Summary "If there is a referendum and it votes to move Crimea out of Ukraine and to Russia, we won't recognize it and most of the world won't either," deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Summary Grizzled expatriates who rode out the 1998 economic collapse and other Russian crises over the past two decades are vowing to push ahead with their work, even as some quietly transfer their sizable savings abroad. The lawyer predicted that the Russian economy would ultimately lose regardless of how the crisis played out.
Summary In a speech to the German parliament Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday's secession referendum in Crimea is unconstitutional and Russia's presence in the Black Sea peninsula violates Ukraine's territorial integrity. "These deposits and the platform fully become the property of the Republic of Crimea," he said.
Summary Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Ukraine and other current foreign relation issues ahead of testimony on the fiscal year 2015 State Department budget request at the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Related Programs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday.
Summary David Geoffrion, working for Canal+, was detained by pro-Russian gunmen at a military installation in the Ukrainian town of Simferopol, said a French source with knowledge of the situation who asked not to be named. Tension in the Black Sea peninsula has been growing since pro-Russian separatists took control of the regional parliament, declaring Crimea part of the Russian Federation and announcing a referendum for March 16 to confirm this.
Summary Lines of customers could be seen forming on Thursday outside Privat and other banks amid uncertainty over the peninsula's future. Oleh Serha, a spokesman for Privat bank, said all banks in Crimea are struggling to deliver more cash to the region, where tensions are high between ethnic Russians and minority ethnic Ukrainians and Tartars.
Summary "The Russian Federation supported the idea of a rapid approval and rapid deployment of a special monitoring mission for Ukraine," Thomas Greminger, Switzerland's ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, told reporters after a meeting of OSCE envoys in Vienna.
Summary Women hold Crimean Tatar flags and placards reading "Peace in Crimea it is peace in all world" during an anti-war rally in Simferopol on March 8, 2014. Many only started returning to the peninsula in the run up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Summary " We are doing all we can to avoid war , whether in Crimea or in any other region of Ukraine," Turchynov said, adding that the country's forces were at full combat readiness. Last week, the Pentagon sent six F-15 fighter jets to Lithuania to bolster air patrols over the Baltics, adding to the four such planes that previously had been there for the mission.
Summary Officers Dan Coulson and James Beane shot Fresh after she came out of her house with a .22 caliber rifle then "lifted and shouldered the gun," said Detective Sgt. Jim Shumway, a Beaverton police spokesman.
Summary - E.S., West Salem, Wis. Those serving in combat zones and certain others can also have their tax deadlines automatically extended. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 offers more protections.
Summary (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence that erupted overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, and he said the federal government would soon announce a series of new programs to help ease tensions between law enforcement and citizens in cities and towns like Ferguson.
Summary The dispute over what actually happened here last August started moments after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. And the officer, like, patiently walked towards Mr. Brown, and that's when I see another two, three shots fired at point-blank range." Witness 44 talked of Brown facing Wilson, backing up with his hands raised. "He was, like, 'I give up,'" the transcript reads. "'I got shot once ...You can take me to jail.'