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Ukraine crisis: Obama attacks Putin over Russia's role

US president accuses his Russian counterpart of failing to respect people’s basic freedoms in both Ukraine and Syria
Guardian: February 20, 2014

US government warns airlines of new shoe-bomb threat

The US government has advised airlines to beware of any attempts to smuggle explosives onboard in footwear.
BBC: February 20, 2014

Biden: US 'gravely' concerned by Ukraine violence

As the death toll mounts in Ukraine, the United States has expressed "grave concern" about violence and urged President Viktor Yanukovych to "de-escalate" the situation and hold immediate talks with the opposition.
February 19, 2014

Authorities break up Italy-US mafia alliance

Authorities in the U.S. and Italy say they have broken up a drug ring connecting two major mafia groups.
February 12, 2014

Obamas host French President at State Dinner

President Barack Obama hosted French President Francois Hollande at a state dinner filled with business leaders, political donors, and Hollywood celebrities.
February 12, 2014

Mexico vigilantes parade through Knights Templar stronghold

Mexican vigilante groups have paraded through a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the troubled state of Michoacan.
BBC: February 10, 2014

Holder says Justice Department will aggressively defend same-sex marriage

Attorney general vows to apply landmark supreme court ruling
Guardian: February 9, 2014

Merkel condemns US over EU insult

Germany's Angela Merkel says a US official's apparent insult of the EU's work in Ukraine in a leaked recording is "totally unacceptable".
BBC: February 7, 2014

US bans carry-on liquids on direct flights to Russia

The US government has banned all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
BBC: February 7, 2014