Category Archives: United States of America

[Bloomberg Businessweek] Toyota to pay $1.2B to settle criminal…

[Bloomberg Businessweek] Toyota to pay $1.2B to settle criminal probe

Toyota agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle an investigation by the U.S. government, admitting that it hid information about defects that caused Toyota and Lexus vehicles to accelerate unexpectedly and resulted in injuries and deaths.

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[ABC News] Toyota to Pay $1.2B for Hiding Deadly ‘Unintended Acceleration’

[The Wall Street Journal] Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle U.S. Probe

[The New York Times] Times Minute 3/14/14 | High Tension in…

[The New York Times] Times Minute 3/14/14 | High Tension in Crimea

Crimea prepares for Sunday’s referendum. The mood in the ground, last-minute diplomacy, and the question of Putin’s next move.

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[The New York Times] ‘No Common Vision’ Russian Says After Talks With Kerry

“We don’t have a common vision of the situation,” Mr. Lavrov said during his appearance after the talks, which he nonetheless called helpful in clarifying the seemingly intractable positions. “Our differences remain.”

In Washington, President Obama again warned Russia against further escalation. “We continue to hope for a diplomatic outcome,” he told reporters even as Mr. Kerry and Mr. Lavrov were meeting. But he added, “there will be consequences” if Ukraine’s sovereignty is violated.

politico: Exclusive: CIA emails reveal tension over terrorism…

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[The New York Times] Ukraine’s Interim Leader Seeks Aid in…

[The New York Times] Ukraine’s Interim Leader Seeks Aid in Washington

Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, an opposition leader named interim prime minister after the fall of the pro-Russia government in Kiev last month, was scheduled to meet with President Obama at the White House as well as Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department and congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. He then planned to head to New York, where he is scheduled to address the United Nations on Thursday.

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[Yahoo! News/AFP] Ukrainian PM arrives at White House for Obama talks

[CBS News] CIA accused of spying on Congress Sen. Diane…

[CBS News] CIA accused of spying on Congress

Sen. Diane Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an unprecedented speech that the CIA spied on the committee’s computers and deleted important documents. But CIA Director John Brennan is denying any wrongdoing on the agency’s part.

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[The Washington Post] Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers