre’s Huis Clos, a work that contains the famous dictum “Hell is other people.” Hell, for …The New York Review of Books · 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told Ukraine’s new prime minister Thursday that the U.S. welcomes the formation of the country’s new government. Biden’s message was an important signal of U.S.San Antonio Express-News · 3 hours ago
For many decades, the self-regulated Vatican bank has been a source of scandal. However, this changed last week when Pope Francis revolutionized the place where the mafia has notoriously laundered money by …The DePaulia · 2 hours ago
Fifteen children were killed Friday after a bus taking them on a school trip in central Thailand was hit by a truck and crashed into a tree, police said. The bus was carrying as many as 60 children when the accident …WPTZ 5 News Channel · 3 hours ago
A Russian spy ship slipped into Havana Bay for an unannounced visit during a period of turmoil in Ukraine and displays of military strength elsewhere in the world. The Viktor Leonov SSV-175, part of the Vishnya class of …Orlando Sentinel · 11 hours ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s top military commander played down tension with Russia over Ukraine on Thursday, saying the Western military alliance had made no plans to respond to any Russian intervention in Crimea and appealing for a peaceful …en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com · 13 hours ago
BRUSSELS (AP) – The International Monetary Fund will answer Ukraine’s call for financial help “at this critical moment in its history,” fund chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday. In the IMF’s first official statement on …KSL · 12 hours ago
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea fired four suspected short-range missiles into its eastern waters Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, in an apparent effort to protest ongoing U.S.-South Korean military …FOX News · 1 hour ago
London (AFP) – Northern Ireland’s assembly was to hold an emergency debate Friday over letters sent to on-the-run IRA terror suspects, which threatened to bring down the province’s administration. The devolved legislature …Yahoo News · 2 hours ago

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TOKYO — Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Thursday that the landmark 1995 war apology carrying his name is an international pledge that Japan must not change, amid speculation that the …Greenfield Daily Reporter · 2 hours ago
At least 42 people have been killed after a motorcycle rigged with explosives was detonated in Baghdad’s Sadr City and armed men targeted mostly Shia neighbourhoods around the country. The motorcycle was parked in …MWC News Media With Conscience · 2 hours ago
Investing.com – The Chinese yuan fell to its lowest level in nearly a year on Friday on dollar purchases by big state banks ahead of next week’s annual National People’s Congress gathering. The yuan was last down 0.65% …investing.com · 2 hours ago
Ukraine’s struggle for independence is plagued by memories of fascism. Nationalists fought more than once against the Soviets last century, even when it meant aligning with Nazi Germany. This is a country that both …Gym Class Dropout · 3 hours ago

Google’s Propaganda

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Unidentified men patrol Crimean airport in Ukraine

Businessweek  - ?10 minutes ago?
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings were patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region on Friday as tensions in the country’s Russian-speaking southeast escalated.
Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych remains defiant; tensions rise in Crimea
Ukraine’s interior minister condemns seizure of Crimea airports

The Voice of Russia

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Anonymous operations expose Ukrainian Bandera nazis The Hacktivist Group Anonymous Ukraine has hacked and released the e-mail accounts of the Udar Party as well as the e-correspondence of the deputy head of the Ukrainian nationalist party, The Stepan Bandera Trident, Andrey Tarasenko. In a letter to Deputy Chairman of Crimean tatars community, he asks for more powerful weapons, and data on arms caches in key #Crimea‘s cities:http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_02_28/Anonymous-operations-expose-Ukrainian-Bandera-nazis-9458/

UPDATE 1-Head of India’s Sahara conglomerate surrenders to police

Reuters  - ?8 minutes ago?
(Recasts with Roy giving self up, adds background, quotes). By Tommy Wilkes and Suchitra Mohanty. NEW DELHI Feb 28 (Reuters) – One of India’s most prominent businessmen, Subrata Roy, turned himself in on Friday after the Supreme Court this week 

Chinese police say suspect set bus fire that killed 6 people in southwestern city 

Fox News  - ?21 minutes ago?
BEIJING – Chinese authorities say they have identified a person suspected of setting a fire aboard a bus that killed six people and injured 35 in the southwestern city of Guiyang.

Venezuela issues arrest warrant for opposition figure

Times of India  - ?24 minutes ago?
CARACAS: Venezuela issued an arrest warrant for a second opposition figure, his party said, ramping up the pressure on protesters who have staged nationwide rallies in the biggest challenge to President Nicolas Maduro since he came to power.

