Putin may pay heavy price for Crimea moves
WASHINGTON - Supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin expect to savor victory as residents of Crimea vote Sunday on splitting from Ukraine. But Western officials and analysts increasingly feel that in the long run, Russians will come to see their nation’s military and political move into Crimea as a mistake.Continued ...
Business leaders worry sanctions on Russia over Ukraine could disrupt world economy
GENEVA - With diplomatic efforts having failed to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, political and business leaders are worried that plans to place sanctions on the Kremlin will create an economic meltdown in the economies of the European Union and Ukraine, both of which have important trade relations with Russia and depend on it for their energy supplies.Continued ...
Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Crimea’s referendum
Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution Saturday declaring the upcoming referendum in Crimea illegal and invalid, and calling on all nations not to recognize its results nor any subsequent change in Crimea’s status.Continued ...
Tens of thousands in Moscow protest Russian intervention in Ukraine
MOSCOW — Opposition to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine sparked an unexpectedly large protest march here Saturday, as tens of thousands of demonstrators waving Ukrainian, Russian and European Union flags chanted “No war!” and “Russia without Putin.”Continued ...
American senators meet with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev to discuss aid
WASHINGTON - A delegation of eight U.S. senators met in Kiev, Ukraine, with recently installed interim Ukrainian government leaders on the eve of a controversial Russian-supported secession vote in the Crimea region and discussed providing assistance.Continued ...
Regularly sleeping too long may indicate a health problem
We get it: Sleep is good for us. The National Sleep Foundation regularly campaigns “to celebrate the health benefits of sleep,” and experts have been boosting sleep’s values as no less important than proper diet and exercise.Continued ...
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