Archive for March 22nd, 2014

Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea

March 22, 2014
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BELBEK AIR BASE, Crimea (AP) — Ukraine’s armed forces took what may prove to be one of their final stands Saturday in Crimea, as pro-Russian forces stormed and seized control of an air force base amid a barrage of gunfire and explosions.
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China satellite finds object near jet search area

March 22, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A satellite image released by China on Saturday offered the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.
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Russians enter Ukrainian base in Crimea

March 22, 2014
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BELBEK AIRBASE, Crimea (Reuters) – The commander of Belbek airbase in Crimea said on Saturday he would be taken away by Russian forces for talks after they entered the base with armored vehicles and automatic rifles.
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Kocherlakota says Fed intended no policy shift: WSJ

March 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve was not trying to signal a more restrictive policy stance when earlier this week it dropped a set of guideposts it had used to help the public anticipate when it will finally start raising rates, a top Fed official said.
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Australia: Satellite clues to jet mystery elusive

March 22, 2014
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PERTH, Australia (AP) — Frustration grew Saturday over the lack of progress tracking down two objects spotted by satellite that might be Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with a Malaysian official expressing worry that the search area will have to be widened if no trace of the plane is found.
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4 Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli army

March 22, 2014
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JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops killed four Palestinians in an early morning raid that was followed by a clash with angry protesters in a West Bank town on Saturday, the military and Palestinian security officials said, in the deadliest incident in months.
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Twitter ban raises specter of broader social media clampdown

March 22, 2014
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By Gerry Shih and Alexei Oreskovic
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S&P delays Nigerian credit-rating decision, pending an appeal by Nigeria

March 22, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s said on Friday it was postponing publishing a review of Nigeria’s credit rating, pending the outcome of an appeal requested by Nigerian authorities.
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Motel hit by deadly fire housed Sandy victims

March 22, 2014
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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.
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Govs. unveil signs for dream highway linking Phoenix and Vegas

March 22, 2014
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>> LAS VEGAS (AP) — A proposed interstate linking Las Vegas and Phoenix is still years and billions of dollars from reality, but the governors of Nevada and Arizona already have unveiled signs to mark their dream.
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