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  • Pro-Russia protesters seize buildings in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia demonstrators on Sunday seized at least three government buildings in industrial cities of eastern Ukraine, which has been plagued by demonstrations in favor of stronger ties to Moscow. Early in the day several hundred demonstrators...
  • Provincial election loss may herald death of Quebec separatism

    Provincial election loss may herald death of Quebec separatism
    Parti Quebecois suffered its worst provincial election defeat in 44 years on Monday, spurring debate throughout Canada on whether the party's signature goal of Quebec independence is dead. Politicians and pundits took to the airwaves Tuesday to proclaim...
  • Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police

    Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police
    MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-...
  • Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize

    Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize
    One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing. From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
  • Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid

     Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the...
  • Ukraine premier urges Russia, U.N. Security Council to prevent war

    Ukraine's acting prime minister appealed to the United Nations Security Council and Russia's ambassador to the world body to end the "military aggression" against the Crimean peninsula that threatens to plunge the two former Soviet republics into war....
  • U.S.-Russia talks on Crimea come up empty in London

    U.S.-Russia talks on Crimea come up empty in London
    LONDON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats tried but failed Friday to avert escalation of the conflict over the Crimean peninsula, leaving Moscow and Washington badly divided over the legality and consequences of a Sunday referendum on whether...
  • Russian troops tighten grip in Crimea on eve of secession vote

    Russian troops tighten grip in Crimea on eve of secession vote
    BAKHCHISARAI, Ukraine — A day before a controversial referendum calling for Crimea to secede from Ukraine, Russian troops continued to tighten their grip on the strategic region as protests over the legitimacy of the vote continued from Kiev to...
  • Fort Lauderdale commissioners say flooding issues are their top priority

    The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water. The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
  • Crimea voters appear to overwhelmingly back rejoining Russia

    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — In the face of widespread international condemnation and the threat of punishing new sanctions on the Russian government, voters in Crimea appeared Sunday to overwhelmingly back a measure to break away from Ukraine and become...
  • Back by popular demand: Tyranny

    Ham and eggs, dictators and plebiscites, tyranny and sham elections, they all go together. So it was wholly to be expected, which means it was wholly a surprise to our ever-alert administration, when the latest tsar decided Crimea was ripe for the picking...