The Battle For Kiev May Well Be Over, But Is The Battle For Crimea About To Begin?

Data source: 2001 national census. (Laris Karklis/Washington Post) It appears that some members of this Russian community have regarded the events in Kiev with a mixture horror and opportunism: The chaos in Ukraine could finally be the region’s chance to turn back to Moscow. RFE/RL’s Robert Coalson recently went to Crimea and spoke to members of the pro-Russian separatist movement there. One politician he spoke to had the novel idea of leasing Crimea to Russia in exchange for a cancellation of Ukraine’s debt to Moscow. But what would happen after the lease expired? “After 99 years, I don’t think Ukraine will last that long as an independent country,” Valery Podyachy, head of a group called the Popular Front, told Coalson.”Russia will exist because Russia is after all a leading global player on a par with the United States, China, and the European Union. So it is obvious that Russia will exist. But will Ukraine exist…? That’s why, in principle, this solution would satisfy everyone.” Other politicians have expressed similar hopes.
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Finding No Medical Exam Life Insurance for People Over 65 Years Old!

PRWeb ( ) announces a new blog, Finding The Best Life Insurance Over 65 (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 has released a blog explaining how to find no medical exam life insurance for people over 65 years old! No medical exam life insurance is available for over 65 year old seniors. Seniors can now purchase life coverage from important providers in the country. The best way to find a life insurance policy for seniors is by comparing quotes. Most seniors will be able to qualify for a no medical exam life insurance plan like final expense insurance. Life insurance plans cover important final expenses. A funeral can cost between 9,000 and 10,000. Many families cannot afford such an expense and they need to have financial relief from a life insurance policy. Final expense insurance plans do not require medical examinations.
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Taliban attack kills at least 19 Afghan troops


He confirmed that 19 soldiers were dead and two injured following a four-hour gunbattle between the insurgents and the army. An army support unit en route to assist the operation also was targeted by a suicide bomber, he said, but there were no military casualties. Azimi added that an investigation and search and rescue operation is underway. Abdul Ghani Musamem, spokesman for the governor of Kunar Province, said seven soldiers were missing following the attack. It was not immediately clear if the soldiers had been kidnapped or had fled during the assault. Karzai appeared to point a finger at Pakistan, calling on the government in Islamabad to take on the fight against terrorism. He said in a statement that Pakistan must take serious measures to destroy terrorist sanctuaries.
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Survey shows visitors gamble less

Cedarville is a small town of about 1,500 people in the Great Basin, where the Paiute people once roamed with the skills to live in hard country. Now there are cattle on the range. The town is tucked between the foothills of the snowcapped Warner Mountains to the west, and a string of alkali lakes to the east. The best jobs are working for the Modoc National Forest, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management or the schools. A lumber mill lies rusting and quiet on the edge of town.
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WhatsApp Apologises To Users For System Crash

58% last year. Most visitors (60%) used the Internet to plan the trip, a 5% increase from 2011, and a 16% jump from 2008. And more walked when traveling around the city 48%, almost double the 25% who said they walked around the city in 2011. Despite Vegas’ rep as convention central, just 9% of visitors surveyed said they attended a convention, trade show or corporate meeting while in the city, down from 10% in 2011 and 12% in 2008. (Or perhaps conventioneers were busy with their meetings and not out and about being interviewed for the study.) Forty-three percent of visitors flew to Vegas; 57% arrived via ground transportation. Those percentages have stayed virtually the same in recent years. During their visit, 64% stayed on the Strip; 36% stayed in or visited the downtown area. Just 1% of first-time visitors said they came primarily to gamble, vs. 9% of repeat visitors. GAMBLING GUIDE: Tips and tricks from a former pro How did visitors feel about Vegas? A whopping 94% said they were “very satisfied” with their visits, up from 92% in 2011.
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Report: Erin Andrews to co-host Dancing With the Stars


WhatsApp has more than 450 million global users every month. On Wednesday Facebook announced it was buying the company in a deal worth 11bn. Problems were noticed by users including Olympic diver Tom Daley who tweeted: “Anyone else’s WhatsApp stopped working?” At 8.16pm WhatsApp tweeted: “Sorry we currently experiencing server issues. We hope to be back up and recovered shortly.” At 10.48pm they announced: “WhatsApp service has been restored. We are so sorry for the downtime.” Around 70% of WhatsApp’s users use the app every day, according to Facebook The service allows users to send messages over internet, avoiding text messaging fees. It’s claimed it is currently registering one million new users a day.
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Woman held in Calif. tribal shooting known as bully


Andrews, who appeared on the show in 2010, is reportedly set to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as co-host of the show. Burke-Charvet confirmed on Friday that she will not be returning to the show for an eighth season, telling E! Online that she had no idea her job was on the line and that it was one of the most shocking eliminations of her career. According to The Big Lead, ABC is expected to announce that Andrews has joined the show on Monday. Andrews will co-host the show alongside Tom Bergeron. In 2010, she spoke about how demanding of a schedule being a contestant on Dancing With the Stars created. Apparently the same does not apply for a host, as Andrews is expected to continue her duties with FOX Sports while co-hosting Dancing With the Stars during the week. The shows ratings have been down over the past few seasons, so its no surprise they would bring in a popular TV personality like Andrews. Im sure shell provide a boost at least initially.
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Canada is motivated heading into gold-medal game at Sochi Olympics

Carey Price

It’s about winning. It’s about Canada. It’s about hockey supremacy. We like to brag that it’s our game? If you think it’s your game, you better show it’s your game.” Canada has scored 14 goals and yielded three in five games; Sweden has scored 17 and given up six. Each team has a mobile and versatile defense to supplement its offense: Defenseman Erik Karlsson is Sweden’s top scorer with four goals and eight points, while Kings defenseman Drew Doughty leads Canada with four goals and six points. Sweden has the tournament’s most potent power play at 36.8%, compared to Canada’s 22.2%. Canada’s Carey Price has better numbers in goal a 0.74 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and two shutouts but Sweden’s Henrik Lundqvist (1.20, .951, two shutouts) won gold at Turin in 2006.
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Lawmaker proposes cell phone kill switch


By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to make it harder for stolen cell phones to be sold on the black market. State Sen. Toi Hutchinson has filed legislation that would require cell phones sold or purchased in Illinois to have a so-called “kill switch” that would make the phone inoperable if it is lost or stolen. The legislation by the Democrat from Olympia Fields would also prohibit wireless telephone service providers and equipment manufacturers from charging extra fees for such phones. Hutchinson says the bill will help reduce an incentive for thieves to steal smart phones. Tags:
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