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Putin’s Out Of The Club For Now: G-8 Is Back To Being The G-7

Putin’s Out Of The Club For Now: G-8 Is Back To Being The G-7

Russia’s 20 years of having a seat at the table when leaders of the world’s most powerful industrialized nations meet came to at least a temporary end.

NATO Chief Concerned Over Russian Troops On Ukraine Border

NATO Chief Concerned Over Russian Troops On Ukraine Border

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he’s concerned about a massing of Russian troops along the eastern border with Ukraine, saying that the alliance was focused on “effective deterrence and defense.”

White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

President Obama is reportedly preparing to announce a plan to scrap the government’s systematic collection of bulk phone records as part of a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency’s controversial electronic surveillance activities.

Obama Meets With Tech CEOs About Privacy

Obama Meets With Tech CEOs About Privacy

For the second time in recent months, President Obama welcomed a cadre of tech CEOs to the White House to talk about data privacy.

Major Ukrainian Air Base In Crimea Handed Over To Russia

Major Ukrainian Air Base In Crimea Handed Over To Russia

Russia’s grip on Crimea was further solidified Saturday when its forces took complete control of a Ukrainian Air Force base in the town of Belbek, NPR’s Gregory Warner and Reuters report.

Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant’s Servers

Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant’s Servers

The National Security Agency has in recent years “pried its way into the servers” of Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that the spy agency has long suspected could work with the Chinese military to steal secrets from American firms and the U.S. government, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union

Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men’s Basketball Title

Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men’s Basketball Title

The nation’s “first basketball fan” has Michigan State winning it all in this year’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship.

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole Countries

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole Countries

The United States has the capability to record “100 percent” of a country’s phone calls, The Washington Post reports today citing people “with direct knowledge” and documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

West Is Ruled ‘By The Gun,’ Putin Says As He Annexes Crimea

West Is Ruled ‘By The Gun,’ Putin Says As He Annexes Crimea

Wasting no time and showing no sign that he’s concerned about Western objections or economic sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea on Tuesday.