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Russia, Crimean politicians discuss referendumFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:39 | Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) — Crimea would be welcome as an equal part of Russia if the region votes to leave Ukraine in an upcoming referendum, the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said Friday.
Venezuela looks to S. American leaders as toll hits 20Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:39 | AFP
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for a meeting of South American leaders over the growing turmoil facing his country, where the death toll from a month of anti-government protests hit 20. He also called for improved relations between Venezuela and the United States. Maduro's call for regional dialogue on his country's unrest came a day after he broke off relations with Panama, following its call for the rival Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS) to convene on the crisis. Maduro's government later ordered Panamanian Ambassador Pedro Pereira and three other diplomats working at the mission to leave the country within 48 hours, Panama's Deputy Foreign Minister Mayra Arosemena told reporters.
A look at US job market on eve of February dataFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:35 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — In advance of the February jobs report being released Friday, the U.S. economy has been skating on an icy patch.
Iran says nuclear talks with powers 'substantive and useful'Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:34 | Reuters
VIENNA/ANKARA (Reuters) - A senior Iranian official said on Friday that expert-level talks between Iran and six world powers on Tehran's nuclear program were "substantive and useful". The March 5-7 meeting at the United Nations complex in Vienna is to prepare for the next round of political negotiations on the issue later this month, also in the Austrian capital. Seeking to build on an interim agreement reached late last year in Geneva, Iran and the major powers aim to hammer out a final settlement of the decade-old dispute over Tehran's atomic activities by late July. But they also acknowledge that there are still big differences over the future scope of Iran's nuclear program and that success is far from guaranteed.
CEE, Nordic, Baltic ministers condemn Crimea vote plans, call for EU missionFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:23 | Reuters
Foreign ministers from central Europe, the Baltics and Nordics condemned on Friday Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and a planned referendum planned by Crimea's government, calling for the EU to send an observation mission to Kiev. The group of countries, many of them sharing land borders with Russia or the Ukraine and living with the memory of Soviet rule, have taken a tough line in the face of Moscow as the crisis has escalated. "Nordic and Baltic countries and the Visegrad countries' foreign ministers condemned today ... the attack on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and also condemned the illegal referendum on the joining of Crimea with Russia," the ministers said in joint statement from the meeting.
On the rocks? 'Ice yachts' sail cold Hudson RiverFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:21 | Associated Press
BARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Sharp winds lashed up the Hudson River as sailors launched boats onto the ice. Sails whipped furiously as the long blades slid across a white sheet that spread for miles.
Malaysia appeal court finds Anwar guilty of sodomyFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:15 | Associated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Friday sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail on sodomy charges, overturning an earlier acquittal and ending his hopes of contesting a local election this month.
Birmingham City owner Yeung jailed for six years for money launderingFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:13 | AFP
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung was on Friday jailed for six years for money laundering, after a Hong Kong trial that put the mysterious fortune of the hairdresser-turned-businessman under intense scrutiny. Judge Douglas Yau said the sentence sent a strong message against white-collar crime in the southern Chinese city, following the 54-year-old's conviction on five charges of laundering HK$721 million ($93 million). "Maintaining the integrity of the banking system is of paramount importance if Hong Kong is to remain an international finance centre," he said. Yeung was arrested and charged with ill-gotten gains in the southern Chinese city in June 2011, two years after he acquired the "Blues".
Chevron pizza 'scandal' isn't one in small townFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:09 | Associated Press
BOBTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.
Obama to promote education agenda at Miami schoolFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:07 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is beginning a new effort to help students take the first step toward getting a college education.
10 Things to Know-TodayFri, 07 Mar 2014 06:05 | Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Pistorius: former girlfriend testifies on gunplayFri, 07 Mar 2014 05:58 | Associated Press
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius testified Friday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial that he always carried a firearm and that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he fatally shot last year.
Congolese warlord convicted of war crimes at International CourtFri, 07 Mar 2014 05:54 | Reuters
Congolese warlord Germain Katanga was convicted on Friday of being an accessory to war crimes including murder and pillage during an attack on a village more than a decade ago, but also cleared of a number of other charges. The trial has been seen as a test of the ability of prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which had handed down only one conviction and one acquittal in 12 years, to bring solid cases. Judges found that Katanga had made a significant contribution to a February 2003 attack on the village of Bogoro, in a diamond-rich region of north-east Congo, in particular by procuring guns to speed the massacre of some 200 civilians.
International court convicts Congo rebel leaderFri, 07 Mar 2014 05:52 | Associated Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage over a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.
What's special today for you
Is your birthday on a 7th?
You are sensitive to changes around you but your feeling is hardly
expressed. You hate exaggerations. Under your quiet personality, you
are rather stubborn and self-centered. These qualities are the force
behind your extreme persistence. You have enormous courage to please
your lover. Your relationship often progresses quickly.
Queen Elizabeth 1, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Sir Isaac Newton,
William Wordsworth and Billy Graham were born under the number 7.
