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· February, 2014

Stories about Breaking News from February, 2014

27 February 2014

Chechen Dictator and Russian Nationalist NOT Taking Over Ukraine

RuNet Echo

As conflict in Ukraine's province of Crimea escalates, Internet hoaxes muddy the waters.

26 February 2014

PHOTO: South Korean Labor and Civic Groups Stage Strike

Yanukovich's Fabulous Palace Familiar to Russians

RuNet Echo

Russians, admittedly, are already familiar with examples of their own politicians' wealth and bad taste, as photos of their residences regularly leak onto the Internet.

25 February 2014

Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tendai Biti's House Bombed for Second Time

Biti is the secretary general for Movement for Democratic Change, led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Madagascar Still Awaiting a New Prime Minister, Government

22 February 2014

Ukraine's President Yanukovych Ousted and Parliament Reshuffled

Following this week's deadly crackdown, an original deal calling for end-2014 elections left protesters unsatisfied. Parliament then ousted Yanuckovich.

#EuroMaidan Medic Shot in Neck Lives to Tweet: “I Am Alive!”

Olesya Zhukovskaya, was shot in the neck by a sniper and managed to tweet "I am dying". Great relief was felt worldwide when she survived.

Pro-Maidan Video Goes Viral Thanks to Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg

RuNet Echo

Given the political climate in Russia now, Durov's willingness to stake such an unabashedly pro-opposition position on the Ukraine crisis is rather astounding.

21 February 2014

Photos from The Fashion Pakistan Week

Mayoral Elections in Quito, Ecuador: President Correa on the Campaign Trail

In the heat of the electoral battle for mayor of Quito, the statements of Ecuador's highest authorities have gotten more attention than those of the candidates themselves.

Russian Politicians Stick to Their Guns as Ukraine Burns

RuNet Echo

For Russia's politicians, the battle lines over Ukraine have already been drawn, and now there can be no compromise.

20 February 2014

#Euromaidan Protests Spread Throughout Ukraine After Explosion of Violence

After almost three months of constant protests in Ukraine's major cities, President Yanukovych's government declared de facto martial law in the country. Violent clashes have spread beyond the capital.

Ukraine: “A Young Man Died in My Arms” #EuroMaidan

A student in Kyiv, Ukraine tweeted from morning till past midnight on the day of a violent standoff between protesters and police led to as many as 25 deaths and...

Russians Eye Ukrainian Turmoil with Hope, Fear

RuNet Echo

"Seriously, 13 wounded armed cops equals urban warfare"

Venezuelan Beauty Queen Dies from Gunshot Wound Received During Protests

Genesis Carmona died of a gunshot wound to the head. She is the latest casualty in the ongoing demonstrations taking place in the country.

19 February 2014

“Now is the Time for Men of Goodwill to Stand Up” in the Central African Republic

Follow the Escalation of Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests Live

Protests took a deadly turn on February 18, and Ukraine is now the scene of a tense stand-off between hundreds of thousands of citizens and government forces.

18 February 2014

To Hell with the Games: Russians Turn from Sochi to Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Today, after a relative lull, violence returned to Kiev’s streets, causing a dramatic shift in RuNet activity. Indeed, the images coming out of Ukraine depict something like a civil war.

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Turns Himself in Amid Mass Demonstration