Mexican kingpin’s fall clouds future of drug heartland

Reuters  - ?1 hour ago?
LA TUNA, Mexico (Reuters) – In villages nestled amid the jagged mountains where captured Mexican kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was born, the drug trade that dominates the local economy is already breeding the next generation of smugglers and 

British agents spied on Yahoo users’ ‘intimate’ webcam images, Snowden files 

The Independent  - ?8 minutes ago?
British agents spied on millions of people through their webcams using a program likened to the surveillance system in George Orwell’s 1984, according to leaked secret documents.

Germany’s Angela Merkel urges ‘strong’ UK in EU

BBC News  - ?3 hours ago?
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU.

North Korea fired missiles into sea, Seoul claims

TODAYonline  - ?30 minutes ago?
SEOUL – South Korea confirmed today (Feb 28) that rival North Korea fired four short-range Scud missiles into the sea a day earlier in an apparent attempt to protest against ongoing United States-South Korean military exercises that Pyongyang calls a 

Thai minister rejects proposal for talks from protest leader

Reuters  - ?44 minutes ago?
BANGKOK (Reuters) – A senior Thai minister rejected a proposal for talks from the leader of an anti-government protest movement on Friday as demonstrators rallied at ministries to put pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.

‘My Brother’s Keeper’ isn’t a solution but is a start

Jackson Clarion Ledger  - ?10 minutes ago?
“My Brother’s Keeper” has a much nicer ring than “stop and frisk.” It also promises to be a more effective, less self-defeating way to address the interlocking social and economic crises afflicting young men of color.

2 Pinoy survivors in Doha gas explosion in stable condition – DFA

GMA News  - ?39 minutes ago?
Two Filipinos among the dead in Qatar restaurant explosion. Medics gather near a Turkish restaurant following a gas explosion in Doha February 27, 2014.

Costa Concordia Captain Returns to Ship as Trial Examines Generators

New York Times  - ?1 hour ago?
Francesco Schettino, the captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, went back aboard as part of his trial. Credit Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

Baghdad motorbike blast kills 42, at least 11 dead elsewhere

Firstpost  - ?10 hours ago?
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 42 people were killed Wednesday as a motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated in Baghdad’s Sadr City and militants targeted mostly Shi’ite neighbourhoods around the country.

German Aid for Uganda As Yet Unchanged

AllAfrica.com  - ?1 hour ago?
Uganda’s anti-gay law continues to draw harsh international criticism, with several western countries freezing aid. Germany’s development ministry said any cuts to aid by Berlin would require “careful scrutiny:”.

Journalists Demand Release of Colleagues Detained in Egypt

Voice of America  - ?50 minutes ago?
WASHINGTON – Journalists around the world are expressing outrage at Egyptian authorities for detaining several journalists and charging them with terrorist activities.

Palestinians reject US push for peace talks beyond April

Daily Times  - ?9 hours ago?
RAMALLAH: A senior Palestinian official on Thursday rejected US moves to extend an April deadline for nine months of hard-won talks with Israel to culminate in a framework peace deal.

Australians advised to flee town near burning mine

USA TODAY  - ?59 minutes ago?
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – The elderly, young children and pregnant women were advised on Friday to evacuate an Australian town that has been shrouded by smoke and ash from a burning coal mine for almost three weeks.

New tape purports to show Erdogan dismissing bribe as insufficient

Irish Times  - ?6 hours ago?
Supporters of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party stand behind a stack of fake bills during a protest against Turkey’s ruling AKP and prime minister Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul.

Thai school bus crash kills 13 students, 2 teachers

The Hindu  - ?2 hours ago?
At least 15 people were killed when a bus carrying teachers and schoolgirls crashed into an 18-wheel truck in Thailand early on Friday, injuring about 44 others, police said.

China media: Cyber power

BBC News  - ?20 minutes ago?
Media back President Xi Jinping’s pledge to make China a strong internet power amid concerns over persistent cyber attacks. During an official meeting on security, Mr Xi called for a “master strategy… and innovative development” while stressing the strategic 

UPDATE 1-Asia’s Iran oil buys start to rise after nuclear deal

Reuters UK  - ?1 hour ago?
 Print. * Top four buyers take 1.25 mln bpd from Iran in Jan. * Imports confirm tanker data showing rising Iranian shipments.

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