Stories about Breaking News from March, 2014
Regardless of how one feels about the Crimean question, it was a landmark speech, and one that bloggers reacted to the way they usually do on the Internet. Through memes.
"Comrade Obama, what should people who don't have any foreign bank accounts or property do? Did you not think of that?)" -Dmitry Rogozin
In Russia, it is exceedingly rare for anyone who regularly appears on television or the silver screen to criticize, let alone denounce, Vladimir Putin. But did Khabensky?
After a week of waiting for answers in the disappearance of flight MH370 and its 239 occupants, conspiracy theories have cropped to fill the void about what happened.
"I don't even know if anyone is reading this anymore." - Putative opposition leader Alexey Navalny in his blog which was blocked today by order of Russia's Attorney General's office.
In Russia’s jingoist climate today, it is now much easier for corporate owners and state authorities to meddle in the politics of the country’s news websites.
It's the stuff of fairytales for princesses to be locked in towers, but in today's Saudi Arabia, four princesses say they have been held against their will for 13 years.
The closing of a website that denounces human rights abuses has revealed an alleged censorship collaboration between the Mexican and US governments.
The announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mines that oil exploration activities would no longer require environmental impact studies has surprised Peruvian environmentalists. Experts are mostly against it.
The move is widely viewed as a strategic collaboration to shore up the two parties against their common competitor Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company.
Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic controllers, with the authorities being unable to locate the aircraft since. The flight was carrying 239 people
“2014 is neither 1914 nor 1894, it’s better for [Japan] to regard post-war Germany as a role model than make a fuss about Germany before WWI.“
What's next for the #Euromaidan movement? Protests and bloodshed led to the fall of a corrupt president. But now, as Russia looms with military might and Crimea considers succession, there...
Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. Netizens wonder what will happen to MB members in nearby countries, like Bahrain.