foxnews.com. “US, Europe prepare sanctions after Crimea votes to join Russia” - The US and its European allies are expected to announce sanctions against Russia after Crimea election officials announce that just under 97 percent of voters elected to secede from Ukraine and become a Russian province.
themoscownews.com. 'Peace Doves' Attacked During Pope's Ukraine Gesture" - Two doves — released by the Pope in a call for peace in Ukraine — have been attacked by two larger birds, in what many interpreted as an ominous sign for the country.
reuters.com. "Search for Malaysian plane may extend to Indian Ocean" -A new search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may be opened in the Indian Ocean, the White House said, significantly broadening the potential location of the plane, which disappeared nearly a week ago with 239 people on board.
“Who loses most in Ukraine?” - As we march toward Sunday’s Crimean referendum, the result is predetermined. Crimea will vote Russia, and tensions will only escalate. At this juncture, it’s important to take a step back and ask who “lost” here. What could the United States have done differently? What about Russia? Was the outbreak of violence and explosive geopolitical confrontation inevitable? Where does it go from here?
“Deadly clash in Donetsk” – Slideshow.
“Factbox: Western sanctions against Russia” - European Union foreign ministers could approve sanctions against Russia on Monday beyond the largely symbolic measures taken so far in response to Russia's actions in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea.