Monday Mar 10
PJL: March 2014
Muhammed Muheisen: Female Brick-makers in debt in Pakistan Tens of thousands of poor Pakistanis work hard in brick kilns, agriculture fields and other hard labor across Pakistan in what is called "bonded labor" to pay off family loans often passed down through generations.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Won't budge '1 centimeter' from Ukrainian land
Troops in unmarked uniforms stand guard as they taking control the the Caost Guard offices in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Russia backs Crimea vote, dismisses sanctions threat
Armed men believed to be Russian military march in the village outside Simferopol, Ukraine, on Friday, March 7. Ukrainian officials and Western diplomats accuse Russia of sending thousands of troops into the Crimea region in the past week, a claim Russia has denied.
The Daily Beast
PJ on Putin's Crimea for HelpBy P. J. O'Rourke
Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Paris and Kiev, an RT-America anchor quits on air, and what about Russia's 90,000 Chinese in its far east? Sudden appearance of troops without insignia wearing ski masks.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Bushwhacked: World maps to need adjusting
Almost every time something major happens in the world, I find myself calling up online maps and trying to work out the lay of the land.
Europe has power over Russia, but needs more than gesture diplomacy
A sailor guards the Ukrainian Navy ship Slavutych in the Bay of Sevastopol on Wednesday, March 5. Ukrainian officials and Western diplomats accuse Russia of sending thousands of troops into the region in the past week -- a claim Russia has denied.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Ukraine Gave Up Nuclear Arms in 1994 Deal Russia Spurns
Tourists visit the former Soviet underground submarine base of Balaklava in southern Ukraine, near Sevastopol in this 2010 file photo.
Russia's bloody history in Crimea explains its intense hold on the nation's psyche
"The Crimea has been and will always be Russian," said the henna-haired guide as she led a small group of Russian tourists and two foreigners around Sevastopol's Panorama museum, which was built more than a century ago on a hill with a sweeping view of the storied city.
Once upon a time: War in Crimea
HISTORY: A group of officers from the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, a regiment formed in 1693 that fought in the Charge of the Light Brigade, during the 1854 Battle of Balaklava.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Stalking a Massive Russian Convoy Through the Crimean Night
ABC News tailed a massive Russian military convoy for more than an hour tonight.
GOP lawmakers: Congress must act quickly to punish Putin
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, wearing a blue scarf, visits a shrine Tuesday, March 4, for the people who were killed during anti-government protests in Kiev, Ukraine, last month.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The past and future of Crimea's Armenian community
Recent events in Crimea may complicate the live of the peninsula's Armenian population - one of the oldest ones in Russia's south.
The Huffington Post
Stop Bashing Obama on Ukraine
Even as I write these words, President Obama, who probably hasn't slept much lately, is being bombarded with advice on Ukraine: Do this.
Russian tensions in Ukraine: Latest developments in the crisis
Ukrainian seamen stand guard on the Ukrainian Navy ship Slavutich in the harbor of Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Monday, March 3. Oleg, a Ukrainian soldier at the Belbek military base in Lubimovka, Ukraine, kisses his girlfriend Svetlana through the gates of the base entrance on March 3. Tensions are high at the base, where Ukrainian soldiers were ... (more)
Crimea: Photos of The Disputed Peninsular 1854-2014
IMAGE OF CAPTAIN LOUIS NOLAN, THE STAFF GALLOPER WHO DELIVERED THE FATEFUL MESSAGE FROM LORD RAGLAN WHICH LED TO THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Over 5,000 law enforcers take Crimean goverment side in two days
More servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are moving under the jurisdiction of the government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a Crimean administration member told Interfax-AVN on Monday.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Russian troops seize Crimean city, welcomed by rapturous crowds in Balaklava
BALAKLAVA, Ukraine - Crowds waving Russian flags and shouting "Russ-i-ya, Russ-i-ya" gave a rapturous welcome Saturday to about 300 Russian troops in full combat gear who seized control of this tiny Crimean port even before the parliament in Moscow agreed to a request by President Vladimir Putin to send troops to occupy the strategically important ... (more)
Ukraine mobilizes troops after Russia's 'declaration of war'
A Maidan self-defense unit member stands in support of Ukraine in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 2. Ukraine's shaky new government mobilized troops and called up military reservists Sunday amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, even as the defense minister said Kiev stood no chance against ... (more)
Ukraine leader urges Putin to pull back military
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