Do whatever is necessary. Your arguments have to convince people. Getting the point across is no problem. Getting others to agree with you might be more of a challenge. Your logic should be tight enough to hold water, and seamless enough to prevent opponents from getting a handhold and attacking you with it. How you make things happen is part of who you are. Start your job with the right tools, and you`ll have extra time at the end for detailing and ornamentation. Even if you don`t accomplish all you set out to do, at least you can be proud of your work.
You just finished having fun. You could do more of the same, of course, but it`s time to take care of business. Now that you`re fresh in everybody`s mind as the life of the party, you`ll probably make better progress if you keep a low profile. Wear soft or neutral colors to deflect unwanted attention. Keep your music low and subtle so that fewer heads turn as you pass. As an overall strategy, limit any new commitments until you finish what you already have on your plate. You`ll be popular in a different, longer-lasting way once you complete this delivery.
The shelves are empty. The pages are all blank. Everything is new and shiny, just waiting to be named, explored or mastered. Possibilities stretch out in every direction. It`s not as if you never come here, but the Stars make it all different this time. Familiar people are ready to change the subject, letting you call the tune. You may spend the whole day talking to them, each new idea flooding your mind with light. If you could put this in a box for less inspired days, you`d have a long line of customers who`d pay good money for the experience.
What was once firmly under your control is moving out of reach into unrecognizable territory. Face the music whether or not you like the tune. Think about the long-term benefits. Really visualize them. This is how you`ll turn the short-term effects into something a lot more bearable.
You`re not sitting around the house today. Your friends are waiting. Maybe they have plans, or maybe you`ll all jump aboard whatever adventure comes your way. You make a game out of anything, despite its original purpose or intention. Art is where you find it, or in whatever supplies the Universe provides. You love watching people, because you never know what they`ll do next. Inspiration and love are in the air. You might not recognize these magical elements at first, but they sparkle at the edges of your vision no matter where you look.
Teachers are familiar at dealing with inept students. However, this is a new experience for those who are used to dealing with equals, or at least sufficiently informed people. Certain questions could make you angry. They seem deceptively easy on the surface, but you`re dismayed to realize that even you don`t know the answer. What does this tell you about things that you`ve long accepted as canon? With the smell of uncertainty hanging in the air, you`re more tuned in than ever to workplace gossip. Maybe you should believe what you hear for a change. There are many ways to open your eyes.
Wherever you`re headed now, you`re good to go. The Stars smile on your travel arrangements. Maybe you`re en route to a strategic business meeting and need an exhilarating ride to get your thoughts in order. Maybe you`re on a grand tour with your loved one, taking in all the sights that are important to you, or even finding a new favorite place. As you wander through the world, respect other people`s needs, and be clear about your own. A peaceful feeling descends upon you after you make a big decision. The world is turning your way again.
Those who wait for the luck of the draw should bring a project to keep themselves busy. Gambling only pays when you win, and at this moment, the odds are sneering in your direction. If you believe in calculated risk, make sure that you get a full disclosure before proceeding. This is more about realism than pessimism. The world doesn`t owe you anything, but it will make reasonable concessions when the price is right. Expecting the worst is just a useful operating principle. You`re likely to end up with something a lot better than that.
People who don`t usually express their feelings may suddenly find that they have no choice. All the things you never say come bursting into the open. Anyone who wasn`t expecting this from you gets a crash course in what a Sagittarius is really like. That in and of itself doesn`t have to be a bad revelation, but calm surfaces will get churned up. Just because something is emotionally messy doesn`t mean that it will leave a stain. This experience can be cathartic and cleansing. Save the philosophy and theory for later. What everyone here needs now is honesty and candor.
Essential forces are powerful, but they`re not everything. Brilliant thoughts languish in your mind or on your desktop when you lack the clarity to express them. You certainly have the courage, though. Before making too much of an effort, be sure you`re reaching out to the most appropriate audience. You might have to go looking for these people. Step out before the walls close in. Until you have the opportunity for more exercise and better rest, a change of scenery could be exactly what you need. Ride the coattails of astrological neighbors who are out to see the world.
You`re poised for awe and intensity. Even when you expect to fall in love, the event itself always comes as a surprise. Maybe you`ll find a new friend or discover new magic in an old friendship. Clearly this is your moment to reach out, grab others by the soul and give them a good shake. Business types present a mission statement about their company`s radical shift in direction. Artists leap onto tables to read a manifesto that does nothing less than launch a new movement. All Aquarians get lucky because that`s the way they look and feel.
Look at everything through the poet`s lens. Maybe you thought it was all doggerel about roses are red and the honeymoons in June. As you cultivate an interest in the creative use of language, you can see that it goes much deeper. Parse other people`s words for mythic resonance and possibly unintended metaphors. Listen to yourself, too, because the way you speak says more than you realize about who you are. If you`re uncomfortable with your usual definition of reality, welcome to the club. Many try to convince themselves that they live in a different world.